At NESCA, we provide therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and young adults who experience emotional and attentional regulation challenges, including anxiety, depression, and autism spectrum disorders, as well as learning disabilities. Our highly-individualized interventions encourage quick acquisition of skills through personalized treatment plans, as well as opportunities for generalization to outside environments. Individual outcomes are monitored closely and continually throughout enrollment.
NESCA is passionate about helping you find the services that will best serve you and your family. Please explore our offerings and contact us at any time by filling out our intake form.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
NESCA provides one-on-one cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) services. This evidence-based approach is highly structured, goal-focused, skill-based and individualized depending on each client’s needs. Therapeutic methodology may include exposure with response prevention (ERP), as well as acceptance and mindfulness-based approaches, among others. In order for children to make effective therapeutic progress and generalize skills into the home setting, it is important for their parents to be well-versed in the skills taught and involved in treatment when it is developmentally and therapeutically appropriate. Caregiver involvement may include sessions with their child or separate parent guidance sessions in order to further discuss parenting tools. NESCA offers weekly CBT as well as intensive CBT, for individuals who might benefit from a more accelerated program. Read more about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention and NESCA’s intensive CBT program.
Counseling provides children, adolescents, and young adults the opportunity to learn coping strategies, manage life’s changes, and increase self-reflection through a supportive therapeutic relationship. Various therapeutic modalities are utilized, such as cognitive behavior techniques, arts therapy, and family systems work. While some goals may be achieved in a time-limited fashion, counseling can also be long-term, supporting your child through their school and college years if needed. This approach to treatment includes parent- and school-based work when appropriate.
In addition to being offered as an adjunct to a child’s individual therapy, parent guidance is also offered as a standalone service, either in an individual or group format.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
PCIT is an evidence-based treatment for young children (ages 2-7) with emotional and behavioral problems, along with their parents. It is designed to promote warmth in the parent-child relationship while also teaching parents how to set limits and manage challenging behaviors both at home and publicly. In PCIT, caregivers are coached by a therapist to help them enhance existing parenting techniques and learn new, specialized skills in two phases – 1) relationship enhancement and 2) discipline and compliance. With consistent attendance and homework completion, PCIT can be completed within 12-20 sessions. Read more about PCIT.
Individual Parent Guidance & Coaching
NESCA clinicians often work with parents whose children are not receiving individual therapy within our center, but who require support in managing their children’s difficulties within the home or at school. Clinicians meet with parents seeking guidance about a range of topics, including but not limited to ADHD, oppositional behaviors, anxiety, and parent-school collaboration. These sessions combine a psychoeducational approach (i.e., improving parent understanding of the child), as well as behavioral and emotion skills training in order to help parents feel more equipped to help their child.
Parent Guidance Groups
NESCA offers a parent guidance group for parents of children with attentional, behavioral and emotional dysregulation. This structured treatment is an interactive child and parent group designed to help parents learn in-the-moment behavioral strategies, including giving effective commands and establishing structure within the home environment, as well as increasing positivity within the parent-child relationship.