Infant and Preschool Mental Health

Are you looking to strengthen your relationship with your young child, especially during a period of transition or stress?

Infant and preschool mental health’s primary goal is to promote the relationship between young children and their caregivers.  Early attachment relationships create space for the young child to develop his or her emotional, social, and cognitive approaches to interacting with the world.  They serve as prototypes for future relationships.

Our Approach

We work with you carefully to promote optimal mental health for caregivers and young children wherever you need support:

  • Coping with the day-to-day demands of parenthood
  • Parenting with a medical or psychiatric illness
  • Adopting a young child
  • Making a career change or relocating
  • Divorcing

Treatment

Treatment may consist of individual and/or dyadic (e.g., mother-baby) psychotherapy.  We work closely with you to:

  • Develop skills to address the stresses of parenthood
  • Encourage positive interactions while providing parenting solutions for challenging behaviors
  • Learn more about your young child’s development in the context of your attachment relationships
  • Promote self-reflection and self-observation regarding past relationships and your current relationship with your young child