therapeutic family services

Our therapist works with children of all ages and their caregivers to address emotional and behavioral difficulties resulting from trauma. We help families of all types (adoptive, foster, and biological) to connect, heal, and thrive together! We also provide Therapeutic Day Camps and Parenting Workshops throughout the year.

Childhood trauma makes a lasting impact on the brain, hindering a child’s ability to learn, grow, and form healthy attachments with others. Our therapist’s approach is based on the principles of Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®), a holistic, attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. Caregivers are actively engaged in each therapy session, equipping them with the insight and tools they need to form deep connections with their children to facilitate healing and help them thrive.

 

“Naturally, we want to lead our children to security and healing, but too often we discover that we do not know the way there for ourselves. The undeniable reality is that, just as with our children from hard places, our past affects our future, but the good news for us and our children is that the past does not determine our future. We must never forget that we are loved by God who is capable and intent on putting the broken pieces of our lives back together and bringing healing to our deepest wounds.” Dr. Karyn Purvis, Empowered to Connect

 

therapeutic family services

Our therapist works with children of all ages and their caregivers to address emotional and behavioral difficulties resulting from trauma. We help families of all types (adoptive, foster, and biological) to connect, heal, and thrive together! We also provide Therapeutic Day Camps and Parenting Workshops throughout the year.

 

 

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Childhood trauma makes a lasting impact on the brain, hindering a child’s ability to learn, grow, and form healthy attachments with others. Our therapist’s approach is based on the principles of Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®), a holistic, attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. Caregivers are actively engaged in each therapy session, equipping them with the insight and tools they need to form deep connections with their children to facilitate healing and help them thrive.

“Naturally, we want to lead our children to security and healing, but too often we discover that we do not know the way there for ourselves. The undeniable reality is that, just as with our children from hard places, our past affects our future, but the good news for us and our children is that the past does not determine our future. We must never forget that we are loved by God who is capable and intent on putting the broken pieces of our lives back together and bringing healing to our deepest wounds.” Dr. Karyn Purvis, Empowered to Connect

approach & goals

Our approach is based on the principles of Trust Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI), which is an attachment-based, trauma informed intervention designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI is based on the work of Drs. Karyn Purvis and David Cross. We use this approach in working with children and parents in individual sessions as well as in family sessions. All children and families receive an assessment and ongoing education.

Our goal is to improve the lives of the families we work with by healing past trauma and building healthy attachments as seen by decreased emotional and behavioral difficulties caused by trauma and increased parents’ sense of connection with their children.

approach & goals

Our approach is based on the principles of Trust Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI), which is an attachment-based, trauma informed intervention designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI is based on the work of Drs. Karyn Purvis and David Cross. We use this approach in working with children and parents in individual sessions as well as in family sessions. All children and families receive an assessment and ongoing education.

Our goal is to improve the lives of the families we work with by healing past trauma and building healthy attachments as seen by decreased emotional and behavioral difficulties caused by trauma and increased parents’ sense of connection with their children.

meet kwajera, our in-house therapist

Kwajera's Experience and Approach

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am equipped with an understanding of attachment, sensory processing, childhood development, brain chemistry, and the impact of trauma. I provide therapeutic interventions for caregivers and children to strengthen their relationships, help them heal from past trauma, and correct maladaptive behaviors. I utilize the Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) evidenced-based treatment model, and integrate other therapeutic interventions like mindfulness, Theraplay, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). I encourage caregivers to complete an Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) at the beginning of the therapeutic process to gain insight and develop self-awareness regarding their attachment history and the impact it may have on their parenting and their relationship with their child(ren). Together, caregivers and children guide therapeutic treatment goals around connection, empowerment, and correction, which will are tailored to address each family’s unique needs. 

While meeting with families, I provide ongoing education and assessment. Both caregivers and children will learn the TBRI® principles and skills so they can use them at home and enjoy lasing, positive change in their relationships.

A means of healing, from one to another.” –Kwajera Jackson, LCSW-C, TBRI Practitioner

“When you’re dealing with difficult situations that cause disruption in the home, it’s invaluable to have a support team. We found that support in Mrs. Jackson. She came at the perfect time for our family and gave us the fuel we needed weekly to keep going! She connected with my son and I quickly. That connection enabled her to truly work miracles with us and aid in the correction of behaviors by giving us weekly goals and strategies to cope. She’s a hero and a blessing! We wouldn’t have made it without her!” 

“If we are willing to piece together our stories and see the relationships between what happened then and what’s happening now, we can make choices about what happens next.” 

– Scott McClellan

Payment

We accept Medical Assistance (MA) and private payment.

FAQs

What forms of insurance/payment is accepted?
Medical Assistance and private pay

What treatment model is used for therapy?
Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) an evidenced based treatment modality

Do parents have to participate in therapy?
Yes, TBRI is a family treatment model and the primary caregiver is involved in the therapeutic process. However, the therapist may occasionally meet with the caregiver or child individually.

How long do sessions last?
45mins-1 hour 

How often is therapy scheduled?
Weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly depending on your family’s needs

 

“You can not lead your child to a place of healing, if you yourself don’t know the way.”

– Empowered to Connect, 2017

Questions?

Do you have questions about our counseling services? Lets talk!