Brigitte G. Dutil, ATR, LPCC, LMFT
Child and Adolescent Therapy
With children and adolescents, playing, drawing, building, and
pretending, as well as talking, are important ways of sharing feelings
and resolving problems. The relationship that develops between the
therapist and the patient is very important. The child or adolescent must
feel comfortable, safe and understood. This type of trusting environment
makes it much easier for the child to express his/her thoughts and
feelings and to use the therapy in a helpful way.
Psychotherapy helps children and adolescents in a variety of ways.
They receive emotional support, resolve conflicts with people,
understand feelings and problems, and try out new solutions to old
problems. Goals for therapy may be specific (change in behavior,
improved relations with friends or family), or more general (less anxiety,
better self-esteem). The length of psychotherapy depends on the
complexity and severity of problems.
Family Mediator, Collaborative Divorce Professional
Parenting Plan Coordinator, Psychotherapist
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist LMFT42451
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor LPCC462
Registered Art Therapist ATR05-022