We are committed to meeting people where they are, and we are passionate about supporting individuals at every level of development. We are especially focused on supporting parents through their journey, helping families identify the best educational environments for their children, and assisting adolescents and their families through their transition to adulthood. Our specialities are precisely geared toward these outcomes to best serve you.
Family Education & Parent Training
Dr. Housson and the clinicians at The Housson Center are experienced in helping parents and caregivers improve their skills. In addition to parent support and training specialities, we offer education for families regarding a variety of concerns. We work with parents on child temperament, argumentative or defiant behavior, sibling conflicts, social concerns, and mood-related issues. Through this training, we help parents understand appropriate expectations for their child’s development level and emphasize the importance of sleep, healthy eating, and regular exercise for good mental health.
Parent training may also take place in the home. This would involve helping set up your home environment to ensure your child’s behavior improves, developing a home behavior plan, and establishing rules and consequences to prevent problem behavior.
We have specific expertise in helping parents identify school environments that may be best suited to their child’s unique talents and skill sets. We work with parents to evaluate their child’s work ethic, intellectual and academic skills, and social-emotional functioning to determine an appropriate school environment where the student can thrive academically and emotionally.
Through classroom observations and work with teachers and administrators, we develop behavioral intervention plans and strategies to support the student’s unique needs. We also offer workshops and presentations to teachers and schools upon request.
Educational Advocacy and Special Education Consultation
We have extensive knowledge and experience in the special education process. We are trained in special education law and have experience working with teachers and school administrators to enhance educational success for students. When we evaluate a child who requires a 504 plan, an individualized education plan (IEP), or special education, we can provide consultation to parents. We assist teachers in developing behavioral intervention plans for their classrooms and identifying strategies to help children with learning, attention, and social, emotional, or behavioral difficulties.
Additionally, we offer advocacy services to support parents in navigating the 504 or ARD process. This may include a review of special education records, contact with the special education teacher or administrator, and attendance at 504 or ARD meetings to help support your child’s education.
Young Adult Transition Issues
Finishing high school and transitioning to college or work life presents a challenge for some young adults. Whether anxiety, mood difficulties, family problems, or social difficulties impact the transition to adulthood, our clinicians are experienced in treating these underlying concerns. We use cognitive-behavioral techniques as well as family therapy strategies to assist young adults navigate this transitional time in their lives.
For more information about any of these specialities, please contact our office directly.