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RISE UP Counseling

Service Types Offered

Service Types Offered

- Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

- Trauma Focused- Integrated Play Therapy (TF-IPT)

- Children and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI)

- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

- Alternatives for Families-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT)

- Seeking Safety

- Practice Self-Regulation (PS-R)

Brain in the Palm of the Hand

Teaching kids emotional regulation or how to calm down when they are upset takes time and practice. One great way to teach this idea is through Dr. Daniel Siegel's Brain in the Palm of Hand model. This empowers kids to be aware of the part of the brain that takes over when they are upset, and the important part that is accessible when they are calm. It teaches them to talk about where their brain is at and how they are feeling in the moment, as a first step to getting regulated and back in control. With practice, this grows more of the neurological loops that are needed to strengthen executive functioning and self-control.

Adolescent Brains

The adolescent brain is a construction zone, and the changes in the brain in this period create the “essence” of adolescence: creativity, innovation, the capacity for abstract thinking, and the drive for experimentation. Sometimes as adults, we see the adolescent drive towards experimentation only as a negative, as a problem, a sign of teens being “crazy” or immature. But the science of brain development shows us that this innate adolescent drive for innovation and the creation of new ways of doing things is natural and healthy. If we reject or push back against these natural changes, the result can shut down communication and become destructive.