The Family Development Center provides services to adults, adolescents and children ages three and older. We offer individual, couple, family, and group therapy.
Therapy takes work, and we will be by your side to support you on your journey. Bravery is when you can view obstacles, challenges, or stressful situations as opportunities for personal growth. The Family Development Center can help you on your path toward growth, change, effectiveness, and health.
We specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families on a variety of concerns:
- Perinatal Mood Disorders
- Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death
- Traumatic Birth
- Coping with Infertility
- Transitions (Parenting and Life)
- Body Image
- Recovery from abuse/addictions
- Play Therapy
- Adolescent Therapy
- Marital Couples Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Blended Families
What is family therapy?
Family therapy strives to nurture change and development. It tends to view change in terms of the system of interactions between family members. It emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health.
What is play therapy?
Play therapy is a model of therapy that honors a child’s unique developmental level and looks for ways of helping in the “language” of the child – play. Play is used therapeutically to help clients, most often children ages three to 12 years, to better express themselves and resolve their problems.
For more information on play therapy please go to www.a4pt.org.
What is co-therapy?
At The Family Development Center we offer a practice of therapy called “co-therapy” with families and couples This means, some of our clients have the benefit of working with two therapists. A co-therapy team may be made up of a therapist and an Intern therapist or two intern therapists. Co-therapy is at the heart of The Family Development Center Teaching Clinic, this therapeutic model has been researched, studied and documented as an effective method to conduct therapy with individuals, groups, couples and families. To learn more about co-therapy click here.
Equal Footing is a program within The Family Development Center. Its mission is to address the barriers experienced by communities of color and low income individuals in accessing mental health care. Equal Footing’s services include, in-home therapy, recruiting and training therapists of color and/or culturally competent therapists, supporting women of color led organizations, partnering with community organizations that share the values outlined in The Family Development Center Mission and Vision and advancing public policy that decreases the rates of disparities in mental health care for POC and low income individuals and families.
Presentations and Training
The Family Development Center provides presentations and ongoing consultation on perinatal mental health. We offer “lunch and learns” where we will come to your place of business (birth centers, clinics, mental health agencies, etc.) to provide training and informational sessions.
One-hour presentations (which includes one hour of prep) are $200.00
Delta Larkey, Alyssa Wright and Laura Barbeau can provide supervision towards therapist licensure in a variety of capacities, including groups, dyads, and individually.
Individual: $75.00 per hour
Dyads: $45.00 per person/per hour