Treatment Approach

Our treatment approach grew out of Dr. Francine Conway’s 2017 book: Cultivating Compassion: A Psychodynamic Understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and is informed by Mentalization-Based Treatment for Children (MBT-C) (Midgley, Ensink, Linqvist, Malberg, & Muller, 2017). MBT-C is a cutting-edge, research-informed approach that has been shown to benefit children with wide-ranging difficulties as well as their caregivers.

Our treatment is designed to improve children’s ability to regulate their emotions and behavior, and helps them to think more deeply about themselves and others. Working with parents/caregivers is also an important part of our approach. Through individual and group sessions, we help parents learn to better understand and support their children and foster closer, caring relationships between parent and child.