Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health:


Infant and Early Childhood mental health is a child’s ability to experience and express emotions, form close and secure relationships, and explore the environment and learn. All these developments are best accomplished within the context of the care giving environment that includes family, community, and cultural expectations for young children. Developing these abilities is critical to healthy social and emotional development. Research shows that early intervention can help to prevent negative outcomes later in life.

Our mental health therapists are trained to meet the unique developmental needs of the infant and young child. Our treatment interventions are designed to meet the individual needs of each child and family. Some evidence-based practices provided include:

- Incredible Years
- Circle of Security
- Child/Parent Psychotherapy
- Child/Parent Relationship Therapy

Through our infant and early childhood mental health services, we provide services to children birth to 8 with a variety of behavior or circumstances that include aggression, grief or loss, exposure to a traumatic event, fear or anxiety, depression, hyperactivity, parent/child relationship challenges, challenges in childcare or school, and fussiness, or difficulties calming down.

For more information, email Melissa Paul or call 941-371-8820 x1900.

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