Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

The Florida Center for Early Childhood offers Infant and Early Childhood mental health services that help children regulate and express emotions, form close and secure relationships and explore the environment and learn. Developing these abilities is critical to healthy social and emotional development and can prevent negative outcomes later in life.

Our Infant and Early Childhood mental health services provide diagnostic and therapeutic assistance to children, from birth to age 8, to help overcome and/or heal from the following circumstances:

  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Aggression
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Challenges in childcare or school
  • Defiance
  • Depression
  • Exposure to a traumatic event
  • Fear or anxiety
  • Fussiness or difficulty calming down
  • Grief/loss
  • Hyperactivity
  • Parent/child relationship challenges

Our therapists cater to the unique developmental needs of each young client with exclusively designed interventions for the infant/child and their family. Florida Center therapists use the following evidence-based practices.

Meet out team of mental health therapists! 

  • Adoption Competent Therapy
  • Circle of Security Parenting
  • Child Centered Play Therapy
  • Child Parent Psychotherapy
  • Child Parent Relationship Therapy
  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention

For more information, email Durae Matthews, Mental Health Intake Coordinator or call 941-371-8820 x1007.

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