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At Skyhook Counseling we have created a safe environment with inviting activities that feed the child’s language - play! Our equipment and approach are designed to fit your child’s unique needs.

Our program is designed for children ages 3-12, who are challenged by:

Social Interactions

Developing Flexible Relationships

Emotional Outbursts

Sensitivity to Noises, Textures, or Clothing

Impulsive & Unsafe Behaviors

Following Directions or Sequencing Activities

Over- or Under- Stimulation

Therapy for children at Skyhook Counseling begins in the physical domain (using our gym), followed by a quieter and slower pace for emotional exploration. This combination allows for the activation of feelings and thoughts illuminating the child’s inner conflicts, so that problematic thinking patterns can surface and be explored. The child can then move toward self-acceptance, a corrective emotional experience and changed behavior.


As the child finds their world easier to navigate, self-esteem increases and challenging behaviors decrease. The richness and depth of relationships with parent(s)/caregivers are an integral part of the treatment and development of every child. Parent(s)/caregiver(s) meet regularly with the child’s therapist to discuss current concerns, progress in treatment and parenting strategies.



Teens are typically able to access therapy through dialogue. Sessions begin on the gym flow followed by a quieter time for exploration, which includes:

Inner Conflicts

Family Dynamics

Social Challenges

Behavioral Concerns

Trust & Openness in Relationships

Cognitive Processing aimed at increasing Self-Observation & Flexible Thinking

Parent participation varies and is determined on a case by case basis.



Therapy for adults primarily occurs in the office, using traditional talk therapy modalities, and often includes:

Historical and Present Concerns

Exploring Feelings, Thoughts, and Behavioral Patterns

Relationship Develpment

The specific modality employed depends upon the orientation of the individual therapist in collaboration with the client.



The specific goals in couples work are determined by the expressed and observed needs of the couple.


The agenda may emphasize:

Improving Communication Skills

Building Empathy & Respect

Strengthening Connections

Learning Effective Problem-Solving & Conflict Resolution Skills

Minimizing Ineffective, Threatening, & Unproductive Communication Patterns



Family therapy goals are typically determined by the needs of the family.


This may include (but is not limited to): 

Improving Communication

Supporting the Solving of Family Problems

Understanding & Handling Special Family Situations

Better Functioning Home Environment

Fostering Improved & More Honest Relationships Within the Family

It may also include exploring more about how to play and have fun together!



The needs and how best to provide support to any specific parent(s)/caregiver(s) are determined in a collaborative manner.


Common goals of parent coaching often include: 

Supporting & Strengthening Existing Parenting Abilities

Development of New Parental Competencies

Developing Techniques for Handling Difficult Behaviors

Importance of Consistency & Structure

Improving Attunement Skills

Enhancing Communication Between Parents

Better Understanding of Moods & Behaviors

Deepening the Emotional Connection Between All Family Members

Fostering Communication & Problem Solving Skills with Your Child(ren)

The emphasis in parenting is to ensure that children have the knowledge and skills they need for optimal emotional, cognitive and physical development.



Groups at Skyhook are designed to help clients cope with a range of challenges. The emphasis is on nurturing the “whole child.” Most groups include a psychoeducational, emotional and a physical component.


Groups focus on:

Fostering Self-Esteem

Reducing Shyness

Improving Emotional Regulation

Decreasing Depression & Anxiety

Building Social & Problem-Solving Skills

Increasing Communication Skills

Groups are scheduled on different days, each with a different emphasis.
Some groups offer a parent coaching component.

If specific information about existing/upcoming groups is not listed,
please email us at for future interest!
We will add you to our Group Interest mailing list
and will notify about any upcoming groups.

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