Child and Family Therapy in Denver, CO

At Decade2Connect, we believe in inclusive mental health. We believe every family deserves happiness and we work as your partner in hope and healing. With a combined 65+ years of experience in mental health and family therapy, we’re ready to help your family become stronger.

We have a variety of programs and services geared toward different age groups and specific issues.

Intensive Outpatient Program

This after-school program is for children 10-14 years old who need more than weekly individual therapy. It focuses on a variety of mental health disorders and issues.

Individual and Group Therapy

With any of our services, sessions, and programs, our goal is to provide comprehensive mental health services to children and families in a safe, supportive environment. We strive to create a comfortable atmosphere in which children can work through their challenges, develop coping skills, and build resilience.

One-on-One Therapy

We offer individual therapy sessions for adolescents ages 10-14. It’s a safe space for us to work together with children on challenging issues.

Family Therapy Sessions

Our family therapy counseling sessions create a positive environment for families to come together and learn to communicate, cooperate, adjust to trauma, and more.

Specialized Workshops

We host a series of one-off workshops focused on particular subjects, such as Emotionally-Focused Family Therapy (EEFT), supporting healthy use of technology, and more.

Conditions We Treat in Children

We can help children and families with a range of mental health conditions and disorders. Whether your child is struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or an undiagnosed condition, we can provide a compassionate assessment and start a tailored therapy program to help both of you start working through your challenges.

Anxiety Disorders

With compassion, understanding, and insight, we can help children to identify their anxious thoughts and feelings and find ways to manage them.

We use cognitive-behavioral approaches to help children learn coping skills for their anxiety, such as relaxation techniques, problem-solving strategies, and mindfulness.

Depression

Through individual counseling, we can help children identify the causes of their depression, develop coping strategies, and learn new skills to enhance their mental health.

With the support and guidance of a family therapist, adolescents can learn to recognize and overcome their depression, leading to a better quality of life.

Trauma-Related Disorders

We can provide a safe environment in which to explore past traumas and their effects on a child’s life.

Our goal is also to help them identify and manage their emotional states, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and foster positive relationships with their family and peers.

Mood Disorders

We will assess a child’s individual needs and tailor interventions to meet those needs. Through therapy, adolescents can learn self-regulation, develop healthier communication skills, and learn to recognize and manage their emotions.

It can also help to improve family dynamics, communication, and problem-solving.

Bipolar Disorder

Our therapists can help children recognize the symptoms of bipolar disorder and provide them with techniques for managing them.

Individual counseling can help them develop healthy coping strategies while family therapy can assist the whole family by providing a balanced and supportive environment.

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

With a combination of compassion and expertise, we can help identify and manage the symptoms of ADHD.

By working with the family as a whole, we can also guide you on how to communicate with and support your child. We’ll help your child identify triggers for difficult behaviors and learn to deal with them.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Co-occurring with Anxiety or a Mood Disorder

Our therapists are well-versed in helping children and their families navigate the complexities of autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, and mood disorders.

We can guide your child in managing difficult behaviors and find effective treatment options. Through therapy, children can learn how to better manage their anxiety and develop a greater understanding of how autism affects them.

Learning Disorders Co-occurring with Anxiety or a Mood Disorder

Through the use of various techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, we can help adolescents identify unhealthy patterns of thinking and behavior and make changes to improve their mental health.

With the right approach, therapy can help them learn to recognize and manage their anxiety, improve their self-esteem, and make positive changes in their life.

Our Three Goals for Healing and Mental Health

Connect2Self

Emotions are complex processes that involve both the brain and the body. Thoughts are often confused with emotions, but the latter is more instinctive and associated with action tendencies, such as fight or flight.

Emotion regulation skills involve recognizing, understanding, and managing emotions. We also teach distress tolerance skills and self-care or prevention skills to help children better understand themselves and their emotions.

Connect2Family

We help families learn to connect by teaching good communication skills when spending time together to ensure positive experiences, as well as the ability to respond to high emotions and resistance.

We also help build interpersonal skills to help families create a positive and supportive environment. We teach families how to identify any extended family support that may be available, as well as how to practice routine and self-care skills.

Connect2Community

We teach children and families how to make positive social connections and have satisfying relationships. We help kids develop interpersonal skills, teamwork skills, and skills for initiating and maintaining positive peer relationships at school.

To continue to develop these skills, kids need to engage in activities that bring joy and satisfaction. This could include participating in extracurricular activities, developing hobbies, or finding ways to give back to the community. All of these activities can help to build confidence, foster meaningful relationships, and create a positive and supportive environment in school.

Mental Health for Children and Teens Denver CO

Our Intensive Outpatient Program is in-network with United!