Therapy

We offer supportive services to children and teens to help families communicate and grow together.

The Wise Family focuses on equipping individuals with strategies to manage the ups and downs of family life together. We help parents understand and interpret their family’s strengths and challenges in order to find the best way to support them.

Children

For children, creative, constructive and expressive play is a way to communicate and a helpful strategy to assist in understanding their social, mental and emotional development.

Parents usually contact us for help when they feel like they’ve read all the books and tried all the suggestions on the parenting blogs. Or your child’s school or pediatrician might suggest counseling to support your child and family.

Some of the things we help children with every day are:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Anxiety/Separation Anxiety
  • Big Emotions
  • Bullying
  • Challenging Behaviors
  • Divorce
  • Family relationship issues
  • Friendships
  • Grief
  • Sleep issues

The Wise team utilizes imaginative play-based strategies including games, art projects, sandtray exploration and more to understand and develop children’s emotional control, along with helping them build self-confidence and improve interactions with their peers.

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Teens

Being a teen is challenging for many reasons! Trying to figure out where they fit in, what their life is all about and who to keep in it and who to kick out.

For preteens and teens, adolescence is the first time many individuals feel an increase in responsibilities and changing relationships with peers and family members. Teens often feel the need to separate from their parents to form their own identities.

Sometimes it is hard to sort out the typical teen behaviors from ones that are more troubling, and need to be explored.

We offer a safe environment for teenagers to openly share what might be going on in their lives and their feelings and thoughts. We also partner with families to help balance your teen’s need to be independent with your own ideas about how to best parent. Therapy is an opportunity for teens and parents to feel supported in a non-judgemental setting.

Some of the things we help teens with every day are:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Family stressors
  • Friendship
  • School and learning issues
  • Self Harm
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation

Groups

Group therapy is an opportunity for children and/or teens to hear from peers who are likely experiencing the same issues or struggling with the same problems as they are. Groups include one or two therapists working with a group of 4-8 individuals on specific skills or to process challenging situations.

We offer several different groups throughout the year.

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Upcoming Groups by Date

 

To view our upcoming groups by age group, click the desired link below.

AGES 4-6

AGES 7-10

AGES 11-13

AGES 14-18

PARENTS

How will I know The Wise Family is a good fit for my family?

The only way to know for sure is to come in for a session. Most people have a good sense of whether our practice is the right fit to help them within the first two sessions. We invite you to explore our website to gain a good sense of our practice philosophies and services. We also invite you to visit us on social media and our Wise Words blog.

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Accepting NEW clients: Need a "digital" Sanity Break?

The Wise Family is committed to providing children, teens and families with AMAZING and uninterrupted care during the coronavirus public health crisis.

Our Alexandria and Arlington offices are OPEN with limited visit options, depending on your therapist, AND we are meeting with many of our regularly scheduled clients through secure video conferencing.

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