Jaclyn N. Sepp, MA, LPC, RPT, NCC
Child Psychotherapist, Individual & Family Counseling
2520 Longview Street, Suite 212, Austin, Texas 78705
Phone Contact: 512.762.4030
Email Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Family changes, behavioral issues, academic struggles and difficulty with siblings/peers are just a few of the many reasons that parents look for counseling for their children. I specialize in the therapeutic treatment of children, providing collaborative and responsive treatment to children, teens and their families. Located in the heart of central Austin, I emphasize the importance of relationships as the vehicle for change by creating a nonjudgmental and accepting environment.
Counseling Services Include:
- Abuse, Emotional/Physical/Sexual
- Adjustment to Change/Transitioning
- Attachment, Adoption, Neglect
- Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Anger Management
- Anxiety, Worries
- Behavioral Issues, School Behaviors
- Conflict Resolution, Communication
- Divorce, Separation, Blending Families
- Friendship, Relational Aggression
- Grief & Loss
- Parenting, Discipline & Setting Boundaries
- Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Healing occurs within the relationship. We, as social beings, all have a desire to connect with others. Research supports that by providing a safe, predictable, reparative and relational experience it allows children to fully explore and express themselves. As a client centered therapist, I see a child through their world. I learn how they are experiencing it and I believe that they are fully capable of enacting change in themselves in relation to their environment.
“No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.” – James Comer
Some children struggle more with relationships and situations at home, while others experience the majority of their problems at school – some struggle in both places. The most influential people in a social environment for children are their parents and their teachers. Adults have a significant impact on children’s development, thus it is crucial to include you in the therapy process.
Initially, by providing information on the changes you’ve seen emotionally, socially, physically and/or academically in your child it helps us target goals for therapy. Simultaneously, active parent involvement during therapy not only helps positive changes occur within the family system but also has proven to create long-standing transformations. Although research shows that children make progress in therapy without parental participation, when children know that the adults in their lives care enough about them to be active members in the process it becomes easier for them to make changes in their own behavior.
Parenting may not be what you thought it would be like. Anyone can parent a well-behaved child, but some of us need additional support to help with reoccurring misbehavior. In addition to working with your child weekly, we will provide you with new tools for your “parenting toolbox” that fit your child’s needs.
“Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, water bugs, tadpoles, frogs, mud turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb. Brooks to wade, water lilies, woodchucks, bats, bees, butterflies, various animals to pet, hay fields, pine cones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries and hornets. And any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of education.” – Luther Burbank