Individual Sessions at SEC
Our individual sessions are designed to work on goals specific to your needs. We develop individual treatment plans that focus on creating a positive and safe environment for skill building. Our approach focuses on the client’s strengths to support and encourage individual growth. Here at SEC we utilize research-based interventions to address the skills that are necessary to be successful in all environments, such as at home, in school, or in the community. These sessions can be combined with our small group sessions to provide opportunities to practice skills and enhance skill development
1 hour individual sessions are scheduled between the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday through Saturday. Sessions are available for individuals between the ages of 2-21. Our facilitators work closely with families and care givers to provide positive and productive feedback to support skill development across all settings.
What can individual session provide?
- Safe and structured environment
- Positive and productive feedback
- Development of effective coping strategies
- Expansion of social awareness
- Social skills development
Individual Sessions for Ages 2-6 (Toddlers, Preschoolers and Kindergarteners)
Working one on one with your child, we focus on the specific needs essential for children at this age. At this age, your child is learning to navigate their world outside the home for the first time. This time is essential for building a strong foundation for future success.
Our approach is child-centered, using age-appropriate toys, games and activities. Our focus is on (but not limited to): building positive peer interaction skills, play skill development and expansion, social awareness, independence, development of self- help skills, and communication skills.
Individual Sessions for Ages 6-11 (Elementary School)
The transition into elementary school presents new opportunities for independence and social skill building. Children experience greater independence from their teachers and care givers as they attend school all day. We develop our individual sessions to address the needs particular to this age group.
Individual sessions for this age include (but not limited to): building independence in social and peer relationships i.e. from play dates to hanging out with friends, recess skill building, learning to identify rigid vs flexible thinking and actions, transitioning from toy play to intangible play. In addition, we build positive behaviors and support continued social awareness.
Transition to Middle School
The transition to middle school can be a challenging time for both children and parents. Middle school offers new demands not previously addressed at the elementary school level, such as new teachers, new peers and a new, more stimulating environment. We can address such issues as coping with peer pressure and building relationships with peers and teachers.
Individual Sessions for Ages 11-14 (Middle School)
SEC offers individual sessions to support 6th through 8th grade adolescents. We understand this time can be overwhelming for teens, and we want to prepare them for the demands of navigating the middle school environment. We develop positive and effective strategies to address: stress associated with getting through a day of classes, completing homework, engaging in extra-curricular activities and interacting with adults and peers. To accommodate the growing demands placed on this age group to navigate social media (including texting), we incorporate appropriate social media skill building.
Individual Sessions for Ages 14+ (High School and beyond)
Navigating the increasingly complex social environment of high school and early adulthood can be demanding. We focus on increasing the teen’s social competency and self-esteem by addressing specific challenges during our individual sessions. We include age-appropriate and self-directed activities to address these needs.
Individual sessions target the skills required for teenagers and young adults to experience success in the complex social interactions they face every day. One-on-one setting allows therapists to tailor support to the individual needs of the young person. Common issues include stress management, organizational skills, future planning programs (college or career), dating, and navigating social circles.