"Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around." ~Sofia in Vanilla Sky
I am so happy you are considering PMT for you and your family! Through it, I will teach you invaluable tools that can be applied to every situation and scenario that you may face. This will be a gift that keeps on giving from your child's early years through those rocky teenage years.
PMT, or Parent Management Therapy,. It is a versatile, highly effective, evidenced-based, short-term treatment for caregivers whose children are 2 - 16 years-old.
PMT can be for any caregiver who wants to learn a consistent frame from which to parent and to gain more tools in their parenting tool belt. It is also beneficial for any caregiver who is struggling to manage a wide range of childhood and teenage behaviors at home or at school. PMT has been successful at helping with:
- Not Listening/ Breaking the Rules/ Testing Limits
- Defiant/ Disobedient Behaviors
- Cursing/ Back-talk/ Sass/ Disrespect
- Homework Refusal
- School Issues
- Aggressive Behaviors (hitting, kicking, biting, throwing, fighting)
- Truancy/ Breaking Curfew
- Fire Setting
... and more ....
PMT is a wonderful treatment because it can be done individualized specifically to each family and what they are experiencing. There are a series of skills that I teach you and help you apply at home or school. Each week we will meet so. I can teach you the new skill, briefly practice together, and then you go home and apply the skills that same day!
In total, PMT consists of 11 parenting topics and treatment typically takes anywhere from 4 weeks to 15 weeks depending on what is happening and which skills would be most helpful to you.
You might be able to see some improvement in as little as 2 weeks!
Sessions are every week and will be 45-60 minutes in duration (depending on how many caregivers attend the session). However, additional supportive and coaching sessions can be scheduled based on scheduling availability to assist you in mastering the parenting skills you are learning in sessions and improving the interactions between you and your child/ children at home.
PMT has been shown to be effective both in-person and via Live Video or Phone. Therefore, sessions may be held in the comfort in your own home via in vivo or video/ phone feed.
** Due to COVID, all sessions are currently held via Live Video. **
I love PMT because it is a create-your-own-adventure evidenced-based therapy. It has a number of simple tools that you could learn that will help you manage any situation during those early years all they way up to those potentially rocky teenage years. You do not have to do all the steps in order to complete treatment. Together, we will decide which topics would be most beneficial to you (you may choose to add more if you like).
I am certified in PMT by the Parent Management Training Institute.
Due to the COVID pandemic, all sessions are currently being held virtually via live video feed. I offer telepsychology to residents living in the following states:
AL, AR, AZ, CO, DC, DE, GA, IL, KS (Effective on January 1, 2022), KY, MD, ME, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV