Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidenced-based treatment for children ages 2-5 years old with challenging and disruptive behaviors. Working with a PCIT trained therapist over 12-16 sessions, parents and caregivers gain skills to build positive relationships and change negative parent-child behavior patterns.

Here are some questions to ask to determine if your child and you are candidates for Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT):

  • Is the child between ages 2-7?
  • Does the child have behavioral issues at home or school?
  • Does the child engage in challenging or disruptive behaviors?
  • Are you experiencing a lot of parenting stress?
  • Would you value a trained professional taking a look at the unique interaction between you and your child and offering a tailored treatment approach?
  • Could you use support in dealing with the challenge of parenting?


If you answered “yes” to some of these questions, you may benefit from Parent Child Interaction Therapy. This research-based treatment can help you with strategies to deal with the challenging behavior of your child. Your specially trained therapist will provide direction and support for you during each session.



Therapists with this area of interest
  • Gretchen Mahoney, L.P.C.M.H.

    Licensed Professional Counselor

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