Cedar Rapids Children’s In-Home Therapy
Cedar Rapids Children’s In-Home Therapy & Skills /Professional Family-Based Division (PFBD) of Nystrom and Associates has been in existence since 1992, meeting the mental health needs of children from ages 2–21 who have emotional and/or behavioral disorders. PFBD employs Mental Health Professionals and Mental Health Practitioners who work flexible schedules to meet family needs. Our Cedar Rapids Children’s In-Home Therapy staff is committed to meet with children and families in their homes to best serve a wide variety of populations and diagnoses. Our goal is to meet families where they are in their own journey, valuing their individual strengths, viewpoints, and challenges. We work together with the child and family to find the paths that lead to the most successful outcomes.
Cedar Rapids Children’s In-Home Therapy provides mental health services to children and their families. We use a systems approach as the participation of the family in the process will produce the greatest chance for success. Our staff meets with the child and/or family at least two times per week for extended hours. We are available to meet with families in their homes, the child’s school, daycare, or another appropriate community location. The mental health professional conducts the intake in the family’s home to provide the diagnostic assessment. Subsequent appointments are kept by the mental health practitioner, individual, and family skills.
What Does Cedar Rapids Children’s In-Home Therapy Services Include?
- Skills Training: Focuses on helping the client learn specific skills to alleviate or minimize the symptoms of their mental health diagnosis. Skills include; social skills, alleviating symptoms associated with depression or anxiety, anger management skills, cooperation, compliance, and skills to assist with symptoms of ADHD.
- Psychotherapy: A planned, structured, face-to-face treatment of a recipient’s mental illness.
- Crisis Assistance: helps the child, family, and all others who care for the child to recognize factors precipitating a mental health crisis, learn crisis-management skills, identify behaviors related to the crisis, and be informed of available resources to resolve the crisis.
- Early Childhood Team: works with children ages 2-6 who are having significant behavioral difficulties to improve relationships, implement structure and parenting skills, and develop regulation skills in order to improve overall function.
About Cedar Rapids, IA
Cedar Rapids is the second-largest city in Iowa, United States and is the county seat of Linn County. The city lies on both banks of the Cedar River, 20 miles (32 km) north of Iowa City and 100 miles (160 km) northeast of Des Moines, the state’s capital and largest city. A flourishing center for arts and culture in Eastern Iowa, the city is home to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.