Iowa City Children’s In-Home Therapy
Iowa City 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 Iowa City 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.
Iowa City 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 Iowa City 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 Iowa City
Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. It is the home of the University of Iowa and county seat of Johnson County, at the center of the Iowa City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city’s population at 75,130 in 2019, making it the state’s fifth-largest city. The metropolitan area, which encompasses Johnson and Washington counties, has a population of over 171,000. The Iowa City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is also a part of a Combined Statistical Area (CSA) with the Cedar Rapids MSA. This CSA plus two additional counties are known as the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) region which collectively has a population of nearly 500,000.