Counseling / Behavioral Therapy
Jill Schaffer LMHC
Child, Adolescent and Family Therapist
Providing therapeutic services for children experiencing issues with:
High functioning autism Emotional/Behavioral impulsiveness
Low self-esteem Family relationship problems
Low frustration tolerance Peer relationship problems
Social and emotional side of giftedness and twice exceptionality
Jill Schaffer has more than 20 years of experience working with children and families with a wide range of behavioral difficulties. She is an experienced counselor for parents in how to work with their children using positive and effective parenting strategies. She specializes in family and individual therapy for families and their children with anxiety, ADHD and challenging behaviors.
1. ADHD Coaching:
For children aged 4 - 8
6 Sessions Parent Coaching
Assess areas of challenge with Executive Function skills
Psycho-education about ADHD and progression of development
Strategies for addressing specific challenges
Behavior plan development
Progress review and plan adjustments as needed
Recommendations for school
For children older than 8 years
Similar format as with younger children, but with more child involvement in the process. The 1st session for parents only and then child will be included in additional sessions.
2. Play Attention
Play Attention is an alternative to medication and/or in addition to medication for children with ADHD. Bio-feedback evidenced based program for training attention stamina with low stimulation activities, impulse control as well as working memory, short term memory, discriminatory attention skills, frustration tolerance, visual spatial memory and social skills. This is a longer term program with a minimum of 12 consecutive weekly training sessions to start with and additional sessions continuing for greater generalization to real life situations and permanency of skill development. ADHD coaching is included with Play Attention.
3. Child, Adolescent and Family Counseling
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Parent Child Interaction Therapy
Positive Psychology Adlerian based Parenting Strategies
Counseling involves more work with emotional regulation issues, family and peer relationship struggles, problems with anxiety, self-esteem and is a more individualized and comprehensive approach to working with child and family.
Jill does not participate with insurance plans and her fee is $85 per hour
For counseling appointments call (407)765-5437
For more information on Play attention call (407)493-0340