Resilient Kids Child and Family Therapy

Resilient Kids Child and Family Therapy

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My colleagues, Kim Hager and Maria Martinez, are interested in studying the experiences and barriers to accessing mental health services for families. For the purpose of our research, we intend to compare three groups – caregivers of children with one or more mental health conditions (including developmental diagnoses), caregivers of children with mental health conditions and common medical conditions, and caregivers of children with mental health conditions and rare diseases. Caregivers include biological parents, adoptive parents, foster parents, step-parents, guardians, and kinship homes with children under the age of 18. The survey is nationwide and open to families who live anywhere within the United States. The study is approved by the IRB and the survey is anonymous. Please help us by filling out the survey and/or sharing it.
English survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PQFSMVV
Spanish survey: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/2DXD5TX
The hope is the survey results will assist mental health providers in tailoring services to meet families’ needs. Thank you and we appreciate all your help!

Resilient Kids provides child, teen, adult and family therapy in Middletown, Delaware.

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09/09/2022

Does your child struggle with anxiety, worry, & stress? RESILIENT KIDS IS NOW ENROLLING FOR OUR COPING CRITTER GROUP!

Coping Critter is a group for children ages 7-18 who struggle with anxiety, worry, and stress. The group will use an evidence-based CBT approach to teach children skills to help them detect anxiety and effectively cope with these feelings!

Treatment includes education, coping skills training, and gradual exposure to anxiety inducing scenarios, as well as homework assignments. During treatment children and adolescents learn to recognize and analyze anxious feelings and develop strategies to cope with anxiety-provoking situations.

We are offering this group both at our farm location, and in the office on Sundays. There are multiple groups forming during the weekday (daytime and evening), as well as Sundays, based on age and treatment goals.

$20 per week, ongoing weekly until your child meets their goals. Spaces are limited, reserve your spot today by emailing [email protected] with your child's age, your availability, preference of the farm or office location, and treatment goals.

06/22/2022

Does your child struggle with anxiety, worry, & stress? RESILIENT KIDS IS NOW ENROLLING FOR OUR COPING CRITTER GROUP!

Coping Critter is a group for children ages 7-18 who struggle with anxiety, worry, and stress. The group will use an evidence-based CBT approach to teach children skills to help them detect anxiety and effectively cope with these feelings!

Treatment includes education, coping skills training, and gradual exposure to anxiety inducing scenarios, as well as homework assignments. During treatment children and adolescents learn to recognize and analyze anxious feelings and develop strategies to cope with anxiety-provoking situations.

We are offering this group both at our farm location, and in the office on Sundays. There are multiple groups forming during the weekday (daytime and evening), as well as Sundays, based on age and treatment goals.

$20 per week, for 8 consecutive weeks. Spaces are limited, reserve your spot today by emailing [email protected] with your child's age, your availability, preference of the farm or office location, and treatment goals.

06/22/2022

SUMMER FRIENDSHOPS, the workshop for kids who struggle to make and keep friends, complain of being bullied, and need help with conversational skills.

-We are forming multiple weekday groups, both during the daytime and in the evening, as well as Sundays, based on similar age groups and availability. Please express your interest, and we will match your child with the best fit based on treatment needs, as well as your availability.
-Ages 5 through 18
-Location: at the farm or in the office
-Diagnosed or undiagnosed with qualities of ADHD or high-functioning autism
-Or no diagnosis but socially anxious and have difficulties in social settings?

Have them join our “friendshops” for a fun and educational experience, where our curriculum will assist children in developing further awareness of their own thinking and social behaviors. Social strategies that assist children in their own development of better self-regulation across a range of behaviors will be taught and harnessed, teaching each child to look toward their own inner social skills superhero.
This year’s friendshops will be hosted at our farm location as well as the office. Learn how to make and keep friends while being outside on nature gardening, completing farm tasks, going on nature walks and saying hi to our pony friends!

$20 per week, for 8 consecutive weeks. Spaces are limited, reserve your spot today by emailing [email protected] with your child's age, your availability, preference of the farm or office location, and treatment goals.

05/10/2022

We now offering in home therapy in Middletown for children 0-5 years old and children with developmental delays and disabilities. Please give us a call or email to schedule your first appointment.

04/09/2022

SPRING FRIENDSHOPS, the workshop for kids who struggle to make and keep friends, complain of being bullied, and need help with conversational skills.

-Two groups: Ages 5-7 and 8-10
-Diagnosed or undiagnosed with qualities of ADHD or high-functioning autism
-Or no diagnosis but socially anxious and have difficulties in social settings?

Have them join our “friendshops” for a fun and educational experience, where our curriculum will assist children in developing further awareness of their own thinking and social behaviors. Social strategies that assist children in their own development of better self-regulation across a range of behaviors will be taught and harnessed, teaching each child to look toward their own inner social skills superhero.

This year’s friendshops will be hosted at our farm location. Learn how to make and keep friends while being outside on nature gardening, completing farm tasks, going on nature walks and saying hi to our pony friends!

$30 per group, for 5 weeks. Spaces are limited, reserve your spot today by emailing [email protected]

03/26/2022

Please welcome our newest team member, Linda Ealy who is currently taking new clients and providing two children's groups (anxiety and social skills).

Linda is a Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate student at Grand Canyon University with an emphasis in Childhood and Adolescent disorders. She is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and sees children at our farm location, utilizing the resources in nature to help young children meet their treatment goals. Her knowledge of camping, outdoor education, early childhood experience and early elementary instruction merge in an envirotherapy approach, a type of psychotherapy that involves being outdoors and immersed in nature. For example, one session may be spent learning coping skills to control anxiety during a nature walk, or one session may be focused on improving listening skills while planting flowers.

Her love for children and nature is combined with her creative, holistic approach to mental health. She believes that the thoughtful exposure of children to nature is a powerful tool for therapy and a means of restoring their souls. Her young clients are supported through auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning experiences. She considers each new day as an opportunity for growth and that problems are simply challenges which make us stronger.

She specializes in children 8 and younger who are struggling with ADHD, anger management, anxiety, and depression. Linda also treats children on the spectrum, and provides parenting skills training. In addition, Linda also provides grief therapy for women who have experienced a miscarriage.

If you would like to get scheduled with Linda, please contact our office by phone (302) 279-6491 or email at [email protected]

Child Therapy | Middletown DE| Resilient Kids Child & Family Therapy 03/24/2022

Child Therapy | Middletown DE| Resilient Kids Child & Family Therapy

Friendshops are back for spring! Learn how to make and keep friends while spending time on the farm helping the animals, gardening and going on nature walks.

Please call or email our office at [email protected] as spaces are limited.

Child Therapy | Middletown DE| Resilient Kids Child & Family Therapy Resilient Kids provides child and family therapy in Middletown, Delaware in the office and through Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. We specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, and depression in children and teens.

03/22/2022

Resilient Kids Child and Family Therapy

Warmer weather is here and we're welcoming spring with new groups for the little ones! Confident Critters are for our little friends, aged 5-7 who are struggling with anxiety and low self-esteem.

This group is centered around ecotherapy, a type of therapy that encourages structured, purposeful interactions with nature to improve mental health. Would you like to learn more?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/on-parenting/ecotherapy-kids-mental-health/2021/10/11/dae57190-2151-11ec-8200-5e3fd4c49f5e_story.html

Please call or email us, as spaces are limited! Our pony friends and farm critters can't wait to meet you!

Resilient Kids Child and Family Therapy Resilient Kids provides child, teen, adult and family therapy in Middletown, Delaware.

06/27/2021

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05/26/2021

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05/12/2021

Resilient Kids is proud to announce our new Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) program, a unique and groundbreaking model, used around the country as a dynamic, powerful tool in mental health therapy. Learn new life lessons, find healing from traumas, or develop new relationship skills, while enjoying the relaxed environment of horses.

Through Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, the focus is not horsemanship or horseback riding, but rather a safe place for the client and therapist to engage in activities with a horse or horses, and use the horse(s) to help process feelings, thoughts and reactions. Therapy goals combined with experiences with the horses allow the participant to explore, problem solve, and discover strengths while working with their therapist.

Studies show that Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy has been helpful for clients in the following areas: assertiveness, emotional awareness, empathy, frustration/stress tolerance, flexibility, impulse control, problem-solving skills, self-actualization, independence, self-regard, social responsibility, interpersonal relationships, grief/loss, ADD/ADHD, anxiety/depression, and trauma.

Please visit our website for more information about EAP and how to get started!

https://www.resilientkidstherapy.com/equine-assisted-psychotherapy

05/08/2021

As Resilient Kids Child & Family Therapy continues to grow, we are proud to welcome our new ON STAFF Licensed Occupational Therapist, Anne Fedarko!

Anne is a licensed occupational therapist with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families navigating the joys and challenges of everyday life.

Anne's goal as a therapist is to broaden what is possible for you and your family through skill needs identification and collaborative skill building. Anne is trauma-informed and uses functional activity, play/leisure, cognitive and sensory strategies, psychoeducation, and collaborative problem solving to cultivate self-efficacy and self-confidence in daily life.

Some reasons why you might see Anne would be:

Executive function challenges: attention, organization, flexible thinking, self-control

Social-emotional challenges: depression, anxiety, social skills, stress management

Occupations: exploring options for leisure, schoolwork, vocational work, and avocational time

Daily routines, roles, and rituals: independent living skills, navigating transitions, nutrition and meal preparation skills, sleep routine.

Please watch the video below to learn more about Anne and occupational therapy!

04/29/2021

Resilient Kids Child & Family Therapy is happy to introduce our new therapist, Shelby Jackson!

Shelby is a native of Delaware who has lived here her entire life. Shelby attended the University of Delaware and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2016 and her master’s degree from Wilmington University in 2019.

Shelby is focused on treating her clients using a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach (CBT) as well as Goal Oriented Therapy. While she does not feel putting a timeline on therapy is necessary, using the goal-oriented method can allow the client to see small, measurable successes in therapy as larger steps towards their overall goal. Additionally, Shelby provides Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP).

In her free time, Shelby enjoys traveling internationally and spending time with her family and horses. Shelby is an avid animal lover and has 4 dogs, 2 cats and 2 horses. Shelby has been riding horses since she was 7 and has a passion for combining her love for horses and their place in therapy.

Shelby’s areas of experience include:
•Depression/Suicidal Ideations
•Anxiety
•Self Esteem
•Social skills
•Autism
•OCD
•Substance Use
•Foster Care
•Gender Identity/LGBTQ
•Divorce and
•Bullying

Shelby is now taking new clients for her group therapy sessions as well as individual sessions in both telehealth and in person.

04/26/2021

We currently have very few spaces remaining in our Social Skills Group!

Even though we started last week, please feel free to reach out if you’d like to enroll your child in the Social Skills Group and they can join ASAP.

Spaces remaining:

Grades 3-5: 1
Grades 6-8: 4
Grades 9-12: 2

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03/06/2021

✨Resilient Kids is excited to announce that we will be resuming our Group program!✨

We will be offering the following groups IN PERSON for ages 7-17 (groups will be split based on age so ages 7&17 will not be in the same group:

•Social Skills
•Girls Self Esteem &
•Coping with Covid

All groups will be socially distanced and masks will be required.

We have not decided on a day and time and are relying on feedback via PM (for privacy) to gauge the most popular days and times.

With so much being virtual, we are very excited to begin to gather your children in a safe, Covid friendly environment all while brining back social interaction with peers.

Groups will be held on a weekly basis for a total of 9 weeks once a date is determined.

All groups will be held in Middletown at:

101 W. Park Place
Middletown, DE 19709

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing your children soon!

02/09/2021

Welcome to the Resilient Kids family, Juana!

Juana Zegara is a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of New Jersey and Delaware. She is a Trauma Focused-CBT trained practitioner. She is a practitioner of the Nurtured Heart Approach ® and has completed advanced training in this system. Juana is passionate about providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents and their families.


Juana has more than 18 years of working solely with children and families in various settings such as for profit and not-for-profit mental health agencies, the State of New Jersey Division of Protection and Permanency, as well as care management organizations. She has spent most of her career working with children involved with the child welfare system.
Her specialty is providing parent training and psychotherapy for children and teens who are highly behaviorally and emotionally intense. Juana currently provides consultation services through a care management organization in NJ as well as telehealth therapy services in Delaware.


Juana is a native of Peru and resident of Rehoboth Beach. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Immaculata University in Pennsylvania. She completed graduate studies at Marywood University in Scranton, PA with a master’s degree in Social Work. After many years of working in New Jersey, she is happy to call Delaware her home and help children, adolescents, and their families resolve issues such as:

Grief, Trauma & Loss
Depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts
Anxiety
Anger, Aggression
Bullying
ADHD
Divorce/Separation
Sibling or Family Conflict
Self-Esteem
LGBTQ
Academic struggles
Poor Social Skills
Poor School Behavior
Adaption to a new culture/immigration
Adoption, Foster Care
Oppositional behavior
Parenting Skills

To schedule an intake with Juana, please visit our website: https://www.resilientkidstherapy.com

11/10/2020

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09/27/2020

Please help us welcome our newest therapist, Shelly! She is currently accepting new clients -- both children, adolescents and adults.

Shelly G. Prasad attended Wilmington University and graduated with a Bachelor’s in behavioral Science. She also obtained her Master’s in Social Work degree from Delaware State University. Shelly is a licensed Master of Social Worker, certified Child Advocate, and Life Coach.

My goal of being a therapist is to help individuals in need to improve the quality of their lives and their well-being. Each person is unique. I believe we all experience our own unique set of events that affect our emotional, mental and sexual well-being. Our upbringing, our relationships, and unfortunately our trauma affects how we see ourselves and how we interact in this world. My approach is to help you gain understanding, discover your best self and begin healing.

My method to therapy is to be mindful of the individual and what they may need. Problems are part of our everyday challenges like financial, behavioral, health, and social issues. I use evidence-informed approaches and interventions to service clients, based on each client's individual needs such as:

Trauma and PTSD
ADHD / ADD
Addiction
Behavioral Issues
Divorce
Domestic Abuse / Violence
Eating Disorders
Emotional Disturbance
Family Conflict
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
School Issues
Self Esteem
Self-Harming
Sexual Abuse
Suicidal Ideation

One key I use to effectively understand those issues within a client is to listen to the context of the client. Sometimes the greatest gift you can give to anyone is your time, kindness, understanding and empathy.

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505 West Main Street
Odessa, DE
19730

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 9am - 7pm

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