At Wellspring, we utilize a systemic approach. This means that we do not simply treat one person for one hour and send them on their way. Instead, we consider the environment, relationships, and communities they will live in for the rest of their week.  We look at the entirety of the person and this includes their family.  

We care deeply about families and believe that parents are doing their best with what they’ve been given. Sometimes that means we need to help educate parents so they are empowered to better understand and support their children. We’ll also work with children, teaching them and processing with them so that they can be their best selves. We need to hear from parents and trust that parents want to hear from us in return. 

In order to collaborate with families, therapy with Wellspring might look different than other experiences you’ve had. Our approach might not be the right fit for you and that’s okay. We want you to be informed and willing to work within our expectations if you’re choosing us. 

Here are some things you should know about our expectations when working with children and families:

  1. We expect paperwork to be completed fully by both parents. Aside from unique situations, we expect all documentation to be signed and submitted by both parents, including background questionnaires. 
  2. We expect parental consent from both parties for sessions to occur. If biological parents are married,  we ask that both parents and/or guardians provide consent. If you are divorced or separated, we require both biological parents to sign consent forms. In the event of one parent having sole legal custody, be prepared to provide your parenting agreement.
  3. We expect parental and/or guardian involvement in therapy sessions on a regular basis. This does not mean that you will be required to be present and involved with every single session. However,  we want you to be informed and included about your child’s treatment. You are the expert on your child.
  4. We expect a “parent session” to be scheduled by your child’s therapist within 2 months of starting treatment at Wellspring with both parents. We want you to have the freedom to ask questions, understand your child’s treatment more fully, and learn how to apply what is being taught in sessions at home.  Aside from the initial parenting sessions, your therapist may recommend ongoing sessions with them or another therapist. We expect parents to comply with the recommendations as a part of treatment for their children.

We believe this is the most effective way to counsel children and families. If this sounds like too much or not what you’re looking for, then we are likely not the right fit for you. But if this is the kind of partnership you’re looking for, give us a call today!