The first five years of our lives are ones of unparalled growth and development, where millions of brain cell connections are forged; impacting our future personality, cognitive functioning, behavior and relationships.
Early experiences matter greatly and are the ignition toward a lifelong journey of development and discovery of ourselves, our world, our relationships and who we are within each.
This is why early childhood mental health is so important and why early intervention services are essential to lifelong positive functioning.
Infant and early childhood mental health includes an array of services that promote optimal social and emotional functioning. These impact areas such as the ability to form satisfying relationships, play, the ability to communicate and learn, behavior and self-regulation, and the expression of emotions. Moreover, early intervention services can help overcome and manage mental health disorders found specifically in childhood.
Working with a trained and knowledgeable early childhood mental health counselor is one way to promote healthy social and emotional development, prevent mental health problems, and treat mental health disorders in children. Kelle Arend is Renovation Counseling’s early childhood counselor.
The following are some of the concerns in children that we see at Renovation Counseling.
- Early childhood development and mental health
- School readiness (emotional and social)
- Trauma, abuse and neglect
- Adoption and foster care
- Child brain development
- Parent-child/family relationships
- Behavior difficulties
- Autism Spectrum Disorders