What is this service?

Cultivation of caregiver-child relationships.

Who is this service for?

Children 2 through 6 years old, that are experiencing behavioral and/or emotional difficulties, and their families residing in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, or Rappahannock Counties.

Parent Child Interaction Therapy


Our Children’s Services Division believes that play is essential to a child’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being. Through play, children can learn about their world, themselves, and their relationships with others.

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidenced-based, behavior management program designed for young children (2 to 7 years old) experiencing behavioral and/or emotional difficulties and their caregivers. Do you have a child who refuses to listen to your requests, tantrums, and becomes physically aggressive? Does your child struggle to play quietly, stay seated, and take turns? Or do you want to improve the overall relationship you have with your child? If any of these ring true to you or someone you know then PCIT can help!

During PCIT sessions, a clinician will observe your play and interactions with your child and through live coaching, teach you PCIT skills on how to manage challenging child behaviors. Backed by over 30 years of research, studies have shown that PCIT helps to reduce depression and anxiety symptoms in caregivers, reduce household stress, improve marital l dynamics, and provide a break in the inconsistent parenting practices that lead to tantrums and defiance. We want our caregivers to enjoy the time they spend with their children, and we know that a parent’s relationship with their child has an impact on the trajectory of their lives. We know that PCIT WORKS!

How to Contact Us:

To learn more about Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) or to make a referral, contact the Child and Adolescent Support Coordinator at (540) 672-2990, extension 101.

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