Christine Dulay, M.A.
Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern
Whether your child suffers from ADHD /ADD/ combined ADHD, depression, anxiety, difficulty fitting into school, oppositional defiant, disruptive disorder, reactive attachment, separation due to divorce/family matters, and other significant behavioral issues, the key is RESILLENCY.
In therapy the child learns to adapt and learns coping skills to navigate through the diversity of change with supportive parent -child relationship. Children communicate through play within their developmental stage, and within their play they can reenact behavioral issues seen within the home, school, and nursery environment. Since, some medical health symptoms mimic symptoms from psychological behavioral issues given, it is my expertise to clinically separate the medical health issues from the psychological diagnosis within the field of psychology/psychiatry and address the behavioral issues that are manifesting.
The difference between out-patient school and in-office is that in-office the clinician has more modalities to use, and the core root of the problem can be exposed in a controlled setting, and processed; at school the child can have difficulty processing information and have difficulty self- regulating emotions that can later be seen as acting out in the school environment after a session. I believe in realistic expectations in providing the best behavioral healthcare services.
Modalities of therapy are the following:
- Play therapy techniques
- Art therapy techniques
- Sand tray
- Video therapy
- Filial therapy techniques
- Child parent individual therapy techniques
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Rational Emotive behavioral therapy (Completed Albert Elis Certificate -Children)
- Brief Solution focus therapy
- Behavioral Modification techniques
- Biofeedback techniques/knowledge (Dale Walters BCIA- training through Forest Institute of Professional Psychology)
Each child is unique, and has a certain personality which is seen later in adulthood with Myer Briggs test (career assessment); as such the efficacy of one therapy may work better then the other. In addition, I attend school IEP meetings when scheduled as well as clinical observation of child ‘s behavior in school with approval of school’s administrator.
A Graduate from an APA (American Psychological Association) accredited schools both undergraduate and graduate programs in Clinical Psychology. Undergraduate with a B.S. Psychology with biology/neuroscience background from Florida State University, and my Masters in Forest Institute of Professional Psychology focusing on therapeutic change in behavior and resiliency for children between the ages of 3 to 13 years old. Therapy is a catalyst for change in behavior.
Philosophy: “If I can help children in therapy with skills needed to process stressful information with the negative external environment that they live and demand from them, the coping skills learned will be the foundation needed in their adulthood. Change in behavior is a progression of little steps with the involvement of parents/parent in therapy”.
- Professional and Organizational Excellence
- Ethics and Integrity
- Strategic Innovation
- Human Diversity
- Empowering Relationships
Children Group therapy : Children learn through social skills and learn by their peers (role- play, and modeling). Group therapy ranges in size from 2 to 5 children in an hour session. To help with finances, group therapy would be $15.00 per child after a complete initial assessment $120.00 ( bio- psychological assessment, master treatment plan, and clinical observation of the child’s behavior) as to whether group therapy or individual therapy would benefit for the given behavioral problem and personality of the client.
The fees are 1hr and 30 minutes $120.00 initial intake (as stated above.). Thereafter $45.00 individual child therapy; $65.00 for Parent Child Individual therapy techniques/Filial therapy techniques; IEP meeting attendance with parents at school fee are $65.00 scheduled in mornings. Sliding Scale
CASH, CHECK, CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED.: Please Inquire about sliding scale:
Florida Residency: Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern.
Christine Dulay, M.A.
1417 N Semoran Blvd., Suite 201
Orlando, FL 32807
To contact Christine or set up an appointment please call: (407) 675-7200 or send her an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.