Lori Schreuders-Meyer LCSW
I am a licensed psychotherapist with 20+ years of experience working with children, adults, couples and families facing a variety of struggles.
school behavioral problems
social skills and peer relationships
I have an eclectic, holistic, and attachment focused approach to treatment which is rooted in Psychodynamic theory and includes play therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Expressive Arts, CBT, Mindfulness, Sensory motor, movement, somatic, and trauma informed interventions.
Whether I am working with a child or an adult, my primary goal is to help to create a safe space for them to identify, explore and manage the emotions and behaviors that are impeding their potential for living a healthier and happy life. I have extensive training and experience working with children and adults who have experienced trauma.
Though often feeling depleted and unrecognized, I have seen, untapped, and helped to recover incredible strengths in my clients. Much of my work begins with identifying and supporting those strengths in an effort to overcome and heal from the issues that are creating challenges in their lives.
I understand that it is not always an easy decision to reach out for help. Parents are often shamed for their children's behavior and adults are often defined and labeled by their current challenges or problems. My priority is creating a safe, empathic space for you and your family so that we can identify goals and treatment options to best meet your needs.
PARENT CHILD INTERACTION THERAPY
Parent Child Interaction Therapy or PCIT, is an evidenced based, parent coaching program for parents with children ages 2-7 who are experiencing behavioral problems such as:
Oppositional and defiant behaviors
Other disruptive behavior
What makes PCIT different from other parenting programs?
Parents and children participate together
Live “hands on” coaching to help guide parents with specific Parenting skills
Parents have the opportunity to practice new skills in the moment
Parents receive immediate feedback, guidance, and encouragement as they implement new skills
PARENTING SKILLS AGES 7+
Parenting issues often lead to family conflict and stress. Seeking help from a child and family therapist can help you to develop the skills to feel competent and effective in your parenting, and help your child to grow and develop into a competent, empathic and successful grown up!
Improve parent child communication
Learn effective child management and discipline skills
Play therapy uses a child’s natural medium of play to express feelings; repeating what they have experienced in life, in their play. While adults use words, children use play to create and work through what is causing their distress.
COPING AND SELF REGULATION SKILLS
Helping children who are struggling with managing their behavior and feelings.
Build skills utilizing yoga, mindfulness, breathing, movement, art, and sensory motor activities to manage:
depression and self isolating behaviors
INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES, AND FAMILY COUNSELING
Improve communication, reduce stress, manage change, and repair relationships.
Avg cost per session: $150-$200
Initial appt : $200
Sliding Scale: available on a limited basis
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, credit card
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network
Watchung Hills Family Counseling
31 Mountain Blvd.
Building B, Warrenville Plaza
Warren, NJ 07059