Children’s Counseling

DVIS Children’s Counseling Department is a team of therapists who work with children ages birth-18 and their families. Like adults, children need to have a safe place to deal with strong emotions and trauma. Our therapists work to help children and caregivers to increase emotional and physical safety, trust each other, and learn ways to live a healthier life for years to come. In Children’s therapy, kids get to experience a variety of individual, group, and parent/child combined settings based on the child’s unique needs.

Our Children’s Therapists provide the following treatment models:

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • This helps children ages 6-18 learn how to be more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and actions, as well as understand how trauma impacts their relationships.

Our Children’s Counseling Department is also a member of the Safe Babies Court Team, a change initiative that brings together the courts, child welfare, and child serving organizations such as DVIS to best serve vulnerable children ages 0-3. The goal of the Safe Babies Court Team is to find young children permanency, stability, and safety as quickly as possible.

For more information about counseling for children, please call 918-585-3163.

Daycare

DVIS has daycare available at our counseling offices, at the Family Safety Center and a two star licensed facility at our emergency shelter. We know that seeking help with sexual and domestic violence can be a lot. We know having help, such as daycare, can make it a little easier to get help. Our daycare staff will take care of your children while you attend group, fill out paperwork, or meet with an advocate.