Be. // Child and Adolescent Mental Health, LLC makes mental health and healing a priority through engaging your child or adolescent in services that are fit to their unique mental health needs and that are relevant to their past, present, and future. We will build an individualized treatment approach for your child or adolescent, based on their unique needs, rather than attempting to fit your child to a generic treatment template. Addressing therapy through a person-centered approach allows our therapeutic journey to focus on the strengths that your child brings to session. We will use those strengths to enhance the areas of growth and change he or she identifies.
Many times, life comes at us fast, unfortunate experiences may happen, and sometimes all we need is someone to authentically and nonjudgmentally enter our world to help us get a firmer understanding of who we are and where we want to go. I firmly believe that therapy is a joint relational effort, that together we can help you identify significant areas of your story that need special attention and together we can begin the process of integrating those experiences back in to your life.
Be. // Child and Adolescent Mental Health, LLC approaches the therapeutic process through a trauma-informed and sensitive lens. Yoga, play therapy, pet-assistance, affirmations and meditation, and other treatment modalities and techniques compliment the therapeutic process, as it is recognized that these approaches can be powerful complements to treatment.
Play therapy. Is a treatment approach that allows children to communicate in a manner that feels authentic and genuine to who they are emotionally, physically, spiritually, and developmentally. “Play is to the child what verbalization is to the adult. It is a medium for expressing feelings, exploring relationships, describing experiences, disclosing wishes, and self-fulfillment. The problems children experience do not exist apart from the persons they are. Therefore, play therapy matches the dynamic inner structure of the child with an equally dynamic approach (Landreth & Bratton, 1999).”
Animal-assisted therapy. A therapeutic intervention that incorporates animals, like Lulu my Pomeranian and therapy dog in training, into the treatment plan. Lulu can participate in session to enhance and complement the benefits of therapy. “Animal-assisted therapy where a bond is developed with the animal can help people develop a better sense of self-worth and trust, stabilize their emotions, and improve their communication, self-regulation, and socialization skills.” Psychology Today
Yoga. In the therapeutic context yoga poses can be used as an adjunct to treatment to help the body unwind and unlock stagnant energy. Just as the mind needs to process experiences through words, the body needs to process experiences through movement. Yoga poses will be tailored to meet each individual’s mental health and physical needs. Areas of concern are addressed through deep relaxation, meditation, breathing, and postures equipped to unlock healing. Mind, body, spirit are fully integrated in this approach to mental health needs. All individual and group therapeutic yoga sessions will take place in Be.’s peaceful yoga studio and will be tailored to assessed mental health needs. Each session is taught by Carey Sorenson, a licensed psychologist who is also a registered yoga instructor (RYT – 200). The yoga therapy components of my teaching are based on my status as a licensed psychologist, not derived from my status as an RYT with Yoga Alliance.
If your child or adolescent is currently struggling with direct and additive issues related to trauma exposure, academic hardships, behavioral struggles, mood regulation, impulse control, self-regulation, self-concept development, coping skills, interpersonal conflict, and other mental health concerns please contact Carey to determine appropriate treatment options based on individual needs.
- Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
- Pet Assisted Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Coping and Adjustment
- Trauma Sensitive Treatment
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Yoga Therapy / individual and group
- Direct observation in school setting (Pending School cooperation and approval)
- Collaborate with teachers on tasks
- Develop techniques to communicate
- Assist with program modification
- Provide resources for school staff
Accepted Insurance Companies
If you will be billing insurance, call the customer service number listed on your insurance card, they can inform you of what your outpatient mental health benefits are (including any out-of-pocket expenses you may incur), confirm that Be. // Child and Adolescent Mental Health LLC, or Carey Sorenson, PhD, is in-network with your plan, and advise Be. as to whether or not a pre-certification is required before beginning services.
- Anthem BlueCross/BlueShield
- United Healthcare/United Behavioral Health
- Multiplan/Health EOS
- Network Health
- Cigna Behavioral Health
- Out of network