Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) empowers parents to build stronger, more positive relationships with their children through structured, play-based interactions.

What you’ll gain from Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Improved Parent-Child Relationship
Strengthen the bond and connection between you and your child.

Enhanced Parenting Skills
Learn helpful and positive parenting techniques tailored to your child’s needs.

Communication Techniques
Develop clear and constructive communication strategies with your child.

A Happier, Healthier Family Dynamic
Foster a more positive and harmonious atmosphere within your family.

What is Parent-Child Interaction Therapy?

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is designed to enhance the parent-child relationship and address behavioral issues in young children. It operates on the principle that positive interactions between parents and children form the foundation for healthy emotional and behavioral development. Parents receive guidance from a trained therapist to learn and apply effective communication, discipline, and play techniques. Through interactive sessions, parents engage in play-based activities with their children while receiving real-time coaching and feedback from the therapist.

This dynamic approach empowers parents to build nurturing relationships with their children while also teaching effective behavior management strategies. PCIT is particularly beneficial for families dealing with issues like defiance, aggression, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and serves as a powerful tool in fostering a loving and harmonious family environment.

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In-Network Therapists, With a Wide Expertise

Our extensive network of seasoned, licensed, accredited, and highly empathetic mental health clinicians specialize in easing a wide spectrum of concerns, including: 

Clinical Conditions

  • OCD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Chronic insomnia
  • Chronic pain
  • Panic
  • Personality disorders
  • Phobias
  • Trauma & PTSD

General Topics

  • Relationships
  • Parenting support
  • Burnout
  • Life transitions
  • Grief & loss
  • Self-esteem
  • Body acceptance
  • Cultural identity
  • Racial trauma
  • Childhood trauma
  • Finding purpose

Our providers are experts in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

How do you know if you need therapy?

Therapy is right for everyone. Therapy can help you improve your relationships with your family, friends, and self. Taking care of your mental health is a sign of strength, and seeking to better oneself is an empowering choice. 

Affordable and In-Network with Most Major Insurers

And more – see all accepted insurances here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Headlight for?

Headlight is for everyone. Taking care of your mental health is a sign of strength, and choosing to better oneself is an empowering decision. We provide mental health services to those seeking a bright path forward.

What is therapy?

Therapy offers a safe and confidential space for individuals to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. During therapy sessions, your Headlight therapist will actively listen and provide guidance and insights to help you better understand yourself, your relationships, and your challenges. Talk therapy can address a variety of mental health concerns, from anxiety and depression to trauma and relationship issues. Headlight’s clinicians are experienced in various therapeutic approaches and techniques and offer in-person or virtual sessions.

What is the difference between therapy and psychiatry?

Therapy, often provided by psychologists, social workers, or counselors, involves talking through emotional and psychological challenges to gain insight and develop coping strategies. Whereas, psychiatry, typically led by medical doctors, focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues using medication alongside therapy when necessary. While therapy emphasizes conversation and behavioral strategies, psychiatry integrates medication management to address biochemical imbalances in mental health conditions.

Why is it so important to find the right therapist?

Finding the right therapist is so important as it establishes a foundation of trust, creating a safe space for open communication. A well-matched therapist can better understand your individual needs, ensuring personalized support and enhancing the effectiveness of the therapeutic process.

What services do you offer?

Headlight services include therapy, medication management, and Esketamine (Spravato) sessions.

More than 50% of Americans struggle with mental health.

Headlight is now collaborating with health plans and companies to make therapy more accessible and affordable. Speak to a Care Coordinator today.