Relate Counseling Center offers age-appropriate programming to foster the social and emotional development of young children by helping to strengthen their important relationships, express and regulate emotions, explore and learn, and stay on track developmentally.

When Should I Seek Support?

All children experiences ups and downs as a part of typical development. Here are some things to watch for to know if your child or family may benefit from services:

  • Behavioral difficulty at home, preschool, or childcare
  • Difficulty adjusting to a significant change such as a move or the loss of a significant relationship
  • Significant changes in emotions, sleeping, or eating habits
  • Loss of previously learned skills
  • A stressful, scary, or dangerous experiences followed by changes in emotions or behavior
  • Increased stress related to parenting your child
  • Concerns that your child’s development is not progressing as expected

Relate provides a range of services including developmentally appropriate mental health assessment, evidence-based interventions such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), parenting support, and collaboration with teachers or childcare providers. The therapist will partner with you to understand your concerns and develop a plan to meet your child’s and family’s needs.

For questions or to learn more about Relate’s Early Childhood services, please contact Sara McGee at