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WELCOME

Curren M. Whitfield  is  a  licensed  clinical  social worker (LCSW) in New Jersey specializing  in  therapy  for  children  who  are  struggling  behaviorally  or  emotionally.

 

With a focus on compassion, curiosity, and connection, alongside a brain-based and neurodiversity-affirming framework for understanding the most perplexing behaviors, Curren serves children ages 3-11 alongside those who love them.  

 

By  utilizing  a  child's  natural  language  -  the  language  of  play  - 

children  will  establish  healthy  connections  to  self  and  others,  and 

be  able  to  process,  heal,  and  grow  in  whatever  way  they  need  to. 

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Telehealth and In-office Appointments 

111 Omni Drive

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

"Enter into children's play and you will find the place where their minds, hearts, and souls meet."

VIRGINIA AXLINE

SPECIALIZATIONS

OF CARE

  • COPING SKILLS

  • SOCIAL SKILLS

  • SELF ESTEEM

  • ATTACHMENT

  • SCHOOL ISSUES

  • BEHAVIORAL ISSUES

  • EMOTIONAL REGULATION

  • NEURODIVERGENCE

Specializatons
  • ANXIETY

  • DEPRESSION

  • TANTRUMS / MELTDOWNS

  • ADJUSTMENT DISORDER

  • ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER

  • AUTISM

  • PATHOLOGICAL DEMAND AVOIDANCE

  • OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANT DISORDER

  • POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER / COMPLEX--PTSD

COMMONLY
TREATED SYMPTOMS & DIAGNOSES

Commonly Treated

"A regulated, connected child who feels safe behaves well and is available and interested in learning."  

ROBYN GOBBEL, LCSW

IS THERAPY RIGHT FOR MY CHILD?

Every child deserves to feel safe, loved, supported, and connected. By providing a safe environment and a deeply respectful, child-centered, and friendly approach, children will be able to process, heal, and grow in whatever way they need to, parents will feel supported in their parenting approach,

and families will regain a sense of connection to each other.

"Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning"

FRED ROGERS

NO BAD KIDS

Alongside any symptoms your child is displaying that brought you here, you also know the side of your child that is sweet, gentle, caring, energetic, empathetic, curious, and creative.

I believe that! There is no doubt in my mind that there are no bad kids, only those looking to communicate an unmet need. In our work together my hope is to figure out what that unmet need is, ways to meet it in healthy and constructive ways, and for your child's strong-willed personality, sensitive nature, mental health challenge or unique neurotype

 to be reframed as a gift to be explored and celebrated.

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