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 compassion and curiosity, alongside a brain-based framework for understanding the most challenging of 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.
** EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE: IN-PERSON SESSIONS TO RESUME STARTING MAY 2023 IN HILLSBOROUGH, NJ (SOMERSET COUNTY)
"Enter into children's play and you will find the place where their minds, hearts, and souls meet."
TANTRUMS / MELTDOWNS
ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
PATHOLOGICAL DEMAND AVOIDANCE
OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANT DISORDER
POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER / COMPLEX--PTSD
TREATED SYMPTOMS & DIAGNOSES
"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"
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 neurovariance
to be reframed as a gift to be explored and celebrated.