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Child Therapy

Children are our most valued treasures. Their inner world is beautifully complex! My life's work is to help children be heard and to be gently nurtured into health and wholeness by their loving adults. I have been fortunate to have innate gifts and excellent educational and training opportunities to share. These have given me specialized tools for assisting children and those who care for them.

Welcome to a Safe Space for Your Child's Well-Being



Behavioral Issues

Therapy provides a containing and nurturing environment to help you and your child make sense of and address challenging interactions and behaviors  such as aggression, resistance, oppositionality, bullying, distractability, impulsiveness, anxiety,  selective mutism, and attachment problems.

Life Transitions and Adjustments

Empower your child with the capacity to process change, adapt, and build the foundation for a positive, resilient approach to life's transitions and stressors.

Emotional and Mental Health Concerns

Therapy offers your child a safe space to express all of their feelings, make meaning of them from the inside out, and develop the trust and resilience needed to flourish.

Children Playing in a field


Empowering Children

Through Therapy


As a parent, you want the best for your child, and that includes their mental and emotional well-being. Many troubling behaviors often originate from instinct and emotion, making it resistant to traditional discipline or behavior management. Clear and effective intervention emerge when we understand the developmental antecedents, with accurate analysis relying on an understanding of attachment dynamics, vulnerability, and maturation.


For young children, play therapy can take away the obstacle of verbal language and act as vehicle for them to show us their beautifully chaotic world of being a child and the overwhelming feelings and sensations they may be carrying inside them. They can express their full range of emotions, make sense of them with our insights and sensitivity, and find connection, confidence, joy and a stronger sense of self. It's a testament to your dedication as a parent to provide the best possible foundation for their growth and happiness. 

Seeking therapy is a powerful act of love and support that can make a lasting positive impact on your child's life.

Rooted and Rising:

Child Counseling & Family Care with Chheng Ear, LCSW:

Helping your Child Thrive


Are you a parent seeking support for your child's emotional well-being? You're not alone. Navigating the therapy world can be overwhelming, but we're here to guide you every step of the way.


Why Choose Therapy for Your Child?

Children, like adults, face challenges that can impact their mental and emotional health. Therapy provides a safe and containing environment for them to express themselves, receive help to cope with the struggles they face, develop new capacities and skills, and build resilience.


How We Can Help

1. Understanding Your Child's Needs

At Rooted and Rising: Child Counseling & Family Care with Chheng Ear, LCSW, we believe that the  key to understanding children lies in realizing that their challenging behavior is not personal, nor is it a deficit. Using an attachment-based developmental approach,  we will delve into understanding your child's unique temperament, interests, and journey to create treatment plans that is responsive to their underlying needs. We will focus on honoring and helping you become the answer to your child regardless of the origins of the concerning behavior.


2. Tailored Approach to Healing & Growth

Considering your child's temperament, neurobiology, and experiences, we reflect on how external and internal influences may have unintentionally impede optimal development and their ability to feel secured, happy and confident. In this context, therapy becomes a collaborative process of attending to the relational, emotional, interactional, and contextual environments that influence your child and creating the right conditions for your child to flourish. We aim to create a containing and nurturing environment that honors your child's individuality while being sensitive to your cultural and family values.


3. Specialized Support for Emotional & Behavioral Difficulties

Our services are tailored to meet the unique needs of children grappling with emotional dysregulation, aggression, overwhelming anxiety and fears, insecurity, trauma. When children don't feel okay inside, it can profoundly impact their learning, sense of safety, self-perception, and participation in daily activities. This dynamic can influence how they express emotions, create bonds, and navigate social and academic environment. At Roots and Wings Counseling, we specialize in providing a supportive and understanding space for children dealing with these challenges. Through relational and evidence-based practices, we work towards empowering your child to build resilience, fostering trust and a positive self-image, and enhancing their capacity for healthy connections with others. Our goal is to partner with you as their loving adults in supporting them toward self-discovery, healing, and building meaningful relationships that contribute to their identity and well-being.


4. Insight into the Therapy Process: Nurturing Trust and Relationships

We are committed to providing a transparent and insightful therapeutic process. Our approach is rooted in a deep understanding of developmental science, attachment theory, trauma, and neurobiology, incorporating evidence-based practices such as Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Trust-Based relational Intervention, Play Therapy, Neurorelational Framework, Dynamic Emotion Focused Therapy, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. 


Through these proven strategies, we guide children and their caregivers in developing self-compassion and a profound understanding of themselves and each other. Our focus extends beyond symptom management to meeting essential needs and empowering children with the critical tools and relationships they need for lifelong well-being.


Getting Started

1. Free Consultation

Not sure if therapy is the right fit for your child? Schedule a free consultation. We'll discuss your concerns and help you determine the best course of action.


2. Easy Scheduling, Including In-Home Therapy Sessions

We understand the importance of convenience in your busy life. That's why we offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate your needs. Additionally, when applicable, we provide the option of in-home therapy sessions. Working with your child in their natural environment offers unique advantages, allowing us to observe and address challenges in the context where they naturally arise. This approach enhances the effectiveness of therapy, ensuring a comfortable and familiar setting for your child's growth and development. Please inquire about the availability of in-home sessions during the scheduling process, and we'll work together to find the best solution for your family.


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