The Children’s Clinic is the outpatient component of Cutchins Programs specializing in treating trauma experienced by children and adolescents. Located in a sun-filled Victorian home in downtown Northampton, the Clinic offers a welcoming environment to children and families experiencing a broad range of emotional and behavioral challenges. Currently serving more than 350 children and families from Hampshire County and the surrounding area, the Clinic began in 1985 with a mission of providing the best-trained clinicians to work with those children most in need of services, a mission that underscores everything we do.
Clinicians at the Children’s Clinic serve children in a wide range of ages that include very young children (0-6), latency-aged children (7-12), and adolescents (13-18). Our treatment is informed by a variety of evidence based and effective methodologies. These include:
Long-term trauma and attachment work
- Play therapy
- Psychodynamic therapy
- Neuropsychological assessment
- Art therapy
- Narrative therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Family therapy and parent support
To learn more about our approaches, visit the Cutchins Care website.
The Children’s Clinic holds a vision of long-term therapeutic resources. A distinctive attribute of the Children’s Clinic services is working with children whose needs will change but not disappear over time. This and other factors make the Children’s Clinic unique from other children’s mental health services.
- Long-term treatment plans
- Collaborative clinical approach
- Ability to support families through all stages, including pregnancy and post-partum
Family Services at the Children’s Clinic include:
- Family Therapy
- Parent Coaching
- Direct involvement in child’s treatment, from helping to identify early goals to regularly participating in treatment
Cases are carefully matched to the expertise and availability of the staff. Parents and referral sources should contact the Children’s Clinic about the needs of each child. For more information regarding the Children’s Clinic, please contact email@example.com or 413 587-3265.
These videos were created by Amanda Harrison, Director of the Children’s Clinic, and Charlie Cooley, Occupational Therapist and videographer. Reading stories and helping children to use the concepts in those stories helps our clients stay connected to their therapeutic caregivers as well as the practices that help them grow emotionally. The generous support of the United Way enabled our clinicians to create the resource materials that accompany the videos, and will enable our families to maintain the emotional balance that helps their kids. The funding from the United Way also enabled the Children’s Clinic to purchase copies of both books to give to Cutchins families, forging an even deeper connection to the words.