KidSense employs experienced and licensed Mental Health Counselors

Mental Health Counseling is the therapeutic use of art-making within a professional relationship. Mental Health Counseling is based on the belief that the creative process involved in art-making is healing and life-enhancing. What are the benefits? Mental Health Counseling uses the art-making process and the resulting art product as an alternative means of communication. The therapist and the client work together to understand this primarily non-verbal communication. Through creating art and reflecting on the art products and processes, clients are able to increase awareness of their behavior and the behavior of others, develop problem-solving strategies, cope with symptoms, stress, and traumatic experiences, and enhance cognitive abilities.

Clinical social work is a practice area of social work that focuses on providing general counseling and crisis intervention for individuals, couples, families, and groups. Our clinical social workers are licensed in the state of Connecticut to provide individual, group, and family therapy. They provide support to children and families to strengthen their relationships at home, school, and other social environments. Our clinical social workers also help children to develop the tools to identify and express their emotions in healthy ways.