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Starting Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT)

What is Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT)?

Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) is a specialized therapeutic approach that concentrates on strengthening the parent-child relationship and enhancing child behavior through structured, interactive sessions. This therapy emphasizes positive reinforcement and active listening to help parents develop nurturing and authoritative parenting skills.

How does Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) work?

In our parent-child interaction therapy sessions (PCIT), trained therapists at Thriveworks in Blacksburg, VA will guide you and your child in real-time interactions imparting effective communication and behavior management techniques. PCIT is commonly employed to address issues like disruptive behavior, defiance, and parent-child attachment problems, with the overarching aim of fortifying the parent-child bond, improving parenting skills, and fostering healthier child development.

Is Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks therapists in Blacksburg, VA conducted parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) both in person and virtual through online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) last?

The length of parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) is flexible and depends on the unique needs and progress of each family. Typically, PCIT involves around 12 to 20 weekly one-hour sessions, but the therapy length can be adapted based on the child's and family's response to treatment. While some families may complete PCIT in a few months, others may choose to continue for a more extended period to reach their therapeutic objectives.

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Parent-Child interaction therapy (PCIT) in Blacksburg, VA

PCIT is a family-oriented therapy that can enhance the parent-child relationship through improved interaction. It can help the parent learn techniques and bring about reductions in the child’s behavior issues. As a result, this therapy often leads to a stronger familial relationship.

If you’re looking for therapy to address concerns about your child or simply want to improve interactions with your child(ren), call or schedule online with Thriveworks in Blacksburg, VA.

How Does PCIT Work?

In PCIT, you as the parent will have the opportunity to learn new skills that can help you become better able to provide a caring, nurturing, and beneficial environment for your child. An ultimate goal of this approach is to help negative behaviors evolve into more positive behavior patterns.

PCIT seeks to minimize any negative characteristics within the relationship, and teaches you, the parent, techniques for to use towards that goal. You’ll also be guided in developing new behaviors and communication skills to provide support and encouragement. Your therapist will introduce you to effective and safe disciplinary techniques that can then be used to help your child improve behavior by addressing and managing symptoms and issues that lead to the negative behavior. You’ll be encouraged to practice these techniques until you’re comfortable using them. Children who participate in PCIT can often learn how to adapt their own behavior, and many families experience vast improvement in child behavior and the parent-child relationship.

PCIT may be especially helpful for:

  • Building positive parent-child interactions,
  • Developing positive child-rearing strategies
  • Reducing the likelihood of child physical and verbal abuse
  • Reducing child behavior issues (anger, aggression, defiance, etc.)
  • Increasing communication and interaction skills within the family

Children who participate in PCIT often develop greater self-esteem, experience less anger and frustration. Often their social, organizational and relationship skills are improved. Most feel safer and calmer, and communicate more effectively. As the parent, you typically can learn many consistent, reliable techniques for parenting. You may even experience greater confidence when dealing with behavioral concerns, whether publicly or in the home.

Call Thriveworks Blacksburg at 540-376-3348 to schedule an appointment with our PCIT expert therapist, or book online.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Blacksburg therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Blacksburg
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.7 Thriveworks Blacksburg reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
So nice, reassuring, helpful for what I needed. Explained everything very well. I feel I don’t have a bunch of questions I should have asked.
Read more So nice, reassuring, helpful for what I needed. Explained everything very well. I feel I don’t have a bunch of questions I should have asked.
Blacksburg May 2020
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★★★★★
Turns out our councilor in Blacksburg is working out great! This was a good idea. Highly recommend! Kudo's to Kelly.
Read more Turns out our councilor in Blacksburg is working out great! This was a good idea. Highly recommend! Kudo's to Kelly.
Blacksburg Jan 2020
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★★★★★
We have been providing the billing services to Thriveworks Blacksburgs for a good period of time now, we have had excellent professional relationship with all the staff there. They are true professional, always provide us the helping hand. And are very efficient is providing response to any query of questions. It is truly amazing working with them.
Read more We have been providing the billing services to Thriveworks Blacksburgs for a good period of time now, we have had excellent professional relationship with all the staff there. They are true professional, always provide us the helping hand. And are very efficient is providing response to any query of questions. It is truly amazing working with them.
Blacksburg Jun 2019
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★★★★★
When I arrived at the Blacksburg office for counseling I got a peaceful feeling. The paper work was not daunting and my counselor greeted me in a friendly and professional manner.
Read more When I arrived at the Blacksburg office for counseling I got a peaceful feeling. The paper work was not daunting and my counselor greeted me in a friendly and professional manner.
Blacksburg Aug 2018
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★★★★★
I appreciated the location of the Blacksburg office. It's a pleasant place, just off the highway and feels safe. While I waited I was met by pleasant staff and refreshments.
Read more I appreciated the location of the Blacksburg office. It's a pleasant place, just off the highway and feels safe. While I waited I was met by pleasant staff and refreshments.
Blacksburg Aug 2018
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★★★★★
The waiting room was so inviting and the counselor had recognized me that made me feel very comfortable. I was tense from the unknown of therapy and it was so good to be "humanized."
Read more The waiting room was so inviting and the counselor had recognized me that made me feel very comfortable. I was tense from the unknown of therapy and it was so good to be "humanized."
Blacksburg Aug 2018
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★★★★★
I met the Thriveworks owner to inquire about the services offered. She was very helpful with her answers, she was very patient as she gave me her time and focus, and made me feel entirely at "home."
Read more I met the Thriveworks owner to inquire about the services offered. She was very helpful with her answers, she was very patient as she gave me her time and focus, and made me feel entirely at "home."
Blacksburg Apr 2018
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★★★★★
Close to downtown Blacksburg and easy to get a hold of. Just what is needed for this area.
Blacksburg Dec 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

We share a building with several other businesses including Fresenius Kidney Care Montgomery County, the Islamic Center of Blacksburg, and Thermostats Service and Repair Company. Next door to us Robinson, Farmer, and Cox Associates, an account service. Nearby is also a Courtyard by Marriott hotel and Park Commercial Realty.

Phone number

(540) 361-6270

Languages spoken by VA providers

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