We have our built-in support at LEDS, but it can also be helpful to know what is available for children and families in our community. Check out the list below for local and virtual therapists, family resources, parenting support, and helpful PDFs.
We're always looking to boost our community and web of support! If you have anything you'd like to add to this list please email Kelsey at email@example.com.
Child and Family Therapy
Shenandoah Art Therapy
Maria Tricarico specifically focuses on play and art therapy under 5, but all therapists there are wonderful.
Skyline Family Therapy
Christine, Jem, Stacia, and Katelyn all have experience working with children. There are rumors of a new office opening in Crozet - fingers crossed!
Tessa Cramer LPC
Charlottesville Center for Play Therapy
Child-centered Play Therapy, Parent-Child Play Therapy, and Nature-based Family Therapy
Virginia Family Therapy
Extensive list of practitioners specializing in supporting children, adolescents, parents, and families.
Riverbend Counseling Group
Lindy Swimm - Integrative Child-Parent approach and expressive arts interventions for children
Charlottesville Albemarle Coalition for Healthy Youth
Collaborative group of people and agencies educating, supporting, and advocating for the health of all young people.
Counseling, family support, and early learning opportunities focused on kids ages 2-18 in the central Virginia region.
Local agency with resources to aid and support mental health, substance use, and/or developmental delays.
Online Parenting Resources
Child Mind Institute
Articles and resources for supporting children struggling with mental health, behavioral, or learning challenges.
Zero to Three
Articles and blog posts centered around the importance of early intervention to help build strong emotional foundations for life.
Big Life Journal
Great blog posts about techniques and language to use with kids to encourage resilience, gratitude, self esteem, and more. They also offer printables with activities for specific age groups that are science-based to help your child thrive.
Parenting support stemming from compassion, trust, and acceptance.
Resources for relationship-based parenting.
Center for Youth Wellness
Improving the health of children and adolescents exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Sesame Street in Communities
Resources, strategies, and support for communities and families.
Their art videos are supportive examples of incorporating art into your child's daily life, as well as how to engage with your child and their artwork.
List of Mindfulness Activities for Kids
Stay at Home Care Package - ideas for life with kids during the pandemic
Tips for Self-Care During a Pandemic