HOW IS TELETHERAPY

PROVIDED?

Book immediate care/virtual care, therapy sessions from the comfort of your own office or home using live video (HIPAA-compliant technology), telephone or text. It's simple and easy. Join my confidential and safe video therapy room from anywhere you choose.

SESSIONS FOR CHILDREN

I provide interactive online play 

sessions for children who need

therapeutic services.  I am licensed to diagnose and treat mental health and developmental disorders of early childhood.

WHAT IS PARENT &

CO-PARENT 

COACHING?

I work with you or your family to achieve goals, overcome obstacles and make changes or shifts that foster optimal mental health and happiness. I assist parents in supporting the emotional development of their child  - I'm also certified in the "Parents as Teachers" Evidence-Based home-visitor model. If you're a California resident not living in the Los Angeles area, I provide online teletherapy and parent coaching.  I am also an IEP Advocate. 

DO YOU SEE ADULTS OR JUST CHILDREN?

Yes I see adults. As an LMFT mental health professional I'm trained in psychotherapy and family systems, and licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of the individual and family. I'm strength-based and use psychodynamic/object relations theory (i.e., how past relationships affect the present) and also practice Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).  For Adult Treatment, visit

TeletherapyCalifornia.com

 

LIVING WITH & LOVING THE HIGH-NEED CHILD

Is it difficult at times to handle or understand your child's complexities? Do you find it hard to explain your child's behaviors and inner-workings to others? 

The earlier in a child’s life that we focus on mental health, the better. Online and In-home family therapy services are designed to reduce personal stress and help you speak openly and honestly in a safe environment. The goal of family treatment is to help you cope and to help build upon your child's social-emotional health. 

 

SERVICES ARE FOR:

Individuals suffering from emotional hardship or who are struggling with the effects of divorce, grief, parental stress, school resistance, stay-at-home order behavioral effects, general anxiety, difficulties with impulse control and emotional regulation, ADHD, OCD, ODD, depression, selective mutism, mood dysregulation (DMDD), processing/learning/sensory issues, conditions related to premature birth, and executive function abilities. Outdoor family therapy, play therapy, recreational therapy and teletherapy sessions are provided by licensed therapists.  

 

CASE MANAGEMENT & COLLABORATIVE CARE

We work in conjunction with your child's school (use a teletherapy platform that's designed for clinicians specifically to serve young children with special needs), neuropsychologist, and care-givers to provide supports for effective classroom management and positive learning environments. We provide SST, 504 & IEP assistance, supportive teacher practices and, strategies for supporting children with challenging behaviors and other social, emotional, mental health or learning disability concerns.

 
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​LEARN THE SKILLS IT TAKES

TO PARENT TO THE

BEST OF YOUR ABILITIES

You are not alone. Parenting a high-need child is not easy.  Find comfort, inspiration and effective tools to:

CONNECT WITH YOUR CHILD & LEARN HOW TO:

  • Use healthy and adaptive coping strategies to keep the peace

  • Use everyday moments to support your child’s development

  • Help your child build their executive functioning for success in all stages of life

  • Have responsive relationships to help your family’s well-being

  • Empathize and connect with your child

  • Identify problems before they get out of control 

  • Become a collaborative & proactive problem solver with your child

  • Build parental resilience

  • Understand and manage your inner reactions to others

  • Use mindfulness in everyday situations

  • Stay calm and regulated when your child is challenging

  • Communicate better with family members

  • Practice self healing techniques

  • Make home life more manageable

  • Create a school 504 plan or IEP that supports all your child's challenges

 

COMMON DEVELOPMENTAL ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH ADHD

Developmental issues that go hand-in-hand with ADHD may be a source of significant worry for parents. However, it’s important to remember that the long-term developmental outcome for children with ADHD varies—and often depends on what help or interventions they receive.

While ADHD is typically thought of as a behavioral disorder, it’s important to recognize that it is a developmental disorder as well.

Research shows that kids with ADHD develop 2 to 3 years more slowly than their peers. Which explains why parents get so frustrated thinking that their child should, "know better" when indeed they don't, due to the lag in social-emotional development. 

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CAN A PRESCHOOLER HAVE ADHD?

With the DC:0-5 Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood, we are now able to accurately diagnose the 3-5 year old age range. Receiving a diagnosis doesn't improve your child's challenges directly or solve their unsolved problem/lagging skills. However, meeting the criteria and being diagnosed ensures access to appropriate support and treatment and may help your child qualify for early childhood intervention services.  And that's why we are here, to help you navigate the system in a supportive and reassuring environment.  

 

ADHD and OADT (Overactivity Disorder of Toddlerhood) are neurobiological conditions. Young children with these challenges often present with various symptoms such as; sensory triggers, excessive hyperactivity, hard time attending to verbal requests, constant reliance on caregiver for safety, fidgeting, talking too much, intrusiveness with other's play, inflexibility and aggression, over-responsiveness to people and stimuli in the environment and difficulty with social interactions. The presence of family history of ADHD is an important feature for kids who meet the criteria. 

ADHD/OADT IN CHILDREN OFTEN REQUIRES A COMPREHENSIVE

APPROACH AND MAY INCLUDE:

  • Family-focused intervention

  • Parent and child education about diagnosis and treatment

  • Figuring out what's in your child's way and helping them problem solve

  • Parent training in behavior management techniques (CBTs)

  • Neuropsychological evaluation

  • Language and Educational Therapy

  • OT Occupational Therapy or Recreational Therapy

  • School programming and supports

  • Child and family therapy to address personal and/or family stress concerns

  • Mindfulness & meditation/focused deliberate breathing practices

  • Medication (sometimes)

 
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EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH

Our expertise is wellness promotion...To support a program-wide culture that promotes children’s mental health, social and emotional well-being, and overall health.  Advocating for families who want to give their young child the best start in life. Not all parents recognize when their child needs help. That's why we are here, to help. 

INDIVIDUALIZED INTERVENTION

WITH INFANTS, TODDLERS & PRESCHOOLERS.

We assist parents in setting up responsive routines and environments to support emotional development and help family members and caregivers to determine the meaning of various behaviors. We teach parents how to support their infant/toddler's social development by guiding and coaching them on how to handle and respond to challenging behaviors. Our researched-based model was created by Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation partnered with Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development and curriculum is from The Center for the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL), Vanderbilt University

PRESCHOOL CONSULTATION 

Kimberley helps implement strategies to identify and support children with mental health and social and emotional concerns; Aim is to improve classroom management and teacher practices through strategies that include using classroom observations and interventions to address teacher and  child needs and creating physical and cultural environments that promote positive mental health and social and emotional functioning.  Services address prevalent child mental health concerns, including internalizing problems such as appearing withdrawn and externalizing problems such as challenging or aggressive behaviors; and, In helping both parents and caregivers to understand mental health and access mental health interventions.

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“It only takes a few extra minutes to be a really good parent and if you're raising a high-need child you need to exercise an incredible amount of flexibility and frustration tolerance.”

Kimberley Clayton Blaine, MA, LMFT

Today Show

Kimberley Blaine, Joshua Sparrow

and T. Berry Brazelton

(Founder, the Brazelton Institute 

at Boston Children’s Hospital) 

 

Kimberley is a child mental health and social and emotional well-being expert and has been a pioneer in the delivery of Online Therapeutic Services for over a decade. Kimberley's been working as a licensed psychotherapist specializing in early childhood mental health since 1998. Her expertise is in Trauma-Informed Care and science-based strategies for treating ADHD. She provides therapy for individuals and consultation to families, organizations, and schools who care for children age birth to 12. Her services aim to build caregiver’s and ECE’s capacity to strengthen and support the healthy social and emotional development of children―early and before intervention is needed. Kimberley is certified in The Parents as Teachers Evidence-Based comprehensive home-visiting, parent education model and holds a Child Development Program Director Permit. Kimberley's background is in the facilitation of group therapy for families who have experienced early childhood trauma, secondary trauma (indirect exposure/witness to trauma) and domestic abuse. Her preschool training & background is in High Scope and Reggio Emilia.

Kimberley teaches Early Childhood Brain Development and Positive Discipline Strategies at UCLA Extension Education Department for ECE providers. She currently serves as a parent education consultant and trainer for the Children's Center at Caltech. She is also a Communications Consultant for Pasadena's Office of the Young Child. For the last 12 years Kimberley has served as the Social Marketing Director for a Los Angeles Early Childhood Mental Health Campaign at The Children's Institute Inc. funded by the (SAMHSA) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

She is a speaker, author and a positive-psychology family coach.  Her writings have appeared in Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best-sellers as a contributor to the healing site SimpleReminders.com which has over 50 millions readers. She’s the author of the book, Emotion Coaching Young Children by Jossey Bass/WILEY books.  She's also the author of an award winning book, “My Feelings Activity Book” for Project ABC funded by SAMHSA.  Having first hand experience raising a child with ADHD/OCD/Anxiety has inspired her to be a resource for families in need. 

 

KIMBERLEY CLAYTON BLAINE, LMFT

Mom and a Child

INQUIRE ABOUT SERVICES:

To receive information about (teletherapy) individual treatment, in-home family therapy, parent coaching, or any other related service, please call:

 

 

Email us at ClaytonBlaine@gmail.com and we'll get back to you shortly. Please be mindful about sharing sensitive information via email, as it is not a fully secure form of communication. This email is not HIPAA Compliant. For confidentiality, call the number listed. 

 

KCB Consult, Inc
The Complicated Child
California, Arizona, Canada

Michigan & Utah
310-497-0088

 
 

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