Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based program for families with children two to seven years old that provides one-on-one coaching in a real-time setting.

In each session, the parent wears a small ear-piece and plays with their child as a PCIT therapist provides coaching from the other side of a one way mirror using a microphone. The therapist helps the parent practice and master new skills and the parent-child relationship is effectively strengthened through positive coaching.

What Can I Expect From PCIT?

  • Support & Parent Coaching
  • Increased Positive Interaction
  • Increased Positive Behavior
  • Improvement in Social Skills
  • Increased Attention & Focus
  • Decreased Parental Stress
  • Learn to Set Clear Limits
  • Establish Healthy Consequences

PCIT can work for any parent-child relationship! However, PCIT is designed to work best with children with attachment issues, foster or adoption, ADHD and other oppositional behavior. This program is also a best practice to reduce the risk of abuse and neglect. We offer this program in partnership with Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress (HCSATS).

For more information or to schedule a first time appointment, call us at 253.565.4484 and speak with our intake specialists.