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Parent Child Interaction Therapy with Mary C. Pratt


Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) offers a loving and disciplined approach to parenting skills that strikes a balance between positive behavior and nurturing discipline. This therapy is focused on children up to age eight (Adaptation for older children).

PCIT is a proven parent training system. The parent(s) is coached in real-time by a certified professional, through an ear piece while interacting with their child/ children. This highly effective strategy allows the parent to receive instant feedback to their parenting tactics.Mary C. Pratt is the most experienced private practitioner of PCIT in Orange County, CA.


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Hands On Parenting is committed to building warmer,more positive relationships between parents and their children that benefit the entire family, reaching out to extended family and friends as well.

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Parent-Child Interaction Therapy – PCIT


Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) offers a loving and disciplined approach to parenting skills that strikes a balance between positive behavior and nurturing discipline. This therapy is focused on children up to age eight (Adaptation for older children).

PCIT is a proven parent training system. The parent(s)is coached in real-time by a certified professional,through an ear piece while interacting with their child/children. This highly effective strategy allows the parent to receive instant feedback to their parenting tactics.

Provided from behind a one-way mirror, PCIT teaches parents and children to improve their relationships and interactions in real scenarios without a therapist in the room.

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Mary C Pratt, LCSW


Mary has been a Child and Family Therapist for 15 years, she has taught parent educations since 1994. As a PCIT trained counselor, Mary currently practices PCIT and trains other therapists on this break-through parent coaching program.

With more than a decade of experience helping parents with their child behavior problems, Mary brings a professional level of expertise to an important development area. Mary’s “hands-on” approach with her clients has proven more effective and fun than traditional methods, for both the clients and the therapist alike.

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