Do parents need to be involved in the child’s therapy?

Parents are nearly always involved in the work I do with children. Only with older adolescents, and even then very rarely, will I work exclusively alone with the child. That doesn’t mean that I only do “family therapy”, as most people understand it. There will probably be times that I speak with your child alone, times I speak only with parents, and times I speak with parents and child together. In some cases, particularly with younger children, I work exclusively with the parents. Very early in our work together, I will let you know what I think is the best way to reach your goals.