Hill Child Counseling

Welcome to Hill Child Counseling. I am Natasha Daniels, Child and Family Therapist. I have dedicated my career and my practice to helping children and their families with anxiety and OCD issues.

Unfortuntely we can’t prevent our kids from having anxiety or OCD, but we can arm them with skills to crush these issues! With skill building through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), kids not only survive with anxiety/OCD, they learn how to thrive!

I work hand in hand with parents. I believe therapy should be a team effort and as such, I meet with parents in separate sessions to discuss the best possible parental approaches, along with how to help their kids utilize the tools they are learning in therapy.

Parents will leave therapy with just as many new skills as their child.

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About

As well as being a child therapist, I am the mother to three children ages 5, 7 and 13. When I a not in therapy sessions, I am running after my kids and writing articles for my site AnxiousToddlers.com.

I have narrowed my practice to only focus on helping kids with anxiety and OCD. I am the author of How to Parent Your Anxious Toddler and Anxiety Sucks! A Teen Survival Guide (affil links).

I am a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, PsychCentral and The Mighty, as well as other parenting magazines and sites.

I received my Masters in Social Work from Arizona State University in 2000. I received my post-graduate training from Arizona State University’s Harris Institute in infant and toddler mental health. I have over seventeen years of experience working with children and teens.

I have worked in many arenas throughout my career which has sharpened my skills and knowledge. I have worked in the foster care and adoption world, I have worked at clinics doing in-home therapy and I have worked at residential treatment centers with some of those most mentally ill children.

12 years ago I found my permanent home, when I created Hill Child Counseling. In my practice I have had the privledge of watching children go from toddlers to teens to young adults. I have been a friendly, supportive face for kids as they have hit bumps and challenges throughout their childhood.

 

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Contact

[PLEASE NOTE: MY PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO NEW PATIENTS AT THIS TIME]

If you have further questions or would like to set up a therapy session, please feel free to email me at Hillchildcounseling@yahoo.com or contact me below:

You can also reach me at 480-612-4444, however I only allot one hour a week to returning phone calls. I return emails the same day and prefer this method of communication.

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Location & Hours

I am located at:

825 W Warner Road, Chandler, AZ 85225

 

I am in the State Farm office building between Alma School and Arizona Avenues, across the street from the Walmart.

 

My Hours are:

Thursday:  10:30am to 7pm

Friday:       10:30am to 7pm

Saturday:    9am to 4:30pm

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FAQ

You have questions. I have answers.

What is the process to get started?

I like to meet with parents alone the first session. To set up the initial parent-only session, email me to schedule a session.

Do you accept insurance?

Yes, I typically accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, HealthNet and MHN. I recommend that families call their insurance to verify that I am on their particular plan.

Do you offer a sliding scale?

Yes, I believe that therapy should be affordable for everyone. I offer a sliding fee scale that is based on annual household income. My fees range from $45 to $150 depending on where you fall on the scale. Feel free to email me for a copy of my sliding scale.

Do you get involved in custody or court cases?

No and no. I have a strong policy of not getting involved in any court or custody matters. I do not write reports to the court or give my opinion on custody arrangements. I do not work with parents who have a contentious and volatile relationship with each other.

I believe therapy is for the children and in such, I avoid taking on families that will use therapy as a battle ground or to gather evidence for court.

I require that both parents know about and consent to therapy, prior to starting services with their children, regardless of what court paperwork states.

What type of issues do you treat?

After practicing for 17 years, I have handled most every issue that impacts children and teens. I have recently narrowed my practice to solely focus on the treatment of anxiety and OCD.

I have written two books on anxiety and offer online classes on anxiety and OCD.  I am frequently sought after to train and write on that issue. My work can be found on Huffington Post, PsychCentral and The Mighty.

How long are your sessions?

Sessions are typically 55 minutes long.

What approach do you take in therapy:

I do not believe you should have a one-approach-fits-all mentality as a therapist. I assess what approach works best for your child. I am a strong believer in cognitive-behavioral therapy and if possible, I try to be very solution-focused. Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) is typically an integral part of my treatment for anxiety and OCD.

In our initial parent-only session, we will work together to find the approach that will be the most effective with your child.

How long can I expect my child to be in therapy?

I don’t want kids to live in therapy. My ultimate goal is to give children and parents the tools to handle their issues at home. Most coping mechanisms are developed in the moment – and not in a therapy office.

I always meet with parents alone the first session. Typically I recommend that I meet with kids for three sessions after the initial parent-only session. I will often see kids once a week or every other week when I initially start. After three sessions, I meet back with parents alone to discuss my clinical impressions, suggest parental approaches and to assess if the child needs three more sessions. 

Ongoing need for therapy and therapy goals are reassessed every three sessions with parents.

Didn’t find the answer to your burning question? Submit your question below:

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Books & Parenting Courses

Looking for resources to help you parent?  I’ve got you covered.

This page contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission for items purchased. I would never endorse any product I didn’t recommend. I am the author of the books and videos listed on this page.

Do you want to learn skills to help your anxious child? Take the comprehensive e-course Teach Your Kids to Crush Anxiety.

Teach Your Kids to Crush Anxiety E-Course

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A Child Therapist’s Secrets to Get Kids to Listen E-Course

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iParent 101 Online Safety Courses by Dr. Adam Pletter

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ANXIETY BOOKS

Anxiety Sucks! A Teen Survival Guide

 

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DOWNLOADABLE DIVORCE WORKBOOK

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DIVORCE SERVICES

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PARENTING VIDEO COURSES

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