Services Offered

 
 
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Play Therapy

Play Therapy for most children is what counseling is to adults. Up to about age 10 children will naturally use play to communicate how they feel about life situations. With a trained play therapist to assess and understand children's play, children learn to cope with difficult emotions and find some resolution to problems they may be experiencing. Play gives tough life experiences a safe distance. Play also gives a sense of control and understanding of life stressors and traumatic events that they essentially had no control over. By confronting problems in play therapy the child has the opportunity to change the way he/she thinks and feels toward their concerns. 

 

Parent Consultation

As a parent of a young child you may have questions:

  • Is this "normal behavior"? 
  • Do all children answer with a shrug and blank stare when asked "what's wrong?" or "why did you do that?" 
  • How do you help a 4 year old who is strong willed? Because nothing I am doing seems to work!

During parent consults we can explore how a young chid's brain works, as well as tips and strategies to help make your home a happier place to be.

 

Family Therapy

In Family Therapy we look at ways to help family members improve communication and resolve conflict. Often family therapy is short term and used in conjunction with individual therapy. However, how often we meet as a family and who in the family is present will depend on your families particular situation and needs. 

 

Other Services Offered:

  • Activity Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

Areas of Specialty:

  • Children and Adolescents
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Parenting/ Child-Parent Relationship Training 
  • Filial Therapy

Presenting Issues/Concerns:

  • Emotional/ Behavioral Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression/ Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Adoption/ Fostering
  • Separation/Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dog Bite
  • Car Accident
  • Health Concerns/Diagnosis
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Neglect