CHILDREN & TEEN THERAPY
I create and employ a comfortable play therapy setting for school-aged children in which we explore and address particular issues for which parents may have concern. Using play therapy can help gain insight into a child’s thoughts and feelings. Children often struggle to express their feelings and emotions verbally; therefore, play therapy allows children to express themselves in a safe way while facilitating social, emotional, and behavioral change. I work to provide a safe, trusting environment to allow children to use play therapy as a medium to express themselves.
Parental involvement in the child’s therapy process varies, depending on the child and family’s needs. The therapeutic goals and progress in treatment will be discussed with you on a regular basis. Parents are also invited to support treatment by sharing what they observe at home, school, or in social settings. Periodically, parents will be invited to discuss ways to support your child’s therapeutic process at home.
The teenage years are more difficult than ever. It is often common that during these developmental years, teens face difficulty coping with life’s challenges in a healthy, productive manner. I work collaboratively with other professionals involved in your teen’s care to provide the best therapeutic treatment possible, and help utilize healthy coping
I CAN HELP YOUR CHILD OR TEEN WITH:
• Managing ADHD, behavioral and anger problems
• Addressing stress, fears, phobias and OCD
• Alleviating depression
• Addressing risky behavior and addictions
• Overcoming social and school challenges
• Managing parents’ separation and divorce
• Building self-esteem and personal value
• Dealing with blended family issues
• Coping with life stressors