Therapy for children, teens & young adults

     

Is your child suffering with symptoms of anxiety, depression, behavioral difficulties or sensory related issues? 

Or has your child been diagnosed with a Mental Health Disorder but it has not given you any insight as how to actually help him/her?  


I am a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S) who is focused on helping you and your child to achieve better outcomes and functioning.  To accomplish this, I utilize a varsity of therapeutic interventions that are all focused on getting to the root cause of the problem. 


I am a Play Therapist who believes that children will do well if and when they are able to. Behaviors and symptoms are only symptoms--they serve only to tell us that there is a problem. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) usually does not work because --kids would do well if they could. Play Therapy accesses a deeper part of the brain. It helps children gain the skills that are lacking for a wide variety of reasons. Kids learn coping skills, and how to self regulate their emotions as they participate in play therapy.  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing   (EMDR) can also be integrated with Play Therapy when appropriate to process traumatic events and increase the ability of children to handle difficult life circumstances that they have faced.  


A Parent Consultation session is scheduled as the first appointment to discuss your hold's unique circumstances and to come up with a plan that will help your child to succeed.  




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