Therapeutic Services for Children

Therapy can help children resolve current problems, as well as provide tools to cope with life challenges later on. Kids have a tremendous capacity for health--they often improve, sometimes dramatically with the right package of help. My therapeutic approach for children ages 4-11 is play therapy, and depending on the child's verbal abilities and maturity, talk therapy is often useful with children aged 12 and older. As children’s experiences and knowledge are often communicated through play, it becomes an important vehicle for them to know and accept themselves and others. Instead of using words to explain how they feel, children show us by acting it out, most clearly through their play and imagination. During play therapy, children have access to a variety of toys to express themselves as they desire through dramatic and imaginary play, sand, and art.

I have had years of experience with many childhood challenges including:

  •    ADHD
  •    Anger Management
  •    Blended familes
  •    Divorce
  •    Grief and loss
  •    Bullying
  •    School problems
  •    Self-esteem
  •    Nightmares
  •    Physical and sexual abuse
  •    Domestic violence
  •    Attachment disorders