Play Therapy is to children what Talk Therapy is to adults.
As a child-centered play therapist, I believe that children have a unique sense of intuition that guides them through their process of healing and transformation. Within the safety and security of the play room, where all feelings are okay, the child begins to unfold and allows the therapist into his world through play.
The playroom is a special space where children can have in fantasy what they can’t have in reality. For example, A child who experiences bullying at school may play with items in ways that indicate bullying, but also bravery, courage, and victory. The compassionate client-therapist relationship coupled with continued positive experiences in the playroom empowers the child and translates into real-life situations outside the playroom.
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sand tray Therapy
“From the first touch of the sand, there is often a palpable release of tension, as the body begins to find it’s natural rhythm again.” – Bonnie Badenoch
Sand Tray Therapy is essentially a form of play therapy. It is the therapeutic use of a collection of miniatures in a sand tray. It is a non-verbal expressive and projective mode of psychotherapy where the sand tray and the miniatures are the medium of communication.
Sand tray therapy allows a person to construct his or her own microcosm using miniature toys and sand. The scene created acts as a reflection of the person’s own life and allows him or her the opportunity to resolve conflicts, remove obstacles, and gain acceptance of self.
Activity therapy is another form of play therapy utilized with older children and adolescents. This modality uses the same principles of play therapy, while engaging in activities such as building, expressive arts, constructing, games, etc.
I specialize in working with teens/tweens who have trouble regulating their emotions. Many of these troubling behaviors occur when teens/tweens don’t know how to cope with their struggles.
talk Therapy for teens
We specialize in helping teens/tweens that have trouble regulating their emotions, make unhealthy life choices and engage in risky behaviors.
Talk therapy can positively impact your kids’ mental health and immune system.
“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb
Get your kids to finally listen and cooperate without yelling and time-outs!
We can show you how to…
- Set limits in your home without time-outs
- get your kids talking openly with you
- defuse those power struggles before they spiral out of control
- Feel more in control when there is an argument
- Feel more connected to your kids so you enjoy more time spent together