Individual therapy is available for children, ‘tweens, and teens ages 3-19. Depending on the age of the child and their needs, we will incorporate play therapy, talk therapy, and creative arts in a way that addresses their challenges and meets their individual therapy goals. Younger children (ages 3-9) typically respond best to play therapy and creative outlets. For older kids, ‘tweens, and teens, we may sit and talk, play therapeutic games, create art, or incorporate music, books, or other forms of media into our conversations about their lives and their goals. I believe in the importance of creating a relationship and focusing on strengths and solutions, not just on problems. It is normal for young people to feel ambivalent about coming to therapy at first, so it is important that they have a voice in determining what we work on — even if therapy wasn’t their idea. When kids, ‘tweens, and teens feel safe, connected, and respected, they are more open to working through their “stuff”.
Family Therapy is a way to work through life transitions and family conflict, as well as establish family rules and expectations. Having open, honest, conversations can build healthy communication skills and increase positive interactions between parents and children. Family Therapy sessions are a great time to practice new skills that have been worked on during individual and/or parent coaching sessions. Family Therapy often incorporates aspects of play therapy and talk therapy and is interactive, giving each member of the family the opportunity to have their voice heard. Family Therapy sessions may also be offered in-home to provide an opportunity to practice skills outside of the therapy office.
Parent Coaching & Support
Parent Coaching & Support is available for parents and caregivers who want to talk through challenges, explore new strategies, and build additional parenting skills. It is also an opportunity to explore the wide range of emotions that go hand in hand with raising children. Parenting is hard work and when we take the time to explore our mindset, find coping skills, and practice good self-care, we are inevitably better parents.
Customized Therapy Groups are available and can be tailored to fit the needs of existing groups your child is a part of (ex: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, church groups, schools, peer groups, neighborhoods, etc.). Services may be offered in-office or at the location of your choice, depending on availability. Please call for details.