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Are you frustrated seeing your child struggle emotionally or behaviorally?

 

Do you question your parenting approach during difficult times?

CHILD THERAPY

Watching your child struggle emotionally or behaviorally is heartbreaking. We all want our children to be happy and healthy. Their mental health is vital to their overall well-being. I have worked tirelessly with children and families for almost a decade, allow me to help you and your child.

2. Through play, your child will act out his feelings, bringing hidden emotions to the surface where he can face and cope with them. For example, by acting out a traumatic experience or situation symbolically, and perhaps changing or reversing the outcome in the play activity, children move toward an inner resolution, and then they are better able to cope with or adjust to problems.

3. Through our therapeutic relationship, that is full of understanding and acceptance, the play process permits your child to consider new possibilities. Consequently significantly increasing the expression of self.

During therapy, your child will have a safe space to be themselves without consequences.  Some of the areas I specialize in are:

  • Working together to identify root problems and triggers regarding behavior issues, such as temper tantrums and anger outburst in order to eliminate the unwanted behaviors.

  • Helping children increase self-esteem in order to cope with peer-pressure, teasing, and bullying.  

  • Helping children create and maintain healthy peer relationships.

  • Helping children develop various tools needed to cope with daily life stressors such as school, friends, and family problems such as divorce.

  • Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, based on the idea that how we think and act both affect how we feel to help children overcome anxiety.

  • Helping children adopt a more mindful mindset in order to better understand themselves, their feelings, and their actions.

  • Improving family communication and relationships.

 

Play Therapy for children

Play Therapy is a place where your child will explore their issues that may be in the past or present, conscious or unconscious affecting their life in the present. This will be done at their own pace.  Your child’s inner resources are enabled by the therapeutic relationship to bring about growth and change.

 

My rationales for using play therapy to treat children with behavioral and mental health problems:

 

1. Since children’s language development is not of an adult and lags behind their cognitive development, they communicate their awareness of what is happening in their world through their play.