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Child Therapy

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Child & Play therapy is one of the most helpful ways of working with children.

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It provides a way for kids to begin to know & accept themselves & others, as well as express their experiences, thoughts & feelings through a
natural & healing process. 

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After all... The most natural way for children to express themselves is through play!



Play therapy can also be used as a tool of diagnosis.  Oftentimes, we can identify possible roots of troubling , sad & anxious behavior throughobserving a child's play, & observing the child playing with sibling(s) & parent(s)

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Once these roots are identified, we utilize both play & talk therapy to accept & validate the child, their thoughts, & their feelings.  Then we can work with children & families to shape & change underlying thoughts, feelings, & behaviors. More adaptive ways of coping can be introduced & taught...  & the sad , anxious & otherwise disturbing ways can slowly be extinguished. We utilize the following techniques when working with children & families:

  • creative art making -- (drawing, work with clay, coloring & painting)
  • therapeutic games
  • playhouses & dolls
  • creative role play
  • sandtray therapy


Through structured & semi-structured play experiences, we are frequently able to help kids & their families work through their anxiety, depression, socialization, adjustment, behavior control, & self-esteem struggles.
 

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Office Hours

Primary

Monday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed