Child therapy may be the answer to helping your family function normally. I believe that our thoughts and feelings lead us to the behaviors that we choose. Unhelpful thoughts may result in behaviors that cause conflict in our lives. These conflicts might be internally within ourselves, with others around us or simply in how we live every day. My role is to help you understand your thoughts and feelings in order to promote growth, healing and ultimately change in behavior. My approach is collaborative and I view myself as the vessel you have chosen for your journey. You are the captain of the ship.
Child Therapy and Play Therapy
Play Therapy allows children, as a part of overall Child Therapy, the space to express themselves and understand their own thoughts and feelings. Sometimes parents bring their child to therapy for behavior problems. Young children especially, often do not know the words to say in order to express how they are feeling or what they are thinking so all we see are behaviors that may cause dysfunction in different areas of the child’s life. Through play therapy, I help children learn to express their emotions in healthy ways which naturally decreases problem behaviors. When children feel more at ease in their own skin and in the world, they are able to relax and participate appropriately in school, sports, extracurricular activities, family engagements and regular every day activities.