Play therapy, sand tray, and art therapy techniques are utilized for young clients and are extremely effective for building rapport, assessing needs/issues, and treating a variety of difficulties including:
- reactions to trauma/loss
- attachment issues
- behavioral disturbances
- anger and opposition
- depressed/sad mood
- suicidal thoughts/feelings
- lack of friendships
- problems occurring at home and school
Positive and healthy change comes through assisting children with increasing self-awareness, learning healthy coping skills, and improving effective communication skills. A tailored approach is offered to each individual child based on their developmental and emotional level. Family support and engagement are also an important factor in successful treatment.
*COVID-19 Update: Due to current social distancing protocol, I am not offering play therapy for children at this time. I can accept young clients who are receptive to talk therapy sessions via telehealth.