Child therapy and adolescent therapy services

Child and Adolescent Counseling Services

For children ages 3-9 I use play and art therapy to help them process abstract things in the world in concrete ways through their play. Children this young respond best to play and art therapy and it is unrealistic to expect that they will be able to sit for 45-50 minutes of talking. Throughout the play/art therapy sessions I will provide a safe and non-judgmental space for your child to play and have some dialogue dispersed throughout the session to help facilitate growth and understanding. For children ages 10-13, I often use art therapy and talk therapy to help them process and develop new skills. With Adolescents we will do majority of talk therapy, however there can sometimes be some art therapy that happens with them as well. For all children we will learn and practice new coping skills in session as needed for them to be able to use in their daily life to help manage symptoms they may be having. For child counseling I will also need parental involvement to help facilitate the process of change through learning the skills I have taught the child as well as new parenting skills as needed. I also specialize in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children ages 3-18 who have PTSD symptoms due to a traumatic event, which has shown to be very effective for reducing the PTSD symptoms for children.

Through therapy I can help you build new parenting skills and help your child/teen with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • PTSD due to trauma
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Angry outbursts
  • Parental separation
  • Social skills/boundaries
  • Self-esteem
  • OCD
  • Impulse control and more

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Please contact me for information regarding any questions or for available appointment times.