Child Therapy and/or Parent and Child Therapy
In my office, your child will find Lego sets, games, Polly Pockets, doll houses, puppets, kitchen items, GI Joes, truck and cars and art therapy tools. Toys are the tools of childhood and children do not always have language for emotions. I use the tools to create an atmosphere of comfort and trust.
We might work on school issues such as bullying, academic performance or communication with parents or care givers.
With young children, I oftentimes use a technique called Filial Therapy. Filial Therapy is a treatment method of play therapy that includes family members. Oftentimes children do not feel comfortable without the parent in the office. Through the use of group play called Filial Therapy, the parent learns tools as well as the child to listen and verbalize emotional language. They discover new paths towards a resolution of the difficulties bringing them into treatment.
- Adjustment to issues that cause anxiety such as new sibling, new school and move
- Peer Difficulties
- School Avoidance or school Performance
- Parent and Child Issues
- Executive Functioning
- ADHD and ADD