Play Therapy

Is your child acting out behaviorally or emotionally? Are you feeling like whatever attempts at disciplining or connecting are simply not working? Therapy can help children and families work through these challenges to help kids grow to live healthier, happier lives.

What is Play Therapy?

When I work with children (3-12+), I blend a number of treatment methods applying the therapeutic benefits of play. I utilize both directive and nondirective evidenced-based approaches designed to facilitate co-regulation and healing. I practice under the overarching framework of interpersonal neurobiology.

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What does Play Therapy help?

Play therapy has been proven to help children:

  • Learn to experience and express emotions
  • Learn to modulate emotions and behaviors
  • Become more responsible for their behaviors and develop more successful strategies
  • Develop new and creative solutions to problems
  • Develop respect and acceptance of self and others
  • Cultivate empathy and respect for thoughts and feelings of others
  • Learn new social skills and relational skills
  • Develop self-efficacy and a better assuredness about their abilities
  • Integrate difficult past experiences and heal from past trauma
  • Manage changes and life transitions

Play therapy aims to help a child’s growth and development. The practice of play therapy requires extensive, specialized education, training and experience. With my knowledge and background, I am confident that you and I can set your child up for success.