“In play therapy, toys are like the child’s words and play is the child’s language” -Landreth, 2002
Child therapy is a special branch of psychotherapy that focuses explicitly on the needs and well-being of children. To handle such a delicate variety of therapy, we employ a three-path approach through our team of expertly trained clinicians.
Play Therapy provides children a safe and welcoming space where they can explore past traumas and other complicated issues in a non-invasive manner. Through this path and mediums like Expressive Arts and Sand Tray Therapy, we help children gain confidence, develop coping strategies, and experience healing.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a form of therapy designed to help individuals overcome traumatic life events. When applied to children, it can bring about recovery from past traumas and help them overcome the challenges they may have faced due to their experiences and potentially increase resilience.
TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment specifically focused on assisting children and adolescents recover from an array of traumatic experiences. We can help children overcome their traumas and move beyond the behavioral difficulties associated with them.
Both EMDR and TF-CBT are treatments required by the Children’s Justice Center to treat trauma, and we believe in using them to give every child the greatest chance for recovery. Additionally, we maintain the importance of a more systemic approach.
In our therapy sessions, we provide parents with the opportunity to support their child in their treatments. We firmly believe that the presence of a loving and supportive parent can lead to a more significant and longer-lasting change for the child and the family unit.
Your child may benefit from therapy if they struggle with:
Additional Behavioral Concerns
Our clinicians have the necessary training and equipment to work with children from 2 years to 12 years old. However, due to the effectiveness of these treatments and techniques, we often employ them when working with adolescents and adults.
This video is from the Association for Play Therapy highlights the importance of Play Therapy for children and the many benefits that have been discovered by properly implementing it.
To enroll your child, or if you have any questions, please contact us.