Therapy for Children

Does your child need extra support navigating difficult life events or changes? Are they struggling at school, with peers, or at home?  Has your child been burdened by a harmful experience? Using the power of play, child therapy can offer your child a safe space to explore and express their emotions, to process life's ups and downs, take steps toward recovering from traumatic experiences, and to build new coping strategies. 

I offer child play therapy to help children grow and unlock the wonderful internal strengths and resources they already have within them. 

Play is a powerful and essential part of children's developmental process. Play acts as a language, a tool, and a laboratory all in one. Using the language of play, children can express their inner thoughts and feelings, process their daily life, and work through unexpected events. They can communicate their needs through games, dolls, stories, toys, arts, imagination, and other tools of play. Children can use play as a safe setting while they try out new skills, practice new ways of coping, and prepare for the various challenges that life will bring their way.

A drawing of a child's family might help them to visually express how they feel about their role in their family.

An imaginal story might help a child tell their own truths through the metaphors of the characters and scenes they create.

A dance break might help a child release tension and stress that their body has been holding onto.

An abstract image a child paints may be helping them to better express unnamable thoughts and feelings.

A board game might help a child to build skills for thinking ahead, building confidence, or managing frustration.

A sensory toy might help a child feel more regulated and help them regain a sense of calm.

Parents of Children in Therapy

It is important to your child's therapeutic progress that we maintain a collaborative relationship via parent sessions. In these sessions, we will focus on exploring the strengths that you have and the ways in which your parenting role can support the changes you hope to see in your child. These sessions typically happen monthly, and they are in addition to and separate from your child's regular sessions.