THERE IS SO MUCH JOY IN SEEING THE TOTAL FREEDOM CHILDREN POSSESS TO CREATIVELY EXPRESS THEMSELVES AND TELL US ‘BIG PEOPLE’ WHAT THEY NEED
I provide individual therapy for children between the ages of 3 to 12 years of age who are, or who have, experienced challenges that are getting in the way of feeling happy and productive in their world.
Primarily I use Expressive Arts Play Therapies. Play invites connection, love and joy. This quiets the stress response so that the brain becomes more willing and able to learn new things. Play is often the way children most comfortably communicate and share their experiences which helps them make connections between their thoughts and feelings. This connection between thoughts and feelings will allow your child to access their “logical left brain” and calm down their “emotional right brain”. Once their thoughts and feelings are acknowledged and validated we can build new stories that support them in healthier more productive ways, and develop new ways to solve problems.
I also draw from many evidence based social emotional programs to build on your child’s social success and put them in the driver’s seat when it comes to managing their uncomfortable feelings.