Child and Teen counseling provides a non-judgmental place for kids to speak with a professional about challenges they are facing in their lives. Play therapy is provided for children who might respond better to play instead of verbalizing their concerns.
What is Play Therapy? Play Therapy is a nondirective therapeutic approach that provides children with a safe nonjudgmental environment where they can play out difficult feelings or situations. Talking about problems using words is often difficult for children, but they can express themselves through play. Traumatic experiences will often times show up in the child’s play, and a trained therapist can reflect and normalize the child’s experiences so that the child can understand and sort out his/her feelings and eventually be able to find solutions to problems. Ultimately, those coping and problem solving skills will carry on outside of play therapy into the school and family environment where old behaviors that previously caused problems for children will change to more positive and adaptive behaviors.
Teen counseling allows teen/tweens to have a non-judgmental place to talk with a professional about challenges they are facing in their lives. Teen counseling sessions can help with depression, anxiety, bullying, parent/teen conflict, friendships, and other relationships. Parents are updated concerning the teen’s counseling throughout their care.