When it comes to therapy, children are often unable to find the right words to express how they are feeling. In many cases, what parent(s)/guardian(s) end up seeing is uncharacteristic or challenging behavior. While adults can verbally process their thoughts, children need toys, arts and crafts, games, etc., to process their feelings.
Play therapy sessions consist of one on one meetings with myself and the child, in my office or virtually. During these sessions we engage in playful activities that are geared toward helping the child identify what is bothering them and learning how to resolve their problem(s). Ultimately, play therapy can lead to:
An increase in self-esteem
A decrease in negative self-talk
A reduction of fear(s)/phobia(s)
Improvement in socializing
A decrease in "challenging" behaviors
Working with Parent(s)/Guardian(s) is essential to the work I do with children. Therefore, monthly sessions are held with the child's caregivers so as to help caregivers understand the work being done in session and the progress being noticed within session. Monthly sessions also give parent(s)/guardian(s) a chance to express their needs and desires for their child as well as obtain tips and guidance on overcoming challenges they may be experiencing at home or within school.
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