Working with children is not just a part of our practice it is a passion. Counseling is something that most people enter into in reaction to something, and less in being proactive to potential challenges. A big motivator in working with children is to help them tackle and resolve things before adolescence or even adulthood arrives.
As the parent bringing your child in, you can expect to be involved throughout the entire process. The open line of communication starts with you at the initial session and continues with conversations throughout the process. Your input is invaluable to bringing about change and we have an open door policy so you are always welcome to reach out.
In working with your younger children, our approach is grounded in Play Therapy and Filial Therapy. While adults talk, children's main language is play. A child’s play are their words. Sand Tray Therapy and Art Therapy are other methods helpful for expressing and generating a visual representation of things that at times are hard to put into words. As your child gets older and goes through the maturation process we incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidenced based approach, to bring about the change you are looking for. Of course it is also appropriate at times to incorporate family sessions.