We realize that no two people are the same and as such tailor my therapy to meet the specific needs of my clients. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression or any other issue, we will help you recognize underlying problems, fully realize your strengths and adjust certain behaviors and thoughts to see things a different, healthier way.
Our practice specializes in treating children & adolescents, young adults, and adults. We offer specialized treatments dealing with:
sexual addictions including pornography addiction
family systems problems
high functioning Autism spectrum disorder
grief and loss
Children and Adolescents
Our therapists have specific expertise in counseling children and adolescents. We believe a major key to success in therapy is to understand the way kids think and apply realistic expectations for their behavior according to their emotional maturity. We believe in the effectiveness of a behavioral approach to therapy with kids and utilize play therapy*, as well as working closely with the family unit in applying changes at home.
In working with adolescents, we have found it’s critical to first build a relationship of trust, safety and boundaries, allowing adolescents to make independent growth that will carry them into adulthood.
We enjoy working with young adults during a time when they are often facing big decisions and defining their priorities and goals in life. We find it exciting to see them make those decisions with hope and confidence.
What is Play Therapy?
Play therapy is a widely used therapeutic tool for children ages 3 to 11. Children will often use play as a means to work through their emotional and behavioral challenges. A play therapist allows the child free reign of the therapeutic toys without judgment or guidance, only asking questions and interacting as directed by the child. Play therapy uses very few rules to allow the child to freely express themselves through play.
Play therapy can be both a diagnostic and a therapeutic tool. Instead of verbalizing their struggles, children will often engage in behavior during play to show their internal anxieties or struggles (the child who often has the daddy doll suddenly leave the baby doll may fear abandonment). Much like free association was once thought to show the internal workings of an adult’s mind, play therapy is thought to show the struggles within a child’s mind.
As a therapeutic tool, free play time is a normal and healthy part of child development. Children often look forward to play therapy sessions as a time set aside for just them with undivided attention from the therapist.
Play therapy is also a useful therapeutic technique with non-verbal or verbally-impaired clients.
More information can be found by visiting the Association for Play Therapy website at www.a4pt.org.
Our therapists use a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with adults as well as a client centered approach, allowing the client to control the direction they would like therapy to go.
Our therapists meet each individual client where they’re at emotionally and builds the therapeutic relationship from there.