Individual Play Therapy for children (age 3-12)
- Through a developmentally appropriate, play-based approach, children learn to express and work through a variety of issues that they may be facing, such as: anxiety, depression, anger, social skills, low self-confidence, sibling rivalry, adjusting to change, bullying, and many others.
- Play therapy offers children a way to express their inner world. Through play, children can safely and comfortably express and process the thoughts, feelings, fears, and hopes that they normally would have difficulty verbalizing.
- Some of the methods of play I utilize in my approach include sandtray therapy, drawing, painting, crafts, and therapeutic games.
Individual Therapy for Adolescents (age 13-17)
- anxiety, fears, and panic attacks
- peer pressure
- identity issues
- grief and loss
- coping with life changes
- cutting and other self-harming behaviors
- Strengthening your relationship with your child
- Managing parental stress and frustration
- Dealing with common parenting struggles, such as temper tantrums, power struggles, morning/bedtime routines, not listening, back talking, sibling rivalry, etc.
- Dealing with issues from your own childhood that may be affecting your parenting
- Parenting a child with special needs, such as ADD/ADHD, ODD, FASD, Learning Disabilities, Anxiety and Depression
- Prenatal and post-natal issues such as pre- and postnatal anxiety/depression, emotionally preparing yourself for the arrival of your baby, helping your children adjust to the arrival of a sibling, and post-natal adjustment.