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She is screaming and throwing things on the floor, hitting her younger brother, and after trying countless different ways to make her stop, you have no idea what to do. Take a deep breath. There is help! Through play therapy, children can learn to regulate themselves and cope with intense emotions, all while expressing themselves in their natural language, play.
Children come to therapy for a variety of reasons, such as acting out at home or school. Counseling helps with traumatic events such as divorce, adoption or the recent news reports of school violence.
Therapy can help your child with these and other issues
We believe that our communities are seeing the impact of this untreated human suffering.
Therapy is a well established technique, proven to provide positive changes in a child. Therapy is a sometimes enjoyable, sometimes difficult, one on one activity that teaches children about themselves and the world around them.
Play therapy is a type of mental health developmental intervention for children up to around age 12, that is designed to help children grow up as happy and well adjusted as possible. Play therapy involves the use of play to communicate with children and to help them learn to solve problems and to change negative behaviors. Sometimes play therapy involves the entire family. Play therapy gives your child a voice to communicate their emotions and thoughts. Play therapy has been around since the 1960’s. Observing your child playing with toys such as stuffed animals, toy houses, or miniatures in a sand tray along with your child’s willingness to interact with the therapist, helps to determine and overcome, the root cause of their emotions and behaviors.
Counseling can be beneficial to families who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection. Therapy sessions in a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your family relationship.
Your child may experience trauma in many ways.
The death of a relative, a car accident, school lockdowns, bullying, or sexual, psychological or emotional abuse. Therapy helps to overcome these issues.
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