Children often struggle to communicate their worries and feelings directly. Instead, we see behaviors. I believe that a family is a team. We will work together to find supports that work at home, school, and out in the world. It is important to me that you are involved in your child’s treatment and healing. We will do this through communicating throughout your child’s treatment while using play and other modalities with your child in the therapy session.
Research shows that play allows children a path to help reconcile their thoughts, process their problems & emotions, and manage stress. While playing is a fun activity for children, it can also be a way to help them express their feelings, thoughts and also develop coping skills. I will work to create and support an environment where my clients feel more relaxed. We do this through art, creativity, open play, and even sand, opening paths to explore more productive ways to cope and more positive ways to perceive ourselves & the world.
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”
– Fred Rogers