Child Therapy

Play Therapy for younger children is what talk therapy is to adults. Play is the child’s natural way of communicating, and in the playroom, toys are used like words.  When children communicate, or "play out", how they feel to a Registered Play Therapist, they feel better because the feelings have been released to someone who understands the language of play.  Play therapy helps children to improve self-esteem, social skills, problem solve, manage difficult feelings or situations, and adjust to life changes.

Child Activity Therapy, for older children, uses board games, card games, creative arts, and/or role playing.  Children enjoy participating in these developmentally appropriate activities while also working directly on therapeutic goals. 

 

Parents seek therapy for their children for reasons including:

  • Fear, worry, anxiety
  • Sadness, hopelessness, depression
  • Lack of motivation in school
  • Irritability and anger
  • Rule breaking, defiance and acting out
  • Poor peer and/or family relationships
  • Adjusting to life changes (move, divorce, etc.)
  • Self harm and/or suicidal thoughts
  • Grief and loss

 

What to Expect

Therapy for children works best when a parent, family member, or caretaker is actively involved in the treatment process.  The first appointment is a parent intake appointment for me to meet with one, or both, parents.  This time is used is for me to learn about your child, your family, therapeutic concerns, goals, and any interventions that may have been attempted.  Based on that information, I will explain to you a treatment plan that would involve both you and your child, recommendations for home, and recommendations regarding frequency and format of therapy.

Therapy for children works best when a parent, family member, or caretaker is actively involved in the treatment process.  The first appointment is a parent intake appointment for me to meet with one, or both, parents.  This time is used is for me to learn about your child, your family, therapeutic concerns, goals, and any interventions that may have been attempted.  Based on that information, I will explain to you a treatment plan that would involve both you and your child, recommendations for home, and recommendations regarding frequency and format of therapy.

Where to Find Us

9555 Lebanon Rd. Ste. 903

Frisco, TX 75035

 

Ph. 972.625.0039

F.  469.362.7330

 

My office is convenietnly located on the SE corner of Lebanon & Ohio, one block from Lebanon & Preston. 


 

 

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