DOES MY CHILD NEED THERAPY?
This is a great question - and one that comes up often! Sometimes a kid may have a diagnosis already and caregivers may wonder if they need counseling. Other times, life circumstance can shift and cause new behaviors that seem worrying.
Without hearing about you, your child's unique situation and needs, and learning about your family and culture, it's hard to definitively say if your child needs counseling.
If you're curious about whether your kid may benefit from working with me and they already have a diagnosis, try taking this quick quiz.
If your child has some of the symptoms mentioned in the list above and you're not sure if it's at a level where counseling could be helpful, please read this post: Is My Kid Worrying "Too Much"?
WHAT TECHNIQUES WILL WE USE?
Some caregivers do a lot of research and decide they want a therapist that uses specific modalities, theories, perspectives or techniques.
I like to blend different ones together so that we can do what makes the most sense for your child and their specific needs.
The basis of all of my interventions (for children) is Play Therapy.
Your child will have access to a dedicated and fully stocked play room with me.
For children, I generally draw from the following:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Adlerian,
Child-Centered Play Therapy, Child Parent Relationship Therapy,
and other modes of Play Therapy (which includes Sand Tray, Art, Music, and Theraplay techniques!)
There are other styles that I’ve learned but do not often use with children -
if a specific modality is important to you, please let me know during our consult call.