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Father and Son Playing

Child-Play Therapy

Therapeutic activities are led by a registered play therapist skilled in child development and the science of attachment and interpersonal neurobiology.

FAQ's

What are signs my child could benefit from play therapy?

When children are showing signs of increased stress, changes in mood or behavior, or ongoing challenges resulting from developmental delays, or a history of trauma (medical, relational, etc.)

Will my child benefit more from Child-Play Therapy or family therapy? 

Each parent and child is different. We will work together to figure out a customized approach towards healing.  Sometimes this will mean meeting together in session and other times it will mean meeting separately. The more communication and involvement from parents, the quicker your child can usually move along in therapy. 

What ages are best for Play Therapy?

Our play therapist uses child centered play therapy techniques for children ages 3-12. 

What if my child is under 3 years old?

Children under the age of 3 will not be seen alone. Both parent and child will be present together for every session. The sessions will focus on building attachment and connection between parent and child. Parents also have the option to be seen as the identified client to receive parenting support without their child present.

How often will I meet with my child’s therapist?

Working with your child’s therapist along the way to build relational insight is KEY to your child's progress. This will look different for each family. We will discuss this further during the intake process. As your child’s parent, we hold you in the highest regard. You are the agent of change in your child’s life and we want to support you on that journey!

How much does it cost?

If you are in-network your insurance may cover the cost depending on your plan and deductible. If you are out-of-network standard Private Pay rates apply. 

Your therapist will customize a plan with you and your child that will optimize your child’s healing journey.

This may include a combination of the following session types: 

Child-Play Therapy Sessions:  

Your therapist will meet with your child individually to better understand your child’s experiences. 

  • Play therapy gives the child space to process difficult feelings, stressors, and experiences. This safe environment with a trusted adult provides the child with an opportunity for self-discovery.

  • Children’s self-esteem and self-efficacy grow when they feel understood through play and conversation. 

 

Parent-Focused Therapy Sessions: 

Your therapist will meet with you individually to better understand your challenges as a parent. 

  • You will receive Individualized Insight Oriented Therapy to strengthen you as a parent, as you are your own unique person. 

  • You will strengthen your ability to attune to your child & build a deeper understanding of your child's experience. 

  • Focus on building your parenting skills.

 

Parent-Child Therapy Session:  

Your therapist will meet with you and your child together to help build a sense of connection between the child and caregiver.

  • The therapist may dedicate the first 20 minutes to child-centered play and then allow for 10-15 minutes to process the parent’s concerns.

  • The final 20-25 minutes will focus on bonding activities between parent and child to strengthen and prepare your relationship for the week ahead.

"We can't truly help children with their behavioral challenges without first helping ourselves to be present, self-aware, and calm"

― Mona Delahooke 

psychology and mental therapy concept - young asian woman patient and psychologist at psyc

Individual Therapy

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