I am a pending Registered Play Therapist. This means I have met and submitted all my requirements and my application is pending approval.
Trusting your child to a play therapist can be scary and feel vulnerable as a parent. I know - I've been there! It is hard to know when to seek counseling for a child, but I encourage parents to trust your heart. You know your child best.
Children can be seen in play therapy for a variety of reasons:
- Grief and Loss
- Divorce or Abandonment
- Physical/Sexual/Emotional Abuse
- Crisis or Trauma
Common Mental Health Concerns:
- Depression or Anxiety
- ADHD or Learning Disabilities
- Academic or Social Impairment
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
- Conduct Disorders
Family systems are complex, and patterns can be perpetuated without specific intervention. Not only do we live in a confusing and chaotic world, we tend to parent out of our own experiences as children, or we may inadvertently swing to opposite extremes if ours was traumatic, chaotic or abusive.
A strengthened Parent-Child relationship can provide families with the resilience necessary to change the trajectory of problematic behavior or dysfunctional patterns.