Children have the brightest spark! Their energy and joy are magnetic and fill parents with immense love and delight. When we notice our child's spark fading and their wonderment being overshadowed by worries and fears all we want to do is help and reignite their light.
Play is the language of children and I utilize play and art therapy to connect to children and clear out the fog. By playing and doing crafts we will explore ways to cope with and process all that is going on in their lives. By connecting to their inner world your child will learn to experience and talk about their feelings in healthy and adaptive ways as well as cope with all the life stressors they're experiencing. In collateral family sessions your child will teach YOU all they have learned and share what is working, as they are the experts.
I will begin our time together meeting with legal guardians and the child for the first session. As a unit, we will discuss goals for our work together and discuss ways that we can achieve these goals. At first I will meet with your child for 30 minute sessions, as your child and I get to know each other we may increase sessions to 50 minutes, but we will discuss that as a unit prior to making that decision. While most sessions will just be between me and your child, we will have regular collateral family meetings where your child will share all they have learned and we will talk about tools and ideas that you can bring into your home so their success can continue.
Children have experienced a lot of anxiety during the past few years, they feel overwhelmed, and filled with worries that dim their light. During our therapeutic work, I will help your child find their spark, increase their confidence and lessen their fears and worries. They will learn to identify and talk about their emotions and feelings as well as cope with the life stressors they're experiencing as they connect to themselves and their inner strength.