Child Counseling and Play Therapy

What is play therapy?

Play therapy is a developmentally appropriate way of working with children by using children’s natural form of communication – play – to solve problems. Play is their language and toys are their words. We use play to help children gain insight and then to help them learn and practice new, more effective ways of being, engaging with others, and regulating their emotions.

We help kids

We have expertly-trained child counselors and child psychologists to help you and your child. In utilizing child counseling and play therapy, our approach is based on building a relationship with the child based on teamwork, acceptance, trust, nurturing interactions, and attachment. We assess a child’s relationships, personality characteristics, goals of behavior and misbehavior, and perceptions of self, others, and how the world works through the lens of their experiences. This can include things like helping kids work through divorce.

We assist parents

We assess attachment relationships and use Child Parent Relationship Training to enhance relational patterns and attachment skills between caregivers and children. We very often incorporate (with both kids and adults) psychoeducation about attachment, emotional regulation, and how the brain works and affects emotions and behaviors.

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Meet Our Team

Our team has been trained on a variety of well-researched methods to help you make the most progress possible in counseling.

Eileen Kinney Lindgren

Eileen Kinney Lindgren

Counselor
Loren Lomme

Loren Lomme

Counselor
Patty Monical

Patty Monical

Counselor
Ron Grace

Ron Grace

Psychologist
Scott Allen

Scott Allen

Psychologist

Child Counseling Testimonials

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