Growing up is hard. Your child deserves to have the support they need to not only survive but also thrive in their life.
You’re a parent looking for some answers on how to help your child. They are struggling and you feel at a loss of what else to do for them. You’ve tried everything you can think of to support them but nothing has changed.
I am here to support you and your child, making sure to highlight their strengths and work on their challenges in a fun and loving way.
IS Your child anxious, sensitive, or shy?
Your child feels things deeply, doesn’t do well with big changes, prefers quiet play, and is easily overwhelmed. Perhaps you or others have labeled them as shy. Your child may be highly sensitive also known as Sensory Processing Sensitivity which is a genetic trait found in 15-20% of the population. I coach parents on how to be most supportive to their highly sensitive child.
I teach children coping skills by using play, art, and drama in order to keep them engaged and interested in learning something new that will help them succeed. We practice these skills together and they begin to add more tools to their toolbox to use when things get hard.
Your child will practice mindfulness techniques in session and become more aware of themselves and those around them. They will be able to control their anxiety and worry by learning relaxation techniques.
I provide a special kind of therapy called child-centered play therapy in order to speak in a language that children understand. I enter their world through playing with a purpose to help them process any challenges that are present.
WHAT IS PLAY THERAPY?
Play is the way that a child communicates with the world because they have not reached the developmental stage where they can identify and process their feelings on their own. Since a child's natural language is play, when given a safe environment, they can begin to metabolize and process their feelings through play therapy. They can learn how to identify their feelings and gain skills that they can use in their everyday life whether at home or at school to support themselves when these feelings arise.