Play is a universal language of children and therefore a great way to support healing and the processing of emotions. Materials are used to help children say metaphorically what they can't communicate with words. This approach provides the opporuntity for them to develop social emotional skills while not yet having the cognitive capacity an adult has as their brain is not fully developmed. Items such as puppets, sand tray, games, art, and story telling are used in therapy sessions. Children as young as 3 years old and into the teen years may benefit from play therapy.
Family Therapy & Couples Therapy
Sometimes families go through challenges and difficult situations. Family sessions with a therapist can assist in helping the family resolve conflicts, improve relationships, and heal together. We utilize Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Theraplay, IFIO/IFS, Emotiona Focused Therapy, systems and attachment theories to inform our treatment goals and approach.
The Play Clinic helps parents and caregivers enhance relationships with their children using attachment theory and Theraplay informed practice. "Theraplay is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement."
"Talk" therapy for youth and adults uses models such as Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative Therapy, and EMDR sessions to support individuals in working through challenges and stress they are faced with.
Depending on the individual interests and preferences, we also use materials such as art, puppets, sandtray, role play, music or other mediums to support the counselling process with all ages.
With ALL our clients, we integrate developmental, sensory, attachment and trauma theories, Stephen Porges Polyvagal Theory, Dan Siegel's interpersonal Neurobiology, and Bruce Perry's Neurosequential Model, as a framework to guide the journey towards self-discovery and healing.
Online / Virtual Sessions
Cost is $160 / session. Most insurances accept MSW or RP's
(we do not want any family to go without needed support, please contact us if cost is an issue)