Play is a universal language of children and therefore a great way to support healing and the processing of emotions. Friendly and fun materials are used to help children say metaphorically what they can't communicate with words. 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.
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.
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, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 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 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 $150 per 60 minute 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)