Our independent practitioners work to provide a safe environment for children and their caregivers to discuss the issues which are causing problems in the lives of children. In child therapy, they work to build trust with children through play and seek to address the issues during these times. The work of counseling is to address the needs of the child as well as the family and offer solutions regarding stress/anxiety, trauma, depression, ADHD, as well as other issues. The therapist cannot treat a child of divorce or separation without a copy of divorce or custody paperwork for children of living in single parent for blended families. Therapy is the focus of the therapists of Turning Point Counseling, not going to court or involving legal disputes. None of these therapists offer forensic counseling.
Play is a child’s language, the toys in the playroom are the words a child uses to express their inner experiences and how they perceive and interpret the world. Through play, children speak to the therapist and communicate their inner thoughts and feelings. During play therapy sessions, themes emerge in the child’s play, giving the therapist insight into the child’s experiences, thoughts, feelings, and interpretations of their world. The process of play becomes the vehicle for healing change. If you are experiencing the following problems, you might consider play therapy.
• Address issues of confidentiality in treating children
• Art or expressive therapies
• Child centered play therapy vs directed therapy
• Child centered therapy
• Children from ages 3-17
• Children in foster care/adoptions
• Mild Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Oppositional defiance
• Parenting support/training
• School problems/acting out behavior
M.MFT, LMFT, LPC
M.A., LPC, LMFT