Services

Healing Play, LLC is currently

NOT accepting new patients. Due to

COVID-19, sessions have moved to 

telehealth for all current clients. 

Play Therapy

Play is the means through which children develop mentally, physically and emotionally. It is also a way through which difficulties are often worked through. Play therapy is utilized by trained professionals to help a child process these difficulties. The toys in the play room become the child's words. Play therapy has been proven an effective tool to help children process a variety of concerns.

 

Play therapy helps children:

  • Become more responsible for behaviors and develop more successful strategies

  • Develop new and creative solutions to problems

  • Develop respect and acceptance of self and others

  • Learn to experience and express emotion

  • Cultivate empathy and respect for thoughts and feelings of others

  • Learn new social skills and relational skills

  • Develop self-efficacy and thus a better assuredness about their abilities

 

I utilize both directive and non-directive play therapy in my sessions.  Non-directive play allows the child to lead the play session, trusting in the child’s ability to express their concerns through the toys. Once a strong, therapeutic relationship is built, I will often utilize more directive play techniques, such as offering new ways of looking at a problem, or introducing new coping skills.

 

I will always strive to include caregivers into the child's therapy process. Caregivers are a strong source of support for the changes that the child makes through play therapy. Including caregivers in play therapy can have a positive effect on the family environment, familial relationships, and most importantly on the developing child.

 

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Individual Counseling for Teens & Adults

Individual therapy, sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”, is a collaborative process through which you and I will work together—in a caring, safe and confidential environment—to explore your feelings, beliefs, and actions. I can help you to process difficult or powerful memories, recognize patterns that are holding you back, identify areas in your life you would like to change, gain a better understanding of yourself, improve relationships with others, set personal goals, and work toward desired outcomes.

 

Some areas that Individual Therapy can focus on include:

  • Grief

  • Family Concerns

  • Social Struggles

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Low Self Esteem

  • Anger

  • Self-Exploration

Parenting Support
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Parenting, although highly rewarding, can be one of the most difficult jobs a person may do. Whether you are feeling stressed by one specific parenting challenge, or just needing guidance on how to interact with your child, we can work together to improve your interactions. I utilize Filial Therapy techniques to help faciliate more healthy parent/child interactions. Together we will identify patterns in your parenting approach, discuss specific ways to improve your relationship with your child and learn new parenting skills.

 

Informing Children of Difficult Information

Sometimes difficult situations are not easy to explain to a child. There are many details that caregivers are often confused about how, when and even if to tell the children. Some of these conversations include:

 

  • Talking to children about death, cremation, burial, funerals etc.

  • Informing children of an upcoming divorce or separation

  • Letting children know that a caregiver or family member is going to jail

 

We will work together to come up with wording and a plan that you are comfortable with. In some cases, this may be all you need to feel ready to talk to your child. In other cases, I can also provide a safe space in my office and help facilitate the conversation between you and your children.

*We are only able to accept some forms of Medicaid at this time-Please call to inquire.