Importance of Play Therapy and Child Counseling
Child counseling and play therapy is an important part of the counseling process that allows children to express themselves and their feelings. Play is a natural medium for children and is a strong means to communicate how they feel and to express any internal concerns they may have. Child counseling is a great way to tackle behavioral issues and to put positive tools in place at home to help them when they are experiencing difficult emotions. I work not only with the child, but with the parents as well. It is important that we all collaborate together to make sure harmony is formed within the child and within the home.
How Peaks Counseling Helps
Peaks Counseling works with the family and the child to create healthy habits. Child counseling is meant to help the child develop tools they can use when they are struggling with difficult emotions. I provide a warm and nurturing environment for the child so they feel comfortable expressing themselves in our sessions. It is important that the child feel they can be silly, have fun, and also use their creativity/imaginations. I then build on your child’s unique personality to find the best way to help your child get on a healthier, happier track!
Areas of Focus
I focus on helping children to self-regulate their emotions, manage their anger and temperament, and to recognize feelings. Other areas of focus include helping children with ADHD, ADD, separation anxiety and general anxiety, depression, sleep, and social issues.