It’s common for families within the church to want their child to be seen by a counselor to process difficult life circumstances, like phases of growing up, learning to experience and express new emotions, and learning to live and play with others.
We have two counselors who are certified in play therapy and utilize this type of therapy with many of our clients who are children. Play therapy is a research-driven approach that helps children express themselves through their strongest form of communication, play. Play therapy creates a safe relationship between a counselor and child. Counseling can be both fun and an effective route of processing many different types of challenges. Commonly, play therapy is appropriate for children ages 4-12. It takes time to build rapport, so the process of growth and healing through play therapy may take longer than our typical shorter-term model for individual counseling.
CONNECT WITH A COUNSELOR
To start the process of counseling for your child, we ask that you as the parent/guardian come in for a parent assessment first. This allows the counselor to work alongside you as the parent to create a plan-of-care for the child. We ask for this assessment to find a counselor that best suits your child’s counseling needs.