Come & Play
Play therapy (or child therapy) is made to be messy and fun, while working on serious issues. The relationship is an important aspect of this, which is why I do child-centered approaches in the play therapy I provide.
Children will be asked to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer prior to starting their appointment. Parents can wait outside in their vehicles, the outside patio area, or in the inside waiting room. We ask that parents use headphones if watching something on a device and take phone calls outside.
My space is designed to make children feel safe and comfortable.
The couch is called The Nugget - designed for children to make it into a fort. OR something else!
The bookcase has the books faced outward so kids can see if they want to read something.
The cube shelves have see-through boxes to make it easier for them to see what their options are.
The rug is soft and colorful.
There is a white board and a chalk board to draw on.
There are a TON of Legos and other building toys.
There are a variety of board and card games.
There is a Switch - multiplayer games are available for children to play WITH the therapist. This is generally only offered after children have established a relationship with me in order to work on cooperative play, increase frustration tolerance, and for me to be able to see some of the same behaviors that parents have reported. Feel free to ask me which games are offered (think MarioKart, Super Smash Bros, Overcooked, etc.). Once children have this as an option they are free to bring their own Switches for local play with the same games.
My office mate is Sarah Wright, LMFT, RPT-S of Building Strong Roots. Her website can be found here.
I am available four days a week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. I do video consultation calls on Wednesdays. First appointment of the day is 9 AM and the last appointment of the day is 3 PM.