Who can be helped?
- Any person, dyad, or family system wanting to feel better in relationships.
- Family systems or parent-child relationships of any kind – related by birth, adoption, foster care, or kinship care.
- Children who are experiencing challenges at home, school, and/or play with others.
- Parents seeking strategies for behavioral management or education on parenting techniques.
- New mothers and/or fathers experiencing feelings of worry, doubt, sadness, anxiety, pain, or fear.
- Families trying to cope with infertility, miscarriage, or loss.
- Families with children suspected or identified as having a disability or delay – even new parents who have discovered this during pregnancy.
How can I help?
Play therapy – Play therapy is a technique used to help young children process emotions and events. Children learn through play. They also manage emotions and build an understanding of the world through their play.
I utilize several play therapy interventions to support children. Play therapy can be one-on-one with the therapist and child, including a parent meeting before or after the session. It can also be dyadic and include parents in the actual play. Sometimes this intervention can be uncomfortable for grown-ups because it encourages children to express themselves freely in the play room without the typical guidelines we have regarding children’s play (i.e. it is ok for them to explore all toys and they are not always expected to clean up afterward). We can always talk about your questions or concerns before beginning play therapy.
Family Therapy – Family therapy is a highly efficient and effective intervention that can improve most identified challenges for children and adolescents. It consists of two or more people from a family system working to resolve conflict, discomfort, and to improve relationships.
Individual Therapy – services for postpartum symptoms, parents with a traumatic past or challenges that impact their parenting ability, adolescents, and young adults requesting supports.
Parent coaching – Learn about theories and strategies for managing challenging behaviors, increasing success in day-to-day activities, and feel more confident in your decisions and actions as a parent. This is also an effective intervention for parents learning how to co-parent through separation or divorce.
Call Today for a brief consultation to see how I can help
Email at April@UpliftMEchildtherapy.com
Therapy to address traumatic events…
- I have been trained in EMDR therapy. According to the EMDR International Association “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.”
- Treatment for traumatic events that have happened to children as young as birth is also available. Child Parent Psychotherapy is an evidence based therapy that supports children birth – five years old. Parents are active participants in this treatment modality.
- Reflective supervision can be provided to any early childhood provider seeking support with this emotional work or supervision hours for the Infant Mental Health Endorsement.
- Clinical Supervision can also be provided to mental health professionals seeking licensure. I have experience providing clinical supervision to social workers working with children and families for over ten years.