Individual counseling is solution focused, goal oriented, and confidential. We work at your own pace in a quiet comfortable atmosphere.
Play is fun, enjoyable, and a natural avenue to help children through troubling times.
Play provides a child the safe psychological distance from issues and frees them up to address them in a variety of ways. Play also provides the counselor with many opportunities to help children process emotions, deal with grief, divorce, trauma, or other life events. Through play children can learn emotional control and adaptive skills.
Working With Adolescence
The primary goal of the teen is to gain independence. They are starting to separate from parents, while at the same time become increasingly aware of how others, especially their peers, see them and are desperately trying to fit in. They are “trying on” different looks, and identities and they become acutely aware of how they differ from their peers. Considering that the teen years are a period of intense growth physically, morally, and intellectually, it is no wonder that it is a time of confusion and family upheaval. Along with adolescence can come a variety of behavioral challenges for the teen and parents, as well as depression, anxiety, decreased self-esteem and sometimes a fragile self-image.
While the teen years can be a challenge, teens are often energetic, creative, thoughtful, idealistic, and fun. It is a time to watch your child become a very distinct individual, as they mature and grow toward adulthood.