What is play therapy?
Play Therapy is defined by Association for Play Therapy as “the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained Play Therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and develop.”mt.”
In simpler terms, it’s a way of doing therapy in a kid’s natural way to express themselves – play! I incorporate a number of different play techniques including Child Centered Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy, and Adlerian Play Therapy.
More information on Play Therapy can be found on the Association of Play Therapy’s website: https://www.a4pt.org/page/ParentsCornerHomePag
What is a parent's role in therapy?
Parents are an integral part of a child having a positive therapy experience! At minimum, regular communication between parent figures and the therapist is encouraged! Parents are often invited to have therapy sessions alone with the therapist to discuss issues and learn new ways to respond to their kids. Sessions with parents and children together are also encouraged as needed!
Do you work with teenagers?
Do you also work with adults?
Yes! I can work with adults on a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. Because of my training and experience working with children, I am especially skilled in helping parents, adoptive parents, foster parents, and guardians navigate the challenges of parenting!
What is your availability?
What are your fees?
What should I expect the first session?
For any client under the age of 18, parents/guardians should plan on staying for at least the first 15-20 minutes of the session. We will review confidentiality guidelines and goals for our sessions together. Younger kids might want parents to stay through the entirety of the first session, and that is totally okay!
The first session provides an opportunity for us to discuss what everyone in the room expects out of therapy, set some goals for our work together, and get to know each other.
What are your COVID 19 policies and procedures?
Currently, I am seeing clients either in person or online. Masks in session are optional for fully vaccinated clients or young clients living with fully vaccinated parents. I provide hand sanitizer and sanitize toys and the office regularly. I ask that any client who is experiencing any kind of sickness (even just normal sniffles!) to either meet virtually or reschedule their in-person sessions for when they feel better. This is subject to change based on guidance from the Chester County Health Department, Pennsylvania Health Department, and the CDC.