How do I know if my child needs play therapy?
As a parent, it is natural to be concerned when you see a shift in your child's behaviors. Many children experience stressors throughout their life, in school, home, and the community. If you notice that your child is reacting to stress or daily routines in a way that seems out of the norm for your child and is not able to be soothed, it may be beneficial to seek a consultation regarding your child's needs. When emotional and behavioral difficulties that interfere with their functioning at school, home, with friends, and family, seeking assistance from a trained professional can help you to determine how to best manage your child's needs.
How long will my child need therapy?
Sessions typically last 45 minutes depending on your child's age and maturity level. Initially sessions are typically provided 1x weekly. We will determine the length of your child's treatment based on your child's needs and progress in therapy.
What is the cost for play therapy sessions?
Session fee is $150 for a 45 minute session. Reduced fee may be available on a limited basis; please discuss this need with me during our initial consultation.
Do you take insurance?
I currently do not accept insurance. Some insurances reimburse a portion of the fee for “out of network” providers. I can provide a "superbill" for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement upon request.
Why should I bring my child for play therapy?
Play therapy is a developmentally appropriate treatment approach for children. Play allows young children to feel safe, and to communicate and work through their feelings, allowing for a positive experience in therapy.
Why should I bring my child to you?
As a registered play therapist-supervisor, I have extensive specialized training and experience working with children and adolescents. I provide a safe and inviting environment for your child, and offer opportunities for growth and change. I will work very carefully with you to assess and identify with your child's needs, and to develop a treatment plan that fits your child's specific needs. I believe in having a collaborative relationship with each parent, and will involve you in your child's treatment and have regularly scheduled check ins. In addition, I have worked with school systems and community systems for many years, and can collaborate with additional supports for your child if requested.