- Often play by him or herself?
- Get into frequent conflicts with other children?
- Fall apart easily in a group?
- Seem overly competitive or very shy?
- Get bullied by other children?
- Have difficulty separating from you?
Child Play Therapy Services are geared towards families with young children (birth – age 6) who are encountering emotional, behavioral, or developmental difficulties.
Through Play Therapy, Family Therapy, Parent-Child Therapy, or Group Play Therapy, we will address the individualized needs of children with emotional and behavioral problems that may be interfering with success in a regular preschool or day-care setting.
By intervening with children at a young age, we hope to be able to prevent further social, educational and emotional difficulty.
Issues addressed in child play therapy include the following:
- Attachment and Separation Problems
- Frequent Tantrums
- Reactions to parental divorce
- Grief and loss
- Frequent aggression or disruptive behavior
- Short Attention Span
- Oppositional Behavior
- Separation Anxiety
- Early childhood trauma, including abuse and/or neglect
- Difficulties in peer relationships
- Excessive shyness or fearfulness
- Difficulty with transitions from one activity to another
- Trouble with eating or sleeping
- Depression and other mood regulation problems
- Emotional regression or other reactions to life stresses