Play Therapy | Children
Play Therapy for Children – Counseling for Teens
Helping Children and Teenagers Navigate Life’s Transitions
Play Therapy for Children
Play is a child’s language. Children communicate through their behavior. Through the use of a variety of play therapy activities, we can help children process issues, address social and behavioral problems, and assist them in overcoming some of life’s toughest obstacles.
Children ages 3-13, and families with children of any age. Play therapy effectively treats the following populations:
Children with the following life situations:
Adoption, Divorce, Trauma (sexual, physical, and neglect), recent family move, death of a family member, recent hospitalization, natural disaster, stressful life experiences
Children with the following diagnosis:
Autism, Aspergers ADHD, Depression, PTSD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Learning Disorders, Encopresis, Enuresis
Children with the following behaviors:
Anger/volience, non-compliance, poor social skills, regression of development, odd behavior, talking back, difficult to soothe, sadness, anxiety, high strung, poor appetite.
Counseling for Teenagers
Parenting throughout the lifespan is challenging. There are no step-by-step manuals on raising children. At times it can be so overwhelming that parents feel out of options. Out of the love and care that parents have for their children, they choose to contact outside help for their child to cope with some of life’s touch problems. As a trained child and adolescent specialist, Sonya Kennedy can provide other options and avenues of hope. Parents know the challenges of raising kids in our culture today. Parents know the feelings of desperation as children grow up and face challenges and transitions. Play therapy and working with teens is a way to help navigate the often difficult transitions from childhood into adulthood.
Common Struggles of Children and Adolescents
When children’s issues are detected early, treatment is often quicker, more effective, and preventive. Some of the issues we work with in children are:
Grief and Loss
Attention Deficit (ADHD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
And Many, Many More…