Client-centered, age-appropriate therapy for children and teens which integrates play, expressive art techniques, and movement.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX
Play Therapy is developmentally appropriate, child-centered and an invitation into the child's world, the language of children, a space for self-soothing and physical regulation to the body, and a safe space to teach social skills like creating and following rules, taking turns, problem solving, self-confidence, fairness, and builds empathy for others.
Utilizing play therapy, expressive art techniques, and movement to work on emotional identification, emotional and physical self-regulation, pro-social skills, creating healthy relationships with friends and family, and exploring and processing behaviors, experience, emotions, and thoughts.
Finding techniques to regulate the mind, body, and emotions, fine-tune our focusing skills, exploring ways of releasing excess energy, and calm the body when needed.
Facing school work with confidence and ease, working on pro-social skills, navigating and developing healthy boundaries in order for relationships to flourish, and clear communication with friendships, teachers, and grown-ups, including self-advocating for academic, emotional, and self-regulation needs.