Owner of Kind Therapy Austin. I help frustrated kids and teens understand their feelings, believe in themselves, and make positive choices.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX
Family Therapy is a way to work through life transitions and family conflict, as well as establish family rules and expectations. Having open, honest, conversations can build healthy communication skills and increase positive interactions between kids and parents. Even though we are working through difficult issues, it is also a time for families to connect and have fun together and to remember that they are all on the same team.
Play Therapy is a great option for young children and builds on the way they naturally explore and interpret the world. Through playful interaction, adapted games, role playing, movement and music, therapeutic toys, sand tray, and art activities, children are able to work through challenges, learn self-regulation, and build skills for leading a happier life.
It's normal for young people to feel ambivalent about coming to therapy, so it is important that they have a voice in determining what we work on — especially if therapy wasn’t their idea. We may sit and talk, play games, create art, or incorporate music, books, or other forms of media into our conversations about their lives and their goals. I believe in the importance of creating a strong relationship and focusing on strengths and solutions, not just on problems.