Many parents worry about how their children are doing, without realizing how many ways therapy can help.We work with the child AND the parents when a child is having trouble at home, school, socially, or with a medical problem.
We will help you assess your child's emotional development, social skills, and family relationships so that you can be the best possible parents for your unique child. As part of the parent consultation, we will make suggestions for family life that will help your child thrive.
Every child is born with particular traits which influence how a child meets the world, whether with resilience, or anxiety and depression. Understanding your child will help you feel more confident as a parent.
Sometimes a child would also benefit from the very special attention of Child Centered Play Therapy. Children are emerging beings, whose primary language is play. Play Therapy can help when there have been
losses or traumas
things too difficult to talk about,
Play therapy lets a child gradually face and understand his or her own inner world, at a pace the child sets.
Other times, children need to learn
or ways to soothe fears (e.g.of the dark, of dogs, of shots or flying)
is a specialized form of play therapy where a child places items they choose into a tray of sand, building a small world, which we then look at together. Children work through many difficulties, such as loss of a parent, or sibling rivalry, using their responses to the world they've built. It's a gentle, supportive way for children to develop emotional maturity and self-understanding.
Call 703-768-6240 to meet with one of our counselors, and see how we can help.