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Raising a child can be the most rewarding and challenging job we will ever be called upon to do. And, as the African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Parents often feel alone, overwhelmed, exhausted, helpless and inadequate in their role. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Together, we can address your child’s emotional struggles and the impact they have on you as a mom or a dad, helping you feel supported and empowered in your vital role.
At Colorado Play Therapy my goal is to ensure that parents are receiving compassionate support and guidance. Here, parents can bring forth any and all issues they are experiencing internally and in relationship to their child(ren). I provide an open, caring space for parents to work through the issues that are posing obstacles to the relationships with their children and beyond. With my extensive background in child development and child psychology, I am passionate about educating parents on their children’s behavior and emotional processes. Together we can restore balance and understanding back into your family.
Please see my Programs page for upcoming workshops, parenting groups, talks and events. These groups are an invaluable place to receive further support and validation from other parents who experience successes and challenges similar to and different from your own.
How I work with you
As a play therapist, my role is to provide a safe, nurturing and validating environment in which children are free to play as they wish. Through therapeutic play, metaphors emerge and feelings arise that represent the emotional struggles the child is internally experiencing. As these struggles (fear, anger, frustration, sadness, loss, etc.) are expressed and processed with the support of the play therapist, healing begins. When children feel safe, accepted and understood by the therapist, they internalize this experience and learn to feel safe, accepted and understood within themselves.
Each session consists of 45-minutes of Play Therapy for the child.
I also provide regular 15 minute check-in phone calls after the child’s sessions.
During this time we will discuss what your child worked on in his/her session and you will update me on how things are going at home. I will provide tools and strategies for supporting your child’s process and helping him be his very best self. I welcome parents’ questions and celebrate parental involvement in the therapeutic process. I strive to foster a collaborative approach to a child’s health and well being throughout this process.
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