I OFFER PLAY-BASED THERAPY IN MY BOISE, IDAHO OFFICE LOCATION ONLY. TELETHERAPY CLIENTS MUST BE AGE 12+.
I work with children as young as age 3, so long as they are verbal enough to participate in therapy. I utilize several varieties of child-centered play therapy to engage the child in participating in the therapeutic process. Play therapy uses a variety of play and creative arts techniques to alleviate chronic, mild and moderate psychological and emotional conditions in children that are causing behavioral problems and/or are preventing children from realizing their potential.
I have had good success with a range of childhood behavior and mood disorders, including sensory issues, ADD/ADHD and mild Autism Spectrum Disorders. I also have a great deal of knowledge in dealing with children who have experienced trauma, as I worked for many years with children in the foster care system who were often faced with traumatic events. I also offer behavior management therapy for both parents and children together to help decrease problematic behavior and increase parenting skills.
I also work with older children and teens with a variety of mood and behavioral disorders. I understand that these years in their life can be difficult with many transitions and changes. I provide a safe and comfortable environment in which they can be free to share their struggles and learn coping techniques.
Children under the age of 12, must have a parent or guardian present on-site at all times.