Our children face new and diverse challenges daily. It is important to offer children and adolescents the support and encouragement they need. Life in Balance Therapy offers a therapeutic environment and treatment interventions that are specific to children and adolescents. These may include but are not limited to: play therapy, art therapy, games, Mindfulness-based strategies, behavioral plans an interventions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, talk therapy, and parental coaching.
My treatment philosophy is one of wellness and of treating the 'whole' child - both mind and body.
Children learn so much about their world through activities and play, so It stands to reason that play is an effective therapy with children.
Research has shown that play therapy is an excellant mode of therapy with children. Children more readily work out their problems indirectly through play. Additionally, young children with limited vocabularies lack the ability to understand the complex themes that adults may talk about in therapy.
Play therapy can help children to regulate their emotions, to share, and to make choices, During play therapy, a number of issues can be addressed such as trauma, depression, anxiety, grief depression and loss, aggression, and empathy.
Children can and do experience trauma. Childhood trauma may be caused numerous factors such as exposure to domestic violence, violence at school, contentious divorces, living with parents who abuse substances or who are mentally ill. In the treatment of children who have experienced trauma, 'Life in Balance Therapy' may utilize play therapy, art therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and a variety of intereventions designed to give children back their power in a safe and supportive environment .
Services offered by 'Life in Balance Therapy' include but are not limited to:
Child Development Behavioral Challenges and Behavior Improvement Strategies
Parental Coaching and Discipline Grief and Loss
Anxiety / Panic Disorders Academic Difficulties
Behavioral Plans Eating Disorders
ADHD Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bullying Life changes and transitions
Depression Self-harm Behaviors
Interpersonal Relationships Phobias
Self-Esteem Coping Strategies
Major Life Events Anger and Aggression
Conduct Disorders Social / Emotional Difficulties
Attachment Disorders Coping Strategies
Foster Care & Adoption Trauma, Stress, PTSD
Consultation with schools Cognitive and Academic Assessment