Youth & Family Therapy Services
Ages 3-25: Kids tend to do well with games, drawing, sand play, board games and other hands on activities. We use these types of activities in several ways 1. the activity itself is therapeutic and teaching a lesson to the child or 2. the activity is something for them to do with their hands, so their mind is more free to share with therapist. Parents are very involved with the process as well with their own parent sessions to focus on interventions at home. Family sessions are incorporated as needed.
Family sessions are defined as session with more than one person in a family. They can help bring healing through learning communication techniques, processing a particular event, or just spending fun time together without quarreling. Some activities may include a family shield, talking stick, puppet shows and talking about thoughts and feelings. We also see couples for premarital counseling and relationship work.
strengthen your child's
- One of the best ways to help a young person manage difficult times is cultivate in them an appreciation for their strengths.
- Discover your child’s strengths to combat the areas of growth.
- If a kid feels competent at something, he is more likely to be able to cope with bad things that may happen in his life.
- Foster competency in your children!
take control of family
Do you talk over each other? Do you avoid conflict? Can you listen to someone else without thinking of what you want to say next?
Using “I” statements, is a great way to disarm your listener. Using “you” can place blame and put others on the defense.
Calm down and take a “time out” before you talk about a problem or issue. Don’t forget to call “time in.”