Does your 3-7 yr old child have aggressive behavior, unhappy relationships, or say scary things? As a caregiver are you burning out?
Counselor in Austin, TX
My heart goes out to the overlooked people of the world, sometimes that is our littlest ones. I believe in the resilience of children and am honored by the creative, brave families I've met. It's my goal to build up the support system around the child as well as provide individual play therapy for kids to safely work through their challenges in a developmentally appropriate way without judgments or conditions.
I've volunteered in groups and camps with Hope Hospice to help bereaved kids and families. We've done this at overnight weekend events and through regular recurring meetings in the office. I recognize many other losses in addition to death. And I can often help adults understand how loss impacts everything through the child's eyes.
I am a sexual assault advocate, certified by the Office of the Texas Attorney General. I worked for 4 years with witnesses to family violence and survivors of child abuse in a non-profit setting. This informed my understanding of crises and trauma. I'm passionate about building a safer world through compassionate healing.
Kids' brains are significantly different, and so therapy must be delivered in a developmentally appropriate way. In play therapy, kids come to accept themselves & others using imagination, trying out change in role plays, sometimes with art or metaphors for expression.