Play is how children develop life skills for their future, and so I help them use play, puppetry, drama and creative arts to explore personal issues in a way that is more effective than simply talking. I help kids develop coping skills for life conflicts in a safe and age-appropriate form. In sessions I cater interventions to individual needs and outcomes.
In working with children, I always incorporate parents and caregivers in order to best support the child and family in achieving the best results.
I also work collaboratively with other providers such as psychiatrist, psychologists, schools and teachers, and other important individuals in children's lives to ensure continuity of care.
There are often times when working with the whole family may be the most appropriate therapy approach. Using humor, play, active and engaging techniques, I can assist the family to open up lines of communication, become more comfortable and work toward common goals.
Creative Arts Therapist
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