Play Therapy and Parent Training
Play is the non-verbal language of children. Young children do not have the vocabulary to make sense of many of the circumstances of their lives and toys serve as their means of communication, problem solving and attempts at understanding their world.
Filial and Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) is training for parents interested in learning basic therapeutic play skills in order to improve their relationship with their child.
The parent training I provide is in conjunction with child and family therapy. I am also available to teach classes in Child-Parent-Relationship
One on one counseling tailored to the individual’s needs in successfully passing through life transitions. I use a mix of Cognitive-Behavioral, Relational, Creative Media, and EMDR therapies, depending on the needs of the client.
EMDR therapy provides a model for unlocking traumatic events that have been locked in the nervous system. Even when the traumatic events are not remembered, their presence can cause negative emotions and psychological pain when triggered by a random thought, feeling, sound, smell or any number of reminders. EMDR therapists follow a protocol that expedites the processing of the “stuck” material, alleviating the negative emotions and allowing for positive personal growth.
I am able to supervise Texas LPC-Interns and counselors desiring credentials as a Registered Play Therapist.