Child Counseling

Why Would a Child Need Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is a holistic, client-centered therapy that aims to promote health and well-being in individuals of all ages. While many people are familiar with occupational therapy for adults, there's an awareness gap on its benefits for children. That's why “How can occupational therapy help my child?” is a frequently asked question. A child may use occupational therapy to address a variety of difficulties. The most common reason is to help manage the spectrum of learning, developmental, or behavioral challenges faced by children with ADHD, autism, sensory processing disorder, or emotional imbalance. Occupational therapy (sometimes [...]

Exploring the Transformative World of Play Therapy: Healing Through Play

In the realm of therapy, traditional talk therapy has long been the norm. However, for children, adolescents, and even some adults, verbal communication can sometimes feel limiting or intimidating. This is where play therapy emerges as a powerful and transformative approach. By harnessing the natural language of play, therapists can delve into the inner world of their clients, facilitating healing, growth, and understanding. In this blog post, we'll explore the fascinating world of play therapy, its principles, benefits, and why it's such a valuable tool in the therapeutic toolbox. Understanding Play Therapy: Play therapy is [...]

By |2024-02-27T16:01:28-05:00February 27th, 2024|Child Counseling|

Navigating Child Mental Health: Understanding the Roles of Therapists, Psychologists, and Psychiatrists

For a child, mental health is a critical aspect of overall well-being and development. Children are most impressionable and vulnerable during their formative years, so parents and caregivers must prioritize their children's mental health as they grow and mature.  There are a variety of professionals who provide subtly different types of support and treatment to children struggling with mental health issues. Folks most often use the three terms used to refer to these mental health professionals interchangeably: therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists.  While all these professionals work to support children's mental health, the roles and responsibilities [...]

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