For ages 12 and younger
I have experience in helping children with many childhood issues such as (but not limited to): anxiety, depression, divorce, trauma, grief/loss, anger management, behavior management, and/or difficult life transitions that may be causing stress in their lives. During your child’s initial intake session, we will determine the best modality of treatment for your child to reach their goals.
I became a licensed mental health counseling in the state of Iowa (LMHC) and earned my Registered Play Therapy (RPT) Credential both in 2009. My main modalities of treatment is Child-Centered Play Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I firmly believe that play is the child’s work and means for communication. Young children cannot sit across from me on a couch and express how they feel; they need their own tools, the play therapy toys; to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and stories. You can learn more about play therapy by visiting www.a4pt.org.
Please note: I do not do psychological testing for ADHD, Autism Spectrum/Asperger’s, or Learning Disorders. To have testing done, please contact your primary care physician or contact my office and I can provide you with a list of child psychologist in the area.