Child Therapy Behavioral issues including irritability, lack of concentration, hyper-vigilance, hyperactivity, bossiness, tattling, lying, stealing and concealing can indicate an underlying problem.
Children often lack the verbal and emotional regulation skills needed to express their feelings. Add that to the guilt, shame and fear that comes from believing something may have been his or her fault, and you have one hurting little kiddo.
Child Therapy enters the child's world of play to help him or her identify and process grief, work through trauma issues, express feelings, and develop new coping skills. (Parents and teachers may notice improvement in cooperation, behavior and attention.)
Therapeutic methods include unstructured play, sand tray, art and a variety of other creative, expressive modalities.
These interventions help to develop and increase: - social skills - cooperative behaviors - emotional regulation, and - positive peer relationships so that the child or teen may improve his or her functioning at school, home and in the community.
If you think you or someone you love would like to receive Child Therapy, please call.
Melinda Haynes, MA, LMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist California lic. no. 102308 Serving Chico, Paradise, Oroville, Gridley The persons depicted on this site are models. Photos do not represent or guarantee results.