Many types of play therapy exist and many interventions can help your child based on the need. Your therapist will describe the type of therapy they will be providing and how to best help your child and your family. Play therapy can be used with all age ranges and is most commonly used with children ages from 0-12 years old. Your therapist will communicate effectively with you and involve you in therapy to create a lasting change for your child and your family. Often, children benefit from both individual therapy and family therapy. Family therapy will teach you ways to communicate and change behaviors appropriately and will provide support to your child. Your therapist will discuss recommendations on type of therapy and frequency of therapy with you.
PCIT is a short-term, specialized behavior management program designed for young children experiencing behavioral and/or emotional difficulties and their families. PCIT teaches caregivers to manage their child’s difficult behaviors, while increasing their positive behaviors. PCIT works with the child and caregiver together to improve behavior and reduce parenting stress.
Resolve specializes in working with adolescents suffering from anxiety in order to better tolerate stress. This stress can come from multiple reasons, such as bullying, perfectionism, concerns about the future, social anxiety, conflict at home, difficult relationships, and generalized anxiety. Stress and anxiety can build up to a point of feeling paralyzed. We can become so stressed that we fear any decision we make and are incapable of moving forward and enjoying life. When treating anxiety, your counselor will work with you on relaxation techniques and explore the underlying causes of anxiety in order to reduce the worrisome thoughts.
Resolve also specializes in working with teens experiencing depression and grief. Depression isn't just something you feel when things are going bad, many people experience major depression despite an objectively good life. Don't just accept that your or your teen's mood is "just hormones." It could be severe depression which can spiral into very dark places.
Here is your chance to helping make a difference in your child’s life. It is time to stop living in fear, disappointment, exhaustion, and frustration with your child. You can get involved in therapy services, find out more about what to expect, and get any other questions answered to see if play or attachment-based therapy is a good fit for your child and your family simply by calling the number below or sending an email with your questions.
If you have hesitation, know that this is normal. We often fear the unknown, change, and the stigma of “therapy”. It is up to you to decide which hard to choose. Are you going to choose the hardships of continuing living your life the way you are? Are you going to acknowledge and admit that you may not be able to do this by yourself? Are you going to make that first step by calling or emailing to best help your child and family heal, grow, and thrive in relationships, school, and at home?
You get to choose your hard. Something led you to this page and to this website. Make the call. Choose the hard that will lead to healing and growth because you’ve already made it this far. The first step is over. You can schedule your first appointment by calling (913) 735-0577 or click the "Schedule an Appointment" button at the top of the page.