How Can I Help Your Child and Your Family?
As a counselor and play therapist, I work with children as young as 1 to 3 years old and up. I address behavioral/emotional issues that affect a child's relationships with parents, siblings, and peers. I deal with children who are aggressive, oppositional, anxious, withdrawn, and overactive.
What to Expect
I believe that parental involvement is important throughout the treatment process. As a counselor and play therapist, I generally want parents to be present during the sessions. This allows the parents to see what is taking place during treatment. Additionally, this allows for the attachment to develop/deepen between the child and the parent (not the counselor/play therapist).
Your First Call or Email
When you call, you will speak with me. I will answer any questions that you have about my practice and my treatment approaches. I will ask you some initial questions, such as your name, contact information, , and what prompted you to call.
Your First Visit
At your first visit, I will have you complete a consent for treatment and a facesheet. Or you can download this forms and bring them to your first appointment. I will review this information with you and ask you and your child questions, regarding various aspects of their life and issue(s). Some questions that I ask include:
- Who is in your family?
- Do you like school?
- What do your friendships look like?
- Do you have any medical issues?
- Do you have any problems with any emotions (e.g., depression, anxiety, anger management issues, etc.)
Additionally, I may have you complete some additional questionnaires regarding your child and yourself. Generally, it takes 1 to 3 sessions for me to develop some type of treatment plan. I will then share this plan with you.
As a counselor and play therapist, my sessions typically last about 45 minutes to an hour.
Payments and Insurance
I accept the following insurances: Aetna, BC/BS (Anthem), Cigna, Coventry, GHP, Healthcare USA, Home State, Horizon, Magellan, Medicaid (21yo and younger), Missouri Care, and United Healthcare.
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