Our children’s language is play and toys are their words. Children simply do not communicate like adults, instead they express emotions and feelings through play, behavior, and interactions with others. Therefore, when children are confronted with problems or challenging situations, they often do not have words to express themselves. Therapy allows children to express themselves and work out situations using these tools (play, talk, music, art, etc.) that makes sense to them.
Child Therapy often has a strong Family/Parent Therapy component as parents are my best co-therapists. Parents take skills or plans home and then help their children implement these. Sunrise Counseling will see children in therapy as young as 3, but with the understanding that parent involvement is needed for success.