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Each individual and family has so much potential! You want to see your hopes and dreams for you and your family’s future come true. Give yourself and your family every opportunity to experience joy and success in life. You can learn skills that will transform yourself and your family from struggling to thriving.

Our Specialties

Do you feel like your child is struggling at home or at school and you are unsure of how to help? Play Therapy may be the answer.

  • Do you feel like you child may be more defiant then usual?
  • Do you notice changes in your child's behavior or mood?
  • Has your child experienced trauma, bullying, or is struggling socially?

Being a parent is hard work, you don't have to do it alone. Often times parents can feel overwhelmed by their child's changing mood or behaviors. Parents can feel like they are unsure how to proceed or what more they could be doing. These are all common thoughts and feelings that can be addressed through play therapy exercises and parental consultations, here at Healing Hearts!

You can feel confident in your parenting again and help get your family on the road to recovery, call us today for your free phone consultation.

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Questions About Therapy

Play Therapy is a powerful tool for addressing a variety of challenges your child may face. You may feel like your family does not need help or that your child will simply grow out of these behaviors. Some parents feel like asking for help is more like admitting defeat. It may seem easier to allow these thoughts to keep you from seeking help. We will provide unconditional support throughout all of your family’s challenges. Our goal is to help lift families in their times of need and provide a judgment-free environment to foster growth and change.

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BENEFITS OF PLAY THERAPY

Play is a natural process for children that:
  • Builds trust and mastery
  • Fosters learning and acceptable behaviors
  • Regulates emotions
  • Reduces anxieties
  • Promotes creative thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Encourages open communication
  • Elevates the spirit and self-esteem
 

Children, families and parents who seek treatment with us will leave feeling better about themselves, their parenting abilities and their future. Using Play Therapy and other specialties, clients will engage in free expression of their thoughts and feelings without judgment and be given the tools to live a happier life.

Has your child ever experienced trauma or been witness to a traumatic situation?

  •  Has your child ever been the victim of abuse or neglect?
  • Or ever witnessed domestic violence or a traumatic incident?
  • What about having experienced a high amount of stress or anxiety?

Often times the child who has experienced trauma or extreme stress can react by having nightmares, fearfulness, bed wetting, changes in mood or behaviors. Such children may also struggle with attention, focus, anger and defiance along with others. These behaviors or changes in behaviors can be confusing to both the child and the parent.

It is our hope that children who have successfully completed treatment with us will have the ability to move forward with their lives with the confidence to freely express themselves and have the positive outlook to control their future.

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Questions about Therapy

Children and parents can sometimes be fearful of speaking about the traumas their families have endured. It can feel like it is too painful to talk about or that it will never go away. However, the brain is a very resilient part of the human body and trauma can be healed! We will never pressure your child into talking about their trauma but rather they will be free to discuss as much or as little as they like. We accept that everyone's healing process is different, and that healing does not always take place through words.

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How Therapy Can Help

Using specialized therapies such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), children who have experienced trauma or high stress have shown to be less fearful, less defiant and have shown an increase in self-esteem and self-expression. With the use of our specialties client's will be able to express their thoughts and feelings in a safe space. Our goal is that that they will learn the coping skills they need to carry with them into adulthood.

Has your child been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

  • Does your child struggle with social cues and peer relationships?
  • Do you find that your child may be struggling to stay on task or focused?
  • Is your child having trouble expressing themselves?

It is common for children with Autism Spectrum to feel different and perhaps isolated from their peers. It is also common for children with Autism to experience difficulties making friends, understanding social situations, and they may feel unable to express themselves. Sometimes this diagnosis can also cause parents to feel frustrated or isolated themselves.

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Concerns about Therapy

Some children with Autism may be unwilling to accept their diagnosis, while others may feel like it holds them back. Many children may also feel like they are unable to express their thoughts or feelings associated with their diagnosis, leaving parents or caregivers in the dark. We will use the healing powers of play, social role playing and sensory play to help relate to your child and let them know they are not alone. These interventions are used to relate to the child, foster relationships, teach social skills and assist in helping you succeed as a parent. Autism Spectrum Disorder is not a limit, we can assist you and your child in finding the road to success!

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Benefits of Therapy

We can assist in the education of parents and children on various disorders and their treatments. We have years of experience working with children and families experiencing a wide variety of mental health issues, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and ADD. We use sensory play, play therapy and social skills trainings to enhance the confidence of all clients! We also provide parents and families with educational resources and community information to assist them in feeling confident in their parenting again.

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