Underhill Children's Therapy, PLLC

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." ~Frederick Douglass

The Therapy Space

I will have a selection of toys, games and art materials from which your child and I will choose to engage with. In child centered play therapy, what is played and for how long is up to the child and in this context the materials enable your child to express themselves without having to provide verbal explanations. The sand tray similarly, allows one to play out or explore emotions and thoughts which are difficult to ve‚Äčrbalize which could be due to trauma or one's developmental level and can allow a safe distance for exploring difficult experiences and emotions. 

More directive interventions can include psycho-education, or teaching skills,  concepts and strategies.

Depending on the goals discussed with parents and the child, I will utilize a child-led or an adult led approach, or some combination of both.