Adolescents are facing significant stress every day, in schools, with friends, with family, online, just to name a few. This is a time that requires sensitivity to the needs and emotional distress faced by our youth. Youth are facing real mental health concerns that can easily go overlooked. Often, adolescents can benefit from having another trusting adult in their life to discuss their thoughts and feelings, share their struggles and to implement changes for success.
Sometimes children need therapy when they have problems they can't cope with alone. Play therapy is a form of therapy primarily geared toward children. Therapy encourages a child to explore life events that may have an effect on current circumstances, in a manner and pace of the child's choosing, primarily through play and art but also through language.
Therapy can help children communicate, explore thoughts and emotions, address unresolved trauma and experience positive behavioral changes.
Stephanie Clifton, LCSW works with children age 3-12, find out more about Stephanie and her services.