Therapy for Children and Teens

"Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul.” - Friedrich Froebel

Children and teens have a unique way of processing and experiences that differs from adults. Often this is in the form of play, movement, or art, whereas adults often prefer to use words and talk therapy.

Erin is trained in synergetic play therapy (SPT), which blends neuroscience, mindfulness, and authenticity with traditional play therapy techniques to help children learn skills to regulate their nervous systems, as well as process difficult emotions and life events.

Erin creates opportunities for teens to work with art, sand tray, and yoga/movement, and learn new ways to cope with life and make the often challenging transition into young adulthood.

EMDR can also be used with children and teens by incorporating it into play and other activities. This is an often effective method for working with children and teens who have experienced trauma. 

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