Is your child hostile, withdrawn, or hyperactive? Have you noticed your child struggling academically or socially and cannot figure out what is causing their problems at home and school? Do you wish you could help your child but do not know how?
As adults, when we are struggling, we often talk about our problem with others. After speaking about the issue, we are usually able to come up with solutions, or at least feel like we “got the weight off our chest”.
Children, on the other hand, are often unable to articulate with words what is troubling them. When asked what is wrong, children frequently do not know how to express their emotions and instead will act out their problems with concerning behaviors.
Play therapy enables children to express what is bothering them, in their natural language. By observing the objects and patterns of children’s play, Nikki Doan can help determine the root cause of the disturbed behavior.
Benefits and effectiveness of play therapy
Play therapy is a highly-effective tool to aid the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of issues. This approach is evidenced based and shown to help treat attention deficit disorders, hostility, disruptive behaviors, stress, grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, developmental issues, academic performance, social skills, self-esteem, and more.
No matter what the issue, play therapy can help your child feel comfortable by giving him the space to communicate in a way that is natural. Play therapy helps foster a positive relationship between the therapist and your child, which is necessary to promote healing.
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Play therapy with Nikki
Nikki is an experienced play therapy psychotherapist. Through play therapy, Nikki can help your child express their needs, wishes, and feelings in a way that is developmentally appropriate. She can help you gain insight into what your child is really experiencing but cannot express with words.
If your child is struggling with behavioral, developmental, emotional, or social issues, contact Nikki today. Call or just fill out the contact form and click Send.
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