Play Therapy (ages 2-18): (Lauren & Matt offer these services)
Are your children struggling with the basic daily tasks? Are transitions difficult for you and your family? Are setting rules and boundaries strenuous? Are you getting calls from your child's school? Are play dates a disaster? If so, play therapy might be the option for you and your family.
For children and teens play therapy is offered as an alternative to talk therapy. As children have not yet fully developed pre-frontal cortexes, play therapy is a safe way to access traumas while not overwhelming their sensitive nervous systems. Play therapy allows children and teens to share their traumas through their own language of play. Lauren and Matt use techniques from Synergetic Play Therapy (SPT), which is a science based method of play therapy that works from a bottom-up brain model. SPT helps to integrate traumas by using what researchers and psychologists now know about the brain, and nervous system.
Synergetic Play Therapy™ (SPT) is a cutting edge model of play therapy designed to re-pattern the disorganization in the lower brain centers, areas that are often un-addressed in many current play therapy models. Often referred to as "the new paradigm of healing in play therapy" by many students, Synergetic Play Therapy™ is the first researched informed play therapy model to blend together neuroscience, attachment/attunement, therapist authenticity, physics, emotional congruence, nervous system regulation, and mindfulness/mindsight.
For additional information about Synergetic Play Therapy: www.synergeticplaytherapy.com
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Parent Coaching (Lauren offers these services)
Is your family having fights that seem to come out of nowhere? Are you confused why you are having the same conversation over and over with your child/teen and it seems like no matter what they cannot hear you? Are you exhausted with the never ending battles that seem to continue spiraling out? Are you yearning to connect with your family on a deeper level? Are you wanting to fine tune your parenting skills and techniques? If so, parent coaching might be the option for you.
Parent coaching is a great way to get support for those looking for some skills or information around the basics of parenting. This service is for parents who would like supplemental support, or for those who do not feel it is necessary for their child to get therapy at this time. This is also useful for parents who are not local.
Parent coaching is a combination of mindfulness practices with some of the newest research on neuroscience available.
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