Child Centered Play Therapy
- Are you and your child are having too many power struggles
- Do you feel that your child’s emotional life is running your life and your household?
- Does your child seem more sensitive than other children?
- Do you worry about your child’s social and emotional wellbeing?
- Has your child faced a recent loss, divorce, or traumatic event?
- Do you and your child need support to find your way back to positive communication and connection?
How Child-Centered Play Therapy can Help
Dr. Schwartz understands the unique challenges parents can face in raising sensitive children. She specializes in working with children with sensory processing disorders, speech/language delays, anxiety, challenging behaviors, trauma exposure, and emotional problems.
When a child has faced a loss or struggles against the demands of their environments children may need help making sense of their feelings and behaviors.
- Play is the primary form of communication in the young child and is the language that allows children to create a symbolic and metaphoric understanding of reality.
- Play therapy assists children to express themselves, access inner resiliency, and resolve trauma.
- The child-centered play therapy session offers a safe exploration of big emotions such as anger, fear, and sadness.
- Parent-child or filial play therapy gives parents the tools to bring the benefits of play therapy home.
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About Dr. Schwartz
- Dr. Arielle Schwartz has been a child-centered play therapy and parent-child (filial) play therapy practitioner since 2007.
- Dr. Schwartz’s passion is in working with parents and children together, facilitating an environment that allows both to feel connected, attuned, attached, and understood.