Pre-teens & Adolescents
Transitioning to adulthood is one of life’s greatest tasks. At Nurture Family Counseling®, we take a multi-faceted approach to our work with adolescents, considering your teen’s development, neurobiology, social support system, and unique personality and experiences in developing a treatment plan.
We know that an involved and supportive family provides the biggest advantage to teens as they navigate the many complex challenges presented at this stage of life, and we will work to include you throughout the therapeutic process. Growing up is tough – on parents and their kids. But you don’t have to do it alone.
Play Therapy with Children
Younger children may experience grief and loss, divorce of their parents, and other unexpected changes, and they don’t simply forget, not understand, or bounce back.
The fact is that even babies can be deeply impacted by difficult transitions, and their emotions, behaviors, and development will show it at some point.
Children show us their perceptions of themselves and their experiences through their play, and as university trained play therapists, we have the unique skills to use their natural language to help them work through difficulties.
Decades of research support the dramatic impact play therapy can have on a child’s outlook, behavior, perceptions and close relationships.
Whether your child is struggling with anxiety or depression, transitioning to a new home school, or adjusting to a life without a loved one, we can help.
Family and other supportive relationships are vital to a child’s sense of safety and well-being, and we will work closely with you to create an environment that will nurture your child’s optimal growth and development.