In-Person Psychotherapy for Kids, Teens, & Adults
Monday: Supervision and Consultation
Tuesday: In office, 9 AM – 3 PM
Wednesday: In office, 12-8 PM
12-2 PM Adult Group Therapy
4:15-5:45 PM Teen Group
Thursday: In office, 11 AM – 3 PM
Friday: Supervision and Training
* This schedule is subject to change over summer break.
Play therapy (age 3-12); Teen; Individual; Couple; & Family
All groups starting June 1.
$180 per 50-minute session
$315 per 90-minute session
$75 for 90-minute group
$95 for 120-minute group
Livermore, CA Office
381 Earhart Way, Livermore, CA, 94550.
Directions: From 580, take Exit 50 toward Airway Blvd/CA-84 toward Collier Canyon Rd; Continue on Kitty Hawk Rd. Drive to Earhart Way; Continue straight onto Kitty Hawk Rd; Turn right onto Nissan Drive; Turn left onto Earhart; Destination will be on the left.
About the Office: This location is set up with a large playroom/sand tray space/family therapy room and a separate therapy space.
It is designed to support the integration of creativity and expressive arts.
I offer an integrative and creative approach to help you address:
Grief & loss
Lack of Clarity
Crisis of Meaning
What is Sand Tray
The use of sand tray in play therapy is a nonverbal expressive form of child therapy that uses metaphor to help children share their experience of the world. And change it.
The sand tray itself represents a confined safe space for children to play, and ultimately heal. In the child therapy session, children use a variety of miniature toys to represent their inner world and subconscious in the sand.
Sand tray bypasses words and language and engages the right brain to facilitate meaning-making and integration of difficult, even traumatic, material.
What is Play Therapy?
Play therapy is an established, research-supported form of child therapy. It helps children, especially age 3-12, express themselves, heal, and grow. It leverages the natural language of children — play — to help them overcome emotional, and behavioral problems. Whether children are having trouble due to divorce, a recent move, grief and loss, or adoption, play therapy can help! There are a variety of types of play therapy including child-centered, gestalt, Adlerian, and more! I use Child-Centered Parent Relationship Therapy, Theraplay, and sand tray therapy.
Child-Centered Parent Relationship Therapy
Child-Centered Parent Relationship Therapy is an evidence-based filial therapy that has been demonstrated to improve child-parent relationships. Filial therapy supports parents in becoming effective agents of change in their child’s life. Parents learn how to listen and respond to children in ways that support healthy growth and esteem. One of its basic tenets is that a child’s relationship to his or her parents is more significant and longer lasting than a relationship to a therapist. The goal of Child-Centered Parent Relationship Therapy is to give play therapy tools and skills to the family system. Thus, enhancing their warmth and connection for years to come. This way, the healing and growth extend beyond the child therapy sessions.
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