As a parent, you will play a crucial role in every phase of your child’s play therapy which, typically, proceeds through several phases. During the consultation call, we can begin discussing the presenting issues and by completing all the intake forms prior to your child’s appointment this will allow us to briefly discuss these issues during the initial session.
During the initial session, you and your child will tour the play room and we’ll have a brief discussion of confidentiality, consent to treat and the presenting issue(s). After which, an intake interview and pre-treatment assessment will be conducted with your child (40 minutes). This will allow me to get an introduction to his or her experience of the problems and to make sure your child feels fully engaged in the treatment process right from the beginning. Your child may be asked to complete a variety of pre-treatment measures ranging from questionnaires, to drawings, to more formal testing. I will observe your child at play which will provide me with additional information about your child’s difficulties and the best ways to go about treating them. Assessments can also be very useful in helping me evaluate your child’s progress during treatment.
I will encourage the child/youth to share vital information directly with the parents because it leads to a better support system and communication in the home, but aside from vital information confidentiality of the child/youth will be respected. Also, it is imperative for the parents to remain supportive of their child which will aid in a faster success.
The Duration of the Sessions
The sessions are preferably weekly, unless you state a preference otherwise. Sessions are 45 minutes. The sessions are at the child’s pace and there is no average when it comes to how long a child’s recovery will take.
Please schedule a complimentary phone consultation, which will allow us the opportunity to explore how working together can help your child to progress and reach the desired goals. After we have determined a good fit, the following investment option is available:
- Individual sessions
- One 45-minute session
- $75.00 per session
- Cash, Check, Debit/Credit Card Accepted
- Out of Network PPO – Accepted
Typically, Play therapy is appropriate for 3 – 12 year olds.