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Therapy Services
Psychotherapy
Reunification Therapy & Family Systems Therapy
In-Home Parent Coaching & Family Therapy
Play Therapy
Individual Therapy
Child
Parent
Co-Parent Couseling & Education
Divorce Education
Parenting Plan Coordination (Special Mastering)
Brief Focused Assessment
Custody Evaluation (730)
Collaborative Law: Child Specialist
Divorce Recovery Group
Limits of Confidentiality
255 W. Central, Suite 201, Brea, CA 92821

PLAY THERAPY

Play is the child's natural form of expression.  Children will play out their feelings and problems as adults will talk out their feelings and problems.  Within the context of divorce, I use Play Therapy in two ways: (1) in individual therapy sessions with the child for the purpose of building rapport,  and as an initial step, or a bridge for the child to eventually verbalize  his/her feelings and problems with myself as the therapist, and finally with his/her parents in session; and (2) in parent/child Family Systems Therapy  or dyadic  Reunification sessions in which I provide parent coaching during play sessions to prompt the parent to interact with the child with specific nurturing behaviors that promote attachment.   (Please see INDIVIDUAL THERAPY for the CHILD, and FAMILY SYSTEMS THERAPY)