It is a big decision to bring your child/ teenager to a professional, and it is vital that your first experience with professional counseling be very positive. If not positive, you may seek other options which may not be as effective as counseling. I feel one of my biggest strengths is making your child feel very special during his/her initial appointment.
Play Therapy refers to a large number of treatment methods, including cognitive/behavioral, all of which make use of one or more of the natural benefits of
play. All Play Therapy differs from regular play in that I help children systematically address and resolve their own problems. Since play is fun, it makes it easier for children/ teens to
confront what is bothering them. Play allows them a safe, psychological distance from their problems and allows them to express their true thoughts and feelings in ways best suited to their
developmental level. Once children have expressed and addressed their problems through play, I will be better able to help them find solutions to their problems in life.
Play Therapy can help children/teens to:
I specialize in the treatment of children's disorders including ADHD, Bipolar disorder, Oppositional Defiant disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and Bereavement Issues as
well as family and parent relationship counseling. I have had outstanding success with ADHD where medication (like Ritalin and Focalin) and other therapists have failed. Please
contact me at 732-492-9132 and I will offer you a free initial phone conference.
Mars & Venus Counseling Center
495 Iron Bridge Road, Suite 8
Freehold, NJ 07728