Replay believes that our clients’ needs are of the utmost importance. Our team is committed to meeting those needs. Our main approach in providing counseling is through expressive therapies for younger clients who are not able to express themselves verbally. Expressive therapies include play therapy, art therapy, bibliotherapy, clay therapy and music therapy. For our older clients, we utilize traditional talk therapy with unique strategies to enhance inner healing.
Individual Therapy: Addressing symptoms of anxiety and depression. We work with those with depression, anxiety, AHDH, and mood concerns related to medical conditions. Teens and adults experiencing overwhelm, feelings of hopelessness, low self esteem and loss of interest in activities due to worry and low motivation, may benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The use of CBT helps to change the thoughts (cognitions) into more useful thoughts that can create healing. Other therapeutic techniques including trauma therapy and experiential therapy can also be utilize.
Please note: We are not trained to work with those with substance use, personality disorders, bi-polar or other psychotic disorders as that would require a specialization in treatment.
Play Therapy: The Association of Play Therapy defines play therapy as “the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development.” Children who are referred for play therapy are exhibiting difficult behaviors as they have used up their own problem solving tools. They may be acting out at home, with friends, and at school. Play therapy is utilized to help children cope with difficult emotions and find healthier solutions. It also allows children to change the way they may think and feel toward their problems, and resolve their concerns. Although Play Therapy is recommended for children ages 4-12, we begin providing services for children age 10 and up.
Content provided by the Association for Play Therapy
Grief Counseling: We offer grief counseling for children, adolescents, adults and their families through expressive therapies to include art, to help individuals work through the feelings, thoughts, and memories associated with the loss of a loved one. Grief counseling is generally directed toward positive adjustment following loss after the death of a loved one.
Through expressive therapy, we help individuals recognize normal aspects of the grieving or mourning process, cope with the pain associated with the loss, feel supported through the anxiety surrounding life changes that may follow the loss, and develop strategies for seeking support and self-care.
Trauma Therapy: Trauma is an experience that can create a permanent, significant, psychological impact on a child. Children and adolescents who have experienced trauma or a traumatic event, are not always able to verbalize their feels and instead display negative behaviors that cause them to get into trouble. The focus is not on the behaviors but on the major themes of trauma, fear, terror, worry, hurt, anger, revenge, accountability, safety, power and shifting from victim to survivor thinking. We help individuals work through the trauma, develop restoration of self and re-connection to community by using expressive therapy and mindfulness to help individuals overcome the traumatic events that took place in their lives.