Replay Counseling Center, LLC 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.
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.
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Grief Counseling: We offer grief counseling for children, adolescents 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.
Parenting Assessment and Outpatient Parent-Coaching:This three part assessment: First evaluates the mother and/or father together in their current parenting roles with their child; Second meets with the mother and/or father individually, inquiring about their childhood and upbringing; Third, processes the goals of the future family structure and functionality.
The process of parent-coaching is value-oriented and aims to help the parent develop a precise structure to utilize in raising their child. The goal is for the parent to develop a parenting vision and establishes clear, preferred outcomes. Although this is an outpatient service, there will be some community based activity to ensure well rounded service.
Please note: The assessment can be done independently, but will also be the initial part of the Parent Coaching process.
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 children to work through the trauma, develop restoration of self and re-connection to community by using art and sensory interventions to help them overcome the traumatic events that took place in their lives.
Partnering with Families: For children in outpatient treatment who have been in counseling for at least 3-6 months or who have had previous counseling and whose symptoms have not completely alleviated due to familial issues. The service will be provided by a student clinician in the home for a maximum of 5 hours a week for three months. This service can be provided to the family in collaboration with weekly psychotherapy or independently. All family members residing in the home will need to be willing participants with the clinician.