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What to Tell Your Child About Going to Therapy

One of the most common questions that I receive from parents in my consultations is how to tell their child about coming to therapy for the first time. Most of the questions sound something like this: How do I describe what you do? What do I explain about why they need it? What if they don’t […]

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Play Therapy and Teens: Why It Works

I often talk to parents who hear about play therapy, but think that their ten to fifteen year olds are too mature for it. Although play therapy is traditionally offered to children up to ten years old, the foundational principles that underlie the approach are extremely effective with pre-teens and adolescents as well.  (more…)

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Children’s Therapy: Parental Involvement and Consent

As I meet with families weekly who are currently experiencing or have experienced a separation/divorce, I am made aware of the unique situations that arise out of joint and shared custody arrangements. If one parent decides to seek therapy for a child, what are the implications for the other parent? Do both have to be […]

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Confidentiality in Children’s Therapy

I often meet with parents who are surprised about the confidentiality rules regarding minors in mental health counseling. In the medical field, parents and legal guardians are granted full access to records, treatment planning, and decision making. In therapy, however, it is different for several reasons. (more…)

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