Services for Children and Families
Therapists at Rose Hill Counseling and Psychotherapy are trained in a variety of approaches to help children and families. These approaches include:
Play therapy is offered as a way to help children, through their play, express and show their difficulties. Children “show” what they cannot “say”. Play therapy is provided for preschool children who may need a place to work through difficulties and developmental issues with the support of a trained therapist. This work is always combined with regular parent consultations.
Family therapy is offered as the primary form of treatment, or in addition to individual therapy when the problems and worries seem to arise or originate in the relationships within the family. Family therapy can help to clarify feelings and the roles of family members in relation to the family stresses, and it can help families develop better strategies for communicating and relating.
Parent consultations are available to families who want a sounding board and some ideas on how to handle difficult developmental issues or troubling family events. Parents may come only once, or return for a few follow-up visits at their own pace.
Mother-baby therapy is offered for families with very young babies as a supportive, non-judgmental way to support mothers through the process of getting to know their baby, learning about their baby’s non-verbal cues, and notice their own feelings and responses to their baby.
Individual therapy is offered to school-aged children and adolescents when the primary issue involves the child or adolescent’s own emotional development or painful events in their life. Depending on the age of the child and their particular interests, the therapy includes a combination of play, talk and other creative forms of expression (drawing, for example). Periodic parent sessions are scheduled to keep parents included in how to help their child and to gather input from the parent(s) on how the adolescent is doing at home and school.