It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. Its our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.” ~L. R. Knosts
Feeling lost with what to do with your child’s behavior?
Lindsey Shearer is a child therapist that works with children on their level to help break the cycle of negative and stuck behaviors. In therapy, we start to put the pieces together and learn to control and understand behaviors. By giving children a sense of control and providing them with a positive and trusting relationship, Lindsey is able to be a safe adult and that can make all the difference. Sometimes children need this safe person beyond their own family to feel comfortable enough to open up. They may have feel shame, fear, guilt and more. These feelings often prevent children from opening up to their family for fear that they will disappoint them.
Using Sandtray, Yoga, and Child-Centered Play Therapy, Lindsey is able to offer many appealing alternatives to traditional talk therapy. In Lindsey’s work with children she has found that talk therapies tend to shut children down, while these specialized techniques allow children to open up and share their struggles. This ultimately is what helps them to trust the therapy process and start to heal.