Child Therapy

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?

Does your child feel like they are spinning out of control?

Are you seeing signs of unhappiness or anxiety in your child?

Is your child struggling in school or making friends?

As parents, we want what is best for our children. We protect and love them, yet still we may feel like it is not enough. Sometimes we feel like we have lost control and are powerless with our children. We want to help them and maybe we just don’t know what to say or where to start.

Not all children have the verbal skills or understanding to tell us what is happening inside of them. We often see children acting out, rebelling, or completely shutting down when they are processing through something that is troubling them.

Amanda Gallagher, LPC
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, Amanda 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, Amanda is able to offer many appealing alternatives to traditional talk therapy. In Amanda’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.

Please watch this short video, to further understand Play Therapy.

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