Support for Children
Play therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach, predominantly used for children ages 3-12 that allows them to used play to explore their thoughts and emotions, as well as freely express repressed thoughts and emotions. Play therapy can be most effective if a child is unable to or does not want to talk about their problems. Play and creativity operate on impulses from outside an individual’s awareness – the unconscious. Many people do not understand the purpose of play therapy and can only understand it as people playing, but it is not just play. Both qualitative and quantitative research has shown that play therapy can be extremely beneficial in treating various problems that children have, from physical and sexual abuse, to other life stressors like death and divorce. Recent research suggests that 71% of the children referred to play therapy will show a positive change. The goal is to help children learn to express themselves in healthier ways, become more respectful and empathetic, and discover new and more positive ways to solve problems.
BrainBeat Conquer, offered by Aleisha Chaffin, LPC, is a computer-based cognitive trainer with advanced gaming technology that is scientifically proven to improve kids’ focus through engaging and interactive exercises. The program challenges them to self-train their brain by clapping in tune with a fixed beat while they conquer different animated worlds. As their timing improves, so does their ability to focus, which enhances learning, boosts engagement and quiets busy minds
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If you’re looking for quality Individual Therapy sessions with a certified Mental Health Service Provider that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. We guide our patients every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Schedule an appointment today and see what Alabama Center for Counseling can do for you.
In family therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. We will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. We are confident you’ll find our personalized Family Therapy beneficial and inspirational. Get in touch to book an appointment.