Barstow Acres Children’s Center offers individual, family, and play therapy for children, adolescents, and adults struggling with a broad range of behavioral and mental health concerns.
Individual therapy for children and adolescents ages 2-18 and adults for issues related to anger, divorce, grief and loss, ADHD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, selective mutism, behavior management, depression, and other related problems.
Treatment modality for children includes: play therapy, art therapy, sand tray therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, assertiveness training, and supportive psychotherapy. Play therapy approach is Child-Centered play and Gestalt approach.
We offer individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults for issues including but not limited to:
- Grief and Loss
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/ADD
- Anxiety Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Behavior Problems
- Separation and Divorce
Family therapy can help improve your relationships with your children, partner, and/or other family members. It can be used to address specific issues, such as the conflict between parents and children, marital problems, financial issues, separation and divorce, grief, or the impact of mental illness on the whole family.
Specific treatment plans depend on each family’s situation.
Although it is sometimes used with adults, play therapy is primarily used to help children between the ages of 3 – 12 to explore and freely express their thoughts and emotions through play. It occurs in a safe, comfortable playroom where very few limits are placed on the child, encouraging free expression. This allows our therapists to observe each child’s decisions, choices, and play style.
Ultimately, the goal is to help children learn to express themselves in healthier ways, to develop problem-solving skills, to improve communication, and to help them discover new positive ways to solve problems.
Therapeutic play is often used for children witnessing or undergoing stressful events in their lives, such as a family crisis, a hospitalization, trauma, domestic violence, or any other upsetting events in their environment.
If you require more information, feel free to call us at 410-414-9901.