5 Myths About Children’s Counseling

on November 17, 2014 Play Therapy, Social-Emotional Development, Therapy with 0 comments

The following is a re-blog from Des Moines Parent Guest Contributor, Nicole Liudahl.  Nicole is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist living in Texas. She was born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa. www.nicoleliudahl.com   Television episodes, movies, and social media often portray mental health counseling with an altered perception that is often inaccurate. Many […]

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Introducing Andrew…

on February 5, 2014 Blog, Play Therapy, Social-Emotional Development, Therapy with 0 comments

Adults talk…Kids Play! I get a lot of questions from parents… “Did he say what was bothering him?”, “Did she talk to you about missing her dad?”, “Is he mad at me?,”  In fact, a lot of times, I get these questions after my first session with their child.  This video does a great job […]

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National Play Therapy Week!

on January 31, 2014 Blog, Play Therapy, Therapy with 0 comments

National Play Therapy Week, Feb. 2-8 Licensed mental health professionals throughout the United States are reminding the public of the value of play, Play Therapy, and Registered Play Therapists during National Play Therapy Week, Feb. 2-8. Play is our first language, according to the Association for Play Therapy (APT), the national professional society that advances […]

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Play Therapy Works!

on November 26, 2013 Play Therapy, Social-Emotional Development, Therapy with 0 comments

Why Play? When an adult seeks counseling, the expect to show up and talk about their problems. Some find it easy to do this, while others still struggle to make sense of their feelings.  An adult’s cognitive abilities, as well as their expressive language, are fully developed as compared to a child or teen. Play […]

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In Plato’s Words

on November 26, 2013 Blog, Play Therapy, Social-Emotional Development, Therapy with 0 comments
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.Plato