Secure Video Online Therapy
Video sessions work well in situations where travel or other circumstances make it physically difficult to attend in-person.
There are many reasons some prefer Secure Video Online Therapy:
- Commuting to sessions can be inconvenient or impossible.
- Clients can be more comfortable and open while at home.
- Clients do not have to cancel if they get sick or their kids are keeping them at home.
- Clients can worry about the stigma of in-office therapy.
- Client can worry about people they know seeing them enter or leave a therapist’s office.
For those that are concerned about the effectiveness of online (internet) therapy, studies show it has become a viable alternative and supplement to face-to-face therapy.
Individuals & Couples
Whether you are looking to improve your self, your relationship, or your family dynamics, we offer a well-rounded group of psychologists who have experience and interest with various counselling demographics.
Sandplay Therapy was established in the late 1950s. Sandplay is a therapeutic approach for adults and children based on Jungian analytical knowledge. Through spontaneous imaginative play in trays of wet or dry sand, clients sculpt sand and position miniature figurines and objects to create three dimensional scenes that express and bridge communication between their inner and outer worlds.
When psychological trauma has occurred or typical development has been interrupted or impeded, a sandplay process can encourage an increase in personal awareness and psychological healing. Using symbols and imagery, Sandplay Therapy assists clients in the expression of their issues and search for understanding. This process works on many levels of client’s understanding, helping clients to access their inner potential and resources for healing and lasting change.
Children (Play Therapy)
(Excerpt by Garry Landreth & Sue Bratton from the APTA Web site)
Play is to the child what verbalization is to the adult. It is a medium for expressing feelings, exploring relationships, describing experiences, disclosing wishes, and self-fulfillment. Because children’s language development lags behind their cognitive development, they communicate their awareness of what is happening in their world through their play. In play therapy, toys are viewed as the child’s words and play as the child’s language.
Play therapy, then, is to children what counselling or psychotherapy is to adults. In play therapy, the symbolic function of play is what is so important, providing children with a means of expressing their inner world. Emotionally significant experiences can be expressed more comfortably and safely through the symbolic representation the toys provide.
Play therapy is based on developmental principles, and thus provides through play, a developmentally appropriate means of expression and communication for children. The use of toys enables children to transfer anxieties, fears, fantasies, and guilt to objects rather than people. In the process, children are safe from their own feelings and reactions because play enables children to distance themselves from traumatic events and experiences.