While the picture below may only look like a room full of toys, this is where kids find ways to express feelings, resolve inner conflicts, and overcome difficult experiences. At Palm Beach Family Counseling, we provide child-centered play therapy which operates from the perspective that children know exactly what they need to do in order to feel better and they are able to do this best in a self-directed, open environment where limits are set only when needed and there are no “rules” for what they can and cannot do. Outside of the playroom, there are plenty of rules and regulations that guide a child’s behavior, and for the most part children know how to follow rules (even when they choose not to). We believe that children need a safe, non-restrictive environment for expressing feelings and “working through” all the things that young ones may experience in their daily lives. To you, their problems may seem small but to them feelings, conflicts, and problems feel very, very big.
Our first intake session and family therapy sessions will likely take place in the room depicted below. This is where I will meet with you and your child together (possibly some time individually) and collect information in order to get to know you as well as to get updates on how family life has improved or worsened. We believe that parents are the experts on their children and helpers cannot help without consulting and collecting information from experts like you.
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