Children’s Therapy

Empowered Life Counseling provides children’s therapy services to help children and their families navigate emotional and behavioral difficulties. The therapy services offered provide a safe and supportive environment where children can open up and express themselves freely. There are several different types of therapies that our therapists use for children to help them better express their feelings and grow emotionally and cognitively.

Play Therapy

Play therapy is a type of therapy that involves play as a means of communication between the therapist and the child. The therapist uses play to help the child express their emotions, thoughts, and experiences in a non-threatening and comfortable environment. Play therapy can help children deal with anxiety, depression, trauma, and behavioral problems.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

PCIT is an evidence-based treatment program designed for caregivers and their young children (2 to 7 years old) experiencing social, behavioral, and emotional difficulties. The therapist helps the parent facilitate a warm, supportive relationship as a basis for the development of social skills and emotional regulation. PCIT is known to effectively treat many behavioral issues that can be challenging to parents.

Family Therapy

Family therapy is a type of therapy that involves the whole family. The therapist works with the family to help them understand the dynamics of their relationships and identify any patterns of behavior contributing to the child’s difficulties. Family therapy can help children with various behavioral problems, anxiety, and depression.

AutPlay® Therapy

AutPlay is a therapeutic model that helps address the mental health needs of neurodivergent children ages 3-18 (including autistic children, those with ADHD, social anxiety, sensory differences, learning differences, and developmental and physical disabilities). The therapist will work with the child to address a variety of possible needs that may be present for a child that is neurodivergent.

EMDR Therapy

EMDR therapy is a type of therapy that helps children who have experienced trauma. EMDR therapy uses eye movements, sounds, or tapping to help the child process their traumatic experiences. EMDR therapy can help children reduce their symptoms of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).