Child centered counseling is used to help children who are experiencing difficulties with their emotions or behaviors, focusing on helping the child communicate their feelings (verbally and non-verbally). Play therapy, drawing, building, and pretending, as well as talking, are important ways of sharing feelings and resolving problems. The relationship that develops between the therapist and the child is very important. The child must feel comfortable, safe, and understood. We offer a trusting environment that makes it much easier for the child to express his/her thoughts and feelings and to use the therapy in a helpful way outside of the therapeutic environment. We also work with the child’s family on learning how to integrate methods and progress into the home.