Often children experience the same kinds of stresses, and anxieties that adults do. Yet
because of their youth they may not have the coping strategies to deal effectively with their
problems. When a child's problems do not resolve in a reasonable time frame, or when a child has a
problem that interferes with their social, psychological or physical development, it is advisable
to seek the expertise of a child therapist.
A child therapist has specialized knowledge and skills that enable them to identify problem
behaviors and to implement appropriate treatment interventions. This may include meeting with the
parents and child together, the child alone, or the parents separately. Therapy can help a child
discuss and understand problems, thereby developing new coping strategies.
Dana utilizes a combination of play and art as a way to help children process their feelings, gain
insight, and resolve conflicts.