LIVE, BREATHE, PLAY!

Our select group of therapists utilize play therapy to help children express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to express their thoughts and feelings (Gil, 1991). In play therapy, toys are like the child's words and play is the child's language (Landreth, 2002).

WHAT IS PLAY THERAPY?

PLAY THERAPY

Play therapy is the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development (APT, 2015).

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WHAT IS SAND TRAY THERAPY?

SAND TRAY THERAPY

Sand tray therapy is often used with children, but can be applied to adults, teens, couples, families, and groups as well. Sand tray therapy allows a person to construct his or her own microcosm using miniature toys and colored sand. The scene created acts as a reflection of the person’s own life and allows him or her the opportunity to resolve conflicts, remove obstacles, and gain acceptance of self. 

WHAT IS GROUP THERAPY?

GROUP THERAPY

“Members of a cohesive group feel warmth and comfort in the group and a sense of belongingness; they value the group and feel in turn that they are valued, accepted, and supported by other members.”
― Irvin D. Yalom, The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy

Child-Parent Relationship Therapy:  Give your children what they need most…. (Brochure)

Step Family Group: Smart Steps is a research supported group therapy for step families. It is a six-week course engaging the entire family.

Self-Regulation Group: Zones of Regulation is a curriculum geared toward helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem solving abilities.

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What
Experts Say

About Play

We’ve worked with some awesome clients who love us and play therapy. Check what the experts have to say about play.

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“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”

PLATO
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“Enter into children’s play and you will find the place where their minds, hearts, and souls meet.” 

VIRGINIA AXLINE
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“Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul.”

FRIEDRICH FROEBEL
(founder of the concept of kindergarten)
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“Children need someone to reassure them that play – their own, unique, imaginative play – is something to be valued.”

FRED ROGERS

Why choose LIVE!?

Live! exercises utmost ethical practice to give you and your family evidenced-based treatments designed to meet your needs.

PLAY THERAPY

TIMELY APPOINTMENTS

Easy-to-use client portal to cancel, delete, add change appointments as well as update information and communicate securely.

HOME-BASED SERVICES

If you are looking for an intense intervention with quick results, this may be the route for you. Call for rates.

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GROUP THERAPY

SUPERVISION

Live! offers solid supervision to Social Workers and Play Therapists.  Call for rates.

COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE

Clinicians at Live! work closely with lawyers, financial professionals, and other clinicians to help divorcing couples work collaboratively, focusing on the needs of the children.

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