Our Practice Handles
ADHD Autism Spectrum
Addiction Personality Disorders
Trauma/Abuse Eating Disorders
“You can’t change what’s going on around you until you start changing what’s going on within you.” – Unknown Author
Children frequently have difficulty talking about what is bothering them. This is because they haven’t yet developed the vocabulary or the thinking skills to express their concerns. Play therapy is an approach to counseling that allows a child to use toys, games, and art to express their thoughts or feelings. The therapist can use play to communicate with the child about what is happening in their life and help them explore alternative behaviors and attitudes. Therapists help a child build trust, learn acceptable behaviors, help with their feelings and emotions, and reduce their anxiety.
"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."
At McKenzie & Associates LLC, we take a holistic approach in treatment. This means that we strive to see people in the complexity of their relationships. While we look at people as individuals, we also realize they must function within systems, ie: friends, family, and relationship. We strive to meet the needs of all of our clients, where they are on their path in life.
"It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult. Choose your words wisely."
- Unknown Author
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. EMDR is known for treating PTSD, but can also be used to treat panic attacks, phobias, addiction, physical or sexual abuse, grief and many other forms of trauma. EMDR has been proven to enable people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of difficult life experiences. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.
"The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow." - Unknown Author