We Take A Holistic Approach In Treatment
Play TherapyResearch shows that Play Therapy is an effective technique, regardless of age, gender, or the issue, and works best when a parent, family, or caretaker is involved with the treatment process. Mental health agencies, schools, hospitals, and practitioners use Play Therapy as a primary intervention for many issues or experiences a child might be going through†such as: anger management, grief and loss, divorce, crisis and trauma, anxiety, depression, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Autisitic Disorder, Aspergerís, social issues, behavior problems, adoption, and school issues. Play Therapists are licensed mental health professionals who have earned a masterís degree in mental health and obtained additional clinical, supervision, and training around Play Therapy. Play therapists at McKenzie& Associates have an additional 150 hours of course work specifically around techniques and training in Play Therapy. They are also a part of the Association of Play Therapy (APT), the national professional society that advances Play Therapy.
Individual, Couple & Family TherapyParenting is hard work! It is even more difficult when you have a child of a trauma background. The National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention reported that 26% of children will experience some kind of trauma before they are 4 years old. The optimal audience for this class is parents who have had their children removed from their home for abuse and neglect, as well as the foster parents who are working with these children. It is imperative that those working with children of trauma background understand why it is that the child is having the behaviors they are, and what is the best way to respond to these behaviors.
Premarital therapy counseling provides in-depth assessment of current relational functioning. Topics include communication skills, future goal planning, and setting appropriate boundaries with regards to extended family. Premarital therapy is highly influenced by the work of Dr. John Gotten and his book “The Marriage Clinic.” Services fulfill most wedding officiants requirements for premarital counseling.
EMDR & Trauma TherapyEye 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.
Serious athletes are often determined to find anything that will give them a winning edge over their competition and help them perform to the best of their ability. Hypnosis and imagery have been utilized by many such athletes to improve their game. Some think hypnosis is some mystical or magical form of mind control, but it is actually a safe and affective form of treatment to bringing positive change, developing new habits and behaviors, and releasing unhealthy feelings, habits and behaviors. Many well-known athletes have worked with highly trained hypnotherapists to achieve major gains in their performance, no matter what sport they play. .
With the use of hypnosis Kilee can help an athlete with issues of self-doubt that may be keeping him from moving to the next level. She can use it to help an athlete build self-confidence beyond what they thought they could do. She has worked with kids of all ages to adults in improving their success. With this technique she is able to help clients overcome performance anxiety or pre-game jitters which can make the difference between winning a gold medal and coming in 6th place.
AutPlay®AutPlay® Therapy is a specialized play therapy and behavioral therapy treatment approach for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other Developmental Disabilities. AutPlay® was created by Dr. Robert Jason Grant to address the unique needs of children and adolescents with Developmental Disorders who enter into a therapeutic process with a licensed mental health provider.
Parenting ClassesThe Transforming Parent
* 1 hour class (8 weeks)