- Has your child experienced a recent trauma?
- Is your family going through a transition that may be affecting your child (e.g., a move, a divorce, or a death in the family)?
- Are you concerned with your child’s moods and behaviors?
- Is your child struggling to get along with others?
- Is your child having difficulty managing life at home or school?
At The Summit, we see children for lots of reasons–about as many reasons as there are children! We know that your child is unique and that you want them to be understood–taking into account all of their strengths and their weaknesses– as they are being helped.
We typically recommend that a child’s parent or parents come in for the first session and meet with the therapist to insure that we understand you, your family, your child, and your child’s needs.
Play therapy applies the therapeutic benefits of play in helping children to address and resolve their own problems. This approach builds on the natural way that children learn about themselves and their relationships in the world around them. Through play therapy, children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem-solving skills, and learn a variety of ways of relating to others. It is through play that a safe psychological distance from their problems is provided, which allows the expression of thoughts and feelings appropriate to the child’s development. Learn more…
Parent 2 Child
Parent 2 Child Relationship Therapy (or Filial Therapy) is a parent training process that equips parents how to use many of the same skills that Registered Play Therapists (RPT) use to help children experience healing from social, emotional, and behavioral problems. Learn More…
Caring 4 Kids Through Divorce
This 8-week program is designed to provide a safe, fun, and interactive environment in which children can process and heal from the hurt caused by a parent’s separation or divorce. Children often experience a variety of emotions during this time of change that they do not understand or know how to express. They feel confused and alone and don’t know who to turn to. Learn more…
Social Skills Groups For Children
This 6-week program is designed to be a fun, interactive, and unique approach to help children improve their social skills. Learn more…
Testing and Assessment for Learning and Attention Problems
Difficulty in school can have a significant impact on a child’s well-being. Parents of children who are struggling academically often need help understanding why their children are having difficulty in school, and what to do about it. Dr. Rebecca Marshall, Ph.D., provides comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations for children, adolescents and young adults. Learn more…
If you are ready to speak to one of our friendly front office staff about child therapy, or if you would like to make an appointment, please call (678) 893-5300.
Traditional counseling can be a wee bit scary for kids. So we address the following issues through “play therapy” – a safe, fun, and proven environment designed especially for kids – in individual and group settings. (Don’t you wish they had play therapy for big kids too?)
- Autism Spectrum
- Behavior Issues
- Child/Parent Relationship Therapy
- Fears and Avoidance
- Loss from Divorce or Death
- Managing Emotions
- Self Harm
- Social Skills