Susan Garofolo, RP, CTT, CPT-A

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  • Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Theraplay Therapist
  • 1155 North Service Road West , Oakville, Ontario, L6M 3E3
  • Phone: 905-580-7529
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  • Session Fees: Session fees are covered by extended health insurance

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With over 20 years experience, I offer children and families a "drug-free" alternative, which produces profound change in both attitude and behaviour.

Play is the most natural means of communication for children. Play therapy helps reveal and heal emotions sometimes too difficult to access and verbalize. Often, after a short period, disruptive behaviours gradually diminish and greater awareness comes for both child and parent.
Initially, I meet with one or both parents to review concerns, establish our goals and explain the process. Depending on the needs of the child/family, either a non-directive (individual) or directive (including parents) play therapy approach will be chosen, or a combination.
You are welcome to contact me for a complimentary 30 minute phone call for additional information.
"Each child is unique. A perceptive and intuitive approach is necessary to understand and facilitate the therapeutic process."  -Susan Garofolo

Play Therapy is Helpful for children:
  • who are grieving due to significant change or loss in their lives
  • who are experiencing, anxiety, worry, depression or excessive anger
  • who have relocated from another city, country or through divorce/separation
  • who have been adopted or are in foster care
  • who have challenges with self-regulation or diagnosed with ADD/ADHD
  • who have experienced invasive medical procedures 
  • who have experienced a traumatic pre/peri natal period.
  • who have a chronically ill parent 
  • who have siblings with special needs  

Read about one child's journey here: 
"Play Therapy is based upon the fact that play is the child's natural medium of self-expression. It is an opportunity which is given to the child to 'play out' his feelings and problems just as, in certain types of adult therapy, an individual 'talks out' his difficulties". -Virginia Axline
Sessions are covered by Extended Health Insurance Plans                                                


Susan Garofolo Reaches

Oakville ON