Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez, LPC,NCC,BCC, MS, MSEd
Licensed Professional Counselor & Board Certified Coach
100 Danbury Rd, Suite #201D , Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877
Children have a developmental need to play. Children of divorce experience grief and loss and benefit from play and recognition of feelings & emotions.My work helps reinforce attention, focus & "on task" behavior. We do role plays/ improvs, creative arts, music & sensory integration. I assist children in recognition & practice of appropriate social skills to increase peer success at home & at school. I collaborate with teachers,school staff and parents to utilize a team-approach. Students who have academic challenges most often experience anxiety, depression and/or social struggles, I work with the family to enhance skill deficits and provide support to child and their family.
Paula Levy, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
412 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
You know when something is wrong with your child. It can be a divorce, a school or family problem. But, if your child is hurting, then your are hurting. Children require a therapist with special skills. I have extensive training in many forms of play therapy. Children are not able to communicate in the usual way. With play, their defenses are down and they can relate in a natural way. We have games, sand trays, art supplies, etc that are age appropriate for your child. As a mother of four children I understand your concerns and will do my best to help your child heal from the stresses they are experiencing. I know how precious your child is to you.
Stephanie Hein, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Psychotherapist
755 Main Street Bld#2, Ste 1, Monroe, Connecticut 06468
I tend to take less of an approach of "talk therapy" and more of an approach of "play therapy" with young children. Children have a hard time expressing emotions, but letting them play it out or create me a picture tells me more sometimes than words can. I'm also trained in sandtray therapy, which is using small toys in a small sandbox to tell me the story or problem. Depending on the age, I do see young children individually. I also may suggest seeing them with the family to work on how this one individual is affecting everyone.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Weston, Connecticut 06883
Many times, child therapists overdo the family system in their quest to seek effective solutions for emotional, learning or behavioral concerns with young children. And many times doctors overpathologize issues that shouldn’t be medicated necessarily. This leaves parents wondering what is the best route for their child? Introducing brainwave optimization technology. A fast, effective, natural, and less expensive way to allow your child's brain to make the optimizing changes it desires to make---on its own! Without any external force, opinion, medication, diagnostic, etc. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-606-6161.
Maureen Berube, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
246 Federal Road, Unit C-36, Brookfield, Connecticut 06804
Like adults, a child’s behavior can change when (s)he is feeling stressed out. Common symptoms are suddenly seeming withdrawn, worried, stressed, sulky or tearful. Therapy can help kids improve their problem-solving skills and also teach them the value of seeking help. The kinds of problems that are addressed include: school stress (homework, bullying or peer pressure), family issues (parents fighting, impending divorce or other transitions like a loss, move or serious illness). If you feel your child might have an emotional or behavioral problem or needs help coping with a difficult life event, trust your instincts and call for a consultation.
Marie Fennell, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Marriage and Family Therapist
246 Federal Road CL 41, Brookfield, Connecticut 06804
Children are a wonderful gift to a family - the world is brand new to them, and they bring with them a unique way of seeing and experiencing life experiences for the first time. It can, however, be challenging sometimes to understand why they do the things that they do. Sometimes, it can even be frustrating when they don't meet our expectations, or worse, it seems they don't even want to try. I like to work with children and understand the issues they are dealing with, and ultimately help them respond more positively to the requests and direction of their parents and educators.
Marianne Seeber, MA, EMP, LPC, CAPP
Licensed Professional Counselor, Positive Psychology Practioner and Energy Healer
3 Long Meadow Hill Road, Brookfield, Connecticut 06804
I am the mom of two "20-somethings", so I understand the struggles of parenting kids today. Let me be clear; I do NOT have a degree in early childhood education, nor am I a child psychologist. It's hard to know today how much freedom to give kids, so that they gain necessary confidence, and at the same time, balance with proper guidance without being a "helicopter parent". I promise to guide you, using evidence-based techniques, to empower you as a parent, as well as to help support your child in developing the resiliency skills needed to thrive and flourish in today's world.