Theressa McMorris, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
208 N. Meadow St., Ithaca, New York 14850
When children are hurting, they need someone who can speak their language. At all different developmental levels, children come with a unique way to express themselves that is unlike adults. They need to be met where they are at and cared for. Harvest House loves working with children. They have a voice and we would like to listen.
David Palmiter, Ph.D., ABPP
Waverly, Pennsylvania 18471
Understanding and helping kids, parents and families is an area of specialization for me. Actually, I've written two books and multiple articles on this topic, taken a leadership role in developing mental health evaluation standards for kids in the state, given hundreds of workshops on doing this sort of work and do ongoing public education on kid and parenting topics (e.g., a blog at hecticparents.com and a weekly live parenting spot on WBRE-TV's PALive). Should you bring your child to me I promise to treat him or her as I would want one of my own kids treated and to be tireless in my efforts to understand, heal and advance the wellness of your child.
John Kuna, Psy.D.
327 North Washington Street Suite 104, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503
Similar to adult therapy, our therapy for young children is individually based. Our staff is specifically trained and certified for several forms of child therapy including play and art therapy techniques. Our relaxed and comfortable approach focuses on the child's strengths. This approach may often have the added benefit of increased self esteem in children, due to their increased self-awareness.
Jill Weldum, MA, LMFT, CCPT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Play
528 Oak St., Syracuse, New York 13203
As a certified child centered play therapist, I am trained and enjoy working with children ages 3 and up. Using play therapy for children is like talk therapy for adults.. it is the best way children have to communicate their struggles and work through their feelings. A critical part of working with children is keeping communication going with you, the parent. Part of my treatment approach includes regularly scheduled consultations with you. I have designated play therapy space at my Syracuse and Rome offices, and look forward to talking with you about your child.