Christian Psychotherapy Services, Ph.D., LCSW, LPC, MD
Psychologists, Professional Counselors, Psychiatrists,
11838 Rock Landing Drive, Newport News, Virginia, Virginia 23606
Working with chldren in therapy requires special training in techniques that help the child express their emotions in ways other then verbally. Many children are unable to vebally express feelings and may act out their hurt by being aggressive or by withdrawal. Play Therapy helps the child learn about and express feelings through nonverbal modalities of toys, sand and art. The child is allowed to PLAY out his hurt and anger with the therapist providing the child with reflective emotional words about his/her play. The focus of this type of therapy is to provide a safe place for the child to emote and eliminate the internalization of emotions that lead to depression and anxiety.
Claire Lewis, M.A.
Resident in Counseling
5352 Twin Hickory Rd., Glen Allen, Virginia 23059
Young children experience the world in ways that are vastly different from adults, which also means that they process loss, stress, and trauma differently from the ways you and I might do so. Young children also live in a world that is vastly different from the one most adults lived in as children. Counseling children well takes both of these truths into account. Your child will benefit from a counselor with a natural inclination to understand and enjoy kids and who can also appreciate their unique physical, mental, and emotional developmental needs. I place a high priority on play therapy and parental collaboration, two integral pieces to effective therapeutic work with children