Heather Hall, MSW, LCSW
4724 Park Rd, Suite A, Charlotte, SC
Although I work with persons of all ages, the heart of my practice is children ages 3-12. Imagine being angry, but when asked to describe how you're feeling, you could not use the word "angry." For children, toys are their words, and not giving them an opportunity to play out their feelings with toys is like taking away their words right before asking them to describe how they feel. Where adults use words, children use play to communicate and make sense of the world around them. As a result, I use a variety of play-based techniques to allow children to explore ways to handle challenges, transitions and feelings -- at their own developmental level & in their own language.
Robert Bushorn, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
120 Greenwich Road, Charlotte, SC
Children today face a number of pressures and are expected to succeed in a social climate that is often fast paced, hidden from the view of adults and highly stressful. Many younger children begin to show signs of distress and anxiety at an early age. Anxiety disorders among children are often a precursor to major depressive disorders. Social anxiety, school phobia, , PTSD and phobias are all treatable conditions. Early treatment can help the child develop resilience and may inoculate them against more severe disorders in adolescence. I work with families and children together to build new skills that can help calm themselves, strengthen confidence and develop new coping skills.
Endora Crawford, Ph.D.
Dilworth, Charlotte, SC
Over the past 15 years, I have had success with helping children who have experienced social challenges and/or trauma overcome and live a iife free of anger and sadness. I have helped parents learn to manage their child's challenging behaviors to include: tantrums, aggression, disruptive behaviors, and anxiety; and feel empowered with the necessary skills to raise a healthy child.
Blake Clemmons, MA, LPCA
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
2124 Crown Centre Dr. Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28, Charlotte, SC
For child therapy I highly recommend my colleague Stephanie Roofner,MA,LPCA. Stephanie is a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate specializing in helping children and teens overcome crises and difficult life transitions. She does this through interactive modalities including games, toys, arts and crafts, music, and storytelling. Stephanie applies these interactive techniques to working with families, adults, and couples to overcome relationship issues, self-estself-esteem and identity issues, anxiety, depression, addiction, and trauma. To learn more about Stephanie go to www.Agapechristiancounseling.org and click her staff page bio or call (704) 849-0144 or Stephanie.Roofner@ncagape.org
Kimberly Leppert, MSW, LCSW, CSAT-C
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
1923 J N Pease Place Suite 104, Charlotte, SC
Children are unable to express complex ideas and emotions in the same manner as adults. They express their feelings through play. In therapy, they are encouraged, through play, to lead the sessions much in the same way an adult would lead their therapy session. Working with children requires the ability to understand children on their level. Too often, adults speak to them as if they were adults and interpret their conversations on an adult level. I have been working with children for 20 years and have experience in helping them cope with PTSD, trauma, abuse, grief, stress, anxieity and other issues.