Trinity Harbor Therapeutic Services, Inc., LCSW, LMHC
Licensed Clinical Therapists
Trinity Harbor is dedicated to providing individualized services for all ages. Play therapy is offered for children between the ages (3-10) years. Play therapy is recommended for social skills development, self esteem, self expression and to assist with psychosocial and adjustment difficulties. Individual or Group sessions are offered to children and parents. The licensed or Masters level therapist will facilitate the play sessions based on the Child Centered Play Therapy model with the child. The goal of this model is to support the emotional, developmental growth of the child. Play therapy can also help strengthen and nurture the parent / child relationship. Call us today!
Margie Mader, LMFT, C.Ht.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, National Board Certified Hypnotherapist
2901 West Cypress Creek Road, suite 114, Fort Lauderdale, FL
I believe children are very intelligent and know exactly what they need, but they often don't know how to communicate that. As a result, they may act out or in, create unhealthy symptoms, and begin to feel all alone. Through play therapy, I help children find their voice, learn to express feelings and identify needs appropriately, and learn healthy coping skills. I also work with the family, to set boundaries that support their child/children in the growth and progress they are making. As the child changes, so does the family. Growth happens with everyone, and life is never the same.
David Ransen, Ph.D., LMFT
Boca Raton, FL
So many child behavior and parenting problems simply vanish, once we understand a few basics. Children are not small adults, and should not be expected to respond the way adults do. Children, like everyone else, respond beautifully to praise, love and reward. By contrast, punishment creates only resentment and the motivation to not get caught. All the particulars flow from these simple truths. Even the most defiant and disrespectful children can quickly come around, if we simply pay a little more attention to connecting praise and rewards to desirable behavior, and withholding them for unwanted behavior.
Maria Sue Butler, LMFT, Supervisor State Of Florida
LMFT Diplomate, Certified of Anger management
2799 N.W 2 Nd Ave Suite 117, Boca Raton , FL
Small children aged 3 to 8 typically do not participate in family therapy because the vast majority of therapists consider such children too young to articulate their feelings or understand complex patterns of behavior. Butler thinks otherwise, as she perfects her skills using an approach called narrative therapy. Often described as “post-modern,” narrative therapy allows clients to put away old, tired versions of the stories they tell themselves [and everybody else] about their lives. Playing more to the clients’ strengths than their weaknesses, the approach urges clients to see themselves as much more than the presenting problem and to identify ways in which they are already taking steps
Kacee Tannenbaum, LCSW, DBTC
Board Certified Professional Counselor
2881 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Suite 206, Fort Lauderdale, FL
One of the most useful tools that I use in working with young children and their parents are behavior modification plans or also known as token economy. Behavior modification plans can be implemented with various problem areas a child may be facing. Some problem areas could be motivation, hygeine, ADHD, and defiance. These are to name only a few. I work closely with the family and child to see a productive outcome.
Elizabeth Ossip, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
6971 N Federal Hwy, #301, Boca Raton, FL
I help children process their emotions through play and other proven therapies. If your child has experienced an emotional upset, trauma or difficulty, I provide a safe, neutral and supportive environment for them to express their feelings and become "regulated." Their behavior will shift and they will cope with their feelings and circumstances in a new and positive way. I have worked extensively with at-risk children in the most stressful circumstances. Through play therapy, behavioral therapy and other evidence based techniques, I can assist your child with a wide range of problems, behaviors and disorders, as well as providing parenting support and education. Please call for an appointment now....
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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.
Sultana M. Pashalidis, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
1975 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
At Fort Lauderdale Therapy Center we take our work with Young Children very seriously. We use a variety of play therapy methods to help relate to our small clients and provide a safe and friendly atmosphere for both parents and children. Families find their second home at Fort Lauderdale Therapy Center and through productive play and healthy communication our work is not only fruitful for the child, but for the family context as well.
Jason Wasser, LMFT, CAP
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Fort Lauderdale, FL
One of the things that makes our practice special is that we use the whole family as part of the process to help young children reach their goals. We have found that the outcome is faster and more successful when more members are involved to help the child reach his or her goals. We provide a relaxed and comfortable environment for children and their families to explore their issues and work together towards a more happy life.
April Eldemire, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
101 NE 3rd Ave. Suite 1500 (Downtown), Fort Lauderdale, FL
I have over 7 years experience working with children who suffer from family problems, ADD and learning disability diagnoses, and behavior problems. Working with the family as a whole, I have seen significant improvement in areas of functioning when the child is treated in relation to the family and everyone involved. I work collectively with schools, physicians and other personnel involved in the child's life to create a way for the child to live optimally without any hinderances.