Child Counseling & Play Therapy

Specialized therapy for children's unique needs.

Our child counselors can help children and their families thrive.

Your child can get the support they need to thrive!

Our child therapists specialize in working with children ages 2-12, and are skilled in treatments such as play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (adapted just for kids), and parenting interventions. Child counseling can help you understand the needs are the heart of the issues your child is experiencing, and teach them new skills for managing the problems they face.

Our goal is to help you better understand and connect with your child, as we work together to solve behavior and emotional problems. Counseling is a wonderful way to solve these problems in a way that brings you closer with your child!

Play therapy can benefit the family system

While the therapist often works with a child one-on-one, we see the family as a critical part of the process. Parents and other family members are invited to participate in counseling sessions. Your child’s therapist may suggest new parenting strategies proven to be effective, and designed to support your child’s needs.

How could my child benefit from therapy for kids?

Because children don’t always have the ability to communicate with words, your child’s behavior is one of the ways they communicate their needs. Here are some common concerns that indicate therapy would be helpful for your child.

Common reasons for your child to start play therapy:

  • emotional disregulation
  • acting out
  • bullying
  • withdrawing or shutting down emotionally
  • falling behind in school
  • refusing to go to school
  • experiencing anxiety, or
  • avoidance

These are some of the ways kids show us they are having a tough time coping on their own. At ThrivePointe, we care about you and your child feeling connected and supported, while also getting the guidance you need to make changes.

Child Counseling helped me see the ways I could best support my son when he was anxious. And our therapist gently coached him through conquering his fears. He was like a different kid when we finished therapy! 

What is play therapy?

Play Therapy uses a child’s natural tendency to “play out” their reactions to life situations. By observing and getting feedback from the therapist, parents can gain new insights into these moments to help support their child’s growth at home as well. 

Toys in a play therapy room include puppets, art supplies, games, and sand trays. All toys are carefully selected to facilitate creative and emotional expression from children. In play therapy, children learn how to recognize their feelings, improve their self-concept, reduce anxiety, and initiate behavioral changes. By making appropriate choices in the play room children find  new solutions to problems and develop self-control.

We love to hear kids laughing in session and when they’re excited to come back. But don’t be fooled – play therapy is often hard work for children! They move  in and out of their own emotional process and can face very difficult issues and feelings, with the support of their therapist.

Meet Our Child Therapists in Blue Ash

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Want to Learn More About Play Therapy in Ohio or Indiana?

We want to make finding a child therapist in Ohio and Indiana easy. To get your child into counseling or play therapy, the process to get started is simple! Just follow these three steps:

More ThrivePointe Counseling Services Near Cincinnati and Indianapolis

As a practice, we value treating the whole family’s needs. So, at our various ThrivePointe locations in IndianapolisWhitestown, Greenwood, Blue Ash and Liberty Township, we can serve you. We provide adult counselingcouples counselingteen counselingfamily counseling and christian counselingOur team cares about you and wants to be a part of your thriving life. Learn more and call us today!

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