CHILD COUNSELING AND PLAY THERAPY

Deciding to take your child to counseling can be hard for any parent. Knowing when to take your child can be even harder. You’re not alone. We can help you and your little one feel better.

Now scheduling appointments in-person and online.

We help children thrive through therapy.

Your child is precious and deserves the opportunity 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, such as Coping Cat). Child counseling can help you to identify the root 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 well as solve behavior and emotional problems. If you’re going through a difficult time, counseling is a wonderful way to solve those problems in a way that brings you closer with your child!

Play therapy can help the whole family

While our therapists often work with kids 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 and may benefit as well. Your child’s therapist may suggest new parenting strategies proven to be effective, and designed to support your child’s needs.

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! 

Does my child need therapy?

Deciding to take your child to counseling can be hard for any parent. Knowing when to take your child can be even harder. Often, your child’s behavior is an indication that therapy would be helpful.

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 all ways kids show us they are having a tough time coping on their own. At ThrivePointe, we’re relationship and results driven, so we can help you navigate the best fit for your child.

What is play therapy?

Play Therapy uses a child’s natural tendency to “play out” their reactions to life situations. 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. It improves their self-concept, reduces anxiety and initiates behavioral changes. By making appropriate choices in the play room children find solutions to problems and develop self-control.

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

Kids Can Love Therapy!

Play therapy is facilitated by a highly trained and skilled play therapist who provides an environment where a child feels safe to play out their concerns. As a result, the therapist can assess the play and make recommendations to parents for resolving problems.  Therapists also assist children in “stuck” traumatic play themes and encourage empowerment.

Meet our child therapists:

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Lisa Harris Counselor
Lisa Harris
Counselor
$130
Joy Gaddess Photo | ThrivePointe professional therapist specializes in Christian Counseling in Cincinnati, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana 46038 and 46075
Joy Gaddes
Child and Teen Counselor
$130
Katie Dixon
Child Counselor
$130
Jennee Hartkopf
Counselor
$130
Maryann Sprague
Counselor
$115
Candace Ulitzsch Child Therapist and Play Therapy Child Counselor | ThrivePointe professional therapist specializes in Christian Counseling in Cincinnati, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana 46038 and 46075
Candace Ulitzsch
Play Therapist
$130

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:

Review the list of therapists above

Call 833-914-4688 to make an appointment

Help your child process and heal through play therapy

Ready to talk to a caring counselor?

Ann is ready to help you get started on your journey.

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 Fishers, Whitestown, Cincinnati and Liberty Township, we can serve you. We provide adult counseling, couples counseling, teen counseling, family counseling and christian counseling. Our team cares about you and wants to be a part of your thriving life. Learn more and call us today!

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