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Young children learn and process best through play which is the basis behind play therapy. Our counselors use Play Therapy techniques to help young children process and expressing their feelings in a developmentally appropriate way. They use toys, sand play and creative activities in a safe therapeutic environment which allows children to express, process, and modify feelings and behaviors. Play Therapy interventions are used in the treatment of young children age 3 to 9.
For more information about Play Therapy visit The University of North Texas Center for Play Therapy.
Trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence based treatment approach used to help children, adolescents and their caregivers process and work through trauma related issues. Treatment is designed to be split between conjoint sessions with the client and caregiver and sessions with the client focusing on the specific emotional and behavioral difficulties faced by victims of trauma. Working together with the therapist, clients and caregivers learn to process thoughts and feelings related to the trauma; identify manage and resolve distressing thoughts, feelings and behaviors; and improve safety, promote positive communication and parenting skills.
Kelly Martin, LPC-S is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Therapy. For more information on Kelly's training see Meet the Counselors tab.
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a scientifically tested and proven effective type of therapy used in the treatment in many different disorders. This type of therapy focuses on collaborating with and teaching the client a number of different problem solving skills that the client masters and then applies in other areas of their life. Types of skills focus on behaviors, challenging current beliefs, identifying and modifying distorted thinking and learning to relate to others in different ways. Cognitive Behavior therapy is generally focused on current issues and is short term.
For more information on Cognitive Therapy visit the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
Kelly Martin, LPC-S is a Diplomat for the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. To find out more about Kelly's training, see Meet the Counselors tab.
EMDR therapy is a researched, effective, and non-hypnosis psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, and depression. The therapist guides the client to focus on troubling memories or emotions while using alternating eye movements or tapping on each side of the body. This allows the client to utilize both sides of the brain to reprocess traumatic memories, as well as concerns about future problems. It can also be used to promote emotional resources such as self-esteem. EMDR allows the brain to resume its natural healing process, and for some clients, EMDR can be effective in resolving past traumas in fewer sessions than traditional talk therapy.
For more information on EMDR visit EMDRIA.org
Tami Bays, is an EMDR trained therapist, is a member of EMDRIA, and is currently working towards becoming an EMDR Certified Therapist. For more information on Tami’s background, please visit the MEET THE COUNSELORS tab above.
Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders have unique jobs, they have experiences that other don’t have, and they have mental health needs that aren’t “the usual” everyday needs. A Certified First Responder Counselor is specially trained to have a stronger understanding of the Law Enforcement and First Responder community and the unique counseling and mental health needs of these warriors. After completing the rigorous specialized training program that requires a ride-along and passing the CFRC exam with a 90% or higher they become certified, the certification is good for one year, and must be renewed annually upon meeting continuing education requirements. There is a national directory for all counselors who have completed the training program and have an active certification that can be found on the first responder counselor website www.firstrespondercounselor.com
Kari Donahue is a Certified First Responder Counselor. For more information on Kari's background, please visit MEET THE COUNSELORS tab above.
For more information about Certified First Responders training program, please visit www.firstrespondercounselor.com.
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KM Counseling Services, PLLC