The Nest Creative Therapy Center

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child-centered art therapy

When your child has experienced trauma, or anxiety from a known or unknown source, it can be hard to know what to do or where to turn. Sometimes, talking to a therapist can be intimidating, and young children might not have the words to describe their experience. Child-centered art therapy helps your child communicate their internal experience so that both you and your child can start to understand what's going on and start on the road to healing. A child who might benefit from art therapy might be a kid who loves art, who is resistant to therapy, and is struggling in life. Often children in upper levels of elementary school and middle school prefer this type of therapy, as play therapy sounds too "baby-like" for them. 

 

individual sessions

45-60 mins • $125

Individual child art therapy starts with a complimentary 20 minute consult to decide if we are the right fit. Our first session may need to have parents present in the room, in which case, your therapist will lead a family art therapy session. Subsequent sessions are ideally held without parents in the therapy room, however some children are scared to leave their parents at first. We do adjust accordingly in those cases. Content and length of treatment depends entirely on your child's unique situation, and we work to collaborate with you and your child to find the right level of care.

Have a question? See our Art Therapy FAQs.

 
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child-centered play therapy

Similar to child-centered art therapy, play therapy can help young children find language to describe their internal experience. If your child is suddenly fearful, your child is getting bullied or is lashing out at others, play therapy can be a natural path to healing.  A child who benefits from play therapy might be a child who has experienced a specific trauma or exhibits a change in behavior, or they might be confused and acting out after a divorce or death in the family, or they might simply be struggling and you don't know why. 

 

individual sessions

45-60 mins • $125

Individual play therapy starts with a 20 minute complimentary consult with parents and therapist. We encourage not having your child present so you can speak openly and honestly with your therapist. If we mutually determine that it is a good fit, we will begin sessions. Most play therapy is conducted without the primary caregiver in the room, but in certain instances might need to be adjusted depending on the child.  After about four or five individual sessions, parents are invited to book a 60 minute Parenting Session to help support your child's progress. Content and length of treatment depends entirely on your child's unique situation, and we work to collaborate with you and your child to find the right level of care.

Have a question? See our Play Therapy FAQs.

 
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groups

A group setting can be a great place for kids to practice what they're learning in individual therapy, and take their growth even further. We offer focused, time-limited groups at different times of the year. Past groups have been art therapy based and focused on learning social and emotional awareness. Learn more about our current or upcoming groups on the calendar below.

 
 
 
 
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