Many children these days are plagued by numerous destructive experiences (Bullying, Divorce, trauma, Loss, Grief, Change, Pornography, substance abuse, and the likes) that are changing who they are becoming as people in this world. Dr. Haeck aims at assisting children as young as 3 years of age all the way up to 12 years of age to become well adjusted in their environments regardless of their circumstances. Play therapy is a ‘fun’ way of being in ‘fantasy’ and assessing children’s experiences in their world.
Through play change is created in an unobtrusive manner that assists your child in experiencing their world with ease and acceptance rather than anxiety and fear. Often parents are taught to be the child’s own therapist at home through a form of Filial therapy that guides parents optimally in understanding and assisting their child.
Children have a short attention span therefore a session would usually constitute a 40 minute play therapy and a 10 minute feedback with the parents.
Adolescence is a time in a parents life were much assistance and support is needed in an effort to first of all survive the duration and secondly ensure their child becomes and remains well adjusted to adolescence and the many changes one experiences along the way into puberty and relationships. Dr. Haeck assist parents and teens to relate and get to create a fundamental bond/attachment shift through adolescence that ensures that trust, openness and honesty remain key in the relationship.
Parent child play therapy sessions are 90 minutes in duration.