Therapy for Children

Offering play therapy, art therapy for children, and more!
Get the help your kiddo needs with therapy for children in Orange County, CA and beyond

Providing Therapy for Children and
Families Through Play Therapy

Children often find it challenging to recognize and work through feelings and manage their behavior.  In fact, these skills are difficult for many adults. Like all aspects of childhood, children need to be taught about emotions in order to understand the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Therapy for children can help teach these connections.  The struggle with big emotions and significant life events can lead to multiple issues. Some of these include anxiety, depression, and poor self-esteem. Others include anger, problems at school, social withdrawal, avoidance, and acting out. And, play is a child’s natural language. So, play therapy and expressive therapy can be incredibly helpful in working through a variety of issues.

We know how powerless it can feel when your child is struggling and you don’t know how to help.  Once you decide to seek professional help, it can be scary. Not to mention putting your precious little one in the hands of a child therapist that you don’t personally know and trust. But, seeking help for your family is not a weakness. In fact, searching for a child therapist is a sign of your strength as a parent. So there is no need to navigate these parenting challenges alone. Often taking this first step can be intimidating. But, we are here to support you through this challenging time. 

Parenting challenges come in many forms.
Play therapy for children can help.

Issues That We Can Help With:

  • Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Stress
  • Depression
  • Conflict at home
  • Divorce
  • Problems with friends
  • Difficulty at school
  • Loss of desire to engage in fun activities
  • Acting out behavior and aggression
  • Loss of a loved one and life changes
  • Difficulty concentrating and hyperactivity
  • Trauma or PTSD
  • Foster and Adoption
  • Attachment issues

What is Play Therapy and How Does it Help?

Play is the natural language of children. Play therapy is a form of treatment that helps children to use this natural language to “play out” life situations. Through play therapy, children can play out their feelings, reactions, and develop solutions. Also, we use games, figures, puppets, art supplies, and sand trays to process events, learn new skills, and problem solve. Play therapy teaches children how to identify and recognize their feelings, and develop their own solutions to problems. Play Therapy helps children to:

  • Recognize, label, and express feelings in a healthy way
  • Work through and process trauma
  • Develop trust and attachment
  • Build empathy and coping skills
  • Develop creative solutions to problems
  • Take responsibility for their behaviors
  • Develop respect and acceptance of self and others
  • Increase and practice impulse control
  • Discover strengths and increase self esteem
  • Develop anger management skills

Our Approach to Therapy for Children

As attachment-informed play therapists, we can help you and your child navigate through and develop solutions to the problems you are facing. Also, we offer play therapy, art therapy, talk therapy, EMDR, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. We offer children and families the tools needed to make change happen, or deal with it. In fact, we will help your child to name emotions, manage big feelings, and heal wounds from the past.  Backed by neuroscience, our approach directly engages the brain and aids in developing the building blocks to recognize feelings, work through problems, and make better behavioral choices. Additionally, we provide parent and caregiver coaching to help support your child’s needs and create calm and consistency in your home.

As child therapists, we want to see both you and your child thrive!

You and your child can overcome the past, and create a bright future! You can view more information from the home page for Moxie Family Therapy in Orange County, CA. If you have any more questions, we would love for you to read my FAQ page. To get started, simply:

Begin Therapy for Children in Orange County

  1. Fill out the form below to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION
  2. Meet with a caring child and family therapist
  3. Begin the healing process with your child today

Other Counseling Services at Moxie Family Therapy

Therapy for children is not the only service that we offer in our Orange County Counseling Clinic or via online counseling In California. Other mental health services Moxie Family Therapy provides include counseling for women, EMDR and counseling for trauma, couples counseling, counseling for teen girls, family counseling, and counseling for young adults and college students.