Orlando Child Counseling & Therapy Services (Ages 3-6)

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Child therapy at GroundWork Counseling in Orlando can be a wonderful way for your child to explore, grow, and find solutions. Our child therapists utilize an integrative and collaborative approach when working with children ages 3+. Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Art, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are treatment modalities utilized with children to help them find solutions, increase coping skills, and tell their story.

Children and families often face challenging times and it can be difficult finding support. If your child is highly emotional, anxious, withdrawn, or exhibiting undesirable behaviors at home or school, counseling can be the help and support you’ve been looking for. With young children, a child counselor will work individually with children through an interactive play based therapy and expressive arts, this allows the counselor to utilize the same “language” as the child, listening to their feelings and encouraging them to work through their struggles, while working together to form solutions and new skills through a cognitive behavioral perspective.

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Therapeutic Approaches For Children Ages 3-6

Play Therapy At GroundWork Counseling 

1782266Orlando Play Therapy provides developmentally appropriate means of expression and communication for children and offers the opportunity to express themselves at their own pace, with the assurance that they will be understood and accepted. Play is to the child what verbalization is to the adult; play is a therapeutic medium for expressing feelings, describing experiences, exploring relationships and change.  Through play therapy children are able to work through events and emotions, learn to identify their feelings, gain coping skills, and find solutions utilizing the creative process. At Groundwork we specialize in helping children and families find solutions.  More About Play Therapy


Orlando Child Counseling & Sand Tray Therapy 

1154017Sand tray therapy is a technique of therapy using sand and a variety of miniature figures to build scenes or create stories within a tray filled with sand. This method of non-verbal therapeutic communication is used with young children at GroundWork Counseling, to help them process, and tell their story. Sand tray therapy is a safe, and non-threatening way for children to build self esteem, manage feelings, and improve communication. At GroundWork Counseling sand tray therapy provides a method of communication and discovery that is beneficial to those children that do not respond to more traditional forms of therapy, or for young children who process best by play-based approaches. By creating a story in the sand, children are able to release emotions, feelings, and conflicts that are affecting them without having to verbalize. As a fun and playful therapeutic approach, guided by a therapist, clients are able to also learn coping strategies, and explore dynamics while they play.  More About Sand Tray Therapy


Expressive-Arts Counseling For Children

8686420Including expressive arts during counseling can be helpful when children become depressed, anxious, experience low self-esteem, or begin to act out. Artistic expression is a natural way for children to communicate difficult feelings and emotions. By using their imagination to create art and reflect on their drawings and paintings, a child can increase their self-awareness, as well as their perception of the presenting challenges. Utilizing expressive arts can help children to communicate with symbols and expressions, other than traditional verbal modes, which is often helpful for children of many ages. With the guidance of a counselor, children are encouraged to reflect on their art and make connections to their world, struggles, and experiences. More About Expressive Art


What We Treat

  • ADHD / ADD: Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Attachment Issues
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bullying
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Challenges• Fear
  • Grief and Loss
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Panic Attacks
  • Perfectionism
  • School Avoidance / School Refusal
  • Self-Esteem
  • Seperation Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Sleep Challenges
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Worry
  • LGBTQ Challenges


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