In play therapy, toys are like the child's words and play is the language (Landreth, 2002). Through play, therapists may help children learn more adaptive behaviors when there are emotional or social skills deficits (Pedro-Carroll & Reddy, 2005). The positive relationship that develops between therapist and child during play therapy sessions can provide a corrective emotional experience necessary for healing (Moustakas, 1997). Play therapy may also be used to promote cognitive development and provide insight about and resolution of inner conflicts or dysfunctional thinking in the child (O'Connor & Schaefer, 1983; Reddy, Files-Hall, & Schaefer, 2005)..
Adolescence can be a difficult transition period in one's life. It marks the end of childhood and the awareness of the fragilities of life which can lead to internal unrest. This time period is essential in the development of his or her own sense of self. Lotus strives to help adolescences, as well as all individuals, navigate this journey to their true self.
At Lotus we strive to strengthen our community by providing innovative therapy to individuals and families while specializing in child and adolescent trauma.
Lotus is a family owned company within our community working diligently to meet the needs of each and every one of our neighbors. Our mission is to strengthen the community by healing the mind, body, and soul. Various modalities, such as play based therapy, expressive therapies, CBT, DBT, client-centered, and mindfulness, are utilized to encourage healing and resilience.
children age 3-9