Friends Groups run from September throughout the school year, until May.
Friends Camp during summer! Summer 2013 Friends Camp- Hanging With Horses will happen the week of June 17, 2013.
Friends Groups and Camp includes the following: social-skills development, self-regulation and peer strategies, some of Carol Gray's social stories technique, in addition to learning competitive and cooperative games, emotional and somatic processing, recognizing and naming body/facial expressions, group sand trays, puppet shows, LEGOs, and and an equine therapy component are some of what occurs in my therapy groups. Friends Group is an effective therapy after a period of individual counseling with me, in my office and play therapy room.
Age groups loosely designed developmentally for ages:
6-8, 8-10 and 10-12.
We work initially on trust and attachment, the feeling of SAFETY inside and out. Additionally I bring all groups out to the ranch at Medicine Horse Program in East Boulder. My groups are all designed with three members, creating the "uncomfortable triad."
Effective November 15, 2012, the group therapy rate remains at $65 per session.
My individual/family therapy rate is $95 per 50-minute session.
click Horses as Helpers for more info on the equine sessions at Medicine Horse Program. 2 of 8 Friends Groups occur at the ranch, and the fee is $90 per equine session.
Individual Developmental Play Therapy is offered ongoing, and often benefits children preparing to join social skills Friends Groups. Individual therapy will also help children with signs of anxiety, depression and peer struggles/feelings of isolation or bullying and/or being bullied. See August New York Times article on Childhood Depression. It's worth reading, since regulation of body and mood can be effectively re-routed in early intervention play therapy, up to age 12, and then for teens, I use a more cognitive and transpersonal approach, in addition to Gestalt technique and role play.
Child Therapy....early intervention can help!
What an honor to join Temple Grandin for dinner at the
Duschambe Tea House prior to her presentation at Fairview High School, as a guest of Boulder Valley Gifted & Talented and ASBC, two wonderful organizations supporting children who have ASD, are gifted and/or twice-exceptional.
Ms. Grandin is second from right in photo. I am on left.
SUPPORTING UNIQUE BRILLIANCE
Find my practice listed or resourced here: Boulder Psychotherapy Institute (BPI), IMAGINE!, Autism Society of Colorado, Boulder Chapter (ASBC) and Boulder Valley Gifted & Talented (BVGT), Medicine Horse Program, Boulder Community Hostpital's Mapleton Center for Pediatrics in Boulder as well as Colorado's Post Adoption Referral list.
I am LPC-eligible.