Research has shown using the client's world view in counseling deepens the relationship. The client will learn to live in a more integrated manner by using their own world view to set goals for behavior. Learning from the timeless truths of the Bible with someone else can give a perspective and a power missing from other forms of therapy. This type of therapy incorporates both evidenced based therapeutic interventions and Bible verses to facilitate change.
For parents, the only difference in the Christian therapy and typical play therapy is the interventions at home--Bible memory and reading stories from the Bible that touch on specific issues in the child's life. Helping parents incorporate their world view into their parenting is the goal.
Romans 2:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from unrighteousness.
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-Breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Child Parent Relationship Training [Parenting Support Group] is an educational, supportive class that develops your skills as a therapeutic partner with your child. It teaches you in a supervised environment how to have a special play time with your child. Learn to have fun with your child again! Click here for free resources, blogs, and other content from our clinicians.
Making Peace with Your Past is a support group for women that focuses on using scripture and group processes to make peace with difficult parts of our pasts. All families and lives are imperfect and God gives us clear help in dealing with imperfection [our own and others']. Two groups per year are scheduled--one in the Spring and one in the Fall.
If you are interested in working out a treatment plan for individual or group work, please email Christy. Group space is limited and a first appointment is necessary to determine a treatment plan.
Practicum students can work side-by-side with Christy and her team of professionals. Learn what its like to be a private practitioner and discover if this is where your love is. Learn play therapy techniques and practice working within family systems to make a difference. Experiences may include co-therapy, group therapy, couples and family therapy, intakes, court appearances [observing] and opportunities to create a published blog. Practicum Students are Master's level students who are in their last semester or 2 before graduating. They typically have all the training but little experience in the 'room'.
Christy has over 12 years of play therapy experience. She has worked in multiple areas--private practice, MHMR, and psychiatric residential treatment programs. She would love to help you 'hatch' into the therapist you were meant to be.
LPC-interns can choose from two programs. One, Christy will hire you on a contract basis. Supervision will be included in your contract and you will have access to email, scheduling and office space. The second program is one where you may meet with her on a weekly basis for an hourly fee.
Both programs are designed to give broad experiences and training while providing state sanctioned supervision hours. Practicum training may also be available.