Mindful Play Therapy
David Klingman, LCSW, CHT
Does your child have emotional outbursts seemingly out of nowhere? Does your child seem distant, sad and disconnected? Is your child having trouble expressing him/herself or connecting with peers?
Being a parent can be the most meaningful and fulfilling experience we will ever have in our lives, and also sometimes the most challenging, exhausting, and emotionally overwhelming. The truth is that no matter how strongly we love our children, and how powerfully we want the best for them, life's challenges can still get in the way of our kids being able to thrive as their best, most emotionally regulated selves.
I believe that all people are born with an innate sense of self-value, emotional wholeness, connection to others, and connection to a larger expansive universe. Yet along the pathways of life it can be easy to lose track of our selfhood in the face of internal or external conflict, and we can become wounded when it seems that the world has violated our own innate self-understanding and right to exist.
Through play therapy and mindfulness it is my goal to help your child work through challenging emotions, better regulate in moments of distress, improve self-esteem, and feel more connected in relationship with peers and caregivers. Within a safe and comfortable environment, I will support you and your kiddo in feeling at ease and engaged in a therapeutic process of growth and change.