PLEASE NOTE: Kirsten is not taking clients at present.
Kirsten's approach to therapy is to offer support that is both targeted and practical.
Her approach generally draws on the the following types of therapy:
Counselling Children & Adolescents
Children and young adults (6 to 25 years) are far better at "talk therapy" and gain a lot more out of psycho-education, if it's delivered in a fun and engaging way. Depending on the individual, games are played or serious discussion is engaged in.
Services offered for Anxiety & Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD, Internet, Gaming & Social Media Addictions, etc.
Example games used in Play Therapy
Parental Counselling & Support
Child and Adolescent therapy is sometimes best served by helping their most important advocates and influencers, their parents.
And sometimes the work is done behind the scenes, without your child present, so although the Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) is this case in your name, the focus is still on your child because by improving your world, you improve theirs.
A bit more on Animal Assisted Therapy
Animal-assisted therapy often serves in conjunction with traditional work done by a registered psychologist or other mental health–care providers.
There are a number of studies that suggest positive outcomes and overall improved emotional well-being in clients suffering from depression, anxiety, ASD, behavioural problems.
At myturn2talk we have had a number of pets visit us over the years but as of 2020, we will have our own therapy pet, Nugget. I look forward to introducing him to you soon.
Kindergarteners talk Mindfulness: