Upon arrival at the Journeys of Healing Clinic, you and your child will be given a tour to familiarize yourselves with our offices.
The first appointment will be 50-90 minutes in length, providing the therapist an opportunity to discuss concerns, symptoms and strengths with the child's caregiver/s as well as to observe the child.
The therapist will then complete a diagnostic assessment describing the need for and appropriateness of therapeutic intervention. This assessment will be reviewed with child's caregiver/s at the following session. An individualized treatment plan is then developed with caregiver's assistance, outlining both the treatment goals and strategies to be utilized to achieve those goals. This individualized treatment plan with be reviewed and updated with caregivers every 90 days.
Weekly appointments are typically 45-60 minutes in length. Play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, expressive arts and sand tray therapy may be utilized depending on your child's needs.
For further information, the Association for Play Therapy outlines the stages of Play Therapy here.