Parents can receive coaching/support and can be included in sessions with their child. Andrea uses a play therapy method called Experiential Play Therapy and is also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Play for children is essential to their growth, development, learning, and cultivating relationships.
Research shows that play therapy is an effective treatment approach. During play therapy sessions, children process their thoughts and feelings and are more able to communicate their inner world through the language of play. Furthermore, parents/caregivers who partner with Andrea are empowered to make shifts that are helpful to their child and the whole family. The healing journey is an honor for Andrea to go on with her clients.
Andrea has been working as a private practice therapist for children since 2016. She worked as a child and adolescent therapist for 16 years at a community mental health center in the Denver Metro area. She also worked as a caseworker at a county Department of Human Services for 3 years.