Our therapists have a background and training that is rich in the social-emotional development of early childhood and/or play therapy. We can provide mental health consultation to pre-schools and childcare providers. We are a resource for other parenting and mental health agencies serving young children. Observation, assessment, on-site play therapy, training, referral and collaborating with interdisciplinary teams are examples of some of the expertise we can provide.
Child Parent Counseling also uses sand tray therapy in the play room. Sand tray therapy is a type of expressive therapy used for children, teens and adults. People are drawn to the rich sensory experience of using the sand to create their world. Small miniature toy figures and objects are used in the sand tray however the client chooses. Working in the sand tray may help develop insight into problems, resolve conflicts and express internal tensions and struggles that aren't easily expressed through words. Self-awareness and communication are often enhanced through the symbolic expression of a client's inner world.
We partner with parents to provide individualized behavior management recommendations and solutions to manage difficult behaviors at home and school. Family sessions help bridge communication gaps and provide understanding of family dynamics and challenges in a netural setting. Parents gain tools to set consistent limits and expectations and families work more collaboratively together.
As an approved supervisor, Kelly McNew is offering clinical supervision in an individual and/or group format for licensed graduate professional counselors in the state of Maryland completing their internship hours toward licensure. If you are interested in becoming a Registered Play Therapist, Kelly is an approved supervisor by the Association for Play Therapy. Kelly also can provide training and workshops on a variety of topics pertaining to children's mental health issues. If your organization, school or agency is interested, please contact Child Parent Counseling for more information.
Child Parent Counseling welcomes the opportunity to talk with you and your organization or school about providing specialized educational sessions related to social and emotional development, play therapy, parenting or mental health issues for children. Child Parent Counseling may provide this service for free or at low cost depending upon your organization and need. Please feel free to contact Kelly McNew to discuss more about this opportunity.