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What is counseling?


Counseling can be many different things depending on the needs of each individual or family. For adolescents and adults, talk therapy or expressive therapies utilizing art, and sand tray, or somatic and mindfulness-based approaches are often preferred. For children, ages 2 to 10 play therapy is recommended as the language of children is toys, rather than words. Goals are set at the onset of therapy to guide sessions, however each appointment is based on the needs of the individual. Sessions typically range from 45-55 minutes.




What is Sensorimotor Psychotherapy?


Grounded in a body-based philosophy to processing adverse life events, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, is a mindfulness-based approach that views each person as an expert in their own lived experiences. Sometimes when we live through tough stuff our minds and bodies become overwhelmed; they disconnect from each other and we develop unhealthy patterns of being in an effort to cope. While that separation and pattern of coping kept us safe during that difficult time, it can hang around a little too long and begin to cause distress in our lives, mentally and physically. Our minds and bodies are connected; therefore we store memories both in our minds and in our bodies. Healing isn’t complete until we resolve both parts of ourselves, becoming fully integrate. This approach creates an environment where the mind and body work collaboratively to resolve that disconnection and return the self to a state of balance.




What is Child-Centered Play Therapy?


As children, our primary language is play and we symbolically explore life experiences and themes through the use of stories and toys. Sometimes events occur, whether developmental or traumatic, that prevent a child from achieving optimal growth. Play therapy helps to bridge that gap. As an expressive resource, children are able to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and lived experiences in the context of a therapeutic relationship to gain deeper understanding of self, others, and the world around them. Ultimately, accessing and developing inner resources which aid them in daily life. Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) is a specific approach where the therapist, using reflection-based language, helps the child explore those inner experiences by first acknowledging their presence and then working to develop the child’s self-awareness and language. Play Therapy is typically appropriate for children between ages 2 and 10 and occurs in a specific playroom with toys that are handpicked to assist in the therapeutic process.

For more information on play therapy please visit www.a4pt.org




What is Child-Parent Relationship Therapy?


A complimentary approach to CCPT, Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) is a 10 week group designed to teach parents and caregivers play therapy skills so they can facilitate play therapy sessions at home with their children. Often, the parent-child or caregiver-child relationship offers an organic, naturally existing relationship that, with a few added skills, can aid the child in coping more effectively with daily life stressors. This relational-based program helps create more joyful, fun relationships between parents and their children.




How do I schedule an appointment?


You can contact our office at 915-999-9540 or email us at lydia@thrivecounselingep.com.




What insurances do you accept?


Ambetter BCBS El Paso Health Molina Superior Tricare United Healthcare/GEHA




What are your cash pay rates?


Initial evaluation (60-90 min) - $160 Individual session (50 min) - $110 Family/Couples session (50 min) - $135 Group therapy (90 min) - $40 Court Presence (3 hours) - $500





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By appointment only

CONTACT

Lydia Kasmoch

915-999-9540

710 N Campbell St.

El Paso, TX 79902

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