Service

Child/Youth

& Play Therapy

giving kids permission to play 

Play therapy is a fantastic way to engage children in feeling comfortable enough to share what they’re going through and feeling. At Crossroads Collective, we give them permission to play and in return, they open up to us. 

 

PLAY THERAPY CAN HELP

The use of play therapy as a tool helps children work through emotional issues. It allows children to form deeper self-esteem which helps improve their lives. Play Therapy can be used to address these concerns and others:

  • Behavioural concerns
  • Attachment
  • Emotional concerns 
  • Relationships
  • Communication development
  • Traumatic past experiences 

Children are often not able to communicate their feelings in the same way adults do. This type of therapy allows children to recreate, and with the assistance of the therapist, discuss the feelings and emotions they’re feeling. Whether it’s sadness, anger, worry or extreme happiness, all feelings are welcome during play therapy.

TECHNIQUES USED IN SESSIONS

There are a variety of types of expressive play therapy including dramatic and fantasy play, sandbox play and art-focused play. When a child comes to us, we allow them to explore the office and select the play activities they want to do. This helps build trust and a therapeutic alliance between the child and therapist. The child’s therapist may also choose certain activities to help certain types of emotions or reactions come out. For example, they may encourage the child to play with dolls to elicit emotions pertaining to family.

HOW WE WORK OUR MAGIC

This type of child therapy works best when it happens consistently. So, having a predictable schedule of the day and time remaining the same allows your children to get comfortable with us. While a parent may want to ask questions to their child about the session, allow your child to reach out to share first. If the parent is tempted to ask, it could hurt the trust and comfortability that the therapist has worked to gain with the child.
Crossroads Collective offers a sliding scaled discounted rate on counselling services for those families where finances are a hinderance. We welcome the opportunity to discuss a payment arrangement that works for our clients. We also offer direct billing to Autism funding, CKNW Children’s Charity, Variety Club and other private benefactor grants.

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Certified Play Therapists

Lisa Low from Crossroads Collective in Langley BC - Counselling Services.

Lisa Moore, MA

MA Counselling Psychology, RCC, CCC, Certified Play Therapist & Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults and Family Therapy 

SPECIALTIES: Play Therapy, Special Needs Advocacy and Diagnosis, Anxiety, Depression, Career Counselling, Addictions, LGBTQIA+, Aboriginal Issues, Grief

Lisa Low from Crossroads Collective in Langley BC - Counselling Services.

Desiree D’silva, m.ED

Clinical Counsellor (CCC) & Certified Play Therapist with a specialization in anxiety 

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Couples

SPECIALTIES: Depression, Anxiety, Self Esteem,  Play Therapy, Behaviour Intervention, Supporting parents with Autism/adhd/odd diagnoses

Lisa Low from Crossroads Collective in Langley BC - Counselling Services.

Nadine Viker

Certified Play Therapist & Behavioural Technician

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Parents

SPECIALTIES: Child Play Therapy, Assessments for various Diagnoses, ADHD, Autism, ODD

Lisa Low from Crossroads Collective in Langley BC - Counselling Services.

Hao Yen Lim, MA

Clinical Counsellor (CCC) &  Certified Play Therapist

DEMOGRAPHIC: Young Adults, Youth, Children, Family, Couples

SPECIALTIES: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Self-Esteem, Fears, Life Transitions, Grief, Cultural Diversity, Relationship Concerns, Anger Management, Finding Balance, Abuse, Addiction

Lisa Low from Crossroads Collective in Langley BC - Counselling Services.

Shannon Lawrence

Certified Play Therapist & Behavioural Programmer

DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults, Families, Youth, Children

SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Grief & Loss, Self-Esteem, Fears, Mental Health, Trauma, Personal Development, Parent Education, Blended Families, Depression, supporting parents with special needs, Autism/Adhd/ADD/OCD/ODD diagnosis

Lisa Low from Crossroads Collective in Langley BC - Counselling Services.

Tracy tillapaugh, M.A.

Clinical Counsellor (RCC) & Certified Play Therapist

DEMOGRAPHIC: Young Adults, Youth, Children, Family, Couples

SPECIALTIES: Holistic Approach, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Self-Esteem, Fears, Life Transitions, Grief, Relationship Concerns, Finding Balance, Abuse

Lisa Low from Crossroads Collective in Langley BC - Counselling Services.

Cassandra Hildebrand, M.A.

Clinical Counsellor (RCC) & Behavioural Programmer

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Young Adults

SPECIALTIES: Play Therapy, Special Needs, Anxiety, Depression, Personal Development, Boundaries

Lisa Low from Crossroads Collective in Langley BC - Counselling Services.

Deneen Holder

Associate Counsellor & Certified Play Therapist

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Families, Couples

SPECIALTIES: Parent-child relationships, Adoption and Fostering, Play Therapy, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions

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