What I Offer:
I use play to help children cope effectively with medical experiences. Did you know there are different types of play? I use therapeutic, medical, and normalized play to provide support to children with chronic and acute illness and injury as well as their brothers and sisters. My goal is to ease anxiety (for parents too!) surrounding medical experiences. I aim to empower you as a parent or caregiver with information in order to support your child(ren) during stressful or overwhelming experiences.
Additionally, I provide developmentally appropriate preparation for upcoming tests or procedures, such as MRI’s, X-Rays, and Surgery (just to name a few) in order to support positive coping throughout and following healthcare experiences. Your session will include useful tips, hands-on play activity recommendations, and additional resources if necessary.
How I Provide Services: At this time, I consult with parents over the phone for approximately 15-20 minutes to determine the needs of the child(ren). I will then provide a 45 minute session via skype with either caregivers, to provide coaching, or the child(ren) to hold a therapeutic play/preparation session.
Cost of Services:
Hourly rate of $60, which includes the initial consult as well as the 45 minute session. Currently, we are unable to accept insurance, but we encourage you to retain your receipt for tax deduction purposes.