Child Life Specialists 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:
Individualized Consultations are available for parents, family members, and/or caregivers, which includes an initial consultation via telephone for approximately 15-20 minutes to determine the needs of the individual child, siblings and family. Then a 45 minute telehealth session via video conference will be scheduled to provide coaching and a therapeutic play/preparation session with the child and family. In addition, individualized recommendations and education will be provided to parents/caregivers, which may include recommendations for further assessment and/or ongoing therapeutic intervention.
Cost of Services:
Please contact us for pricing. The fee for Individualized Consultations will include the initial consult as well as the 45 minute session. Bundled packages are available for children and families that would benefit from ongoing therapeutic intervention. Currently, we are unable to accept insurance, but we encourage you to retain your receipt for tax deduction purposes.
I look forward to the opportunity to serving the needs of your child and family. Please contact us to inquire or complete the following “Get to Know Us” Form and you will be contacted within 5 business days.