Mankato Child Therapist

Our Mankato Valley Child Therapist believes that play therapy can play a pivotal role in confronting problems and negative emotions in a clinical setting.  Apple Valley Child Therapist and Play therapists are uniquely trained to assess and understand the contents of children’s play. Play therapists use their understanding of play to increase children’s coping skills. In the playroom, under the guidance of a trained play therapist, children can safely discuss their problems in a protected play environment. Children learn to confine, define, and master their problems.

You want the best for your child. As a parent, you want to protect them from the “real” world as long as you can. If your child opens up to you, you try to be there and offer them a safe haven. You try to give them everything they need. Yet, your child may be struggling and sometimes you’re not even sure how to be helpful. If any of this sounds familiar, you’ve come to the right place.  You don’t have to keep living like this.  It’s time to get some support and start moving toward your mental health goals with our Apple Valley Child Therapist.

Play Therapy Can Help Children

What does Play Therapy help with?

  • Take responsibility for their behavior
  • Come to understand the impact (cause & effect) of their behaviors
  • Replace inappropriate behaviors with more effective & successful behaviors
  • Develop creative & lasting solutions to problems
  • Gain greater acceptance of self & others
  • Strengthen family relationships
  • Work through hurt and trauma
  • Improve social skills
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Physical and Verbal Abuse
  • Post Traumatic / Stress Disorder
  • Defiant Behaviors
  • Divorce
  • Reactive Attachment Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Phobias

How To Tell If Your Child Needs a Therapist

  1. Is my child’s behavior significantly impairing a critical area of functioning?

  2. Am I, as a parent, overwhelmed with managing my child’s demands?

  3. Is my son or daughter altering the family environment in an unhealthy way?

  4. Does my child seem in a chronic state of distress?

  5. Do I feel disconnected from my child and worry about the path he or she is heading for?

In the meantime, if you are a parent discerning this question, it should be reassuring to know that sometimes, just the act of seeking out help results in improvement even before any interventions occur. Taking the first step to reaching out might be the hardest, yet most critical step.  If you or a loved one needs help call 1-844-NYSTROM or chat with one of our Apple Valley Child Therapist online today.

Our Mankato Child Therapists

Alexa Upton
Outpatient Therapy
Amber Noga
Amber Noga
Outpatient Therapy
Ana Spence Baker
Outpatient Therapy
Andrea Anderson
Outpatient Therapy
Beth Ostby
Outpatient Therapy
Brittany Matthews
Brittany Matos
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Outpatient Therapy
Catherine Barstow
Catherine Barstow
Outpatient Therapy
Crystal Skenandore
Outpatient Therapy
Darcy Stivland
Outpatient Therapy
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