Children & Adolescents
Young people are welcomed at Urban Playology LLC.
When youth are gay.ecclectic.lesbian.kinesthetic.gender non-conforming.transgendered.questioning.gender fluid. The list goes on, life is, to say the least, colorful.
When they are hurting, the seeds of resiliency are still there. At Urban Playology LLC, we help families water those seeds.
Children tend to share their inner-most thoughts & feelings through play. So we provide trauma-integrative play therapy, coupled with art-based interventions for children.
Our work with adolescents typically invites expressive arts along with integrative, eclectic talk therapy.
Optimal outcomes occur when caregivers & key stakeholders (adults who influence how young people view themselves in the world) actively engage in all phases of the therapeutic process.
Counseling Eccentric Young People
As a parent, maybe you’ve always known that your child was different. Maybe they are gender diverse (not appearing to ascribe to binary gender constructs), maybe their interests are off the beaten path Different in a way that you honor but that the world resist. They rarely fit in, it’s always an adventure trying to find safe spaces for your young love. Safe & affirming people for them to be around is also a dance with trust.
You see your young love slipping away into themselves despite your many attempts to celebrate them. They know & you know they need, no deserve a life preserver.
That’s what play therapy and expressive arts therapies provide. They provide young people with the unconditional positive regard & resources needed so that they can find their own words. So that they can name their pain. And heal from the pain of being a young outlier.
It’s not easy being a parent. And if you’re reading this it’s probably because you’ve done everything you know how to do for your young love. It doesn’t mean you have failed or they have failed either. In fact, we believe that they are fortunate to have someone like you raising them & advocating for them. Taking this big step simply means that the universe may be inviting your family to change the frequency on your radio station a bit. You don’t have all the answers nor are you supposed to. Enlisting the support of a trained & caring helper may be of benefit to your family. In the meantime, we’re honored that you are considering us for your family’s needs. We totally trust you to make the best decision for your family.
If you’d like to read more about one famous parent’s perspective on the trials & tribulations of intergenerational parenting, click here!