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No Shame

Today I decided to go for a hike along the Boulder flatirons. I find that nature has a way of sharing subtle messages that encourage me and remind me of where I’m headed. It’s a time for me to think, to regulate and eventually drop from my head down into my heart. As a followed the trail I encountered a...[ read more ]

Endings and New Beginnings

This time of year, children are getting ready to end the school year and begin the transition of going into summer. I like to think of this as a unique balancing act of opposing energy: excitement and uncertainty. How do we honor the excitement and the un-comfortability of the unknown? Below I have provided three tips to help your child thrive, not...[ read more ]

Two Quick Ways to Influence Brain Development

If you could give a parent or caregiver just two tips on how to positively influence their child’s brain development, what would those be?” We are glad you asked! Below are two of our favorite everyday tips to help your child integrate the different parts of the brain, develop a connection with themselves and others, and process their experiences. Connect...[ read more ]

A Sugary Summer

Summer is full of fun, sun and lots o’ sugar. Routines are less strict and there are favorite summer time snacks readily available. You may have already noticed a shift in your child’s behavior: this could be due to the big transition of ending school, a more lenient schedule, or the increase of sugary sweets and treats. Whatever it is,...[ read more ]

All Dogs are Therapy Dogs

I recently saw a meme that said, “All dogs are therapy dogs, some just get commission”. This is true! A family dog has the potential to teach you about love, patience, responsibility, and emotional regulation. Have you ever considered that your dog could be a therapy dog, too? Dogs are typically are aware of their own nervous systems, something us...[ read more ]

What to Know About Finding a Play Therapist

It is hard as a caregiver to observe your child struggling with challenging behaviors, overwhelming emotions, or respond to experiences that feel too big for them to handle. Maybe you feel so isolated, worried, or concerned about what others might think that you have sat in silence wondering what your child is experiencing is typical and something they will just...[ read more ]

Happy New Year!

The holiday’s can be somewhat of a double edge sword. There is the joy and excitement of the season: spending time with friends, family, engaging in time honored traditions, and having some additional time off.  There is also the stress and rush of extra things on the to do lists, extra money being spent, feeling pressured to say “yes” to...[ read more ]

EMDR and Children

Here at Play Therapy i.n.c. we are passionate about educating the community about different interventions that are based in neuro science to help children and families heal and reach their greatest potential. There are lots of interventions used by professionals out there and EMDR is one we stand behind. What is EMDR? EMDR stand for: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing...[ read more ]

Managing Changes

Change, change, change….. We are making a lot of changes around here at Play Therapy i.n.c. and we are excited to share our news with you. We are growing and expanding. We have added 2 new therapists to our team, welcome Lauren Fishbien, RP and Matt Canale, RP. Plus, we have moved to a new suite here at 8 W....[ read more ]

Raising Awareness About Childhood Mental Health

As a parent you are doing your best to support your child’s growth and development.  I think one of the most challenging areas to support is my children’s social emotional development which is part of the larger foundation for their mental health and wellness. Too often the conversation about mental health is after there is already signs of a problem,...[ read more ]



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