Child Therapy & Counseling
Stephanie Legendre, LPC-S, Registered Play Therapist
Child Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor Stephanie Legendre is committed to enhancing the lives of children by focusing on a child’s strengths to meet his or her individual needs.
Stephanie uses the following types of therapy for children:
Children are not able to process emotions like adults can in counseling sessions. Play therapy is effective because it allows the child to communicate through play and resolve conflicts in a nonthreatening way. Play therapy bridges the gap between concrete experience and abstract thought.
Emotional Regulation Therapy
Emotional regulation therapy for children and teens is a specialized approach designed to help youngsters and teens understand and manage their emotions effectively. Through targeted interventions, I teach children and teens skills to identify, express, and regulate their feelings in a healthy manner. This therapeutic process often involves activities, discussions, and coping strategies tailored to the child’s developmental stage. By fostering emotional intelligence and resilience, emotional regulation therapy empowers children to navigate life’s challenges with greater self-awareness and improved coping mechanisms, laying the groundwork for positive emotional well-being and resiliency.
Theraplay is an attachment focused therapy that helps children and families enhance their relationships, increase self-esteem, positive engagement, and trust in others. It is especially helpful for foster/adoptive children, children with regulation difficulties, and children with insecurities and distrust in others.
Neurofeedback LENS, or Low Energy Neurofeedback System, is a cutting-edge therapeutic technique that involves providing the brain with real-time feedback to optimize its functioning. By utilizing low-energy electromagnetic fields, LENS aims to promote neural regulation, leading to improvements in various conditions, including ADHD, anxiety, and other neurological challenges.
Child counseling services include:
- Behavorial Problems
- Self Esteem
- Grief / Loss
- Blended Families
- Change / Stress