"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."
- Maya Angelou
Play Therapy: A research based modality for children of all ages, especially preschool - 12 years old. Through toys, play, & other creative outlets, children process, heal, & grow.
Learn More Here: Association for Play Therapy
Adolescent Counseling: Well suited for ages 13-18. Therapy combining creative expression techniques with CBT specifically tailored to the child's specific needs.
Adult Counseling: Each provider tailors counseling to the specific needs of the client and the therapeutic approach will be determined in partnership with your therapist dependent upon the therapist's training and the client's unique needs and treatment goals. Please visit Our Providers tab to learn more about each provider and the services they offer.
Care Giver Support: Individual meetings with caregiver(s) (i.e., parents, guardians, grandparents, aunts, uncles, foster parents, etc.) that provide education, support, planning, & guidance to support the child & the family.
"Theraplay is a dyadic child and family therapy that has been recognized by the Association of Play Therapy as one of seven seminal psychotherapies for children. Developed over 50 years ago, and practiced around the world, Theraplay was developed for any professional working to support healthy child/caregiver attachment. Strong attachment between the child and the important adults in their life has long been believed to be the basis of lifelong good mental health as well as the mainstay of resilience in the face of adversity. Modern brain research and the field of neuroscience have shown that attachment is the way in which children come to understand, trust and thrive in their world."
-The Theraplay Institute
Learn more here: theraplay.org
Music therapists complete a degree program approved by the American Music Therapy Association, complete 1,200 clinical hours, and pass the certification board for music therapists. Music therapists use music to achieve non-musical goals. These non-musical goals could be sensory, motor, emotional, physical, cognitive, or behavioral. Music therapists often use music, instruments, and movement to engage and connect with clients to reach goals important to the client and family.
*Although incredibly talented & skilled through her education and training, board certification in music therapy does differ and is not licensed by the state of Nebraska as a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner.
Family Counseling: Therapy for all types of families (i.e., traditional, blended, same-sex, adopted, step, single, etc.). A variety of modalities are available dependent upon your provider's training, including play therapy, filial therapy, Theraplay, sandtray, behavior modification.
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT): "Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based intervention developed by Sheila Eyberg, PhD, professor emeritus at the University of Florida, to reduce disruptive behavior. Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) works with parents and children together to promote a positive parent-child relationship while decreasing the child’s behavior problems. Adaptations of parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) have been used to address depression, separation anxiety disorder, and autism spectrum disorders in young children."
-The University of Iowa
Learn more here: IoWA-PCIT
Adoption-Competent Therapy (TAC)
It is not uncommon for adoptive and birth parents to reach a point at which they or their family feel they would benefit from professional intervention. These feelings could be due to increased behaviors, attachment concerns or simple questions on how to move forward with adoptive relationships. Play Therapy Omaha has therapists who have completed specialized training to understand the specific needs of birth families and adoptive families.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
"Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders."
-EMDRIA, International EMDR Association
Learn more here: emdria.org