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The Child Therapy List is a global online directory of mental health professionals. Members who list their services on this directory provide expert, child competent services and support. This directory is expanding and not at all complete or final, and is designed to provide you with the best place to begin if you are looking for mental health support in your area, or for a specific issue.   Please note that having a listing in this directory does not imply that the mental health provider is, in any way, endorsed by The Child Therapy List.  And while The Child Therapy List does verify that all our members are credentialed, we highly recommend that you visit their websites and check with the professional licensing bodies in your state or province or region to make sure that the provider is licensed, in good standing, and eligible to practice in your state, province or region.

“Our Response To COVID-19 - Increasing Accessibility For You”

“ These are certainly uncertain and fluid times which we know many of you are feeling personally. Given the health protocols, shutdowns and social distancing in our respective countries there is a growing surge of people who want to start and need to continue treatment and support and are now no longer able to meet in person with their practitioner, counselor, therapist or coach.

We are working hard to be a bridge at this time for practitioners and clients.

* Effective immediately, we are waiving the fee for practitioner directory listings.

* We encourage mental health professionals to engage in and conduct their support services via secure, online video and tele platforms.

* Any of our members who are offering free, or reduced fee sessions, information, methods or instruction, or special offerings to clients will be featured and promoted on our Homepage.

Please be sure to confirm if a mental health professional you wish to contact is licensed to practice in your area as professional regulatory organizations have geographic restrictions on where professionals can conduct their services.

Please be safe and stay connected.

Kim & Dale Curd, Founders, The Child Therapy List”

 

 

FAQ - The Child Therapy List

Therapists often start by telling the child about the playroom. In a child-centered playroom, the therapist will explain to the child that the playroom is a special playroom because the child can do whatever they want in the playroom, they do not clean up and the only rules are “no hurts for the therapist and no hurts for the child.” The therapist often explains play therapy and confidentiality with the use of books. The therapist will frequently ask the child if they know why they have come to play therapy and if the child has any questions. The therapist will often ask the child if they have any goals. Often the questions the therapist will ask has to do with the play or is part of a game. The questions therefore vary depending on the type of play therapy and the goals of the child and/or parent(s)/caregiver(s).

The goal of play therapy is to help children to reprocess experiences, express their emotions, heal and grow. More specifically, for young children the goal of play therapy is often developed between the parent(s)/caregiver(s) and the therapist during parent/caregiver consultation. Young children, teens and adults also develop their own goals for therapy. Even if a parent has a goal for therapy, the therapist will also work with the child to establish their own goals for therapy. Goals may include, for example, going to bed alone, resolving separation anxiety or learning how to express feelings among others. 

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