Psychotherapy for children

image-5 Psychotherapy for children and adolescents

It is preceded by a consultation session and sometimes by the family therapy. The process of psychotherapy is focused on resolving of the problem, symptomatic relief as well as on helping in adjusting to various difficult life situations. It strengthens the natural resources and coping skills of an individual. We offer help with the following problems:

  • aggressive behavior, nervousness,
  • behawior disorders,
  • anxiety disorders,
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • depression,
  • emotional and decision making problems,
  • shyness, low self-esteem
  • interpersonal problems (problems in establishing satisfying relationships with people),
  • coping with stress and difficult situations,
  • life crises,
  • personal development,
  • eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia and others),
  • nighttime urinary incontinence (bedwetting).

Family therapy is a form of psychological help, which supports not only a person with significant emotional/psychological problems (i.e. the child), but her/his family as well. Usually the behavior of the person requiring psychological/psychiatric help influences the relationship between all family members, and the family also has a significant influence on the outcome of an individual therapeutic process.

Family therapy also allows for the deeper understanding of relationship patterns between parents and children. At the family meetings, each family member has an opportunity to present her/his point of view and to build new communication modality, cooperation and mutual understanding.

Sandplay Therapy

Sandplay therapy is one of the treatment approaches we use in providing psychological and psychotherapeutic help for our patients. It is the individual form of therapeutic process for children, adolescents and adults.

Sandplay Therapy, a psychotherapeutic approach for children and adults, was developed in Switzerland by Dora M. Kalff in the late 1950s. Through spontaneous imaginative play in small trays of wet or dry sand, people sculpt the sand and position miniature figurines and objects to create three-dimensional scenes or designs that express and mediate between their inner and outer worlds. When psychic wounding has occurred or typical development has been interrupted or impeded, a sandplay process may encourage psychological healing and expansion of consciousness through activation of the human psyche’s innate drive towards healing and wholeness. Psychological distress often occurs because of the presence of inner conflicts about relationships, situations, and decisions. Sandplay provides means for identifying of conflictual feelings, wishes and anxieties as well as for providing of unifying resolutions that lead to transformation and healing.