Julie Thigpen, LPC-S, RPT-S
What Is Play Therapy?
“Play Therapy is based upon the fact that play is the child’s natural medium of self expression ... It is an opportunity which is given to the child to ‘play out’ his feelings and problems just as in certain types of adult therapy an individual ‘talks out’ his difficulties.” Virginia Axline
Play Therapy, a modality of child therapy, is a powerful tool for addressing cognitive, behavioral, and emotional challenges. Licensed professionals use play therapeutically to help clients better process their experiences and develop more effective strategies for managing their worlds. For additional information regarding play therapy and its benefits, please see information provided by
the Association for Play Therapy, to understand how
Toys are the child’s words,
play is their language.
Play therapy is to children what talk-therapy is to adults. In Play Therapy a child is able to use play, their natural and developmentally appropriate medium of expression, to help express feelings, manage experiences, and develop more effective strategies for managing beliefs and behaviors.
ATTACHMENT & RELATIONSHIP THERAPIES
Attachment based therapeutic activities with a parent/caregiver, focus on strengthening their relationship, working to develop a healthy attachment and manage the child’s behavior with play, laughter and connection
Child Parent Relationship(CPRT) Training and Filial Therapy, specifically aim to empower parents and improve the relationship by engaging parents and caregivers directly as the agents of therapeutic change. Over the course of this 10- 12 week course, the parent has the opportunity to learn a variety of methods for engaging the child while still maintaining limits during special play times.
NEW CPRT GROUP FORMING NOW FOR FALL 2022
8- week Program with
Julie Thigpen, LPC-S RPT-S,
individual sessions & groups available
Parenting today is difficult, but of all the things your children need, give them what they need most:
PARENT SUPPORT COACHING &
The task of being a parent can be rewarding, yet overwhelming. These days, there is a wealth of information available about what is considered “normal” for children as they grow up. It can be hard to wade through it all and choose what is best for you and your child. Setting up a consultation appointment with Julie can help you determine if play therapy is a good fit for your child, and can provide you with other options to help you feel supported and empowered in the parenting process.
How do I get through the bedtime routine without yelling? How do I manage a tantrum? How can I get my kids to talk to me? How can I understand them better? How can I get closer with my child? Parenting isn’t easy, and no one is given a manual of what to do in any given situation. You don’t have to figure it out all on your own. Weekly coaching sessions can help you prepare and practice for encountering potential parenting stressors. With parent coaching, you can learn to set healthy limits, develop communication skills, listen so your kids will talk to you, and more.
tweens & teens
ART & SANDTRAY
Click the link below to make an appointment with Julie or one of her associates at Distinctive Counseling and Consulting. You will be using Distinctive's Contact Form to make your appointment request.
In-Network Primary Insurance:
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
United Health Care (UHC)
TX Medicaid/CHIPS (Driscoll & Superior)
Self-pay/ cash options for all Out-of-Network insurance
Appointments can also be made with LPC-Associates under Julie's direct supervision for reduced rates and for other insurance policies including:
TX Medicaid (Driscoll)
CPRT GROUP is forming now to begin in January 2023.
Complete the information below to receive more information.
Space for this group is limited, reserve your spot soon!
Contact Ms Julie
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DISTINCTIVE COUNSELING AND CONSULTING
4646 Corona Drive Suite #216
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Voice Mail: (361) 334-1161
VIDEOS ABOUT PLAY THERAPY
4646 Corona Drive #216
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Voice Mail: (361) 334 - 1161