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October 13th 2015:Play Therapy: What Helps Children with Troubles?

How do therapists work with very young children, including those who do not yet have all the words needed to express their problems, thoughts, and feelings? Play therapists are trained professionals who offer a safe space to systematically allow children to use their natural language (play) to resolve problems such as anxiety, depression, anger, and low self-esteem. Through the process of play therapy, the child gains a better understanding of the problem and acquires skills to better manage and cope with challenges. In this episode, Dr. Elizabeth Fong describes the concept of play therapy, di

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Dr. Elizabeth Fong

Dr. Elizabeth Fong is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 16 years experience. She is currently in private practice in Fairfax, Virginia. She specializes in play therapy, couples therapy, and family therapy. She also enjoys working with gifted learners. She founded ELITE Counseling & Consulting, LLC in 2009 from her strength-based approach to helping clients deal with life’s challenges. The acronym stands for Empathy, Limits, Interests, Time, and Energy. In her work with children and families, she aims to provide a trusting, supportive, safe, respectful, fun, and relaxing counseling environment. Both Dr. Fong’s educational and professional background in Child Development, Family Psych
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