Play Therapy
I develop  an understanding of the symbolic meanings associated with children's  play in the session.  This allows me to connect and communicate in their world, using their language.

One goal of the therapy is to reduce behavioral difficulties such as:

  • Temper tantrums
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Academic issues
  • Depression
  • Social conflicts with peers
  • Bedwetting
  • Difficulties with sleeping or frequent nightmares
  • Anxiety or fear

Another goal is improved communication and understanding between the child and his or her parents.

Other benefits can include:

  • Self observation
  • Improved impulse control
  • Adaptive ways of coping with anxiety or frustration 
  • Heightened self-esteem

Counseling and Psychotherapy with Children, Adolescents and Adults

  •  Learn to cope with stressful events and access tension buried within
  • Become unstuck
  • The initial uneasiness and anxiety is reduced and fears subside once the process begins

Play Therapy
         Children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify    

         behavior, develop problem solving skills and learn new ways of relating

Adolescent Therapy

  • The transition to adolescence is confusing and demanding with multiple stressors and challenges​
  • ​Teens can benefit from the opportunity to learn about themselves and their behavior and make better choices

Parenting and Family Consultation
         Individualized help in determining the course of treatment or action  

         can be the first step to getting the help you need

Couples Therapy
        Relationships can be challenging.  Understanding the cycle of impaired 

        patterns of relating and learning to communicate can help get things back

        on track. 

Paige Oszmanski   LCSW 
Psychotherapy and Counseling for Individuals, Families & Children