Counseling Services in Austin

Children and Family Therapy in Austin

Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting is a way of parenting that focuses on the connection between family members. It helps parents focus on respectful relationships with their children. It also creates a more secure family relationship.

Strength Based Approach

Working from a Strength Based approach allows us to work on issues while focusing on your strengths and successes you bring to issues. 

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprocessing)

EMDR is a research supported therapy for those with traumas of any kind. The VA uses this to work with those that have PTSD from his/her experiences. You don't have to be military to use this model. Any trauma can be addressed through EMDR. EMDR works with more than just military consider EMDR for: car accidents, bullying, harassment, sexual assault. 

Sand Tray Therapy

Sand tray is a physical form of therapy. You can actually get your hands a little dirty. (Well maybe just dusty). Sand tray is a process that any age at preschool and above. Sand tray is a form of therapy which is based on the metaphor created by the client in the sand. The therapist facilitates a space where the client feels "safe, secure and open". Thoughts and feelings your have are represented naturally in the sand.

Play Therapy

Play therapy is also a physical form of therapy for children. Through the use of play children can act out the stresses, trauma, or confusion that a child is feeling. It is a child focused form of therapy which allows the child to be free and secure during the session.

Remember

 Too  often we forget that discipline really means to teach, not to punish. A  disciple is a student not a recipient of behavioral consequences." -Dan  Seigel  

I have used this belief in the time I have offered Counseling Services in Austin. From that time I have realized that one option does not include everyone. That is why I use multiple therapeutic options in Austin.

-April Alaspa, LPC-S in Austin