Cornerstone Christian Counseling in Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Child and Adolescent Therapy/Play Therapy

At Cornerstone Christian Counseling, we believe that in order to effectively help children with the emotional struggles that they encounter, we must enter into their world…the world of play.  Play therapy is described as the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development.

Through play, therapists may help children learn more adaptive behaviors when there are emotional or social skills deficits (Pedro-Carroll & Reddy, 2005). The positive relationship that develops between therapist and child during play therapy sessions provides a corrective emotional experience necessary for healing (Moustakas, 1997).  Initially developed in the turn of the 20th century, today play therapy refers to a large number of treatment methods, all applying the therapeutic benefits of play.  Play therapy differs from regular play in that the therapist helps children to address and resolve problems.  Play therapy builds on the natural way that children learn about themselves and their relationships in the world around them (Axline, 1947; Carmichael, 2006; Landreth, 2002).  Through play therapy, children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem-solving skills, and learn a variety of ways of relating to others. Play provides a safe psychological distance from their problems and allows expression of thoughts and feelings appropriate to their overall development.

Play Therapy can assist with:
Abuse Issues, ADHD, Anger-Management, Anxiety, Bullying, Children of Divorce, Death & Grieving Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Issues, Life Adjustments, Medical Problems, Oppositional Behavior, Performance Anxiety, School-Related Problems, Self-Esteem Problems, Sexual Abuse, Sleeping Problems, Step-Family Adjustments, Wetting/Soiling Issues and much more.

Adult Therapy

Cornerstone Christian Counseling offers a variety of adult services including individual therapy for men and women as well as therapy for couples and families.  Our therapists are trained to address the therapeutic needs of each individual, couple or family with effective techniques and integrated philosophy of eclectic theory and Biblical theology.

We also offer pre-marital counseling that is comprehensive professional counseling with testing, assessment and proactive with each couple being treated with respect to their individual couple needs in preventative care.

Child and Adolescent Therapy

Cornerstone Christian Counseling believes in providing quality care for each child or adolescent and their families.  We offer a full spectrum of testing and assessment as well as treatment for concerns with children ages 0-18.  We have therapists who are trained in specialty areas such as behavioral issues, ADD/ADHD, Trauma, PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder), abuse and neglect, adoption, attachment disorder, anxiety, depression, developmental disorders and special needs.

We look forward to helping your family if your child is experiencing difficulty in life.  Click here to schedule an appointment.

Cornerstone Christian Counseling in Kalamazoo, Michigan