Synergetic Play Therapy

Synergetic Play Therapy is all about integration, and supports healthy growth and development. 

From what is present on the outside, to what is happening on the inside, I meet children where they are at and connect in a way that feels comfortable and meaningful for them. Drawing on the principles of Synergetic Play Therapy, my goal is to help children and youth better understand and connect to themselves, so that they can relate better with others. With healthy attachment and increased confidence, young people are enabled to grow into the best version of themselves at school, home, and in their future adult lives.

In a play therapy session, your child is empowered to attune to their internal experience and better understand themselves as we work together. By maintaining an authentic and supportive connection, your child is given space to move towards the uncomfortable thoughts, feelings and body sensations that they might not have been able to move towards as easily on their own. Toys and play become a platform for children to explore their perceived challenges as energy and emotions arise. With this comes an invitation to shift those perceptions, ultimately empowering them to become more in touch with their authentic self.  From here, we notice concerning behaviours or symptoms reduce, as your child learns how to manage their emotions, make healthy choices, connect, and work better with others.

Older youth/adolescents benefit from a similar approach, adapted to meet them at their level on the road to adulthood. Drawing on my background as a youth worker, I use a combination of experience and clinical tools to help youth learn new skills for life, and successfully navigate the problems they are facing — inside, online, at school, home, with friends, or in community. With practical counselling tools and a safe, confidential place to talk about whatever they are thinking or feeling, I help you keep your teen safe and on a healthy path forward. 

As parents and caregivers, I am here for you too.

I honour the courage you have demonstrated in seeking support. As the most valuable person/people in your child’s life, I want to include you every step of the way. While your kid does their work in session, I offer parallel parent counselling or consultation sessions as helpful to you, giving you the confidence and skills to support your child’s progress, all the while respecting client confidentiality. I want to make this process as helpful and possible for you and your family as I can, so I offer specialized care, knowledge, resources, and flexible options.

I am a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist with over 15 years experience working with children, youth and families. Brighteyes Therapy is not an agent or affiliate of the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute.