Q: What will be discussed at my first appointment?

During your first appointment, your therapist will conduct an initial assessment to gain information regarding presenting challenges to help determine your specific needs and the best method to help you.


Q: Do you accept insurance?

Waves of Change Counseling does not accept insurance at this time, but detailed receipts are provided that can be submitted to your insurance carrier for out-of-network reimbursement.


Q: What is play therapy?

Play Therapy is a form of therapy that utilizes play, a child’s natural language, to address psychological difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development.  The toys used in play therapy are like the child’s words and play is the child’s language.  When children are able to play out their thoughts and feelings to an individual who understands, the children feel better because their feelings have been released.  In play therapy, children learn how to express their thoughts and feelings in helpful ways, to assist with controlling their behavior, making decisions, and accepting responsibility.  Play therapy is a developmentally appropriate evidenced based intervention to be used with children ages 3 through 12 years old.


Q: What is a Registered Play Therapist?

A Registered Play Therapist has completed a Certificate program including 150 hours of play therapy specific instruction from an institution of higher education.  A Registered Play Therapist must complete at least 500 direct client contact hours under supervision and complete at least 50 hours of simultaneous play therapy supervision.