Welcome to my practice!
I am a licensed marital and family therapist (MFT) specializing in child psychotherapy. I provide developmentally appropriate play therapy for children up to twelve years, as well as parent coaching tailored to meet the specific needs of each family.
All children encounter situations that challenge and destabilize their natural balance as they go through life. Most of these events are minor and children naturally steer themselves towards health.
However, there are times when family transitions or other traumas impact children more significantly. In these instances, children and their parents sometimes find it difficult to move forward and can benefit from professional assistance.
When children are exposed to a positive therapeutic process, one in which they feel validated, understood and empowered, it allows them to heal from past experiences and learn coping skills to better manage current and future challenges. Play therapy provides such an experience and is the medium through which I work with children.
My practice features a large therapeutic playroom designed to foster a safe and trusting environment, a world that meets children at their level and one in which they can feel comfortable expressing themselves.
I offer help with a range of issues including:
- Behavior and School Problems
- Divorce and other Family Transitions
- Grief and Loss
- Eating Problems
- Trauma Recovery
- Parenting Challenges
- Chronic and Terminal Illness
- Selective Mutisim
- Attachment Problems
I encourage you to contact me with any questions, information requests or to schedule a tour of my practice.
Merav Segall, Marriage and Family Therapist