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Therapeutic Approach

Playful Therapies offers a variety of supportive, strength based, affordable, and evidence based interventions to strengthen relationships, improve quality of life, and replace challenging behaviors with acceptable ones across the life span. All strategies are customized for the client/family and chosen for their ability to best empower that individual/family unit in their relationships with family, peers, school/work, and self. Specialized interventions include Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT, CBT, DBT), Dyadic Work/Infant Mental Health, Filial Therapy, and various styles of Play Therapy. Parenting Support and Groupwork are a large part of therapy as appropriate, and Playful Therapies is certified to provide Infant Massage and Happiest Baby/Toddler on the Block groups specifically.

Patricia Lomando, LCSW, RPT-S, has been working with children and families for over 15 years. Experience has run across a multitude of environments, such as groups in adolescent detention centers, toddlers in daycares, family work in the home, trauma work in community centers, and the development of behavior systems for schools. Further specializations have targeted dyadic work between mother and infant as well as Play Therapy across all ages (e.g. children, teens, adults). Client centered play therapy, behavioral play therapy, developmental play therapy, sandtray work, storytelling through various media, and the inclusion of parents in the play therapy process are all areas of specialty that are utilized in sessions as warranted.