Toy Tuesday

This week’s resource for “Toy Tuesday” are blocks. Blocks or building materials are a helpful tool in the playroom for children to continue their story in a multitude of ways. Through the building process clients gain self-esteem by completing their individual creation. For more information about play therapy, please visit www.a4pt.org. Be sure to also like their Facebook page. For our fellow Floridians, check out the Florida Association for Play…

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Toy Tuesday

This week’s resource for “Toy Tuesday” is the therapeutic book “I’m Gonna Like Me” by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell. This book celebrates the uniqueness of each individual and encourages positive self talk. For more information about play therapy, please visit www.a4pt.org. Be sure to also like their Facebook page. For our fellow Floridians, check out the Florida Association for Play Therapy Facebook page. If you have any resources…

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Toy Tuesday

This week’s resource for “Toy Tuesday” are working vehicles. The helping profession toys are important in a play room to  incorporate the problem solving aspect which helps symbolize the transition of growth. For more information about play therapy, please visit www.a4pt.org. Be sure to also like their Facebook page. For our fellow Floridians, check out the Florida Association for Play Therapy Facebook page. If you have any resources you would…

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Toy Tuesday

This week’s resource for “Toy Tuesday” are sea animal figurines. Miniatures can be utilized in any way the client desires to, however we have seen these specific figures used in session during themes of self-esteem/empowerment, fears/anxieties, relationships and violation/protection. For more information about play therapy, please visit www.a4pt.org. Be sure to also like their Facebook page. For our fellow Floridians, check out the Florida Association for Play Therapy Facebook page.…

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Toy Tuesday

This week’s resource for “Toy Tuesday” is the therapeutic book “I Miss You” by Pat Thomas. This book can be used to discuss and process death of a loved one. It gives children an understanding of what dying means and it helps at processing this concept as a part of life. For more information about play therapy, please visit www.a4pt.org. Be sure to also like their Facebook page. For our…

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Toy Tuesday

This week’s resource for “Toy Tuesday” is a baby dinosaur puppet. This puppet is great for a child who is working through finding a sense of safety and security. It is also symbolically helpful when explaining how to improve self-esteem. For more information about play therapy, please visit www.a4pt.org. Be sure to also like their Facebook page. For our fellow Floridians, check out the Florida Association for Play Therapy Facebook…

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Toy Tuesday

This week’s resource for “Toy Tuesday” is the therapeutic book “We Were Gonna Have a Baby, But We Had an Angel Instead’ by Pat Schwiebert. This heartfelt book discusses the difficult topic of losing either an unborn child in utero or shortly after birth. It gives children a basic explanation of this difficult situation to help them better understand and aids in the grieving process. For more information about play…

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Toy Tuesday

This week’s resource for “Toy Tuesday” is reptile and insects figurines. Miniatures can be utilized in any way the client desires to, however we have seen these specific figures used in session during themes of violation/protection and fears/anxiety. For more information about play therapy, please visit www.a4pt.org. Be sure to also like their Facebook page. For our fellow Floridians, check out the Florida Association for Play Therapy Facebook page. If…

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How Do I Know My Child Needs Counseling?

This month’s “guest blog” actually comes from Thrive Therapy’s very own Rachel Stewart and Elizabeth Muniz. They provide five behaviors parents can look out for that can indicate their child may need to see a counselor. The article can be found in the November issue of SWFL Parent & Child Magazine. You can click here for the PDF: How Do I Know My Child Needs Counseling? To read the magazine online (and the article),…

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Rachel Stewart Business Observer 2016 40 Under 40

Congratulations to Thrive Therapy’s co-founder Rachel Stewart for being chosen as one of Business Observers 2016 40 under 40 honorees!!! Check out the link below for a great article on Rachel http://businessobserver4040.com/rachel-stewart-29/

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