"Play is a child's natural medium for self-expression"
- Virginia Axline
Play Therapy is a well established discipine for meeting the emotional and behavioral needs of children ages 2 - 12. Through therapeutic play, children are able to use toys and other materials (art, sand, water, etc) to express themselves, as well as to work towards understanding and making sense of their world and experiences. Play therapy is more than just a therapeutic approach; it is a way of looking at children as innately strong, competent, and complete. The play therapist's role is to create a safe, accepting, and caring environment, with only necessary limits (for the child's physical and emotional safety). In this unique place, the child is free to express him or herself, explore, and experiment...ultimately finding healing from what ails them. Children come to believe in themselves and their ability to handle the world around them, discovering the strong and capable beings that they are. They develop the ability to make choices, respect boundaries, and respect limits... all through the freedom of play.
We all have a light within... a glorious and uninhibited
brightness! Unfortunately, for many of us, life can really put
a damper on our light. Psychotherapy can help you
find your light again - helping you find freedom from damage
that can occur from childhood difficulties, trauma(s), relationship issues, and the
many trials and tribulations that this life can entail. Everything you need is within you, sometimes you just need the right environment - and the right mirror - to help you see it.
Vanessa uses a person-centered approach to therapy, helping you find a way to reconnect to that inner light and find the freedom to live your life to it's fullest potential.
Group Therapy and Parenting Classes
Various group therapy and parent training classes are offered
at Wholesome Healing as interest allows. These include but
are not limited to:
- Child Parent Relationship Therapy - 10 week program.
- 1-2-3 Magic - a discipline approach for kids ages 2-12.
- Yoga for anxiety - can be customized for any age group.
Please contact us if you are interested in any of these groups or classes. Groups can also be customized to the needs of the community so please don't hesitate to inquire if you have a group you'd like to see that is not listed here.
Join us for happy hour style parent nights focused on a new topic each session.
Yoga and Mindfulness
Wholesome Healing is currently offering after school yoga
programs in local Anne Arundel County Schools. This program
has been run in both public and private schools with a variety
Other yoga services can be customized for personal and
group needs as well - Just ask!
Please contact us for details, pricing and / or scheduling.