Lake Norman Counselors is fortunate to have an innovative, creative, and talented play therapist on staff, especially with the unique obstacles COVID-19 has presented! It is our goal that we keep our staff, clients, and community healthy and safe while also maintaining continuity of care at this stressful time of transition. 

We are following all recommendations of the CDC and World Health Organization, have removed many communal items (magazines, mint bowls, etc) from the office, and are implementing additional sanitary measures, especially in the play room. We're asking all clients to fill out a health screening prior to each appointment to help minimize community spread, and all children are asked to wash their hands before and after their session. 

We have always prided ourselves on the fact that our office has been a welcoming, beautiful, and safe space for clients. That mission remains the same! However, we are offering telehealth sessions for anyone unwilling, or unable, to come to the office at this time. This includes our youngest clients! 

Please note, telehealth is only being offered to existing clients. All new assessments must be done in person. The recommendation to do sessions virtually will only be made if it is clinically appropriate. Your individual clinician will be able to provide more information! 

Play therapy telehealth:

  • Children Ages 2-8: while the children might not be suitable candidates for telehealth, our play therapist can work with caregivers virtually to offer CPRT! 
  • Children Ages 8+: virtual sessions are available at the discretion of our play therapist. 
  • To prepare your child for their virtual counseling sessions provide them with:
    • A private confidential space, free from potential interruptions
    • Paper
    • Pencils or some markers
    • Play dough for creative expression
    • A favorite board game, card game, or toy (like LEGO’s) that that they may like to utilize

We are committed to finding unique solutions to this unique time! So please don't hesitate to reach out to us with questions or concerns. Our office is open and even with the stay-at-home order, you are permitted to leave your home for therapy sessions. 

  • Learning: 
    • Self-Soothing Strategies
    • Emotion Regulation Skills
    • Anger & Anxiety Management
    • Appropriate Communication Skills
    • Patience & Responsible Choices
    • How to Follow Rules & Limits
  • Decreasing:
    • Anxiety & Stress
    • Anger & Frustration
    • Self-Doubt & Low Self-Esteem
    • Self-Harming & Destructive Behaviors
    • Unhealthy Attachments & Relationships
  •  Healing:
    • Grief & Loss 
    • Post Traumatic Stress
    • Neglect & Abandonment
    • Divorce or Separation of Parents
    • Psychological, Physical, or Sexual Abuse

Play Therapy

Lake Norman Counselors


Contact our play therapist directly for more information regarding her services and availability!

What is Play Therapy?

Play therapy helps children ages two to ten express themselves through a developmentally natural form of communication, play! 

Play therapy:

  • Builds on the natural way that children learn about themselves and their relationships in the world around them. 
  • Helps children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem-solving skills, and learn a variety of ways of relating to others.
  • Provides a safe psychological distance from their problems and allows expression of thoughts and feelings appropriate to their development.
  • Helps children cope with difficult emotions and find healthier solutions to problems.
  • Allows children to change the way they think about, feel toward, and resolve their concerns.

Even the most troubling problems can be confronted in play therapy and lasting resolutions can be discovered, rehearsed, mastered and adapted into lifelong strategies.