Services

Online Therapy

At Resilient Child Therapy, we offer online (or “virtual”) therapy services to children, teens, adults, and families. Using a secure telehealth platform, our therapists can provide the same quality care and services that would take place in our office setting. Online therapy services offer many benefits, including flexibility in scheduling and access to mental health services. All of our therapists have received training in providing online therapy services, including the use of play and expressive art therapies. In order to participate in online therapy services, clients must have access to an internet-connected device with video and audio capabilities.

In our experience, online therapy with children, teens, and families has been amazing! It looks surprisingly similar to the work that we might do in a play therapy or ‘talk’ therapy environment. We’ve also noticed that online therapy with children invites more engagement from the caregiver and allows more opportunities to provide parental guidance and support.

As therapists, online therapy also gives us the opportunity to connect with our clients in their natural setting, which offers another level of comfort and openness for the clients we serve. We ask that those participating in online therapy locate a quiet, comfortable space that is free from distraction and affords privacy. For preteens, teens, and adults, we recommend using headphones to maintain privacy during online therapy sessions. For all our clients, including children, we also recommend using a sound machine, fan, or radio outside of the room to maintain further privacy.

At this time, online therapy services are only available to those that reside in Maryland and Virginia. 

Online Therapy

At Resilient Child Therapy, we offer online (or “virtual”) therapy services to children, teens, adults, and families. Using a secure telehealth platform, our therapists can provide the same quality care and services that would take place in our office setting. Online therapy services offer many benefits, including flexibility in scheduling and access to mental health services. All of our therapists have received training in providing online therapy services, including the use of play and expressive art therapies. In order to participate in online therapy services, clients must have access to an internet-connected device with video and audio capabilities.

In our experience, online therapy with children, teens, and families has been amazing! It looks surprisingly similar to the work that we might do in a play therapy or ‘talk’ therapy environment. We’ve also noticed that online therapy with children invites more engagement from the caregiver and allows more opportunities to provide parental guidance and support.

As therapists, online therapy also gives us the opportunity to connect with our clients in their natural setting, which offers another level of comfort and openness for the clients we serve. We ask that those participating in online therapy locate a quiet, comfortable space that is free from distraction and affords privacy. For preteens, teens, and adults, we recommend using headphones to maintain privacy during online therapy sessions. For all our clients, including children, we also recommend using a sound machine, fan, or radio outside of the room to maintain further privacy.

At this time, online therapy services are only available to those that reside in Maryland and Virginia. 

Check out the Online Therapy Services we have to offer:

  • Online Play Therapy for Children
  • Online Therapy for Preteens
  • Online Therapy for Teens & Adults

(Ages 3-9)

Online Play Therapy gives us the opportunity to provide play therapy services in the same way we would in an office setting. Prior to your child’s online session, our therapists will connect with you to make sure any materials that need to be gathered and/or set up are ready before a session begins.

Typical items that might be used include the following:

RCTI - Online Play Therapy for Children

Parent/Caregiver Participation

We value parent and caregiver collaboration because it supports a child’s therapeutic progress during our work together. Depending on your child’s age, needs, and preferences, your participation may range from setting up the session and leaving the room to fully participating in the entire session with or without your child.

When you are fully participating in the session, the therapist may take on the role of a parent coach, providing support and guidance during the direct interactions with your child. This provides an effective way of supporting our youngest clients during online play therapy.

Most elementary-aged children may benefit from your physical presence in the room during sessions, even if your active participation is not needed. Your presence in the room can assist your child with staying engaged during therapy.

If you have been asked to simply provide tech support and then leave, we request that you remain available by phone in the event that your presence in the room is needed again. The therapist will follow up with you at the end of the session or will schedule a separate session to check in with you.

The length of play therapy varies from child to child because it’s dependent upon a child’s presenting symptoms, trauma history, and environmental factors. Research shows that a minimum of 20 sessions is recommended, with most long-term progress taking place around 40 sessions. Most children will show change around 20 sessions. Therapeutic progress will be discussed with parents during parenting support sessions.

Location

All of our therapists are licensed to provide therapy in the state of Maryland. Kristian is also licensed in Virginia. As per telehealth regulations, you and/or your child must be physically located in Maryland (or Virginia if working with Kristian!) at the time of your session.

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(Ages 10-12)

Online Therapy for Preteens will incorporate aspects of play and expressive arts therapy, including a combination of verbal communication, arts and crafts, movement, and online media tools to support our pre-teen clients in meeting their therapeutic goals. Prior to your preteen’s online session, you and the therapist will connect if there are any materials to be gathered and/or set up for the session.

Typical items that might be used include the following:

Online Therapy for Preteens

Parent/Caregiver Participation

It’s possible that your preteen will need your assistance with logging into their online session. Once logged in, your preteen might request that you leave the room as they meet with the therapist. If this is the case, we request that you remain available by phone in the event that your presence in the room is needed again. The therapist will follow up with you at the end of the session or will schedule a separate session to check in with you.

Location

All of our therapists are licensed to provide therapy in the state of Maryland. Kristian is also licensed in Virginia. As per telehealth regulations, you and/or your child must be physically located in Maryland (or Virginia if working with Kristian!) at the time of your session.

Ready to take the next step?

(Ages 13 and up)

Online Therapy for teens and adults provides the flexibility to receive psychotherapy services at a time that is convenient for you/your teen, regardless of your schedule or ability to obtain transportation. We’ve found that remotely meeting with our teens and adults creates a level of comfort and openness to engage in the therapeutic process.

Our therapists incorporate the use of expressive art therapies with a combination of verbal communication and online tools to meet your/your teen’s therapy goals.

Typical resources/activities that we might use in a session include:

Online Therapy for Teens and Adults

Location

All of our therapists are licensed to provide therapy in the state of Maryland. Kristian is also licensed in Virginia. As per telehealth regulations, you and/or your child must be physically located in Maryland (or Virginia if working with Kristian!) at the time of your session.

Ready to take the next step?

Resilient Parent: Nurture Your Child by Caring for Yourself

March 6 – April 10, 2020

We’re offering a series of new workshops for parents struggling to take care of themselves. By the end of our program, parents will not only have a blueprint for their own self-care but also be able to declutter one area of their home so they can better nurture their child.