Category: Children

Using Video for Play Therapy at Sunstone Counseling

What parents can expect and how best to prepare your child By: Jenny Stevens, Graduate Counseling Intern The requirement of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has forced us all to create new means of communicating and connecting with each other. At Sunstone Counseling, our services have traditionally been offered in-person. Thankfully, the… Read more »

Cyberbullying: Four Ways to Intervene

By: Katie Clark, LPC and Jennifer Munroe, LPC When social media first took center stage back in the mid-2000s, it was largely intended as an avenue to help connect people near and far. In its most positive light, social media is a way for people to metaphorically cross paths and exist in each other’s lives,… Read more »

Attachment: Exploring 5 Ways to Connect with Your Child Through Love

BY: Jennifer Munroe, LPC In childbearing, attachment is a largely discussed topic. Attachment is defined as a bond that exists between a child and a parent with a purpose of establishing a safe, secure, and protective environment for the child (Beniot, 2004). Most can agree it is vital within the parent-child relationship. It is well… Read more »

The Power of Play

By: Katie Clark, LPC, NCC A play therapist uses a unique skill set to connect with children through a child’s symbolic language of self-expression – through play. For young children play is developmentally and fundamentally their language to articulate and process through feelings and difficulties. It allows them to connect and achieve growth in a… Read more »

The Physical Side of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

By: Katie Clark, LPC and Jennifer Munroe, LPC Anxiety is incredibly common in children and adolescents. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 31.9% of adolescents meet criteria for an anxiety disorder with a median onset age of six years old. Despite this, it is frequently misunderstood by both the young children… Read more »

Sunstone Counselors Helping Youth in the Community

Sunstone Counselors Helping Youth in the Community Sunstone Counseling is so proud of our fabulous team that provides services for children, adolescents, and their families. Here are a few pictures of our group brainstorming how to best help the needs of the community and at an event at Mary Ellen Middle School.