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Servicing Two Locations

550 Southlake Blvd                                       209 Temple Ave. Suite B
N. Chesterfield, VA 23236                           Colonial Heights, VA 23834
                                                                                  
Replay Counseling Center, LLC believes that our clients' needs are of the utmost importance. Our team is committed to meeting those needs. Our main approach in providing counseling is through expressive therapies for younger clients who are not able to express themselves verbally.  Expressive therapies include play therapy, art therapy, bibliotherapy, clay therapy and music therapy.  For our older clients, we utilize traditional talk therapy with unique strategies to enhance inner healing.

Play Therapy: The Association of Play Therapy defines play therapy as "the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development."  Children who are referred for play therapy are exhibiting difficult behaviors as they have used up their own problem solving tools.  They may be acting out at home, with friends, and at school. Play therapy is utilized to help children cope with difficult emotions and find healthier solutions. It also allows children to change the way they may think and feel toward their problems, and resolve their concerns.
Content provided by the Association for Play Therapy

Grief Counseling: We offer grief counseling for children, adolescents and their families through expressive therapies to include art, to help individuals work through the feelings, thoughts, and memories associated with the loss of a loved one.  Grief counseling is generally directed toward positive adjustment following loss after the death of a loved one.
Through expressive therapy, we help individuals recognize normal aspects of the grieving or mourning process, cope with the pain associated with the loss, feel supported through the anxiety surrounding life changes that may follow the loss, and develop strategies for seeking support and self-care.

Trauma Therapy: Trauma is an experience that can create a permanent, significant, psychological impact on a child. Children and Adolescents who have experienced trauma or a traumatic event, are not always able to verbalize their feels and instead display negative behaviors that cause them to get into trouble.  The focus is not on the behaviors but on the major themes of trauma, fear, terror, worry, hurt, anger, revenge, accountability, safety, power and shifting from victim to survivor thinking. We help children to work through the trauma, develop restoration of self and re-connection to community by using art and sensory interventions to help them overcome the traumatic events that took place in their lives.

Mediation: Mediation is a process in which a neutral person facilitates communication between parties and, without deciding the issues or imposing a solution on the parties, which enables them to understand and reach a mutually agreeable solution.  Medication is very beneficial to the parents of the children who attend therapy when they are faced with issues related to divorce, separation or co-parenting.

Family Therapy: Family therapy works with the whole family as they are seen as an unique social system with its own structure and patterns of communication. Therapy focuses on healing the family by examining their beliefs, their parents' beliefs and values, the personalities of all family members, and the influence of the extended family (grandparents, aunts, and uncles).We look at all variables and determine a way for the family to develop a cohesive and harmonious  way to work together.

Partnering with Families: For children in outpatient treatment who have been in counseling for at least 3-6 months or who have had previous counseling and whose symptoms have not completely alleviated due to familial issues.  The service will be provided by the clinician in the home for a maximum of 5 hours a week for three months.  This service can be provided to the family in collaboration with weekly psychotherapy or independently.   All family members residing in the home will need to be willing participants with the clinician.

Behavioral Supportive Services*:For children needing outpatient treatment for emotional disturbances, but have also identified behavioral conflicts that need to be addressed in the home. The clinician will develop a behavioral assessment and implement a behavior support plan to be utilized in the home.   

Supervised Visitation*:For children and families needing a professional and supportive environment for scheduled visitation. The clinician will promote the safety of each participant, nurture positive interactions, and provide an initial intake observation and visitation progress notes.


F.A.C.E.T.S.-Family and Child Expressive Therapy Service*: For children and families needing an alternative outlet to begin the healing process though artistic mediums for expression.  The artist utilizes the fields of human development, visual art, and the creative process with models of counseling and psychotherapy.


Parenting Assessment and Outpatient Parent-Coaching:This three part assessment: First evaluates the mother and/or father together in their current parenting roles with their child; Second meets with the mother and/or father individually, inquiring about their childhood and upbringing; Third, processes the goals of the future family structure and functionality.
The process of parent-coaching is value-oriented and aims to help the parent develop a precise structure to utilize in raising their child. The goal is for the parent to develop a parenting vision and establishes clear, preferred outcomes. Although this is an outpatient service, there will be some community based activity to ensure well rounded service.

Please note:The assessment can be done independently, but will also be the initial part of the Parent Coaching process.  
 
*currently offered in the Prince George location only