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March 10, 2020

As a play therapist, I get to witness firsthand the incredible benefits of play. Not only is play a form of connection between the child and caregiver, it is also an avenue to understanding personal boundaries and limitations within the surrounding environment. Play te...

March 3, 2020

We’ve all experienced the deep shame and sadness associated with feeling not good enough. When applying for a job we really want, but not getting a call back. When someone ends a relationship with us, and we obsess over everything we did wrong and what we could’ve done...

January 30, 2020

When I was younger, something my Dad always told me was to “expect the worst, and hope for the best,” in effort to tame my expectations. Despite this sentiment, I have lived most of my life very attached to my high expectations of situations, others, and myself. “This...

November 22, 2019

Many parents fear that by setting firm and clear boundaries with their children that they will disrupt the positive, loving relationship they have. In fact, boundaries actually allow children a greater sense of freedom and safety. Children will naturally test boundarie...

“Every minute of every day, your body is physically reacting, literally changing, in response to the thoughts that run through your mind.” - Debbie Hampton

What is this mind-body connection, anyway?  This new buzz phrase has been passed around enough to gain notable att...

September 5, 2019

Last month, I spent some time with family, my niece in particular. Her mom was concerned about some new “friends” that have made a recent appearance. Meet: Mouse and Maggie. My niece, Abbie, has created and was fully engaged with Mouse and Maggie. She would sit under t...

Most of us, to some degree, have put ourselves in the position where we are completing a deadline at the last minute. If you are a parent, it may feel challenging to know how to handle your child’s procrastination. It could be a paper or presentation, an important phon...