Play Therapy & Social Skills Groups

PLAY THERAPY – not just for children, adolescents but their families too

Child-Centered Play Therapy is a systematic treatment approach to child-generated play.   Experiential activities that detail that support the child or adolescent in managing distress, lagging skills in emotional, social and academic support.  The four major elements of play therapy techniques are: structuring, reflective listening, fantasy play, and limit setting.   Debra has been a school counselor in elementary, middle and high school supporting the social emotional well being of children.  Debra is a Marriage Family Therapy Associate, supervised by Michael Uram, LMFT, LPCC in Newport Beach & Tustin, California with continued education at Harvard Medical School in Child Psychotherapy, Mind Body Medicine.



Developing Social-Emotional Competencies, Self-Regulation, Executive Functioning Skills, Problem Solving & Growth Mindset.

Kids will learn, Conversation Skills, Identify Bullying, Social Media Etiquette, Building Resiliency.    Kids have a hard time with Making Friends, Managing Humor, Gossip, Rumors and will have a Tool box of Comebacks for Social Competence & Confidence.

Summer:  Thursday – June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 16

Fall:  Monday – Sept 10,17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29


CogMed Certified Provider – platform for learning

CogMed Certified Provider  –  CogMed helps create a platform for learning by improving verbal working memory, visuospatial working memory, and attention (one of the main executive functions).   This brain-training software program promises to reduce inattention, hyperactivity, improve working memory, concentration.  This will help children, adolescents and adults in reading comprehension, sentence repetition, and math skills.  Solid evidenced based, peer-reviewed research by leading scientists. No other attention training products can match the research case behind Cogmed.   Debra is a certified provider and works individually as your coach.