Frequently Asked Questions
What is the main focus of play therapy?
Play therapy helps children and families learn how to express and communicate feelings in a healthy way. At GATE, we use board games, storytelling, role-playing, sand trays, and expressive arts to help you or your child develop social, emotional, and developmental skills.
How does play therapy help?
Play allows children a natural way to express feelings and resolve conflicts. How a child plays reveals a lot about their internal conflict and negative behavior patterns that can be addressed with our therapists.
What diagnoses does play therapy help?
Play therapy can help children and adults with a wide range of mental health problems or diagnoses. This includes ADHD, Autism, anxiety, depression, anger management, sibling conflict, shyness, and family issues.
What is cognitive-behavioral therapy?
Cognitive-behavioral therapy focuses on the connection between thoughts and behaviors. Our counselors will help you identify and change negative thought patterns so you can develop healthier coping strategies and behaviors.
How does Autism Play Therapy work?
Autism play therapy helps children and adults with Autism develop emotional regulation, social skills development, and healthy relationships. Our therapists use a combination of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Analysis, and various forms of play therapy.
What is Individual Therapy?
Individual therapy is known as a talk therapy where you will work one-on-one with a counselor. This safe environment allows you to talk through the struggles you’re facing in life. We’ll help you understand your feelings and develop coping skills to face these challenges.
What is group therapy?
Group therapy is a therapy session with multiple people in a session. One of the therapists will be present, but the session will mostly be led by members. This type of therapy allows you to share, listen, and learn skills from others who have the same diagnosis or who understand the struggles you’re facing.
Does Medicare cover mental health therapy?
Yes, Medicare covers psychiatric evaluation, individual therapy, group therapy, and family counseling among other types of mental health therapy.