Portland Child Therapy (PCT), founded by Maria Arias, specializes in working with children and families using Play Therapy. Play Therapy empowers children to heal past hurts and gain confidence in facing new challenges.
Maria is a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist. The therapeutic process focuses on mindfulness, social skills and authentic self-esteem.
BENEFITS OF PLAY THERAPY INCLUDE:
– Gaining Emotional Awareness
– Increased Ability to Handle Frustration
– Increased Experience of Well-Being
– Re-patterning of the Child’s Nervous System
“Synergetic Play Therapy™(SPT) is the first research-informed play therapy model to blend together neuroscience, attachment/attunement, therapist authenticity, physics, emotional congruence, nervous system regulation, and mindfulness.”
~Lisa Dion, Creator of SPT
With parent coaching learn to reconnect with your natural power to parent. Learn how attachment influences your child’s psychological well-being and willingness to follow your lead as the authority. Parents gain tools that can contribute to a dynamic and fulfilling family life. Parent coaching services are available.
Maria works nationally as a consultant training and empowering schools and teachers. Workshops and consultations focus on important topics such as the power of community in the classroom, meeting the diverse needs of children, and applying interpersonal neurobiology (brain-based science) principles into the classroom environment. Maria brings 20 years of experience as an educator and school counselor to her work and is deeply committed to the well-being of teachers and students alike.
Teacher Trainings include:
Brain Basics for Teachers
Teaching with Attachment in Mind
Empowered Self-Care for Teachers
CONTACT PCT NOW TO LEARN MORE
“Self-esteem does not come from being the best, but from seeing the best in the most difficult of times… When we see the best in others, we bring out the best in ourselves.”
~ Dr. Becky Bailey, Conscious Discipline