Starting next Wednesday, February 22nd, Ballen Medical & Wellness is pleased to offer a new 10-week filial therapy group as part of our recent expansion of child and teen therapy services.
Working in a supportive atmosphere with other caregivers, you’ll gain all the skills and practice you need to perform filial therapy at home with your child. Click here to download a PDF about the group, or read below for more information.
To start the class off, we’ll be offering a FREE PARENTING GROUP WORKSHOP for the first session. There’s no obligation to continue, and the workshop gives you the perfect chance to see if this special therapy approach is right for you and your family.
To reserve your space or learn more, call our office at (720)222-0550.
What Is Filial Therapy?
Unlike traditional therapy where a child is brought to a professional therapy environment, filial therapy takes place in the home and is led by a parent or other caregiver. Filial therapy is highly effective due to the trusting relationship already developed between your child and you.
Filial therapy is a variation of play therapy, which employs toys and other playful activities to foster the development of life skills like coping and communication. Play therapy also help your child work through any issues they might be experiencing. Filial therapy adds you as a parent or other caregiver to the equation, creating an important additional benefit – enhancing the relationship between you and your child.
If that sounds a little daunting, don’t worry – the skills needed for filial therapy are easy to learn. Filial therapy sessions take place in the home just once a week, and you can enjoy very positive results with even a small number of sessions.
“Filial therapy is highly effective due to the trusting relationship already developed between your child and you.
What Can Filial Therapy Help My Child With?
- Behavioral Issues
- Parent/Teen Relationships
- Social Skills & Communication
- Low Self-Esteem
- Difficulty At School
Learn Filial Therapy In 10 Weekly 2-Hour Group Sessions
- When: Wednesdays 6pm-8pm
- First session: February 22, 2017
- Duration: 10 weeks
- Who: Parents of children ages 3 to 12 years old. Both couples and individual parents/caregivers welcome.
- Cost: $50 per weekly session for individuals/$75 per couples. First session free – no obligation to continue.
- Space limited to 10 individuals
How To Enroll
Space is limited to 10 individuals, so call us today at (720)222-0550 to schedule a complimentary phone consultation and learn more. We’ll make sure filial therapy is a great fit with your family’s goals and challenges, and go over everything you need to enroll.
About Your Instructor
Carol Wegmann, MS, LPCC, is an adult, couples, adolescent & child therapist with a focus on play therapy and mindfulness. She received her Masters of Science in Human Services with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling and a graduate degree in Play Therapy from Capella University. Carol loves helping individuals of all ages learn and grow in an environment of safety and acceptance.
About Ballen Medical & Wellness
Ballen Medical & Wellness offers the Denver, Colorado area an integrative approach to mental health and emotional well-being. We offer individual, couples, and family therapy, treating children, adolescents and adults alike. In addition to therapy, we offer traditional psychiatry and medication management as well as more holistic alternatives such as IV infusion therapy, massage therapy and reiki.
Guided by our founder, integrative psychiatrist Beth Ballen, MD, we specialize in treating a range of disorders including depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, bipolar mood disorder, addiction, phobias, and OCD among others. Most importantly, we offer a warm and nurturing environment where true healing can take place. Whether you and your loved ones are in crisis, dealing with adjustment and stress, divorce or separation, grief and loss, or parenting issues, we are here for you.
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