At Children’s Therapy Place our team of professionals will provide your child and family with individually tailored therapy to support your needs. Our counselors will work together with you and your child to:

  • Improve positive behaviors at home or in school
  • Develop self control and anger management
  • Strengthen social skills and self-esteem
  • Restabilize after a psychiatric crisis
  • Succeed in school
  • Decrease conflict with family members, teachers, and peers
  • Heal from traumatic effects of abuse
  • Recover from emotional distress

Counseling for children and young people may differ from counseling for adults and will depend on the child’s age, specific difficulties and where they are in their development. Different methods may be used to encourage young children to be able to express their emotions that can be difficult for them to put into words. Some methods such as play and art (i.e. drawing, painting, drama) can be beneficial for developmentally younger clients. Older children may prefer talking therapy, or a mixture of both. Which evidenced-based approach used depends on each individual client to meet them where they are at emotionally.

Our skilled counselors can diagnose & counsel children ages 3 & older.

Treatment Approaches

Play Therapy

PLAY THERAPY: therapeutic play that helps children act out their problems and express their feelings.



COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT): helps children become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so that they can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.  


INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING: helps a child deal with many personal topics in life such as anger, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship challenges, school difficulties, and many more.  



GROUP COUNSELING: provides children with the opportunity to connect with others in a safe, confidential and supportive space.


FAMILY THERAPY: brings together family members to work through situation or relationship issues.



SCHOOL-BASED COUNSELING: for children and teens with behavioral and emotional difficulties. Providing services at school allows to quickly give the help students need within their academic environment.


Issues Addressed

     Family and step-family relationships



     Emotional problems

     Aggression or Behavioral problems

     Coping with past abuse (sexual or physical)

     Coping with mental health disorders (ADHD, Conduct              

     Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders etc.   

     Lack of self-control  

     Suicidal thoughts or attempts

    Anger Management


     Unusual fears

     Alcohol/Drugs Issues  


Sylvia V., LCPC
Location: Boise

Jasmine M., LCSW
Location: Nampa
Jasmine M. is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Idaho. She works with children, adolescents, and their families. She has experience providing mental health services for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, anxiety disorders, depression disorders, trauma and stress-related disorders, attention-defiant/hyperactivity disorder, and substance use disorder. Jasmine enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her cats. She likes art and music too, which she also incorporates in her practice.Her approach to counseling is client centered and strengths-based, focusing on building meaningful relationships and trust for the client to gain insight.
Jasmine M. tiene su maestría de trabajadora social con licencia (LMSW) en el estado de Idaho. Ella trabaja con niños, adolescentes y sus familias. Tiene experiencia dando servicios de salud mental a personas diagnosticadas con desorden del espectro autista; problemas con ansiedad, depresión, trauma, estrés, atención, hiperactividad, y problemas de uso con sustancias. Jasmine disfruta pasar tiempo con amigos, familiares y sus gatos. También le gusta el arte y la música, que también incorpora en su práctica. Su enfoque de consejería está centrado en el cliente y se basa en las fortalezas, centrándose en la construcción de relaciones significativas y confianza para que el cliente crezca su visión y conocimiento.

John R., LPC
Location: Boise
John is originally from Hazelton, Idaho. He received his undergrad education from the University of Idaho and his Masters from Northwest Nazarene. In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with family, boating, hiking, camping, watching movies, playing games, gardening, reading, watching baseball, listening to podcasts, and woodworking.

Susan S., LPC, NCC
Location: Boise
Susan is originally from Boise and attended Northwest Nazarene University for her education! In her free time, Susan enjoys walking, running, and being in nature. She also enjoys being around family and friends, playing board games and doing arts and crafts. She is a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist.

Toren H LPC
Location: Meridian, Nampa
Toren is a licensed professional counselor.  He received his master’s degree in counseling at Grand Canyon University.  In his spare time, Toren enjoys decompressing from work and spending time with family and friends.  He enjoys getting out onto the golf course when the weather permits and taking in sporting events when time allows, especially steelheads games.  He also enjoys sitting down and being able to read a good book or watch a movie with his loved ones.
Grace T., LMSW
Location: Boise
Grace is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan and received her education from Michigan State University.  She specializes in CBT, DBT, and Play therapy.  Grace is an outdoor fanatic!  She loves all things outdoors such as camping, hiking, and swimming!  She also enjoys walking her fur baby on the greenbelt during hot sunny days!
Madison T., LPC
Location: Boise
Madison is originally from Idaho Falls and fell in love with Boise after attending Boise State University for college. Madison also attended Idaho State University for her master’s in counseling. In Madison’s free time she loves baking, cooking, all things Disney, rooting for her favorite sports teams, and watching movies. You will often find her at the movie theater! 
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