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 they are in their development. Different methods may be used to encourage young children to be able to express their the emotions that can be difficult for them to put in to 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 Mental Health Manager
Location: Boise Office

Jasmine M., LMSW
Location: Boise & Nampa Offices
Jasmine M. is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) 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.

Hazuki P., LCPC
Location: Boise & Meridian Offices
Hazuki is a licensed clinical professional counselor and a certified school counselor in the state of Idaho. She received her masters degree in counseling at Boise State University. Hazuki has worked with children, adolescents and adults with various issues and challenges. She views individuals as a whole person and her approach to counseling is strength-based incorporating different therapy techniques and modalities. Hazuki also finished yoga teacher certification in March. She enjoys cooking, yoga, and time outdoors in her personal time

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: Meridian
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.

Shelby S.– CBRS
Location: Boise Office
Shelby is originally from Twin Falls and received her education from Boise State University where she received her Bachelors in Sociology with a minor in Family Studies. In her spare time, Shelby enjoys painting, being outside if it’s nice, hanging out with friends, and watching movies or shows.

Taylor S, LMSW
Location: Boise Office

Logan T. CBRS
Location: Boise Office

Rebecca R. LCPC, S
Location:  Boise
Rebecca is a licensed clinical professional counselor.  She received her master’s degree in counseling at Bowie State University.  Her specialities are in the areas of adjustment, trauma, and grief.  In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys traveling, camping, spending time with family, and walking with her dog
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.