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Lindsey Holsten | LCSW, CADC, RPT
Child Therapist & Adolescent Therapist
No matter how hard you try to keep your child safe from harm, life has a way of throwing you unexpected curve balls. The good news is, children are amazingly resilient and can recover quickly from almost any challenge when provided the necessary supports.
As a Registered Play Therapist, I have several years of training to speak a child’s first language, play. Most children do not have the ability to express their thoughts and feelings the way adults do. Instead, children play out the most important parts of their lives using toys to symbolically recreate the conflicts and dramas of their inner and outer world.
Through play, I meet your child where they’re at and work with them to introduce healthier coping skills and strategies.
Bullying, grief, anxiety, trauma, defiant behaviors, ADHD, prolonged sadness and emerging social skills are all issues that can be addressed through Play Therapy.
I look forward to walking the path with you and your child as you start to regain a sense of deep satisfaction and renewed hope for the future of your family!
Ed.S. in Play Therapy, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
M.S.W. in Social Work, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
B.S.W in Social Work, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Lindsey Holsten’s Impact on Children & Parents
“Lindsey helped give me supportive and respectful ideas when dealing with
“Lindsey has been monumental in helping me to support my 4 year old daughter during a difficult time in our lives caused by divorce. She provides tools, techniques, guidance, and strategies that always put my daughter first while simultaneously helping me to cope with my own grief and anxiety during this difficult process.”
“Lindsey demonstrates exceptional understanding and skills in the specialty of play therapy and as a highly intuitive therapist. Yet, her greatest gift is her true caring and devotion to children and their families.”
Articles by Lindsey Holsten
Lindsey shares a 3-step process to help parents set limits with their children. iPad and dinner-time examples are given!
We’ve all heard the numerous benefits of what mindfulness can bring to your life, from increased presence to an inner feeling of peace, mindfulness is a hot topic on the street. In the last few years, mindfulness research has expanded the focus to also include the...
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