A community of Licensed WEllness Professionals.
Katy Sebestik, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Owner and Founder, Playful Growth Counseling, LLC
Specializations: Children and youth who experience behavioral issues, grief/loss, difficult
transitions, anxiety, trauma, peer/sibling relationships, and anger management
Treatment Modalities: Child-Centered Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction
Therapy, Theraplay Techniques, CBT
Fee Scale: $80-$100 based on family’s ability to pay
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out-of-Network
About Katy's Practice:
Description (practice area, background, expertise): Allowing children and youth to communicate through their natural language of play encourages self-expression and growth. I work with children and adolescents (2-18) and their parents/guardians to foster effective, positive change. I focus on what is going well, by building on strengths that the child and family already have, and help create positive change through their natural abilities. Children are the experts on themselves and their parents are the experts on their children, so my role is to be an ally in the therapeutic process. Every child is special and worthy of happiness & respect.
I use both direct approaches, as well as child-centered approaches that allow the child to guide the session to their individual needs. I incorporate toys, art, role-playing, sand tray, and music into sessions to allow children and adolescents to express themselves in anyway they feel comfortable.
I tailor sessions to meet children where they are emotionally and developmentally so they can 'play-out' their feelings and experiences. Partnering with parents to create a supportive team is essential when learning skills to practice outside of sessions. Learning through play can help children grow to their full potential!
Certification and Training:
Registered Play Therapist
Advanced Play Therapy
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Safe Zone Certified