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son starts therapy.... nervous :-/

Posted by floatingbridge on September 30, 2010, at 14:56:11


I haven't been to this forum in ages....

Next week I meet with a therapist about *my* depression and it's effects on my son. He's 6. I worry constantly about him--neuroticly so, heightened, I imagine by childhood induced ptsd.

So far I don't see any glaring symptoms, but I realize I'm not in the best position to evaluate. This is a positive step, yet I am scared.

The therapist uses play therapy among other approaches (like, I suppose, direct conversation). She has figurines and sand trays, paints, and other drawing materials.

The sessions proceed like this:

I see her alone.
He sees her about 3x alone (if possible.
He does exhibit seperation anxiety--guess that is a symptom).

We regroup and take it from there.

Has anyone done this with their child?

What should I look for positively or conversely avoid?

Any therapies besides play therapy effective with kids? (He's still pretty dreamy-- you know, like magical realism.)

Advice and opinion, along with experience most welcome!


MDD currently controlled. C-ptsd and comorbid health concerns. Chronic fatigue.




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