Kati Hill, MHS, LPC, Registered Play Therapist
|Professions: Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 4147|
Billing and Insurance
I am an in-network provider for:
Fees: Initial Phone Consultation, Free
Initial Counseling Session (up to 90 minutes), $100-$120
Individual Counseling Session (45-55 minutes), $100
Family Counseling Session (45-55 minutes), $100
Parent Consultation/Coaching (45-55 minutes), $100
Professional Consultation (45-55 minutes), $100
Phone Consultation (over 10 minutes), $3 per minute
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Welcome! My name is Kati Hill. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist. I would describe myself as an intuitive, engaging, nurturing, and appropriately challenging therapist. I am most passionate about helping children and caregivers form deeper connections in their relationships. I approach counseling through primarily a Person Centered approach. My goal is to provide clients with a safe climate conducive to self-exploration, so that they can direct their own growth and healing. I work with my clients to build upon their existing strengths rather than placing the focus solely on the identified problem. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches in counseling that focus on clients challenging maladaptive thoughts in order to change feelings and behaviors. I concentrate on helping my clients to find appreciation and joy in their daily journey as opposed to pressuring themselves to achieve unattainable perfection. I believe in the healing power of play and laughter and utilize them with all of my clients regardless of age. I believe that all of my clients and their needs are unique and worthy of respect. I am dedicated to the service that I provide and the important work that I do. I specialize in Play Therapy (Child Therapy), Teen/Young Adult Therapy, Family Therapy, and Parent Coaching/Support.
Email or Call Kati Hill, MHS, LPC, Registered Play Therapist at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 31899
More Info About My Practice
I am a Registered Play Therapist. Here are some frequently asked questions about Play Therapy:
What is play therapy and how does it help children?
Play therapy is to children what counseling is to adults. Play therapy builds on the natural way that children learn about themselves and their relationships in the world around them and helps them to express their feelings more easily through toys instead of words (Axline, 1947; Carmichael, 2006; Landreth, 2002).
Who practices play therapy?
The practice of play therapy requires extensive specialized education, training, and experience. A play therapist is a licensed (or certified) mental health professional that has earned a Masters or Doctorate degree in a mental health field with considerable general clinical experience and supervision. With advanced, specialized training, experience, and supervision, mental health professionals may also earn the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) or Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) credentials conferred by the Association for Play Therapy (APT).
How is play therapy different from other therapies?
Play therapy differs from regular play in that the therapist helps children to address and resolve their own problems. Through play therapy, children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem-solving skills, and learn a variety of ways of relating to others. Play provides a safe psychological distance from their problems and allows expression of thoughts and feelings appropriate to their development.
How do I know if play therapy is appropriate for my child?
Research supports the effectiveness of play therapy with children experiencing a wide variety of social, emotional, behavioral, and learning problems, including: children whose problems are related to life stressors, such as divorce, death, relocation, hospitalization, chronic illness, assimilate stressful experiences, physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, and natural disasters (Reddy, Files-Hall & Schaefer, 2005).
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am skilled at helping children with:
Managing anxiety and stress, Regulating difficult emotions, Thinking creatively and solving problems, Making decisions, Communicating with others, Becoming responsible for their behaviors, Increasing self acceptance and respect for others, Developing self control and considering consequences,Increasing positive social interactions, Learning positive coping strategies, Managing anger, Incorporating positive self talk, Building trust and mastery, Exhibiting acceptable behaviors, Processing grief, Improving school performance
I am skilled at helping teens/young adults with:
Managing stress and anxiety, Making healthy decisions and thinking creatively, Finding balance amidst pressure and high expectations, Making choices about school and career goals, Communicating with parents, Increasing impulse control and considering consequences, Confronting substance abuse, Coping with divorce, Navigating dating relationships and sexuality, Navigating friendships, Improving performance in school, Dealing with grief, Regulating difficult emotions such as anger, sadness, and depression, Incorporating positive self-talk, Navigating the world of work, Setting appropriate boundaries with others
I am skilled at helping parents with:
Regaining control as a parent, Setting up a parenting self-care plan, Helping your child develop self-control and responsibility, Helping your child build self-confidence and self-esteem, Effectively disciplining & limiting inappropriate behavior,Understanding your child's emotional needs, Communicating more effectively with your child, Gaining confidence in your parenting skills, Playing with your child, Increasing feelings of warmth toward your child, Successfully co-parenting through separation and divorce
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
I specialize in working with children, teens, young adults, parents, and families
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