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Play Therapy, EMDR, and Theraplay®

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Cognitive, Emotional, and Behavioral Child Therapy in Natick, MA

At Kids At Heart

At Kids at Heart, we know that what you want more than anything right now is a happy, well-functioning child. For that to happen, though, you need effective support. The problem can be challenging, which can make you feel vulnerable. At Kids at heart, we believe you are doing your best, and you are doing a great job! We understand that no one is perfect, and no one person can do everything. Turn to us for effective cognitive, emotional, and behavioral child therapy in Natick, Massachusetts. We provide empathetic listening, educated, and experienced feedback as well as evidenced-based methods.

Using Play Therapy, EMDR, and Theraplay® Techniques

Children and play are inseparable, and it is their truest form of expression. That idea is the foundation of Play Therapy at Kids at Heart - Natick!

Our unique child therapy solutions help kids use play as a tool to develop creative solutions to problems they may be facing. We also work with kids so they can learn to express emotion.

You can find a safe and trustworthy place to address your kid's behavioral, emotional, or cognitive challenges while working hard to create strategies, which are effective for managing your daily lives.

We Use Evidenced-Based Principles

We use evidence-based therapeutic principles for child, adolescent, adult, and family therapy to build and enhance self-esteem, attachment, trust, and joyful engagement. With Theraplay®, the interactions focus on the four qualities essential to a child-parent relationship: structure, engagement, nurture, and challenge.

This approach to behavioral therapy for kids is found to work best when a parent, family member, or caregiver is involved in the treatment process. It is a practice that takes time as each child progresses through a range of stages while they make strides toward a positive mental health situation.

What can we help with?

Behavioral, emotional, or cognitive challenges, such as anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, feelings expression, and more.

Who do we help?

  • Kids from ages 3 years old and up
  • Their parents and families

How do we help?

  • Conduct evaluations and assessments
  • Make observations
  • Define objectives and goals
  • Conduct therapy sessions
  • Provides parent and family support

How It Works

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About Rita Vatcher

Rita Vatcher is passionate about working with children, and it is her dream to help children become successful and achieve their goals. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, Foundational Theraplay® Practitioner, and an EMDR-certified therapist who practices in Natick, Massachusetts. She has provided effective behavioral therapy for kids by focusing on cognitive and emotional development.

As a child therapist, she has a BA in Psychology, an MA in Pastoral Ministry, and an MA in Mental Health Counseling, all from Boston College.

Her child therapy approach is to work closely with parents to introduce and educate them on the process of play therapy and its benefits for their children. She spends a considerable amount of time getting a family history and creating an assessment.

In successful play therapy sessions, the child and parent are both equally important, and it’s crucial for parents to keep in mind that they are a vital part of the process. That’s why regular meetings are held to discuss the child’s progress and any factors which could impact the sessions.

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Contact Kids at Heart - Natick today to learn more about the therapy they provide. They proudly serve children and their caregivers in Natick, Massachusetts, and the surrounding area.

(774) 482-1529

220 N. Main Street, Suite 103
Natick, MA 01760

At the corner of Route 9 & Route 27

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