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Embrace the Support of Play Therapy in Natick, MA
Covering Metro West

Children and play are inseparable, and it is their truest medium of expression. That tenet is the foundation of play therapy in Natick, MA, which is offered by Registered Play Therapist Rita Vatcher.

Rita helps children use play as a tool to develop creative solutions to problems they may be facing. She also works with children so that they can learn to express emotion through play.

You can trust her to address your child’s behavioral, emotional, or cognitive challenges while working hard with your child and you to create strategies which are effective for managing your daily lives.

Based on Solid Principles

As a mental health counselor, Rita’s approach is based upon therapeutic principles. This is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing self-esteem, attachment, trust, and joyful engagement. Interactions during this therapy focus on four qualities which are essential to a child-parent relationship: structure, engagement, nurture, and challenge.

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

Rita Vatcher

About Rita Vatcher

Rita is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Play Therapist who practices in Natick, MA. She has always loved working with children, and it is her passion and dream to help children achieve their goals.

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

Her 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 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 Rita Vatcher’s practice today to learn more about the therapy she provides. She proudly serves children and their caregivers in Natick, MA, 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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