As a Mental Health Counselor and Registered Play Therapist, Rita Vatcher’s goal is to establish a mutually respectful therapeutic alliance in order to help children, adolescents, and adults, develop resiliency, create positive supports, and build a stronger foundation with which to go forward with their lives.
As a clinician, her emphasis is providing a working clinical formulation and an individualized treatment plan based on positive strength-based goals.
As a competent practitioner of person-centered methods, Rita will focus on empowerment, development of a positive profile, goal setting, building positive supports, and recovery planning.
All interventions are theoretically sound using an Adlerian, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment, Trauma-Informed approaches as appropriate to the child’s needs. In addition therapy based on Theraplay® Principles is also available. They are all evidenced-based interventions ranging from art therapy, sand tray, drama, mindfulness, and many more. We work on problem solving, coping skills, emotion identification, emotion regulation, social skills, visualization, finding successful solutions, clarifying means of achieving them with validation and positive outlooks.