STEPHEN KENNEALLY
Jungian Analyst
M.A., M.B.A., M.F.T.
M.F.T. License #44236

(310) 936-9965

610 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 201
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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CHILD THERAPY
Working with children on difficult emotional issues requires a very different approach to therapy than is traditionally used with teenagers and adults. Most children do not know how to identify or name the specific emotions that they are experiencing. However, children can resolve complex psychological issues because they possess an innate understanding of how to express themselves through art, role-play and storytelling.

I work with children by engaging them in various forms of play therapy (art therapy, narrative therapy and sand play games). This provides children with a safe, non-threatening environment in which to explore difficult feelings and experiment with new skills and alternative ways to navigate complicated emotional situations. By helping children express their feelings of fear, shame, embarrassment, or grief, I work to restore their natural tendency for psychological health and emotional wellbeing.

In addition to working with children, I also provide support to help parents hone their attachment and limit setting styles to better meet the needs of their child and improve the overall functioning of the family unit.