Why Preschoolers Need Play!

Annelise Bilger, MFTI It seems that the importance of play is showing up everywhere from parenting magazines to books, this word seems to be the new ‘it’ word! So what is the big deal about play? We all remember doing it as kids and certainly have fun memories of it, but what about play makes it so important? Well, it … Read More

Sensory Processing and How We Learn

By Jennifer Hector, LMFT   Our sensory lives begin in the womb. At 7 weeks the senses of smell and touch begin to develop and by 14 weeks taste, 20 weeks hearing and 24 weeks seeing. This early development underscores the prime importance of the senses as key to our survival. They are major players in the brain-body that allow … Read More

Tips to become a Mindful and Successful Parent

Tips to become a Mindful and Successful Parent By Marta Franca, MFTI Parenting is a life-long commitment filled with challenges and rewards. Raising children can become stressful as children go through different stages of development and experience their own academic, social and emotional struggles. Most parents want their children to be successful and achieve a healthy and happy life. However, … Read More

Discovering the Power of Play

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”            ~Plato Discovering the Power of Play By Mary Ruth Cross, MFT, NCC, RPT-S CEO/Owner Treehouse Family Counseling Services, PC  One of the joys I had growing up in the Bay Area is that I had a neighborhood full … Read More

A Easy Check-in With Preteen, Teens Or The Whole Family

Do you have trouble communicating with a loved one? Anneliese Bilger from Treehouse Family Counseling Services shares how to use a rose as a symbol, so your preteen or teenager can express themselves with ease. You gain a better understanding on what’s going on in their life.

Mindfulness Play To Ease Anxious

Have you ever felt worried, stressed, nervousness or anxious? If you are an adult who is anxious or have small children and teenagers that are anxious this is a great video to watch. It teaches easy, mindfulness play therapy techniques to use to help you release the feeling of being anxious.  

Bubble Breaths For Deep Relaxation

Are you feeling stressed by life? In this video you will learn about Bubble Breaths. They teach you how to do deep relaxation breathing with Bubble. Its fun, relaxing and brings out a bit of playfulness to help cut the stress. Why not give it a try today!

Grief and Loss

Are you suffering from grief or a loss? We at Treehouse Family Counseling Center know how you feel. Grief and loss can affect the mind, body and spirit. Treehouse Family Counseling Center has ways to help move forward and get into life again.