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 – Parents’ Corner –

Now Accepting New Clients!

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We are now accepting clients ages 0-18, and college students for counseling services. We are located in Johnson City, TN and open to serving the Tri-Cities and surrounding area of TN. We are also able to serve Virginia residents at our Johnson City, TN location. 

Continue reading to see our Child and Adolescent therapy offices and to learn about the different types of therapy we use with kids and teens.

Our Space

Take a look at our waiting area, playroom, and therapy rooms!

Types of Therapy

Play Therapy

Play is essential to human growth and development. Play also helps young children learn and cultivate relationships.

Here’s what Play Therapy can help your child achieve:

  • Build trust and mastery
  • Foster learning and acceptable behavior
  • Regulate emotions
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Promote creative thinking and problem-solving
  • Encourage open communication
  • Elevate spirit and self-esteem

Play Therapy is a powerful tool for addressing cognitive, behavioral, and emotional challenges. We like to use this modality for children ages 3-12. 

For more information, please visit The Association for Play Therapy.

Child-Parent Psychotherapy

Child-Parent Psychotherapy is used to help young children (birth-5 years old) and families recover and heal after stressful and traumatic events.

Here’s who Child-Parent Psychotherapy can help:

  • Children who have been through scary or painful events such as loss of a loved one, separation, serious medical procedures, abuse, or violence at home or in the community.
  • Children who show difficult behaviors following a stressful event
  • Children who have a change in placement or caregivers
  • Family members who have physical health or mental health difficulties impacting the relationship with the child
  • Caregivers who would like help with parenting and improving the parent-child relationship

Child-Parent Psychotherapy supports family strengths and relationships. It helps families heal and grow after stressful experiences. Child-Parent Psychotherapy is slightly different than regular child therapy, because it involves some background and assessment sessions with the parent and therapist. 

For more information, please visit The Child-Parent Psychotherapy Website.

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR uses a set of procedures to organize the child’s negative and positive feelings, emotions, and thoughts, and then uses bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements or alternative tapping, as the way to help your child effectively work through these disturbing memories. 

Here’s what EMDR can help your child with:

  • PTSD and trauma
  • Attachment issues
  • Dissociation
  • Self-regulation
  • Emotional issues such as guilt, anger, frustration
  • Self-esteem and correcting negative thoughts about him/herself
  • Bullying and abuse

EMDR with kids is often used in combination with other therapeutic modalities, such as play therapy, art therapy, and sand tray therapy. Counselors at Sunny Path offer a multifaceted approach, based on the child’s unique needs and interests in order to better serve your child.

For more information, please visit The EMDR Institute Website.

And More!

While we have a lot of services to offer young children, we also use modalities that benefit older kids, teens, and college students. We can help navigate life changes, adjustments, past childhood experiences, and anything else an adolescent or young adult would like to process.

Here are some more modalities we like to use: 

  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Christian Counseling
  • Internal Family Systems

Sunny Path Counselors use a blend of therapy modalities based on the individual client’s needs and preferences. We love to make therapy fun, creative, and safe for adolescents and young adults. 

For more information, please visit Our Services Page.

How to Get Your Child Started

There are different options to help you and your child or teen get started today.

You can give us a call at (423)328-1289 where we will take your information and help you get started.

You can send us an email at [email protected] and ask us for more information. 

Or you can request we give you a call by clicking the yellow “Request a Call” button above. 

Either way, we will make sure we are a good fit for your child, or else we will gladly help you find a place!

Directions to the Office

We are located in the Parkside Center Complex, across from Winged Deer Park in Johnson City, TN. Please go to the back of the building, Suite 5, where you’ll see our sign on the door. 

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