SERVICES

Play Therapy

Ages 2-10 for issues related to:

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Trauma
  • Anger and mood
  • Family separation or divorce
  • Foster care and adoption
  • Life transitions; military deployments
  • Social skills
  • Autism
  • School issues and bullying
  • Grief and loss
  • Parent support and education; behavioral counseling

For more information on these topics see: https://www.a4pt.org/page/SocialEmotionalBehav

Play therapy is an evidenced based model of child therapy. The Association for Play Therapy defines play therapy as a powerful tool to address the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional challenges in childhood. Licensed professionals use play therapeutically to help clients better process their experiences and develop more effective strategies for managing their worlds. For additional information regarding play therapy and its benefits, please see https://www.a4pt.org/page/PTMakesADifference  

EMDR

 

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias
  • Depression
  • PTSD and other trauma related stress issues

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorder. It is widely recognized as an effective treatment by the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs/Dept. of Defense, World Health Organization and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  EMDR therapy can be completed in fewer sessions than other psychotherapies and can be used with children and adults.  (EMDR International Association). Play therapy and EMDR are often combined when working with children.

 

Adolescent Therapy

 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral problems
  • Stress
  • Relationship challenges
  • School-related stress
  • Foster care
  • Family changes; divorce
  • Trauma
  • Low self-esteem
  • Grief/Loss

Adolescents are at a unique point in development and often are juggling a lot of demands with school, family, and friends. The changes teens are going through in adolescence are complex but also necessary for optimal growth and development. Making them vulnerable to the challenges they may encounter during this phase of their development. Therapy that understands their developmental needs along with their specific circumstances can help them address, handle and overcome their struggles. If you are concerned your teen has not been acting like themselves and may have experienced some of the above, then you are in the right place.

Family Therapy

 

  • Divorce/Family Separation/Blended families
  • Military lifestyle and deployments
  • Foster care or adoption
  • Sibling conflict
  • Parent-child conflict
  • Trauma
  • Grief/Loss
  • Couples issues
  • Parenting challenges
  • Anger

The family unit is a powerful tool that supports the development of resiliency in the lives of all its members. Making more apparent that when families face challenges each and everyone can be affected.  Often making them more vulnerable in their individual lives. Families encountering difficulties often feel distress within the unique relationships they have with each other. Family counseling focuses on evidenced based attachment focused therapy to resolve conflict, restore safety, build healthy and effective communication with appropriate roles and boundaries.

Individual Therapy

 

  • Stress 
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Divorce 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Relationships
  • Career changes 
  • Couples 
  • Parenting Issues
  • Low self-esteem 
  • Adolescent issues 
  • Grief and loss

Recognizing the need for help can be a difficult decision. However, you may have recognized that coping with stress and life circumstances on your own has been a tiring journey. Individual counseling focuses on restoring you to your best self. People can learn how to overcome stress and challenges often leading to new awareness’s and deepened happiness and joy. When you are able to identify and discover your own innate strengths you begin to see your experiences as safer and more satisfying.

Lindsay Bottoms, NCC, LPC, RPT

Lindsay Bottoms, LPC, RPT

CONTACT INFORMATION

140 Lakes Blvd. Suite 200
Kingsland, GA 31548

(912) 510-6250 Phone

(912) 510-6960 Fax
lindsaybottomslpc@gmail.com
www.lindsaybottomslpc.com