My name is Eli Ko. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #94549), a Registered Play Therapist (RPT), and trained/certified in Experiential Play Therapy (EPT). I am actually trained in a few different therapy approaches to address psychological concerns (i.e., behavioral issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, attachment, etc.) including CPP (Child-Parent Psychotherapy), PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy), TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), etc. However, I have found that many of parents and their young children I work with tend to like Experiential Play Therapy. Why? Because this form of play therapy takes a child deeper to the emotional world and targets the deeper part of the brain where change happens.
While Play Therapy is rarely a one session fix, it is the most developmentally appropriate and healthy approach I've used to help young children heal from past trauma experiences, improving behaviorally in home and school environments, and learning healthy and age-appropriate coping skills.
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I am also trained in Brainspotting. I have completed Phase 1 and Phase 2 training. In addition, I seek monthly consultations to further develop my skills. I have used Brainspotting with both adults and children who have experienced trauma, suffer from PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other psychological concerns.