Empowering Children to Thrive

Play Therapy for Children

Sessions for Individuals and Couples




I use a directive play therapy approach.  We will use games, art, and other therapeutically designed interventions to bring to light the child/adolescent’s inner struggles.  I believe that the child or adolescent has the tools to fix themselves; however, the child uses a different language than adults.  As Garry Landreth says, play is a child’s language and toys are their words. I help the child make sense of his world through playing with the child.



I use  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with clients who come in as individuals unless I feel that their goals would be better facilitated by another theory of therapy. Together, my client and I will explore their behaviors and thoughts, figure out what they would like to see in themselves, and collaboratively make a plan to carry out the individual’s goals.



When a couple comes into my therapy room, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).  It is attachment-based and well-researched short-term model of couple’s therapy. I help couples feel safe, secure, and heard by their partner in order to nurture connection and attain their goals for therapy.


Anna Jean Berman

Under Licensed Supervision at Caldwell-Clark

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10951 Sorrento Valley Road Suite 2G, San Diego, California 92121, United States



Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed Sunday

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