Therapy Services

There's something about the honesty in the playfulness

of children that brings out the best in all of us.

 

Leveraging brain science, practical strategies, play therapy, and a little humor, I'm able to build the trust needed to repair and grow healthy relationships for kids, teens and their parents. 

 

I believe that  integrating play is a vital part of life for everyone, no matter the age.  Play can help create healthier relationships, relieve stress, and bring more joy to life. It's been a huge part of my life since I was a little one, and I try to include a little play into each day myself.  Some of my favorite ways to play include bike riding, board games, trivia, yoga, and any activity at the beach (paddle-boarding is my current favorite). 

 

In our work together, we will problem-solve, learn, laugh and probably cry a little too; all to help kids, teens and their parents find their center, and become happier, calmer and more confident. 

 

PARENT COACHING

From preschool to high school

It’s a journey. When parents do the work there is quicker, more effective, real and lasting change. When we combine your expertise as the parent and my expertise in relationship-building, child development, and communication, that's where the magic happens: peace, joy and confidence. By meeting parents where they are, Jeanine is able give them the tangible tools they need to connect and deepen their relationships with their kids and find a happier, healthier way of communicating.  Parent coaching is typically a quicker, longer-lasting and more effective route to a more peaceful home life with your kids.

POPULAR TOPICS

  • ​Tame temper tantrums without losing your cool

  • Establish new systems, routines, and expectations 

  • Make homework less of a battle

  • Understand child development and how to use that in parenting

  • Communicate more effectively with your child--at any age

  • Navigate parenting through a divorce or remarriage

  • Advocate for your child in the school setting

  • Manage and prevent sibling rivalry

  • Have tough conversations with your kids and teens: sex, drugs, friendships

  • Support your child through anxiety and worries

COACHING SERIES TOPICS

PARENTING REFRESH

Establish family vision, establish routines throughout the day, create and manage chores and responsibilities, basics of co-regulation, choice language, limit setting language.

TAMING TEMPER TANTRUMS

Identifying triggers/needs, understand developmentally appropriate expectations, deep dive into co-regulation, choice language, limit setting language, connecting with your child through play.

CHILD PARENT RELATIONSHIP TRAINING

This 10-week course will help you become your child's play therapist.  Using Garry Landreth and Sue Bratton's curriculum, this research based program is for parents of young children experiencing emotional, behavioral, social, or attachment struggles.  As you strengthen your relationship with your child through play, their problem behaviors will subside.

THRIVING THROUGH THE TEEN YEARS 

Better understand developmental expectations and how to support independence, maintain stability through emotional roller coasters, learn communication and problem-solving skills that work to deepen your relationship with your teen, establish systems and expectations to help decrease nagging and arguing, navigate tough conversations.

To create a customized series tailored to your specific needs, contact me!

 
 

PLAY THERAPY

Children 3 and up, teens, parents

Play Therapy is a research-based, developmentally appropriate way for children to work through feelings and problems they are experiencing.  Because children may not have the verbal language to express themselves and process their experiences, play therapy provides an opportunity for them to communicate without words. 

 

Research has shown us that children communicate, grow, learn, and heal through play.  Play therapy creates a safe place for kids to process through stressful situations and learn new strategies for coping.  

For children, a safe place is created through play therapy. For adolescents and parents, traditional talk therapy is combined with creative interventions. ​ Whether counseling is focused on one person or the family as a whole, I make sure to provide the support you need.  

COMMON PRESENTING CONCERNS

​Grief and Loss
Anxiety
Anger
Depression
​Academic Underachievement
Divorce and Family Transitions
​Emotional Regulation

Life Transitions
​Coping Skills
Trauma
Self Esteem
Peer Relationships
Behavioral Issues
​Family Turmoil

PROVEN BENEFITS OF PLAY THERAPY
  • Uses the child's natural language of play

  • Enhances self-esteem, self-regulation and self-efficacy

  • Learns to experience and express emotions

  • Develops new social skills and relational skills with family

  • Cultivates empathy and respect for thoughts and feelings of others

  • Creates new ways to solve problems and resolve conflicts

 

TEEN COUNSELING

Being a teenager is an exciting and turbulent time of change and growth.  The transition from being a child to being a young adult is tough on a lot of levels.  Jeanine helps parents understand developmental expectations and how to support independence. Parents gain critical communication and problem-solving skills that help to deepen their relationsihps with their teens. Establishing daily systems and expectations help to reduce unpleasant nagging and arguing and increase affinity and trust. Teens learn how to communicate more effectively, manage their ever-changing emotions, and better understand themselves to successfully navigate their transition into adulthood.

 

CLINICAL SUPERVISION

For other mental health professionals, clinical supervision is a valuable addition to help you practice more confidently and ethically.  You may be on your way to licensure or adding the RPT credential.  I provide supervision for those seeking licensure in Florida and Georgia or the RPT credential world-wide.

 

Jeanine will help you with new, tangible ideas to better support your clients.  We will integrate client consultation, weaving theory into practice, maintaining ethical boundaries, and self care to help you grow as a clinician.   Jeanine will also help you navigate the licensure process to ensure you can practice independently.

Supervision Services

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JEANINE ROUSSO COUNSELING

(850) 677-5300

jeanine@jroussocounseling.com

1131 Mack Bayou Road Ste. E

Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459

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