Hello World!! My name is Michelle Muff and I am a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I own and operate Compassionate Counseling Services, LLC in Waseca MN. I provided family, marriage and individual counseling.
My passion is working with parents and children. I provide play therapy for children ages 5-12. For children, play is there language and toys are their words. I have a wonderful play room full of specific toys that aid children in discussing their problems with me. I love working with children that are going through changes in their family and help them express through play what is bothering them. Client centered play therapy enables the child to freely play while I monitor and track their play. After I get to know the child I use a more tailored and structured approach to meet their specific need. Some of their needs involve adjusting to divorce or a remarriage, problems in school, dealing with bullying, academic challenges, sibling issues, blended family issues, or adjusting to a move. Changes in family life do effect children. Many times parents underestimate the effect change can have on a child. Assuming the child is resilient and can handle changes on their own is unfair to the child. Working with the child and the parent, I increase effectiveness in bringing about positive adjustment and positive change in behavior. Many times I bring the parent into the play room and teach them play therapy techniques that they can use in their home. Parents love to have a structured and identified approach to play that is proven to help their child, increase communication between them and decrease opposition. I hope to post a picture of my play room soon.
Further post will revolve around family and children services, marriage help and spiritual integration in the counseling session. I can’t wait to share what I know. Many blessings sent your way.