I am here to assist children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families in reducing stress and conflict in relationships. Together, we will work towards providing a safe place to explore feelings and past traumas, and develop new tools to better manage life's challenges.
Traci Page is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT 89396) and a Registered Play Therapist. She specializes in Play Therapy, Individual, Family and Couples Therapy and has experience working with addiction in both adults and adolescents. She is currently studying Animal Assisted Therapy and uses her Newfoundland dog, Bentley, as her co-therapist in-training. Traci is in private practice in Westlake Village, CA.
Traci earned her Masters of Arts degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute in 2001. Traci received her certificate in Play Therapy from the University of California at San Diego Extension. Traci has worked extensively with emotionally disturbed children, adolescents, young adults and their families who are dealing with emotional issues, including life adjustment, anger management, depression and anxiety disorders, abuse, and other mental health and developmental disorders.
Children speak the language of play and toys. It is how they communicate their thoughts, feelings and concerns. They express themselves better through play because they are more comfortable with play than spoken language. When they lack the verbal language to express themselves, their message easily comes through their self-directed, spontaneous play. Children can begin to process feelings of anxiety, fear, loss, grief, depression and aggression through simple play. Even adults can benefit from Play Therapy, especially to access feelings and emotions, which have been stored in their subconscious since a very early age.
Individual Therapy is a collaborative process between therapist and client that aims to facilitate change and improve one’s quality of life. Therapy can help people face the issues in their lives that interfere with emotional and mental well-being, and it can also increase positive feelings such as compassion and self esteem. Through the therapeutic relationship, clients can learn healthy ways of managing anxiety and anger as well as positive coping skills. Individual therapy may be short or long term, depending on the client’s individual needs.
Couples Therapy helps couples improve communication skills while exploring the positive and negative aspects of their relationship. The work includes developing a mutual understanding and respect of each other’s feelings. Couples Therapy aids in achieving conflict resolution and improving relationships.
Family Therapy works with the entire family to promote positive change. It helps foster and nurture the parent-child relationship. Through Family Therapy, parents can learn valuable parenting tools and psycho-education. It improves the communication among family members and assists in conflict resolution skills.