Child Play Therapy

Every parent wants the very best for his or her child. But when children are faced with difficult emotional issues, their lack of life experience and coping skills can make those issues extremely difficult to overcome. That is where child and family therapy can help.

With more than eighteen years of experience working with children who experienced trauma, I am proud to say that I was able to help children heal and start enjoying childhood again.

Oftentimes, children do not know how to express their feelings and do not disclose incidents of bullying or other emotional pain from stressful events until they come to counseling.

In counseling of children (ages 3-12), I use Play, Art, Clay and Sand Tray Therapy to help them feel safe, express their feelings and needs assertively instead of acting out, increase confidence, develop healthy coping skills and improve communication skills so children and their parents can be happy again.

Children, who experienced trauma, are often unable to express their emotional pain in words. Play therapy allows them to make sense of their experiences and start healing via empowerment and regaining unconditional self-love and acceptance.

I treat children with compassion and respect, with the goal of establishing the trusting, positive relationships it takes to bring about real and lasting change. In counseling of children, I use play therapy and other positive behavioral strategies, aimed at helping children heal from trauma, develop effective communication skills, increase self-control, make positive choices, feel greater self-worth and reconnect with their inner strengths.

Average Length of Counseling

I offer once a week counseling at Angel’s therapy office. Usually the average length of counseling is about 6-10 sessions; however, each child is unique, so the length of counseling can be different for each child and family.

If your child is facing emotional or behavioral challenges, I am here to help. Together we can help your child heal from trauma, regain confidence and learn positive coping skills.

Teen Counseling

Do you find it difficult to talk to your teen?

Are you concerned that your teenager makes risky choices?

Do you try to reach out to help your teen, but your teen refuses to listen, shuts down or talks back?

It can be stressful, painful and frustrating to see your teenager struggling, but refusing to listen or accept help.

Being a teenager isn’t easy, and often, teens need an outlet for expressing themselves and work through their issues. That’s why at Angel’s Counseling I provide therapy services for teenagers facing emotional or behavioral challenges.

I also work with teens who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction, helping them break destructive behavioral patterns, make positive choices and use safe coping skills.

HERE TO HELP

Peer pressure, academic demands, drug and alcohol exposure are some of the struggles that teenagers may face nowadays. As a parent you have the best interests of your child; however, at times you may feel at loss how to help your teen. That is when your teenager may greatly benefit from professional teen counseling.

If your teen is facing emotional or behavioral challenges, I am here to help. In counseling of teens I use positive behavioral strategies, aimed at helping teens heal from trauma, break destructive behavioral patterns, develop effective communication skills, increase self-control, make positive choices, feel greater self-worth and reconnect with their inner strengths.

Rates

Child and Teen Therapy Session (45 minutes) – $140

Accepted Payment Methods

Cash, check and credit cards are accepted as forms of payment. Payment in full is due after each session.

Average Length of Counseling

I offer once a week counseling at Angels therapy office. Usually the average length of child counseling is about 6-10 sessions; however, each child is unique, so the length of counseling can be different for each child and family.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend a counseling session, please reschedule or cancel at least 24 hours beforehand.

I look forward to meeting with you, and excited about helping you move toward a happier life and more fulfilling relationships.

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Insurance

I work with clients who have Regence, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Premera Blue Cross of Washington and other insurance carriers as an OUT-OF-NETWORK provider.

Your health insurance policy will often offer full or partial coverage for OUT-OF-NETWORK mental health treatment for your child and your family. If you decide to use your insurance your child will be required to have a mental health diagnosis.

You are responsible for the payment of the full fee for a child counseling session at the time of the service. Upon request, I will provide you with a receipt of payment for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Please call your insurance company to find out your OUT-OF-NETWORK coverage. Please ask how much out-of-network mental health coverage is and if you have a deductible that you need to meet before your insurance covers your sessions.

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Testimonials

If you want a Therapist who is professional, caring, loving and understanding then Anjelika is the one. Every family member who has seen her has improved in every aspect of their life. Although she specializes in marriage counseling she has been able to improve family functioning entirely which is why I would recommend her without any reservations. Anjelika, you’ve also done a superb job of getting to the core problems affecting our daughter and helping her gain tools to cope with her anxiety. We’ve seen an incredible change in our daughter’s perspective and well-being over the last year. Thank you for being there for her. Your skills and kindness are much appreciated.  

Family, Vancouver

Anjelika is so very knowledgeable, incredibly compassionate and very skilled at getting to the heart of issues and successfully working to resolve them. She has equipped us as parents through teaching techniques so that we can give better, more strategic support to our children who have been through great trauma. We highly recommend her!!

Family, Vancouver

Anjelika is a very knowledgeable, personable and professional counselor who gets to the root of issues and successfully resolves them. I highly recommended her for any counseling needs!

Family, Vancouver

About Anjelika Layco, MS, LMFT

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Washington. I earned a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University of Fullerton and was awarded a Professional Promise Award at the graduation ceremony.

At Angels Counseling, I provide professional marriage counseling, individual counseling, child therapy and family therapy in Vancouver, Washington and surrounding areas.

I received training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy from Dr. Sue Johnson, the founder of Emotionally Focused Therapy, Dr. Brent Bradley and James Furrow. I am also a member of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

I have been successfully applying Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy for more than 8 years, during which time I have helped many couples heal their relationship and rebuild a loving bond.

In addition to couples counseling, I provide individual counseling to men and women, helping them address a variety of issues, such as relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, anger, drug, alcohol addiction and other challenges.

With more than twenty years of experience working with children and adolescents, who experienced trauma, I am proud to say that I was able to help them heal and start enjoying childhood again.

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