Play Therapist and Child Counselor in Denver
Making the decision to seek a play therapist or child therapist to help you can be one of the scariest things a parent encounters. Most parents recognize that their child may benefit from professional counseling but experience anxiety about the outcomes and impressions upon their family.
At Barnemat Consulting, child therapist Dr. Kimberly Stokka Merendino helps parents get past this hurdle so their children can get the counseling and treatment they need. Dr. Kim provides a needs-based approach for all her clients. She specializes in play therapy for children aged birth through 8 years old, but can and will see children up through their teenage years.
After completing her Master’s degree, Dr. Kim began working with young children and discovered that there was a gap between her counseling education and training and the realities that young children undergo throughout development. Using this as fuel for her further play therapy education and experience, Dr. Kim went back to school and focused her studies on the development of children from birth through the age of eight. With this extensive knowledge of how to be a child therapist, she is able to better understand, interact with, and assist young children.
Expert Witness / Consultations
Dr. Merendino also offers her expertise in court or as a coach for parents. She consults with mental health professionals, educational professionals, and in legal proceedings. She has testified all over Colorado and outside of the state, drawing upon her decades of education and expertise.