Childs View

Wouldn’t it be great if every child were born with an instruction manual?


Since each child is unique and views the world from different perspectives, parenting can be challenging. At times, most parents’ feel frustrated by parenting dilemmas and would like some reassurance on normal developmental stages. I infuse play with cognitive therapy to explore how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact. Play is a child's language and it’s the play therapist’s role to witness and understand this language. Play therapy can be used to address the following concerns:

  • Excessive worries (fears, nightmares)
  • Behavioral problems (aggression, shyness)
  • Grief and loss (depression)
  • Separation and Divorce
  • School problems
  • Abuse and Trauma
  • Natural Disasters 

Sand tray is one method of play therapy that I've utilized for over 7 years. Children who can't find words to describe how they feel will usually find "pictures" that can convey feelings. Please visit my play therapy page to discover how expressive arts promote healing.

I'm also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). This is a revolutionary approach which can treat children (and adults) diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, phobias, sexual abuse, and relationship issues. It utilizes eye movements and creative visualization to diminish the effects of trauma. You can call me or visit for more information on this approach.

It can be overwhelming to watch a child struggle. Why wait any longer? We can begin the healing process today. Please call for a free phone consultation and feel free to browse through this website.


  • Insurance Accepted: 
  • Aetna
  • LifeSynch (Humana)
  • MHNet
  • Coventry
  • Beech Street
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Out-of-network
  • MultiPlan
  • ComPsych
  • American Behavioral 

No insurance? No problem.
Competitive rates make services affordable.

Donna Bivona, LMHC
Registered Play Therapist

Donna Bivona, LMHC Registered Play Therapist

To pay for services online, please visit the Contact Us page

Childs View

3170 N Federal Highway Suite 211- I Lighthouse Point, FL. 33064

Phone: (954) 830-8588 Email: