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"Deborah Woods and Playtime Power have been a complete Godsend, like 100%. A miracle. I’ve discovered how to bond with my daughter in a way I’ve never done before. I can really see and understand her feelings. It’s crazy how the whole thing works. She’s the same but she’s able to express herself better. She opens up to me more and feels comfortable telling me things. Before she shut down, or cried. Now, she talks to me. I know how to approach her. I’ve grown as a parent and she’s grown as a kid. You’re never prepared for situations that bring you to therapy. I felt like I should have known how to properly help her through that situation. I didn’t understand a lot of stuff until I got the training. We both needed this play therapy." -Rachel, St. Louis


"I highly recommend Deborah to any parent that is struggling with their child. From our first talk I felt like she understood my experience as a mother. Her teachings were extremely helpful in guiding me towards a more understanding and empathic approach with my child. I learned through her how to communicate with my child in a more calming and productive way. She truly helped my family in a stressful time." -Allison, St. Charles


"Before working with Deborah Woods I was struggling trying to help my son cope with his behavioral issues. I didn’t know how to control him. He was fighting stress, anxiety, and what looked to me like panic attacks. He didn’t know how to voice his feelings in a helpful way. I knew I needed a solution but I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to find the right kind of help or treatment for our family or for my son until I found Deborah. Deborah helped my son express himself and come out of his shell. Deborah equipped me to encourage my son to share his thoughts and feelings. She empowered me to understand why he acts the way does sometimes. I feel like I can handle what is going on with my son. Deborah has given me the tools I need. As a result of working with Deborah, my son can communicate his needs and his emotions. He’s definitely come out of his shell. He is able to use words more than behavior to get his message across. Although he still has meltdowns, they’re productive now. And I’m confident and prepared. I know what he needs and how to handle him." -Dena, St. Louis


"Our son was diagnosed ADHD, and after a discussion with Deborah, we enrolled him in 12 weeks of play sessions. The sessions provided us tools, but overall, it helped us understand the approach we should be using to deal with his unwanted behavior. The sessions were a resounding success and not only have we seen an improvement in our son, but we've seen an improvement in ourselves. We continue to utilize the knowledge gained from these sessions and have a high opinion of Deborah and her approach. Although not easy, keep up with the work during the sessions and stick with the approach. Your skepticism will be replaced belief. We recommend Deborah and her ability to help deal with a defiant or even violent child." -Dan, St. Charles


"My daughters starting seeing Deborah when their father and I divorced. Her gentle care and support were indispensable through a time that would have otherwise been traumatic. Their time with Miss Deborah was always a highlight to their week." -Jamie, St. Charles


"Deborah has been instrumental in helping our daughter recover from a very difficult time in her life. I would recommend her services to anyone seeking a compassionate listener that can assist all children in the most difficult situations life can present." -Tony, St. Louis


"Deborah has not only helped me feel more equipped to respect my girls’ feelings while setting appropriate limits for their behaviors, but she has also empowered me to respect my own feelings and set appropriate boundaries for myself.  I wish I had had these skills 15 years ago, when my kids were little and parenting was so much more challenging. It is a crying shame that I lived for so long feeling like a bad mom, but I feel incredibly grateful to have these skills now and it is an absolute privilege to recommend Deborah to others." -Virginia, St. Louis


"I have four wonderful children. We have a great relationship, and I wanted to make it even better. Before Deborah's program, I struggled with reacting to situations. I heard Deborah Woods was a master at responding to difficult and emotional circumstances. Deborah showed me how I could set the tone in my relationships, and not just react.  She taught me how to stay in control and to diffuse intense emotions. As a result of working with Deborah, I'm now creating an environment where my children feel understood and accepted. And that’s improved our relationship. -Beth, St. Louis


"I can't say enough good things about Deborah and the services she provides. Investing in yourself and your children's future is worth every penny." -Kelly, St. Charles

"Words cannot express the gratitude my wife and I have for Deborah! Deborah helped us recognize our different personalities, how they compliment each other, and how the personalities can sometimes clash. The tools she gave us to have a flourishing marriage are priceless! Thanks again Deborah! " Brad, O'Fallon