Play Therapy

What is play therapy?
 
Play therapy is an approach to working with children ages 2-12 years in a fun and safe setting that provides them the opportunity to build on normal communicative and learning processes.  Play therapy can help children express what is troubling them. Toys work like the child’s words and play is the child’s language.  In play therapy children can learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem solving skills, and learn new ways of relating.
 
Adults find relief in talking over their difficulties with a therapist, children on the other hand, cannot express their thoughts and feelings in words, but can find release through various forms of play and expression.
 
Who Benefits from Play Therapy?
Children that may be experiencing:
 
  • Social, Emotional, Behavioral & Learning Problems
  • PTSD
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Depression
  • Tantrums
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Low self-esteem
  • Social withdrawal
  • Impulsivity
  • Divorce
  • Death/Greif
  • Relocation
  • Physical and Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gender Issues
  • Inappropriate Behavior
  • Other relatable Issues