Play Therapy

Play Therapy

Therapeutic play is used with children ages 3-12 who experience psychosocial problems through the therapeutic power of play to help the child grow and develop to their fullest potential. According to the Association for Play Therapy, play therapy is a way of being with the child that honors their unique developmental level and looks for ways of helping in the “language” of the child, which is play. It works best when a safe relationship is created between the therapist and child, whereas the child may freely and naturally express what pleases and bothers him or her.

Play therapy is used to help alleviate behavioral problems and disorders such as:
• Anger management
• Grief and loss
• Divorce
• Abandonment
• Crisis and trauma
• Anxiety
• Depression
• ADHD
• Academic and social development