Play Therapy


“Play is the work of childhood” – Mr. Rogers

Why Play Therapy?

Younger children often lack the words and thought processes to express their thoughts and feelings about how they experience the world around them. Play is a child’s first language and often helps children find new solutions to problems, learn healthier and more socially appropriate behavior, build confidence, and work through difficult situations.

What is Play Therapy?

Play therapy refers to a large number of treatment methods, all applying the therapeutic benefits of play. Play therapy helps children to address and resolve their own problems, and builds on the natural way that children learn about themselves and their relationships in the world around them.

The Association for Play Therapy (APT) defines play therapy as the “systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development.”

If you’re interested in learning more about play therapy and how it may help your child, please contact me today for a free consultation.

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