What is play therapy?
Play therapy is a specialized form of psychotherapy that is very effective for young children.
The therapy helps children communicate, when they’re too young to use their words to do so.
In play therapy, the toys are the words and the play is the language. While adults generally communicate through language, kids, until the age of about 12, use play instead of words to communicate. Our role as a play therapist is to facilitate the communication and expression of emotions and processing through those emotions.
At our practice, the playroom is set up to be a safe place for children to express themselves and process various things in their lives.
Significantly, this approach is an evidenced-based treatment that is supported by dozens of observable trials and case studies from over the past 15 years.
As a result, play therapy helps children become:
• More self-reliant
• More accepting of themselves
• Better problem solvers
• Better able to assume responsibility for their own behavior
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