Play Therapy

Our counselors use developmentally appropriate practices and interventions through a child’s language of play.  Play therapy addresses the emotional, social, and behavioral needs of children.

 

Play Therapy Research (www.A4PT.org)

What is 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 – play. Licensed mental health professionals therapeutically use play to help their clients… to better express themselves and resolve the problems.” (www.a4pt.org)

Improved outcomes for children:

global functioning

disruptive behaviors

aggression

attention deficit

trauma

anxiety

attachment

academic progress

relationship stress

self-concept

internalizing problems

somatization problems

developmental

social-emotional assets

For more information about play therapy, please visit the Association for Play Therapy website.