Play Therapy

Why Play Therapy?

IMG_0101 Play figuresPlay is the natural form of communication for children. The process of play helps children deal with their experiences by allowing them to express thoughts and feelings that they may not be able to share in words. We’ll use many forms of creative expression to facilitate this process – art, stories, games, puppets, clay, and sand pictures.

Play therapy is used to address behavioral issues caused by bullying, grief and loss, divorce and abandonment, abuse, and crisis or trauma. It’s also helpful in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, social difficulties, and oppositional behaviors. Children learn problem-solving skills and gain a sense of mastery through play.

More information about how Play Therapy makes a difference can be found on the Association for Play Therapy website.