Childhood Play Therapy
Play is the language that children use to understand and express themselves in this world. There is a vast and magical world within our children that begs to be explored. Our training in Childhood Play Therapy allows us to work with your child’s unique mind in a warm, inviting and non-judgmental perspective. Children need an outlet to express their emotional experiences. With the tools, materials, and understanding, we can offer children the most effective channel for expressing themselves.
Play Therapy can be utilized in conjunction with multiple interventions including;
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Emotion-Focused Therapy
- Coping Skills Learning
- Emotional Regulation Work and many others.
Play therapy gives children, adolescents, and even some adults, the freedom to explore and communicate thoughts, feelings, and memories and gain skills necessary to resolve conflict and deal with life stressors healthily and constructively.
Research on Play Therapy has shown the effectiveness of utilizing play therapy to treat a wide variety of social, emotional, behavioral and learning disorders experienced by children of a variety of ages. Some of the disorders that Play Therapy is effective in treating are; anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity, autism spectrum, oppositional defiant and conduct disorders, and anger management.
These modalities are also extremely helpful in assisting children to navigate through life stressors such as divorce, grief and loss, relocation, hospitalization, chronic illness, abuse, and domestic violence.
Children are empowered through Play Therapy to take part in implementing the tools they learn and maintaining of responsibility for their healing. Through play, they understand struggle and pain, but, more importantly, they understand healing and gratitude.
Our knowledge of childhood emotional development allows us to create an enriching space for children to feel comfortable to engage in. Utilizing play therapy allows us to interact naturally with children and offer them an individualized and personal experience with therapy. If your child is struggling, reach out today and see what doors to healing Play Therapy can open for your child.