About Play Therapy
I use Play Therapy with children in individual therapy and family therapy. Play Therapy creates a safe environment that is supportive, engaging, and healing. It allows children to express their thoughts, feelings, and experiences through therapeutic activities. It builds connection. Toys and activities are carefully selected for their therapeutic value and ability to encourage emotional expression from children. Play Therapy provides opportunities for children to communicate their feelings and needs, and practice healthy coping skills.
Some of the areas Play Therapy can help:
Anxiety or worries
Improve family relationships
Grief and loss
Trauma, abuse, neglect
Life transitions and changes
Aggression and impulsive behaviors
Self-esteem and confidence
Emotional outbursts or "melt-downs"
Chronic illness or hospitalization
Below are some videos explaining more about Play Therapy and why it works: