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About Play Therapy

As a Registered Play Therapist, I have received specialized Play Therapy education, training, and experience.


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

Parent-child attachment

Depression

Grief and loss

Trauma, abuse, neglect

Life transitions and changes

Aggression and impulsive behaviors

Social skills

Self-esteem and confidence

Stressful experiences

Emotional outbursts or "melt-downs"

Problem-solving skills

Cultivating empathy

Chronic illness or hospitalization


Below are some videos explaining more about Play Therapy and why it works: