Play Therapy


Play Therapy

 

Play is our brain's favorite way of learning

One of the most effective treatment modalities for children is Play Therapy.

Play is critical to the emotional and cognitive development of young people. Play allows children to explore their environment, practice new skills and communicate their inner experiences. Children who struggle with emotional, behavioral and/or social challenges may benefit from play therapy. This may include family stress, divorce/separation, witnessing violence, abuse or neglect, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, attention difficulties or school problems. Play therapy helps children to communicate, learn skills for coping with stress and learn to regulate their emotions. Children learn to resolve emotional issues through play. Our approach to therapeutic intervention with children is attachment-focused, meaning that the parent or caregiver is usually involved in the therapy session. Parents are taught techniques for helping the child to soothe herself as well as playful ways to promote healthy parent-child attachment.