What is Child Therapy
Play therapy is a form of counseling that is child centered. Play therapy allows children to be seen in their natural environment. It is the tool that allows children to explore and express themselves in their natural form through play. Children are unique individuals with their own thoughts and feelings. Play therapy provides children the need to be active and express their individual personalities. It is their most natural form of communication.
How does Play Therapy Work
Counselors use play therapy to enhance the counseling process by allowing children to use a developmental way to express their feelings or what might be troubling them . Children use play as a tool to act out their problems. Play is used as a communication tool for children to express their feelings, needs, or problems.
How can play therapy help my child
Play therapy can address issues of:
- Anger Management
- Grief and Loss
- Behavior Problems
- Autism Development (ASD)
- Social Development
- Conduct Disorders
- Oppositional Defiance
- Negative Environments
As a Registered Play Therapist, RPT, I am aware that each child is unique with their own personality. There is much we can learn from children. As a Registered Play Therapist, RPT, I work with children meeting them where they are and seeing their world “through the eyes of a child”.