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Play Therapy for Children

Play Therapy for Children

Play therapy is a structured, research-supported approach that builds on the normal communicative and learning processes of children. An innovative and positive breakthrough in therapy, this approach (offered by our play therapists) helps children in multiple ways.

Through Play Therapy children can:

  • Become more responsible for their behaviors
  • Develop more successful strategies
  • Develop new and creative solutions to problems
  • Develop respect and acceptance of self and others
  • Learn to experience and express emotion
  • Cultivate empathy and respect for the thoughts and feelings of others
  • Develop self-efficacy and confidence in their abilities

Play therapy may also be used to promote cognitive development and provide insight about and resolution of inner conflicts or dysfunctional thinking in the child. Play provides a safe psychological distance from their problems and allows expression of thoughts and feelings appropriate to their development.