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About Play Therapy
Play Therapy involves the use of play to communicate with children and to help children learn to solve problems and change their negative behaviors. Children naturally engage in play to create meaning and organize their experiences. This allows children to distance themselves from difficult feelings and memories through symbolic expression, using the toys as the medium to disclose these feelings. The therapeutic playroom becomes a sacred place to process and explore painful fears, anxieties and inadequacies.

Play Therapy is recommended for children, of all ages, experiencing a variety of symptoms including:

  • Life transitions such as a move, divorce, blended family


  • Anxiety, generalized fear

  • Self-control/impulsivity

  • Social skills/boundaries

  • Aggressive behaviors

  • Grief/bereavement

  • Sadness/depression

  • Medical trauma

  • Situational trauma

  • Attachment concerns

  • Abuse/Neglect

  • Nightmares/bed wetting

  • Adoption support

  • Strengthening family relationships

  • Bullying/struggling peer relationships

  • Challenges with academic motivation/success

  • Low self esteem

  • Focus/inattention

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