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Therapy Methods

Our professionals specialize in Play Therapy, a technique most effective for children that allows free expression and a safe environment. While other techniques may be used, Play Therapy is one of  the key tools that will be used to help your child. 

About Play Therapy

  Play Therapy is a psychotherapeutic method usually used to help children ages 3 to 12  explore their lives and freely express repressed thoughts and emotions  through play. During Play Therapy, there are very few rules or limits are imposed on the  child and free expression is encouraged, allowing the therapist to observe  the child’s choices, decisions, and play style. The goal is to help  children learn to express themselves in healthier ways, become more  respectful and empathetic, and discover new and more positive ways to  solve problems. (Psychology Today)  

History

First created by Carl Rogers, Play Therapy was solidified by Virginia Axline in 1946 and has been a staple of children's therapy for years. Backed with research, years of use and testing, Play Therapy is highly useful and adaptable for a wide range of therapeutic purposes.   

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. Why Play Therapy?
  • A. Play Therapy is a way of helping your child express themselves and develop social, physical and cognitive skills. 


  • Q. How long does Play Therapy take to see results?
  • A. Each child reacts to Play Therapy differently, so it varies case to case. 


  • Q. When would Play Therapy help my child? 
  • A. Play Therapy can help your child when they are experiencing  social, emotional, behavioral, and learning problems  such as PTSD, ADHD, aggression, anxiety, fearfulness, or social separation and withdrawal. 


  • Q. What situations could cause my child to need Play Therapy?
  • A. Emotionally charged events such as divorce, death of a family member, relocation, hospitalization and illness, and even natural disasters.