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Playing with Play Dough

3.

Play
Therapy

Play therapy uses play as a means of communication and expression for children. It is a research-based approach that is designed to help children work through emotional, behavioral, and social difficulties. Play therapy is typically used best for children ages 3-12, but can also be used with adolescents and adults.

The play therapist works to create a safe and nurturing environment for the child to explore and express their feelings through play. These sessions will take place in a playroom that is equipped with toys, art supplies, and other materials that can facilitate creative expression. The therapist will observe the child's play and use techniques to help the child process emotions and experiences. This can include using puppets, sand tray therapy, art therapy, storytelling, and other forms of play that encourage emotional expression.

The goal of play therapy is to help  your children develop emotion regulation, coping skills, and social skills. Through the safe environment, play therapy can help your child build resilience, increase self-esteem, and improve overall well-being. Play therapy is beneficial for a range of issues like anxiety, depression, trauma, autism and ADHD, behavioral issues, and family conflict.

I look forward to helping your child communicate and process through play and art. For more information on scheduling, go to the FAQ section.

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