Because all children are different in the ways in which they express their emotional and behavioral challenges, each requires a treatment approach that meets their unique developmental needs. Young children cannot adequately put into words all of their deepest fears, thoughts and feelings. They require creative solutions for expressing and resolving their problems.
Why Play Therapy?
Play is a child’s natural medium of self-expression and communication. Toys are their words and play is their language. Children benefit from Play Therapy in the same way that adults do from traditional counseling. When children “play out” their feelings they experience emotional relief, and develop insights and healthier coping skills. The specialized training of a Registered Play Therapist provides the guidance and understanding that allow for children to fully express themselves in a nurturing, developmentally appropriate setting.