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What is Play Therapy?

  • A technique where the child’s natural means of expression, play, is used as a therapeutic method to assist him/her in coping with emotional stress or trauma.
  • Differs from regular play.
  • Provides a safe psychological distance from the child’s problems.
  • Allows the child to express their true thoughts and feelings in ways best suited to their development level.

How Does Play Therapy Work?

  • By safely confronting their problems in the protected environment, children find creative solutions.
  • Play Therapy and lasting resolutions may be discovered, rehearsed, and adapted into the child’s life.
  • Allows trained play therapists to assess and understand children’s play and to use it in assisting the child in coping with difficult emotions and in finding solutions to their problems.
  • Children communicate their thoughts and feelings through play more naturally than they do through verbal communication.