Unfortunately, children often experience problems far beyond their comprehension, maturity, and coping skills. Helping children through difficult situations require a different approach that takes into account their developmental needs. Play Therapy is a remarkable therapeutic process in which children are provided a safe, protected place where they can begin to emotionally heal from stressful events in their lives including divorce, abuse of all kinds, the death of a parent or other family member, and physical illness.
Ways it Helps
- Allows children to communicate through their play in the same way that adults communicate through talk
- Offers a space filled with toys selected for their therapeutic value
- Provides an opportunity for the child's feelings, thoughts, and emotions to emerge in a safe and nurturing environment
- Teaches parents to conduct play therapy sessions with their children to improve parent-child relationships