Play has a vital role in individual therapy with children. In play therapy, toys become the child's words, and play is their language. Play therapy helps kids communicate their thoughts, feelings, and safely explore challenges they may be experiencing. What differentiates play therapy is the presence of a licensed clinical psychologist, who provides a caring and supportive environment for kids to feel heard, validated, to learn new skills, overcome difficulties, and thrive. The positive relationship between child and therapist helps to create a corrective emotional experience for kids which helps facilitates healing.
In addition to play therapy other techniques which maybe incorporated include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills, mindfulness, and self-compassion focused interventions. If you're interested in finding out if therapy is right for your child, contact us today for an initial consultation.