Child Therapy

Play therapy creates a safe environment for children to explore and express feelings in their natural form of communication.  Children are given the opportunity to express their feelings naturally and safely through the therapeutic use of play.  Children who have experienced significant changes in their lives or who have survived traumatic events need to express and understand their feelings.

Play Therapy Helps Children:

  • Deal with parental conflict, separation or divorce
  • Process traumatic experiences such as sexual,physical or emotional abuse
  • Adapt to adoption, foster care or other changes in their family system
  • Cope with grief and loss
  • Who have witness domestic violence
  • Who are experiencing:
    • excessive shyness
    • excessive anger, worry, sadness, or fear
    • behavioral regression
    • low self esteem
    • aggressive behavior (hurting others or self)
    • learning or other school problems
    • preoccupation with sexual behavior
    • difficulty adjusting to family changes
    • sleep, eating, or elimination problems
    • separation anxiety
    • physical symptoms such as headaches or stomach aches that have no medical cause
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