Therapy for children is very different. Play-based counseling helps children express what is bothering them when they do not have the words or verbal ability to adequately express their thoughts and feelings. Through play, children are able to work through what is troubling them.
“You can discover more about a person in an hour
of play than in a year of conversation” – Plato
Children need someone who understands a child’s language of “play” and can guide and help them feel and behave better. Research indicates that play-based counseling with a specialized, trained, Registered Play Therapist is the most effective and helpful therapy for children to learn healthier and more adaptive behaviors. The relationship that develops between the child and therapist during sessions provides a reparative, emotional experience leading to healing and strengthening the child’s sense of self.
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Play Therapy is a research and evidence-based theoretical practice that builds on the normal communicative and learning processes of children. You can get more information about Play Therapy by visiting the website for the Association for Play Therapy at http://www.a4pt.org.
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