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Play Therapy at a Glance

Play is integral in our youth. Play is an opportunity for a child to let go of stress and expectations. Yet, we so often forget and organize or structure their play. Play is the key to overcoming anxiety, bullying, divorce, changing schools, sibling rivalry, trauma or anything that causes distress.

As a Registered Play Therapist I am specifically trained on play techniques to assist your child grow. If you've ever looked at your child marveling at the world around them and wondered how to connect or help them, then play therapy could be right for you.

The Association for Play Therapy defines play therapy as a "way of being with the child that honors their unique developmental level and looks for ways of helping in the 'language' of the child...to better express themselves and resolve their problems." To learn more, please visit their website at http://www.a4pt.org/ under Why Play Therapy?

In session, we do not 'just play.' I provide opportunities for your child to grow and create, while I assess their needs. With this information, I support your family through parenting adaptations and recommendations; as well as teaching your child new skills. These skills can include: reducing anger, controlling impulsiveness, improving social skills, learning coping skills and so much more.

In only 45 minutes recovery begins. Schedule today at 704.752.8414 .