Children’s Counseling

Play Therapy for ages birth to 12

Children who are experiencing sadness, behavior issues, grief, sibling conflict, anxiety, and more often benefit from counseling. The most natural way for therapists to engage with these kids is through play, because play is the language of the child. Play is how kids best relate with others, communicate, and integrate their experiences. Therapists are highly trained to help children through play.

Play therapy is a structured, theoretically-based approach that creates a space in which children utilize toys and other materials to process their feelings and experiences and resolve internal conflicts. Through play therapy, kids can learn emotional regulation, adaptive behaviors, as well as emotional and social skills.

Play Therapy can be used to treat:

  • Sadness/Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Social difficulties
  • Biting
  • Bullying
  • Divorcing parents
  • Academic decline
  • Nightmares/disturbed sleep
  • Physical illness
  • Sexual abuse
  • Trauma
  • Sibling tension/stress
  • Separation anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Processing issues
  • Many other life situations!