What is Play Therapy?

“Play Therapy is based upon the fact that play is the child’s natural medium of self-expression. It is an opportunity which is given to the child to ‘play out’ his feelings and problems just as, in certain types of adult therapy, an individual ‘talks out’ his difficulties.”
– Virginia Axline, Pioneer in the Use of Play Therapy.

Worried About Your Child’s Struggles

As a parent, you want what is best for your child.

Seeing your child struggle breaks your heart. You would do anything to help them, and it frustrates and worries you when you feel unsure of what to do to make things better.

Sometimes, kids need a place where they can work through their worries and anger in a way that suits them best.

Sometimes, they need to talk to someone that isn’t their parents, and sometimes, kids can’t or don’t want to talk about it.

Play is in our DNA.

The human brain is wired for play.

As infants, humans use play to learn about how to interact with their environment.

Play serves as a medium through which humans negotiate relationships and develop self-regulation.

As they age, humans continue to use play to communicate with one another and their world.

Through Play, Healing Occurs

Play Therapy is an approach to therapy with children (and adults) that uses the therapeutic, neurobiologically based system that values play to promote healing.

Play also allows children to use their most developmentally appropriate form of communicating to work through troubling experiences.

Let’s communicate with your child on their level to begin to understand their struggles and help them heal.

I would love to work with your child. Call me today at (215) 621-6474.