Play Therapy for Children
Play Therapy is a form of psychotherapy where a child’s natural mode of communication – play – is used as the primary source of communication. There are several types of play (art, sand tray, games, crafts, imaginary play, etc.), and the therapist will tailor the approach to meet the client’s cognitive, emotional, and developmental stage. Through Play Therapy, a child can ‘play out’ their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, allowing for their inner world to be processed and expressed outwardly. This approach has shown to help with trauma resolution, anxiety, social skills, behavioural issues, emotion regulation, and much more.