Is your child struggling to express himself or
herself appropriately?  Does he or she have
feelings or behaviors they find difficult to
manage?  Are you struggling with your own
feelings and are wondering what to do next?

Child counselors and play therapists utilize play therapy to help children express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to express their thoughts and feelings (Gil, 1991).

In play therapy, toys are like the child's words and play is the child's language (Landreth, 2002).

Specific toys are introduced in the playroom, including toys that are considered nurturing, aggressive, real life or creative. When a child chooses a certain toy from a certain category, the play therapist gains knowledge about what issues a child may be struggling with, and by utilizing these toys therapeutically, a child begins to process these issues through their play.

Play therapy can be used to address issues of anxiety, depression, anger, grief and loss, divorce and separation, crisis or trauma, physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, ADHD, autism and behavioral issues.

*Information adapted from Association for Play Therapy.

If your child needs counseling, please contact me, either by email or by phone at 504.327.7529.  I am a Registered Play Therapist and am ready to help.
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