Ages 3 - 13 years

Play is an important, natural way for children to express their experiences and feelings; play therapy utilizes this natural inclination to help children work through and communicate struggles they are experiencing. Employing this natural form of expression in children allows therapists to understand and communicate with children about their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.  Play therapy can be both guided (directed) and unguided (free play) and while it commonly focuses on the child(ren), families are frequently included to translate the therapeutic benefit to home. This modality can assist in a wide range of struggles, including but not limited to, changes in family structure, trauma, anxiety/fear, self-esteem, relationships, and behavioral issues.