The Play Room
When you’re child comes into the playroom there will be a variety of toys. These toys are selected specifically to help your child to communicate their thoughts and feelings. As you will recall, toys are words for a child. In the playroom, you will see toys to help your child express feelings related to anger, sadness, family dynamics, love, disappointment, self-esteem, self-control, and many other feelings. Play is the language.
Play Therapy …
- Children communicate thru play
- Experience thru play, learn thru play
- Empowers builds, teaches, self-control
- Feeling expression and management
- Improves and Increases Creativity
- Relationships will improve
- Healing will occur
Your child’s first session will last approximately 45-55 minutes long. I use an integrated approach consisting of Child-Centered Play therapy, cognitive play therapy, Adlerian play therapy, expressive arts, and sand tray. Child-Centered Play therapy is used predominantly during the beginning sessions which helps your child to feel safe, accepted and empowered. Limits are only set as needed. As your child begins to trust and feel accepted, I will integrate other directive approaches based on your child’s needs.
I strongly believe parents, caregivers and families need to be involved and are the experts. For your child to be successful it is important that you and I communicate, partner and collaborate. Therefore, we will meet independently of your child at times, and other times we will have family therapy if it is needed. I am here as a resource and support.