Play is a language and a form of communication. Everyone from Aristotle and Plato to thousands of licensed mental health professionals have endorsed play therapy as a successful pathway to happiness and wellbeing. Play therapy works, and with the guidance of a professional counselor, it can make a world of difference.
In play therapy, your child will use the resources with which they are the most comfortable to resolve problems that they may be otherwise unable to express. Some children may not have the ability to completely describe how they feel or what they think. If your child is misbehaving or acting out at school, play therapy can be a solution and a path to harmony, wherein they have the capability to convey their feelings more appropriately.
Toys and the act of play become a foundation upon which we build trust and communication, allowing the child to express themself freely. By working with your child at a level with which they are accustomed, they can learn positive, constructive behaviors and modes of communication. It’s a unique and effective form of internal conflict resolution that builds communication and cognitive skills.
If you believe your child would benefit from play therapy, let’s talk. Reach out today to start this important and extremely beneficial dialogue.