At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, we believe that play is a child’s natural language. Play therapy is an evidence-based therapy technique that uses play as a way for children to express themselves, develop coping skills, and work through their emotional struggles. Our experienced counselors are specially trained in play therapy techniques for children aged 5-11.

What is Play Therapy?

Play therapy is a form of therapy where children work through their emotional difficulties through play. Using toys, games, art materials, and other play materials, children can express their thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a safe and supportive environment. Play therapy is a child-centered therapy that focuses on the child’s individual interests, strengths, and needs.

Through play therapy, children can develop a deeper understanding of their emotions and learn new strategies to manage them. Play therapy helps children learn to communicate in healthy ways, build positive relationships, develop self-confidence, and resolve conflicts.

Who Can Benefit from Play Therapy?

Play therapy can benefit children dealing with a range of emotional, behavioral, or developmental challenges, including:

  1. Anxiety and Depression
  2. ADHD and Behavioral Challenges
  3. Trauma and Grief
  4. Social Skills and Peer Relationships
  5. Developmental Disorders
  6. Family Changes, such as divorce or a new sibling.

Our counselors may use a variety of play materials, including art materials, sand, dolls, board games, or puppets. Over multiple sessions, the counselor helps the child to explore their emotions and experiences through play, providing the child with tools and resources to work through their struggles.

If you believe that your child could benefit from play therapy, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us.

Contact us to learn more about our Play Therapy services or make an appointment with a counselor specialized in play therapy. Together, we can help your child thrive and discover their fullest potential.