Play Therapy

Most often used with children and adolescents, play therapy is a very powerful medium that reaches the child's emotions in a non threatening and more natural way. All children learn about the world around them through play. They explore their thoughts and feelings, try and test out their strengths and collect the information they get back to help them develop and grow. Using play tools, the therapist is able to access the complex inner workings of the child's emotions in a fun way, and can assist them in trying out new skills to change problematic behaviors, and cope with the needs and demands of growing up. Many disorders that begin in childhood including ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Anxiety, Depression and Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, can be treated with play therapy in addition to other therapy modalities.