What is Play Therapy?

Play therapy is a developmentally appropriate form of counseling for children. Unlike adults, children do not always have the advanced thought and language abilities to express themselves through words. Instead, children communicate through play and activity, using toys as their words. In play therapy, children have the opportunity to express thoughts and feelings in a comfortable way to help develop awareness and understanding of their experiences. 

Registered play therapists at University Park Counseling & Testing Center, PLLC work to create a comfortable atmosphere where children can feel safe to express themselves and develop coping skills to better manage life’s challenges. Play therapy can help children improve social interaction and communication skills, increase self-esteem, develop problem-solving skills, build coping skills, improve problematic behavior, and much more! Contact us today to see how your child may benefit from play therapy.

Common concerns addressed in play therapy:

The Association for Play Therapy created this video, Introducing Andrew, to demonstrate the importance of play therapy for children. 

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