What is play therapy?

Play therapy is a developmentally responsive intervention, designed to support children struggling with behavioral, emotional, and social concerns or those experiencing significant life events. Simply put, play therapy is for children what counseling is for adults.

What problems does play therapy help with?

Play therapy supports children working through emotional, behavioral, and social challenges towards increased regulation, responsibility, and self-esteem. Play therapy allows children to process experiences in their most natural form of communication, and facilitates optimal emotional development.


Does play therapy really work? 

Play therapy is an evidence-based intervention, with numerous research studies supporting the effectiveness of play therapy for a wide range of childhood concerns.

More information can be found at www.evidencebasedchildtherapy.com

Research supports the use of play therapy for several concerns, including: 

  • disruptive behaviors

  • aggressive outbursts

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • emotional concerns

  • low self-esteem

  • trauma

  • social difficulties

  • academic problems 


Play therapy supports children in developing:

  • increased self-esteem

  • self-responsibility

  • behavioral and emotional regulation

  • social skills

  • emotional intelligence

  • self-directed coping skills

  • empathy

  • problem-solving skills


More questions?

 Call  (940) 312-7110 today for a no-cost phone consultation to see how play therapy can benefit your child.