Play Therapy is a powerful tool for addressing cognitive, behavioral and emotional challenges. Licensed professionals therapeutically use play to help patients better process their experiences and develop more effective strategies for managing their worlds.
Play is essential to human growth, development, learning, and cultivating relationships.
Play is a natural process that:
* Builds trust and mastery
*Foster learning and acceptable behaviors
* Promotes creative thinking and problem-solving
*Encourages open communication
*Elevates spirit and self-esteem
Play is out first language. Just as adults use words to communicate, children use play. When playing, we express thoughts and feelings that might otherwise remain hidden.
Mental Health agencies, schools, hospitals, and practitioners use Play Therapy as a primary intervention or as supportive therapy for:
Research suggest Play Therapy is an effective mental health approach, regardless of age, gender, or the nature of the problem, and works best when a parent, family member, or caretakers is actively involved in the treatment process.
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