Clients Moving Toward Wellness
Children Doing the Emotional Work
Warrior Women's Drum Session at Forsyth Park
Play therapy is a form of therapy primarily for children. That's because children may not be able to process their own emotions or articulate problems to parents or other adults. While it may look like an ordinary playtime, play therapy can be much more than that. A trained therapist can use playtime to observe and gain insight into a child's problems. The therapist can then help the child explore emotions and deal with unresolved trauma. Through play, children can learn new coping mechanisms and how to direct inappropriate behaviors. Play therapy is practiced by a variety of licensed mental health professionals, like psychologists and psychiatrists. It's also practiced by behavioral and occupational therapists, physical therapists, and social workers.