Play Therapy is a process where children explore, emotions, thoughts, and experiences through the use of play. Children often experience confusing emotions as they make sense of the world around them. Experiences like grief, loss and trauma can complicate a child’s emotions and behavior and sometimes simply the course of development can be challenging for a child. Where an adult can verbally talk through difficult thoughts and emotions, a child explores his or her world best through the use of toys in play. Play is essential to the wellness of children, and Play Therapy keeps play as the focus.
Here at ParentingWorks, we strive to create Empowered Children by meeting each child exactly where they are at. Play Therapy supports the child in increasing self-confidence, exploring difficult emotions and experiences, as well as creating personal boundaries, and respecting boundaries of others. Your child may be acting in ways that you wish they wouldn’t. Play Therapy creates a space for the child to explore the emotion behind the problematic behavior to find more effective ways of deal with the emotion.
Play Therapy can be the beginning of your child understanding herself in a completely new way. Through the parenting support portion of Play Therapy, you can also begin to understand and a relate to your child differently. We believe in the power of play for children and strive to collaborate with both child and parent(s) to help the child thrive.
Some questions and concerns we can help you begin to understand are:
- I’m concerned about my child’s angry outbursts. What do I do?
- My child seems anxious and withdrawn. How do I help him/her?
- My child has temper tantrums that seems out of my control. What can I do?
- My child struggles with attention and hyperactivity. How can I work with him/her?
- My child gets in trouble a lot at school. What can I do?
- My child is so different than me, and I feel disconnected from him/her. How can I relate to him/her?
- My child’s defiance is a significant stressor in my life. How do I work with him/her?
- My child is self-harming. How can I help him/her?
- My child seems sad very often. How can I help him/her?
Give us a call or make an appointment request below. You are welcome to bring your child to the first intake appointment, although this is not necessary. Refer to our video about how to explain play therapy to your child as the process begins. We are here to support both you and your child to become both empowered in parenting and in life.
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