What is Play Therapy?
In Play Therapy, the therapist provides a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment for the child to express themselves through play. It is a unique form of communication and experience that connects the child and the therapist, where the toys are the main mediators. This empowers the child to safely explore their feelings, talk about their pain, vent emotions, release tension laugh or cry, and freely be who they are.
Children's ability to grow and overcome difficulties is much greater than most people tend to believe.
I have seen Play Therapy lead to healing from trauma, resolving feelings of insecurity, help overcome loss, teach self-control, help with social skills and resilience, among other achievements. Ultimately, the goal is healthy emotional growth at each developmental stage.