Play therapy can help children with academic and social problems, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, anxiety, depression, grief, or anger, as well as those with attention deficit disorders or who are on the autism spectrum.
Children sometimes have difficulty expressing their feelings verbally. Play therapy is a way for children to work through issues symbolically and for parents to improve the way the child is relating to them by using specific skills that I can teach you. We can change this inaccurate self-concept by interacting with them in more positive ways.
Therapeutic play helps children with social or emotional concerns learn to communicate better, change their behavior, develop problem-solving skills, and relate to others in positive ways.
It is appropriate for children undergoing or witnessing stressful events in their lives, such as a serious illness or hospitalization, domestic violence, abuse, trauma, a family crisis, or an upsetting change in their environment.