Play is truly the language of children. During play therapy a child is able to communicate internal feelings, thoughts and conflicts through his or her most natural expression. Play therapy offers a safe and non-threatening means to process and resolve difficult or traumatic experiences. Play therapy is especially useful with very young children or even infants and toddlers when a traumatic event occurs before the acquisition of language has been fully developed. As a play therapist, I am trained to guide a child through a disturbing or confusing experience and into a state of understanding and integration. Play therapy offers a child the opportunity to practice or rewrite a new narrative of his or her experience, bringing a sense of security and self-actualization.
To read more about Play Therapy check out the Association for Play Therapy website.