Children's Play Therapy

"Toys are children’s words and play is their language".

~ Garry L. Landreth, EdD, LPC, RPT-S

Young children do not yet have the vocabulary or cognitive ability to fully communicate their feelings and experiences through words. For this reason, it is extremely helpful to utilize alternatives to traditional "talk therapy" when working with younger children. 

 

In the Play Room, under the guidance of a skilled counsellor, children have a safe place to play with a variety of toys and engage in a variety of other activities to help them identify, communicate, and process confusing and/or painful events and feelings.

Play therapy can take many forms: toys, puppets, dress-up, imagination, stories, art, music, and movement are some of the ways that children can express themselves and learn during play therapy.