Play therapy makes a difference. Play is an enjoyable, fun activity that elevates our spirits and brightens our outlook on life. Play relieves feelings of stress and boredom and, most importantly, helps us express ourselves.
Play therapy refers to a large number of treatment methods, all applying the therapeutic benefits of play. Play therapy helps children to address and resolve their own problems and builds on the natural way that children learn about themselves and their relationships in the world around them.
APT defines play therapy as the “systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development.”
Play therapy helps children:
Play therapy aims to help a child’s growth and development. The practice of play therapy requires extensive, specialized education, training and experience. With my knowledge and background, I am confident that you and I can set your child up for success.
If you’re interested in learning more about play therapy and how it can help your child grow, contact me today for a free consultation.
Many of the Selah Counseling & Wellness clinicians enjoy working with teens and young adults as they navigate the challenges of entering into and exploring adulthood and forming their identity.
At Selah we support youth from middle school to high school and to transitioning to college or next steps. Selah clinicians will provide a type of therapy for teens and youth that is an appropriate fit for age and developmental stage and personal preference as able.
Our clinicians work with issues relating to boundaries, romantic and peer relationships, family, school and work stress as well as anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, anger, relationship with food and body and other challenges.