Play Therapy

Helping Little Hearts with Big Feelings

Play Therapy

Helping Little Hearts with Big Feelings


What is Play Therapy?

As you likely already know, young children can have BIG feelings. They do not always have the words to figure out these tricky feelings. With play therapy, they can.

Play therapy allows for healthy expression of these emotions and also exploration and discovery of new, healthy skills for home, school and life. 

For our youngest clients, parents are often invited to join us in play therapy sessions to be a part of this learning too. With play therapy, we are able to support children as young as 2 years old.


Benefits of Play Therapy

Manage Anxiety

Reduce separation anxiety, social anxiety and performance anxiety. Cope with feelings that lead to persistent worries and negative self-talk.

Build Confidence

Social interactions and problem solving activities to overcome fears, improve social skills and raise school performance.

Improve Communication

Express thoughts and emotions to eliminate the factors that trigger big misbehaviors and meltdowns.

Understand Emotions

Understand emotions and how to deal with them rather than letting emotions overwhelm and control you.

Healthy Perfectionism

Know the difference between striving to be your best versus worrying excessively over achievements.



Our Play Therapy Includes:

  • Therapy just right for your child’s age and developmental stage

  • Individualized treatment plan to meet the goals of your family

  • Parent support, strategies, and resources

  • Family therapy sessions when needed

  • Coordinated care with other professionals caring for your child at your request

  • Fun and comfortable environment for families

Reasons to Seek Play Therapy for Your Child

For Children Who Are Experiencing:

  • Anxiety that gets in the way of daily life and enjoyment.
  • Anger outbursts that make problems bigger rather than smaller.
  • Lack of confidence in social or school settings.
  • Negative self-talk that leads to shame and lack of self-worth.
  • Feelings of loneliness and disconnection.
  • Patterns of conflict in relationships with family and friends.
  • Trouble finding and maintaining friendships.
  • Struggles in school due to emotional or behavioral concerns.
  • Persistent worries.