Psychological Services | Denver, CO

Play Therapy

Play therapy is a developmentally appropriate method for understanding children’s experiences in the context of their world. Before children’s expressive language abilities are well-developed, they are able to communicate through play. Therapists can help children articulate and work through thoughts, feelings, and experiences that emerge through play.

” Play therapists are trained to pay attention to patterns and themes and to respond in ways that demonstrate understanding
and support to children. “

Participating in play therapy activities such as sand tray, puppets, painting or drawing, arts and crafts, and therapeutic games allows children to:

  • Demonstrate what is bothering them

  • Work through experiences that may be impacting mood or behavior

  • Feel heard, understood, and accepted

  • Resolve emotional, behavioral, social, and developmental issues

  • Learn new ways of coping with and managing feelings

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