Child and Play Therapy
Childhood is a time of growth, discovery, and vibrant imagination. While it’s filled with joy, it also comes with its own set of challenges.
Understanding these challenges, especially when they’re beyond the verbal capacities of a young child, requires a unique therapeutic approach. This is where play therapy steps in, turning toys into tools and playrooms into sanctuaries of healing.
How We Can Help:
ADHD & Autism: Recognizing and supporting children with attentional and developmental differences is crucial. Play therapy offers a non-threatening avenue for children to express their experiences and navigate their neurodivergence.
Childhood Trauma: Traumatic experiences can deeply affect a child. Through play, we offer a means for them to process and heal from these events in a safe space.
Family and Interpersonal Concerns: Family transitions or conflicts can be difficult. Play therapy assists children in understanding and expressing their feelings about these changes.
Emotional Dysregulation: We guide children in recognizing and managing their emotions, teaching them ways to express themselves healthily.
Overwhelm & Control Issues: Children often feel powerless in their vast world. Play therapy can help them gain a sense of control and navigate overwhelming feelings.
Anxiety: By using therapeutic play, we offer children tools to cope with and express their anxieties.
Insecurity: Through play, children can build self-esteem, understand their worth, and confront their insecurities.
Past Relationship Abuse: For children who have faced abuse, play therapy offers a gentle way to process their experiences and heal.
Behavioral Concerns: Whether it’s defiance, aggression, or other behavioral issues, play therapy provides insights into the root causes and strategies for change.
Our specialized play therapist utilizes a diverse range of methods tailored to meet the individual needs of each child:
Child-Centered Play Therapy: This non-directive approach allows children to take the lead, helping them express themselves and resolve their issues at their own pace.
Directive Play Therapy: Our therapists might guide the play sessions more proactively, introducing specific toys or activities to address particular concerns.
Theraplay: Focused on enhancing attachment, self-esteem, and trust in others, this method is particularly beneficial for children with attachment disruptions.
Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy: Integrating play with cognitive-behavioral interventions, this approach is effective for children dealing with anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Sand Tray Therapy: A creative form of expression, the sand tray allows children to construct their world, facilitating healing and growth.
At our center, every toy has a purpose, and every game has a healing touch. We are committed to unlocking the strength within each child, fostering resilience, self-awareness, and the capacity for joy and connection. Your child’s well-being is our utmost priority.
If you’re here seeking support for your child, teen, or family, we invite you to explore our dedicated website, www.friscoplaytherapy.com. There, you’ll find specialized resources and services tailored specifically to address the unique needs of children, adolescents, and families. From play based therapy for children to counseling services for teens and parent coaching, we’re here to support you and your family every step of the way.