Play therapy is an effective method of therapy for
children from 3-12 years old. Play is their natural
medium of self expression, they use toys as words.
As adults "talk out" problems, children "play out" their
feelings and concerns, by using puppets, toys, figurines
Children have a wonderful ability to self heal given the
right environment and tools.
Child- directed play therapy where children choose their
own toys and direct their own play therapy sessions, can
help children understand what has happened to them
and find constructive solutions to their problems.
Children with Special Needs
Children with special needs, autism, developmental
delays, or children who have experienced loss of parent,
playmate or school, especially benefit from play therapy
services. As a mother of a child with autism, I
understand their difficulties as well as the needs of their
families and caregivers.
Third Culture Kids-TCKs
Children who have lived in various cultures and countries
often need help establishing a strong identity and core
sense of self. This can also be accomplished by play
therapy and for older children and teens, talking to a
competent professional. As a TCK myself, I understand
and can relate to the issues TCKs deal with and offer my
services to this special group of children.
Additional Services Available
In home, playground or school sessions
Coaching help for parents to use play therapy at home