Play Therapy

Play Therapy | Roots to Stillness

The Association for Play Therapy 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 is the most natural and appropriate way to support a child’s growth and healing developmentally.  Learning and development are best fostered through play. Play therapy is most successful when a safe relationship is held between the therapist and client, a part of the process I truly cherish. My Registered Play Therapist™ credential signifies many years of extensive, specialized education, training, and experience in the field of play therapy.

Play Therapy | Roots to Stillness

Play therapy helps children:

  • Become more responsible for behaviors and develop more successful strategies.
  • Develop new and creative solutions to problems.
  • Develop respect and acceptance of self and others.
  • Learn to experience and express emotion.
  • Cultivate empathy and respect for the thoughts and feelings of others.
  • Learn new social skills and relational skills with family.
  • Develop self-efficacy and thus a better assuredness about their abilities.