What Is It?

CHILD THERAPY is a type of mental health and behavior therapy that is designed specifically for children and their unique psychological and developmental needs. Our child therapists work with children to help them improve managing their thoughts, emotional reactions, and behaviors so they can succeed at school, home, and beyond.

 

Some of the common types of child therapy that your child might experience are as follows.

  • Play therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Exposure and Response Prevention therapy 

 

In general, therapists use child therapy techniques to teach skills and have kids practice the skills so they can better use them in their lives.

             

        


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLAY THERAPY is a powerful tool for addressing cognitive, behavioral, and emotional challenges. Licensed professionals that use play therapeutically can help clients better process their experiences and develop more effective strategies for managing their worlds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research supports the effectiveness of play therapy with children experiencing a wide variety of social, emotional, behavioral, and learning problems, including: children whose problems are related to life stressors, such as divorce, death, relocation, hospitalization, chronic illness, assimilate stressful experiences, physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, and natural disasters (Reddy, Files-Hall, & Schaefer, 2005).

 

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 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.

For more information on play therapy visit: http://www.a4pt.org/page/ParentsCornerHomePag

Contact Us

Please contact one of the following clinicians if you are interested in child therapy.

Contact Us

Please contact one of the following clinicians if you are interested in play therapy for your child.

Child Therapy and Play Therapy