FairView Counseling specializes in Play Therapy and all of our therapists have gone on to become Registered Play Therapists after earning their Master’s or Doctoral Degrees.
Play Therapy is an approach to therapy that uses a child’s natural communication and learning style. When children don’t have effective problem-solving skills, they act out or withdraw. In Play Therapy, children use specially designed playrooms to encourage them to access their internal experiences and resolve difficult problems. Play therapists help children work though what is troubling them through play, when they don’t have the verbal language to express their thoughts and feelings in the real world. Play Therapy can be used with children as young as 3 years old, but teens and young adults also find using play therapy techniques an enjoyable way to achieve their goals.