What is Play Therapy?
Play therapy is a therapeutic approach used primarily with children, to help them express their feelings, thoughts, and experiences through play and creative activities. It recognizes that children may have difficulty verbalizing their emotions and may not have the cognitive or communication skills to express themselves in the same way adults do. This approach fosters unrestricted expression, allowing therapists to observe a child’s choices, and their behaviors. Play therapy provides them with a safe and structured environment, where they can use toys, art, games, and other creative tools to communicate and work through their challenges.