There are daily struggles as you try to manage your child’s behavior. You’ve tried rewards and restrictions, but nothing seems to work.
Play therapy may be your answer.
Our children need additional support for many reasons.
…Like adults, they may struggle with grief, trauma, worries, or sadness.
Without grown-up coping and communication skills, they may act out – it’s all they know how to do.
We often expect our children to communicate using words the way we have learned to do. However, many children use behaviors to communicate their feelings or needs.
It is easy to see their anger and defiance as them being naughty or acting out. But children don’t always have the words to describe how they are feeling, and don’t know what to do when their feelings are too big for them to contain.
Play therapy is a safe way for children to learn to express their feelings and what they are struggling with without having to use words at all.
Art is another effective way to better understand the way a child sees their world.
For children who have experienced trauma, play therapy is a way for them to enact their trauma so that they can move past it.
Play therapy provides a safe environment for your child to express what they are struggling with. Most children look forward to attending, because they feel supported and able to be themselves.
We encourage parents to talk to their children about coming to our office to play. Sometimes children feel confused or hesitant about the word “therapy.” This may be because they have heard other children be made fun of or have heard negative things about the word “therapy.”
Children have the most amazing way to show us what they need, which we will hear, if we know how to listen. Our play therapists know how to interpret a child’s play.
We strive to work in a collaborative relationship with parents as well.
Don’t wait to start. Call us today at (719) 323-3094, and let’s talk about how we can help you and your child.
Don’t wait to start. Call us today at (719) 323-3094, and let’s talk about how what we offer can help you and your child.