Working with children presents unique challenges since they often have difficulty expressing their emotions. Children also can be uncomfortable talking with people they do not know well about their problems. Play therapy is a safe way for children of all ages to open up about how they feel. Counselors must have specialized training and a good deal of experience in order to be able to help children and families with this valuable therapeutic technique.
Northwest Behavioral Medicine has associated therapists with particular expertise in this area. Please contact one of our therapists for more information on whether play therapy is appropriate for your child.