I believe that every child is unique and deserves a therapy approach tailored to their specific needs and interests. That's why I use a variety of play-based techniques, such as sandplay, art therapy, storytelling, puppetry, and movement, to help children express themselves in a creative and meaningful way. By engaging in play, children can process their emotions, learn new skills, and build healthy relationships. I'm committed to creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for children and families. I work collaboratively with parents to understand their child's needs and develop a treatment plan that's tailored to their unique situation.
What is Play Therapy?
Play therapy refers to a large number of treatment methods, all applying the therapeutic benefits of play. Play therapy helps children to address and resolve their own problems and builds on the natural way that children learn about themselves and their relationships in the world around them.
The Association for Play Therapy defines play therapy as the “systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development.”
What does Play Therapy help?
Play therapy helps children:
- Become more responsible for their 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 the thoughts and feelings of others
- Learn new social skills and relational skills with family
- Develop self-efficacy and a better assuredness about their abilities
About Synergetic Play Therapy TM
Synergetic Play Therapy is a holistic, neuroscience-based approach that emphasizes the connection between the body and the brain. It's a safe and gentle way for children to explore their experiences, feelings, thoughts and behaviours through a child-directed approach. This process allows us to modify the approach on an individual level in order to connect to each child’s specific needs rather than taking a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Since the child controls the direction and speed of therapy, realizing change and achieving goals becomes inevitable.
Through the use of Synergetic Play Therapy, not only will challenging behaviors decrease, but the child’s ability to express wants, needs, and emotions will improve, allowing families to connect with balance and harmony.
If you’re interested in learning more about play therapy and how it can help your child grow, contact me today for a free consultation.