Play Therapy? What is it? Play is essential to human growth, development, learning and cultivating relationships. Play therapy is a powerful tool for addressing cognitive, behavioral, and emotional challenges. Professionals therapeutically use play to help clients better process their experiences and develop more effective strategies for managing their worlds. This can be used for clients who have behavioral issues caused by: bullying, grief/loss, divorce/abandonment, physical/sexual abuse, or crisis/trauma. It also helps those with mental health disorders such as: anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, academic/social impairment, physical/learning disabilities, and conduct disorders.
Did you also know, that our Counseling and Wellness Center now offers play therapy for children ages 3-10. For more information, contact our office at (618)242-6944, or visit us online at sperocwc.org.