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About Play Therapy

We provide Synergetic Play Therapy for children and youth age 2-18.

Play Therapy is a form of counseling that uses play to communicate and help people, especially children, prevent and resolve challenges. Challenges children experience may result in difficult behaviors, aggression, withdrawl, regression, or other maladaptive coping skills. Children naturally use play to approach, explore, communicate, and learn about the events and challenges in their lives. In play therapy, through child’s interactions and relationships with a trained play therapist, the play becomes intentional and emotional healing begins. The process helps to minimize challenging behaviors, allowing the child to feel balanced in order to achieve optimal growth and development.

The Benefits of Play Therapy

As a parent, you know your child on the most intimate level. Your input and relationship is paramount throughout the therapeutic process. Through this process, you will see progress and success in your children which can enhance your relationship through improved communication and connection. You will feel more confident in your child’s ability to problem solve, build positive relationships with peers, and achieve academic success. Parents experience a decrease in challenging behaviors, providing your family more time to enjoy life. Children who engage in the therapeutic process will learn how to expand their window of tolerance and develop the ability to self-regulate. Regulated children typically reach developmental milestones across all areas; these children are more confident, make more friends, are healthier, have greater academic success, get in fewer fights, and are more able to persist at challenging tasks. These abilities will improve your child’s quality of life both now and in the future.

About Synergetic Play Therapy™

All team members are certified or trained in a specialized type of Play Therapy called Synergetic Play Therapy™. This method employs a nurturing, holistic approach that is Child Directed rather than Therapist Directed. This process allows us to modify the approach on an individual level in order to connect on 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. Synergetic Play Therapy™ is based on brain sciences, utilizing its foundation in neurobiology to help children reach a state of regulation in the natural language of children: play. 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. Parents will be provided with feedback on the sessions and how to support and nurture their child at home. Parents will be engaged in the therapeutic process and will receive regular progress reports. Community referrals for psychiatry, diagnostic evaluations, support groups, and developmentally appropriate activities can be provided as needed. Visit the Synergetic Play Therapy™ website for more information.