Often, when children misbehave, act out at home, with friends, and at school they have used up their own problem solving tools and create negative patterns of behavior simply because they don´t how else to help themselves. In Child Counseling Sessions, Play Therapy allows therapists to access and understanding child´s play. Play therapy helps children cope with difficult emotions and find solutions to problems. By confronting problems in the clinical Play Therapy setting, children find healthier solutions. Play Therapy allows children to change the way they think about, feel towards, and resolve their concerns. Troubling problems can be confronted in Play Therapy and lasting resolutions can be discovered, rehearsed, mastered and adapted into life.
A safe, confidential and caring environment is created which allows the child to play with as few limits as possible but as many as necessary for emotional saftey. The therapist may reflect back to the child observations of what has happened during the sessions. So often in modern life we never seem to have enough time to spend with our children – just playing, just being there for them. The child is given strategies to cope with difficulties they face in life and which they themselves cannot change. It provides a more positive view of their future life. We offer our Child Counseling and Play Therapy Sessions in our office building in Carrollwood and Tampa, Fl. Child Counseling Sessions may last typically 30 to 45 minutes. The therapist has a ” Play Therapy Toolkit ” (Our Play Therapy Room). For more information click the following link: http://www.kidshealth.org