CHILD-CENTERED PLAY THERAPY

Children Ages 3-10

"Children must be approached and understood from a developmental perspective...

Unlike adults, whose natural medium of communication is verbalization, the natural medium of

communication for children is play and activity." - Gary Landreth, Play Therapy

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WHY CHILD-CENTERED PLAY THERAPY?

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OBJECTIVES OF PLAY THERAPY

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PARENTS AS PARTNERS IN THE PROCESS

Play is the language of children.

Play allows children to process their reality and express themselves through independent thoughts and actions without having to verbalize. In play therapy, the therapist provides the play materials and facilitates the development of a safe relationship so that a child can fully express and explore their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and behaviors.

Focus on the child, rather than on the child's problem.

  • Develop a more positive self-concept

  • Assume greater self-responsibility

  • Become more self-directing

  • Become more self-accepting

  • Become more self-reliant

  • Engage in self-determined decision making

  • Experience a feeling of control

  • Become sensitive to the process of coping

  • Develop an internal source of evaluation

  • Become more trusting of self

Meeting your child's needs.

In play therapy, the first session occurs without your child present. We will go over in detail what play therapy is, why it's used, how it works, and what to expect. We will continue to meet regularly without your child present in order to get your feedback and to introduce helpful tools for you to use at home.

 

Contact your Atlanta-based play therapist, located in Tucker near Decatur.

 

CONTACT ME

3754 Lavista Road
Suite 200
Tucker, GA 30084

404.348.2770

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