Research has found play therapy to be an effective therapeutic approach for a variety of children’s difficulties including:


•  Abuse and neglect

•  Social adjustment issues

•  Sleeping and eating difficulties

•  Self esteem

•  Trauma

•  Grief and loss

•  Chronic illness/hospitalization

•  Physical symptoms without medical cause

•  Bonding and Attachment issues

•  Foster, adoption and identity issues

•  Prenatal and Birth Trauma

•  Selective mutism

•  Adjusting to family changes such as separation

•  Making friends

•  Excessive anger, fear, sadness, worry and shyness

•  Aggression and acting out

•  School difficulties

In Play Therapy Children Learn…

To respect themselves

That their feelings are acceptable

To express their feelings responsibly

To assume responsibility for themselves

To be creative and resourceful in confronting problems

Self-control and self-direction

To accept themselves

To make choices and to be responsible for their own choices

Landreth, G. (2012). Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship

“Birds fly, fish swim and children play.”

--Dr. Garry L. Landreth​

For more information about play therapy and whether or not your child could benefit from play therapy e-mail us at and/or visit the 'parents corner' on the Association for Play Therapy website.   

Call Us:  (336) 283-3830