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Therapy Changes offers specialized therapy for children using evidence-based approaches that are uniquely tailored to each child. Therapy Changes Psychologists are trained in the art of providing support to young children (ages 2 ½ -12) as well as teens (ages 13 to 18) while providing them with the tools necessary to cope with stressors and difficult life transitions.
Play therapy is a way to engage children who may not have the language skills necessary to communicate their concerns. We’ve used this creative and fun approach to work with children as young as 2 ½, and it can be appropriate for kids up to about 9-10 years old.
When children can’t soothe themselves, have a low tolerance for frustration, misbehave by acting out or being disobedient, are unusually sullen or withdrawn, demonstrate aggressive tendencies, say alarming things, or have difficulty sustaining attention, play therapy may be a way to break through to what’s at the root of their troubling behavior. You may be surprised to see how much learning and development can be fostered through play.
We follow children’s leads in play therapy sessions by asking them leading questions, encouraging them to make decisions and discover their own solutions to what concerns them. This approach has been found to help children build a better sense of control and autonomy. In addition to providing a way for children to express their emotions about difficult situations, play therapy helps them develop coping skills to deal with them.
Children who participate in play therapy learn to calm themselves and ask for help when they need it. They’re also more resourceful and confident, and have improved non-cognitive and social skills. Play therapy from Therapy Changes can make a big difference in your child’s future, and significantly enhance your parenting experience.