Play is a natural mode of communication for children. Play facilitates expression and exploration of children's inner and outer experiences. Young children often think in concrete terms, as they have not yet developmentally mastered abstract thinking. This advanced form of thinking is necessary to formulate and comprehend many verbal communications. Thus, children often lack the necessary cognitive and verbal abilities to articulate their painful emotional experiences. Play provides the opportunity for children to process and work through their difficulties in their own language.
We are committed to providing high quality play therapy services. We have Registered Play Therapists on staff who completed advanced postgraduate training and received additional supervised experience in play therapy. Our clinicians have a firm understanding of child development and utilizing play-based interventions to treat childhood mental health issues. Our play therapists meet and maintain the highest standards set forth by the Association for Play Therapy.