Child Counseling / Play Therapy
Mindful Counseling is proud to offer developmentally responsive counseling services to address the needs of even our youngest clients. Childhood comes with it’s own set of struggles, and for young children, it can be quite a confusing process to understand their world and the emotions that come with it. We utilize play therapy to support children between the ages of 3-10 years old.
What is play therapy?
Simply put, play therapy is for children what counseling is for adults.
Play is a child’s first language, and their most natural form of communication. Even very talkative children are not able to express and understand their experiences and emotions in the same ways adults can. In play therapy, a trained play therapist uses a child’s natural way of communicating to promote self-expression and growth.
What problems does play therapy help with?
Play therapy supports children working through emotional, behavioral, and social challenges towards increased regulation, responsibility, and self-esteem.
Research supports the use of play therapy for several concerns, including:
- disruptive behavior
- emotional concerns
- low self-esteem
- social difficulties
- academic problems
Play therapy supports children in developing:
- emotional/behavioral regulation
- emotional intelligence
- social skills
- problem-solving skills
Ask a play therapist:
More questions? Call (940) 312-7110 today for a no-cost phone consultation to see how play therapy can benefit your child. You can also reach our play therapist by email at Sarah@mindfulcounselingtexas.com.
**Note: Our play therapy services are presently for private pay clients only due to our play therapist being an out-of-network provider. We encourage you to not let this deter you, as many clients discover their insurance will still cover much of the therapy through their out-of-network benefits. To learn more about this, visit our Rates & Insurance page.