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  • Child Counseling/Play Therapy

    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
    • aggression
    • emotional concerns
    • anxiety
    • depression
    • low self-esteem
    • trauma
    • social difficulties
    • academic problems

    Play therapy supports children in developing:

    • self-esteem
    • responsibility
    • emotional/behavioral regulation
    • emotional intelligence
    • empathy
    • social skills
    • problem-solving skills

    **To learn more, please visit our Play Therapy website with valuable information supporting this unique population!

    Ask a Registered 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 registered play therapist by email at [email protected] or direct line (940) 312-7110 ext. 22.

    **Note: As our play therapist is out-of-network with insurance, play therapy services are subject to our private pay rate.  We encourage you to reach out to discuss the use of out-of-network benefits.  To learn more about this, visit our Rates & Insurance page.