Art & Play Therapy

iStock_000011538044MediumArt and play therapy are non-traditional approaches to talk therapy. Through creative expression, children, teens, and adults can find a place of healing from within. These approaches are non-threatening, playful, and engaging for the whole family.

We offer art therapy services for children, adolescents and families. Art therapy is a unique, non-threatening approach that uses art material, images, and discussion to help children heal and to grow. This child-friendly approach to treatment helps both expressive and non-expressive children resolve a wide variety of emotional, behavioral, educational, and social problems.

Art psychotherapy services include:

  • Art therapy assessment: for evaluation of cognitive, emotional and social development and adjustment, strengths, needs, diagnostic considerations and recommendations
  • Individual art therapy: as both primary and adjunctive treatment for a variety of social, emotional, developmental and academic problems for children 3 to 18
  • Family therapy: develops and implements strategies to support and facilitate children’s health and development in the context of the family system
  • Social skills groups: promotes social awareness and competence in a highly structured art group. (Meets weekly in 6 week blocks)

Play Therapy for Children

Play therapy refers to a large number of treatment methods, all of which make use of one or more of the natural benefits of play. Play allows children a safe psychological distance from their problems and permits them to express their true thoughts and feelings in ways best suited to their developmental level. Trained play therapists will assess and understand children’s play to assist the child in coping with difficult emotions and in finding solutions to their problems. Play therapy is best suited for children between the ages of 3 – 12.

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