Many parents may wonder how playing at home may differ from play therapy in the office. The main difference is that play therapy produces therapeutic change and thus the reduction of presenting problems rather than just having fun at home. Play therapy builds on the natural way children learn about themselves and their relationships in the world (Landreth, 2002). Through play therapy, children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behaviors, develop problem-solving skills, and learn new ways of relating. Play provides a safe psychological distance from their problems and facilitates developmentally appropriate expression of thoughts and feelings. If you feel your child will benefit from play therapy, call and schedule an appointment.

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