At some point, every growing child struggles with big feelings. Whether they’re worried, scared, frustrated, or angry, they often don’t have the language or coping skills to deal with these kinds of emotions. As a registered play therapist, I help children work through these feelings using art, games, and toys to express, cope with, and […]
It’s easy to assume that children playing is just a fun way for them to pass the time, but there is actually a great deal of social, emotional, and neurological development that comes with play. Sensory play in particular is extremely important and healthy for growing minds and bodies.
As a registered play therapist, it’s no surprise that I talk a lot about how important play is for children: it helps them explore their world, develop socially, and process their experiences. But the power of play is not something that benefits kids only; adults can also utilize play to better their own lives, specifically […]
Getting children to go to therapy can be a real challenge for some parents. Not only does a son or daughter need some extra help in dealing with his/her emotions, but therapy sessions can be painful or awkward and make kids feel like they’re even more of a misfit when they may already be struggling […]