As adults, having mastered words and language, we still have difficulty sharing our emotions. Many of us have thoughts and feelings that we can’t catch or identify. Imagine how difficult it is for children to express themselves. In Child Centered Play Therapy a child is able to express his or her feelings symbolically. The toys are their words and their play is their language. A child will reenact a particular theme until he has fully expressed and processed it. When we see movement in a child’s play, we also see healing.
Below are two video introductions to play therapy by Dr. Dee Ray. The first introduction is for children and the second for parents. It’s a good idea to share the child’s video with you child prior to bringing him or her therapy. I look forward to see you and your child.