Play Therapy for Children
- Play therapy is an approach to counseling children between the ages of 3 and 11 using toys, art supplies, games, and other media to communicate in the child’s metaphorical language of play.
- Children under the age of 12 tend to have a limited ability to verbalize their feelings, thoughts, and interactions and lack the adult ability of verbal abstract reasoning used in talk therapy.
- Play therefore can be quite beneficial in matching where the child is developmentally and cognitively.
- Play Therapy is 55 minutes long: 30 minutes with just the child; followed by 25 minutes with the child and his/her parent(s)/family.
- If you are a parent seeking therapy for your child or family therapy for you and your child and are divorced, you will need to bring a copy of your most recent custody agreement to OMFTC prior to your intake session. Both you and your divorced partner will need to sign off on the informed consent form.