Play Therapy

What is Play Therapy?

Play therapy is a process that supports children in expressing themselves. While adults have the capability to talk about issues they are facing, children are unable to understand and express themselves in a similar way.

Instead, children use play to demonstrate and work through their emotional experiences and struggles. Through the use of play therapy, children are able to recreate difficult emotional experiences, shifting their understanding of past and present events. As the process continues, children gain a sense of confidence and comfort, resulting in greater enjoyment of activities and relationships in their lives.

Both Kiilea & Rhiannon, our Play Therapists, are Registered Clinical Counselors and each uses their own style of treatment. You can find out more about each one by clicking on their name.

Kiilea also utilizes Synergetic Play Therapy™(SPT) – the first research-informed play therapy model to blend together neuroscience, attachment/attunement, therapist authenticity, physics, emotional congruence, nervous system regulation, and mindfulness/mindsight. You can learn more about Kiilea & the SPT method here