Why Play Therapy? Because play is the language of children. Children use play to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Play therapy uses play in the form of art, games, crafts, sand play, toys, music, movement, books, dolls, etc. to help a client process and communicate.
Play Therapy is recognized as an evidence-based practice. That means that there have been peer-reviewed studies proving its effectiveness as a treatment option. Play Therapy is typically utilized for children ages 2-12 but can be modified to use in many other ages, too. We would argue that every age could benefit from play and play therapy.
Rachel at Nesting Connections is a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). To be credentialed as a Registered Play Therapist there is required criteria a therapist must meet such as taking specific graduate courses and workshops, learning different play techniques, and participating in additional supervision.
At Nesting Connections, we support the advancement and use of play therapy.
*A special thank you to photographer, Nicole Houff, for graciously allowing the use of her image of Batman and Catwoman!