Play therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses play to help children and adults deal with emotional and mental health issues. By using play as the medium, children are able to explore their feelings and share them with the therapist or the parents. In addition, adults can access inner child trauma using sand tray, or art modalities - using visual aids tell stories our words cannot articulate.
As a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) I provide a separate Playroom for children. Not only do the children enjoy coming to therapy, but they are motivated to become more creative in their play at home.
“By 'playing out' life experiences and exploring feelings through play, children can create a safe distance from their issues so that they can understand and come to terms with them, without feeling judged or being forced to change. In play therapy the emphasis is on the child and what is best for them. The therapy is child led, giving the child autonomy to take control back over their life and resolve whatever is causing distress to them, at their own pace, and through a medium which is comfortable, natural and familiar,” says Lucy Bowen, Executive Director, APT.
Heather is a Kansas registered play therapist with many years of experience providing Play therapy services in Wichita, Maize, Goddard and nearby areas of Kansas. Please feel free to contact Heather for Kansas play therapy to address anxiety and depression in children and adults.