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Play Therapy

Play therapy can significantly enhance life quality. Engaging in play, a delightful and entertaining activity, not only uplifts our mood and gives us a more positive outlook on life but also alleviates stress and monotony. Crucially, it serves as a medium for self-expression.

Understanding Play Therapy Play therapy encompasses a variety of therapeutic techniques that harness the healing power of play. It aids children in confronting and overcoming their issues, capitalizing on the instinctive manner through which children acquire knowledge about themselves and their interactions with their surroundings. Here at Heavenly Therapeutic Services, play therapy is a methodically employed theoretical framework that facilitates a relational process in which skilled therapists utilize play's therapeutic virtues to assist clients in overcoming socio-emotional challenges and fostering optimal growth and development.
 

Play therapy helps children:

  • Become more responsible for their behaviors and develop more successful strategies

  • Develop new and creative solutions to problems

  • Develop respect and acceptance of self and others

  • Learn to experience and express emotion

  • Cultivate empathy and respect for thoughts and feelings of others

  • Learn new social skills and relational skills with family

  • Develop self-efficacy and a better assuredness about their abilities

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Play therapy aims to help a child’s growth and development. The practice of play therapy requires extensive, specialized education, training and experience. With my knowledge and background, I am confident that you and I can set your child up for success.

Identifying the Need for Play Therapy Is your child facing difficulties at home or school? Are they exhibiting unexpected changes in behavior or demeanor? Are they in need of support to process experienced traumas? If you are considering therapy for your child to navigate these challenges, children's therapy provides a conducive environment for them to discuss their thoughts and emotions. By employing a language they understand—often through play—children are given the opportunity to articulate their feelings, promoting open dialogue and the provision of necessary coping mechanisms for recovery and distress management. Heavenly Therapeutic Services advocates for the inclusion of parents or guardians in the therapeutic process, recognizing the significance of their role in adapting to changes and reinforcing learned strategies in daily life.

Recognizing the Signs for Professional Intervention As a parent, it is crucial to identify signs that may indicate the need for professional assistance. These signs include struggles across various life areas, noticeable shifts in mood or behavior, heightened aggression, changes in eating or sleeping habits, loss of confidence, difficulty in concentration, excessive worries, expressions of hopelessness, social withdrawal, and repetitive behaviors. Such observations underscore the importance of seeking therapeutic support to safeguard your child's well-being and self-assurance. 
 

Play therapy helps children:

  • Become more responsible for their behaviors and develop more successful strategies

  • Develop new and creative solutions to problems

  • Develop respect and acceptance of self and others

  • Learn to experience and express emotion

  • Cultivate empathy and respect for thoughts and feelings of others

  • Learn new social skills and relational skills with family

  • Develop self-efficacy and a better assuredness about their abilities

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At Heavenly Therapeutic Services, we support parents and caregivers reach their goals for their children by addressing the following concerns:

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Adjustment to Chronic Medical Conditions

  • Adoption

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Bereavement

  • Body Image Issues

  • Bullying

  • Defiance

  • Depression and Mood Disorder

  • Executive Function Deficits

  • Family and Parent-Child Conflict

  • Impulse Control Problems

  • Learning Challenges

  • Parenting/Behavior Management

  • Parent-Child Communication

  • Perfectionism

  • Phobias

  • Relaxation/Mindfulness Training

  • Risk-Taking Behaviors

  • School Refusal

  • Selective Mutism

  • Self-Esteem

  • Separation Anxiety Disorder

  • Social Anxiety

  • Social/Communication Skills and Assertiveness Training

  • Stress Management

  • Trauma (e.g., sexual and physical abuse, natural disasters)

The Benefits of Play Therapy Play therapy stands out as an effective, evidence-based approach for child therapy, allowing children to communicate in their inherent language—play. It supports children in articulating feelings, emotions, and physical sensations, thus facilitating their ability to learn emotional regulation and distress coping skills. Benefits of play therapy include enhanced accountability for actions, inventive problem-solving, self and mutual respect, emotional expression, empathy, social and familial relational skills, and confidence in personal abilities. Aimed at nurturing a child's development, play therapy demands extensive, specialized knowledge and expertise.

Online children’s therapy is possible, we just have to be more creative. Heavenly Therapeutic Services will work hard to hold your child's attention. To get them to open up, we may incorporate art activities, storytelling, therapeutic games, play-doh activities, and show and tell. Once a child is comfortable and begins to share, this is when the real work can begin.


Parental and Caregiver Support at Heavenly Therapeutic Services Heavenly Therapeutic Services is committed to aiding parents and caregivers in achieving their aspirations for their children's well-being by addressing a wide range of concerns, from ADD/ADHD and anxiety disorders to learning challenges and trauma. The service extends to online therapy, adopting creative strategies to engage children and facilitate meaningful therapeutic interactions.

In summary, play therapy is a vital resource for addressing children's psychological needs, offering a unique approach to healing and development through the universal language of play.

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