What is Child Therapy?
It is entering the child's world of play in a safe, accepting environment where the child is free to express whatever feelings he or she is experiencing. Since play is the language of the child, play therapy can help children release pent-up emotions that they cannot put into words. It can facilitate problem-solving. The child can deal with their concerns by playing it out in the presence of a therapist who is a mental health profession trained in play therapy.
Research has shown play therapy to be effective and beneficial with children experiencing social, emotional and behavioral problems. It can also be helpful to children coping with life stresses such as divorce, death, hospitalization, illness, physical/sexual abuse, domestic violence, disasters and relocation.
At Veridian we have a variety of staff providers who can help children. Please call us if your child is needing help. Our psychiatrists and therapists specializing in child and adolescent work are available to offer care to your family.