Play Therapy

While children deserve adequate support for their mental health, it can often be difficult to understand exactly what children are going through and what they need to feel supported. Children can express their feelings and emotions differently than adults, and this can lead to adults not fully being aware of a child’s emotional distress. This is where engaging in play therapy can help connect adults and children through a different modality. 

According to Healthline, therapists can view how children interact with their toys to gain a deeper understanding of a child’s beliefs and how they relate to the world. To a child, toys can take on new meanings and act as symbols for something greater. Play therapy can be directive (therapist provides toys and instruction) or non-directive (therapist is an observer of the child). 

At Madrigal, we look forward to meeting your child where they’re at and helping them find a new medium of processing. 

*More information can be found on Healthline. Click this link to learn more.*

Pietrangelo, A. (2019, October 11). How Play Therapy Treats and Benefits Children and Some Adults. Healthline.