How will Play Therapy benefit a child?

Research has shown that many children benefit from play therapy in a number of ways. Every child is unique, and will respond in his/her own way.

Listed below are some of the benefits/changes that have been proven to occur:

  • Emotional growth
  • Increased resilience
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Healthy coping behaviours
  • Reduction of anxiety about traumatic events in the child’s life
  • Improved self-confidence and a sense of competence
  • A growing sense of trust in self and others
  • A greater understanding of healthy boundaries
  • Enhanced creativity and playfulness
  • Ability to form friendships with peers and adults