Play is a universal language of children and therefore a great way to support healing and the processing of emotions. Friendly and fun materials are used to help children say metaphorically what they can't communicate with words. Items such as puppets, sand tray, games, art, and story telling are used in therapy sessions. Children as young as 3 years old and occasionally into the teen years may benefit from play therapy.
Sometimes families go through challenges and difficult situations. Family sessions with a therapist can assist in helping the family resolve conflicts, improve relationships, and heal together.
The Play Clinic helps parents and caregivers enhance relationships with their children using attachment theory and Theraplay informed practice. "Theraplay is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement."
The Play Clinic is excited that occupational therapist Tara Bortolon joined the team in 2019 to support families who can benefit from OT services. Occupational Therapists help clients to learn new ways of doing things, regain skills and/or develop new ones, use material or equipment that makes life easier, or helps people adapt their environment to work better for them. These solutions help children and youth be their best in the environments they live, work, play and/or go to school in.
"Talk" therapy for youth and adults uses models such as Internal Family Systems, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy sessions to support individuals in working through challenges and stress they are faced with.
Depending on the young persons interests and preferences, we also use materials such as art, puppets, sandtray, music or other mediums to support the counselling process.
We work closely with you to help you reach your goals through a trauma and attachment based lens.
Online / Virtual Sessions
Cost is $140 per 60 minute session. Most insurances accept MSW or OT or RP's.
(we do not want any family to go without needed support, please contact us if cost is an issue)