Throughout their lives, most children go through difficult times, such as the divorce of their parents, trouble making friends, or adjusting to changes at school or home. Some children need more help than others to get through these times. If you or other adults in your child's life are concerned about your child's behavior, play therapy can help. It is the most appropriate treatment for helping your child work through difficult times and helping you gain a better understanding of what your child is going through.
Play therapists are specifically trained to provide an environment of acceptance, empathy and understanding in the play therapy room. Play therapy is not the same thing as playing. Play therapy uses the child's natural tendency to "play out" their reactions to life situations, in the presence of a trained play therapist, to help the child feel accepted and understood and gain a sense of control or understanding of difficult situations.
To schedule an appointment for you or your family, or to request more information regarding play therapy services, contact:
Through our two on-campus clinics, the Center for Play Therapy provides a variety of counseling services including:
UNT Child & Family Resource Clinic
UNT Counseling & Human Development Center
Find a Play Therapist through the Association for Play Therapy.