Does my child need play therapy?
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.
The difference between play therapy and playing with my child at home?
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.
Play Therapy Services during Covid-19
Given the temporary closure of our on campus clinics due to Covid-19, we have collected a referral list of play therapists and agencies in the DFW area who are accepting clients during the pandemic. See the referral list HERE.
Play Therapy Services in Denton, TX
Through our two on-campus clinics, the Center for Play Therapy provides a variety of counseling services including:
- Play Therapy
- Group Play Therapy
- Activity Therapy
- Parent consultations
- Child-Parent Relationship Therapy
- Parent Training
To schedule an appointment for you or your family, or to request more information regarding play therapy services, contact:
UNT Child & Family Resource Clinic
UNT Counseling & Human Development Center
Play Therapy Services in other locations
Find a Play Therapist through the Association for Play Therapy.