Therapy Solutions in Dickinson, Killdeer, and Richardton, ND provides play-based therapy specifically tailored to a child’s needs. Our mental health counselors can help decrease issues pediatric patients have with behavior issues. Our counselors work hard to help patients develop strong social skills.
If you’ve noticed your child is having difficulty with home or social situations, rest assured that Therapy Solutions’s extensive therapeutic services can help provide guidance and relief. Contact our office in Dickinson, Killdeer, and Richardton, ND today to learn more.
What is play-based therapy?
When you think of play therapy for a child, you might imagine a mental health counselor taking a “direct” approach, and asking a child to question/answer interactions. Play-based therapy at Therapy Solutions in Dickinson, Killdeer, and Richardton, ND offers a more relaxed, fun alternative to direct therapy.
Play-based therapy is a kind of treatment specifically for pediatric patients. According to Good Therapy, with play-based therapy, your child’s Therapy Solutions mental health counselor will “encourage them to explore life events that may have an effect on current circumstances, in a manner and pace of the child’s choosing.” This will happen primarily through interactive playtime.
For a child, playing is more than second-nature. It’s how they communicate in early development! Playing helps a child learn how to express themselves, relieves stress, and helps them connect with others. Play-therapy at Therapy Solutions naturally stimulates the creative thinking process in children, steadies their emotions, builds self-confidence.
With play-based therapy in Dickinson, Killdeer, and Richardton, ND, your child’s counselor offers learning opportunities vs structured trials.
What disorders can play-based mental health therapy can help?
There is no shortage to the benefits play-based therapy has to offer! Play-based therapy can benefit children in many different ways, including but not limited to the following:
- Improving and maintaining attention
- Improved cognitive abilities
- Improve participation through play
- Build positive adult-child interactions
- Improved socialization skills
If you’ve noticed your child is having difficulty with handling life, rest assured that our skilled mental health counselors can help provide guidance and relief. Our counselors’ ultimate goal is to help your child build skills and confidence.
Contact our clinic today
There’s more than one way to go about play therapy! Contact our office in Dickinson, Killdeer, and Richardton, ND today to learn more about our play-based mental health services.