Play Therapy

  • Child Therapy,  Play Therapy,  Teen Therapy

    The Ins & Outs of Starting Therapy

    Are you thinking about finding a therapist for yourself or someone you care about? This can be intimidating for many… you are not alone. Many people put off getting help or treatment due to the fear of the unknown or the stigma around seeing a therapist. This article will provide some answers to help guide you on your journey towards therapy. Explore Your Preconceptions The attitudes we have toward seeking therapy can be influenced by friends, family and/or social media. It  will be important to explore what your individual perceptions and attitudes towards therapy are. This can be done on your own time, or even with your new therapist. Work…

  • Play Therapy

    The Power of Play in Therapy

    This week is National Play Therapy Awareness Week! The effectiveness of play is seen everyday at Your Best Self. In this blog, we will walk you through the basics of play therapy and how we utilize play therapy techniques in our practice. What Is Play Therapy? Play therapy is an umbrella term used for treatment methods involving and valuing the power of play. A therapist uses play to help a child address and resolve psychological and psychosocial challenges. Why Play Therapy? Renowned play therapist Garry Landreth wrote, “toys are children’s words and play is their language.” Makes sense doesn’t it? On a scientific level, the Broca’s area of the brain…

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