Children who are experiencing sadness, behavior issues, grief, sibling conflict, anxiety and more can often benefit from counseling. The most natural way for therapists to engage with these kids is through play, because play is the language of the child. Play is how kids best relate with others, communicate and integrate their experiences. Our Aris Clinic therapists are highly trained to help children though play therapy.
Play therapy is a structured, theoretically-based approach that creates a space in which children utilize toys and other materials to process their feelings and experiences and resolve internal conflicts. Through this therapy, kids can learn emotional regulation, adaptive behaviors, as well as emotional and social skills.
Using telehealth, we continue to provide play therapy for kids 5-12. We currently have appointment times available for new patients.
1 in 5 children ages 13-18 in the U.S. need mental health services; only 20% are likely to receive professional help
Source: National Institute of Mental Health