Because Play is the Language of Children

Many therapists that work with children, and sometimes adolescents, use play therapy or play therapy techniques in their practice. To those outside of the mental health community the thought of playing games with a child as part of therapy may seem simplistic or of little therapeutic value. Public perception of therapy is narrow: a person meets with the therapist, talking ensues, and the issue is eventually resolved. This is simply not reality, especially when working with children. To work effectively with someone a therapist must meet a client where they are at and speak their language. For children their language
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