Play Therapy at Prana Counseling

"Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul."

Playing for a child is powerful, insightful, healing and nourishing. A ball isn’t just a ball while a dinosaur isn’t just a dinosaur. Toys tell us their story, their thoughts, and can be a window into their subconscious.

I work with young children via experiential play therapy to understand their feelings about their world. We get messy, maybe loud, and will become totally enveloped into their experiences and story. During play therapy, things at home may get worse before they get better which is why I encourage coordination of care with parents, guardians, and other professionals if necessary to further encourage healing for the child.