Play therapy is a way of connecting with children through their play experiences. Throughout play therapy, the therapist is a positive presence to allow the child to feel accepted. This acceptance allows the child to "work through" their problems in their play. My experience conducting play therapy has surprised me at how amazing children are and how intelligent they are. Children are able to "work through" most of their problems through play. However, there needs to be a positive adult presence of acceptance in order for that play and work to be therapeutic. After I have helped children get to a positive point in their therapy, I teach parents how to interact with their children in this positive way as well. This turns the parent into that positive adult presence of acceptance, re-building that attachment relationship that may have been harmed previously. I currently accept children as young as twelve months old for play therapy. If you see a need, please contact me to schedule an appointment. For more information about play therapy see the website for the Association for Play Therapy.