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Therapeutic Approaches

Play Therapy

At Georgia Family Therapy, we understand that children communicate their experiences differently than adults. In light of this, we are proud to offer Play Therapy, an effective form of psychotherapy that utilizes play, a child's natural medium of expression, as a means of understanding and communicating complex emotions and experiences. Rooted in evidence-based practice and tailored to meet your child's individual needs, Play Therapy supports children as they navigate their unique challenges.

What is Play Therapy?

Play Therapy is a form of therapy specifically designed for children. As adults use words to communicate, children use play. It is a therapeutic approach that leverages the power of play to help children express their feelings, understand their experiences, develop problem-solving skills, and learn new ways of relating to others.

How does Play Therapy Work?

In Play Therapy, a variety of play and creative arts techniques are used, suiting the child's preferences and needs. The child is provided with carefully selected toys and materials like dolls, games, clay, and art supplies in a safe and supportive environment. These tools serve as the child's 'words', allowing them to express feelings and thoughts that might be challenging to verbalize. The therapist observes the child's play behaviors and patterns to gain insights into their emotional state and issues, supporting the child in exploring and resolving their difficulties.

Who can Play Therapy Benefit?

Play Therapy is particularly effective for children aged 3-12, but it can also be beneficial for adolescents and adults. It can help children with a wide variety of emotional, behavioral, and social difficulties. This includes children dealing with trauma, grief, divorce, anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, and other life transitions or stressful experiences.

How can Play Therapy Help you Reach your Goals?

Play Therapy can play an instrumental role in promoting healthy emotional development and resilience in children. By facilitating emotional expression and cognitive growth through play, it empowers children to better understand their feelings, manage stress, improve social skills, and resolve inner conflicts. At Georgia Family Therapy, we incorporate Play Therapy into a personalized treatment plan to help your child flourish and develop the resilience needed to face life's challenges.

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Challenges Addressed

Cancer & Other Illnesses

Anger & Behavioral Issues


Relational Issues

Attachment Issues

Social Skills

Emotion Dysregulation


Anxiety & Phobia

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