Johnnié Sanders, a Licensed Professional Counselor with Healing Hearts Counseling in Montgomery, provides a wide range of behavioral and emotional therapies for all ages.
She especially enjoys working with children through the use of Play Therapy techniques.
What is Play Therapy?
With children, Play Therapy is used to assist in expressing thoughts and feelings they are not able to otherwise.
Play Therapy encourages the creative process and may include:
- Word games
- Creative art
- Sandplay therapy
- Miniature figures
The Association for Play Therapy (APT) further defines Play Therapy as follows:
“Play therapy is a structured, theoretically based approach to therapy that builds on the normal communicative and learning processes of children.
The curative powers inherent in play are used in many ways. Therapists strategically utilize play therapy to help children express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to express their thoughts and feelings.
In play therapy, toys are like the child’s words and play is the child’s language.” ~ Association for Play Therapy
Contact Johnnié Sanders for more information about Play Therapy counseling services in the Montgomery River Region.
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