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Meeting Children Where They Are Using Play Therapy

small female child smiling as she interacts with toys during play therapy

Childhood is a precious time in a person’s life that deserves to be protected and respected. At Connections Wellness Group, we recognize the unique needs of our youngest clients and meet them where they are by employing innovative therapeutic approaches, like play therapy, in order to address mental illness at every stage of life.

What is play therapy? As the name suggests, play therapy provides children with a method of communicating their feelings and experiences directly through action. As opposed to talk therapy – which may not be as well-suited for young children due to their stage of verbal and emotional development – play therapy provides a natural outlet for children to express themselves in a way that our trained therapists are able to understand. Within the safety of our high quality, state-of-the-art playroom, our highly-skilled staff can observe a child’s natural play patterns and subsequently provide a tailored approach to addressing behaviors and assisting the child in developing the skills needed to appropriately cope with mental illness. By employing this approach, children may be able to explore unresolved emotions, thus carving out an age-appropriate pathway towards healing. Research has shown that this form of therapy is extremely beneficial for children experiencing a wide range of mental illnesses, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, and difficulty dealing with stress or coping with loss.

Why Connections Wellness Group? If you believe that your child is experiencing mental illness or is exhibiting inappropriate behaviors, Connections Wellness Group can provide the treatment best-suited to meet your child’s needs. In addition to our expertise, Connections Wellness Group offers:

  • The ability to provide appointments within 24 hours. This means that you can rest easy knowing that your child will receive care as soon as possible.
  • Competitive pricing options and a wide range of accepted insurance providers, which allows us to provide our services to those who need it most.
  • A welcoming and non-judgmental environment designed to connect you and your little one with what you need to live a well and balanced life.

No matter what your child may be experiencing, our expert staff are equipped with the skills to assist you in embarking on a meaningful path towards wellness. Ready to take the first step towards getting the child you love the care s/he needs? Contact Connections Wellness Group to set up an appointment today.