Children’s Counseling Services Play Therapy in Spring TX

Birds fly, fish swim, and children play.

— Gary Landreth

Play Therapy in Spring: Helping Your Child Find Their Smile

Playing is a child’s way of speaking their heart out when words are just too tricky to find. It’s a special kind of language that’s perfect for kids from 3 to 12 years old. And that’s exactly what play therapy taps into—it’s like a cozy fort where kids can figure out their feelings through fun and games.

Imagine a playroom where your little one picks out their favorite toys and decides what happens next. The therapist is like a new friend who’s invited to join in when your child feels like it. This way, the therapist gets to see the world through your child’s eyes and gets why they feel what they feel. It’s all about letting your kid show their worries and wonders in the easiest way they know—by playing.

You might be thinking about what play therapy can do for your child. Here are some things parents often ask:

“What makes play therapy different from just regular, everyday play?”

“Will it really help my child?”

“What kinds of things will it make better for my child?”

“How often do we need to come, and when will we see changes?”

Play therapy is more than just playing with toys. It’s a real-deal way to help kids work through stuff that’s bothering them, like:

  • Feeling nervous or scared
  • Feeling down
  • Being quick to get angry
  • Trouble paying attention
  • Getting over something scary or really sad
  • Not feeling too good about themselves
  • Moving to a new place
  • Getting picked on at school
  • Family fights at home
  • Touchy situations like parents splitting up

In play therapy, kids learn a bunch of helpful things like:

  • How to calm down and talk about feelings instead of bottling them up
  • It’s okay to feel what they feel
  • Being creative and figuring out their own ways to solve problems
  • Making choices and learning that choices have consequences
  • Being themselves is pretty awesome

Ready to see how play therapy can help your child feel happier and more confident? Come and see our friendly team in Spring. We’re all about helping your child discover their best, happiest self through play.

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