Play therapy is primarily for children as children may not be able to process their own emotions or articulate problems to parents or other adults. Play therapist help a child explore their emotions and deal with unresolved trauma through strategic play. Play therapy allows children to learn new coping mechanisms and teaches them how to redirect inappropriate behaviours. Children learn to understand the world and their place in it through play. It’s where they’re free to act out their inner feelings and deepest emotions. Toys can act as symbols and take on greater meaning — if you know what to look for, and our play therapists do!