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Psychotherapy and Play Therapy

Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a therapist. Grounded in dialogue it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, natural and non-judgmental. You and your therapist will work together to identify and change the thought and behavior patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best.
By the time you’re done, you will only have solved the problem that brought you in, but you will learned new skills so you can better cope with whatever challenges arise in the future.

Play Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses play to communicate with and help children, to prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges. By using special toys and games in a child friendly, emotionally safe environment, a therapist can help the child in the following ways:

  • Allowing the expression of feelings
  • Encouraging creative thoughts and new ideas
  • Allowing to development of healthy decision making skills
  • Facilitating healing from past stressful or traumatic experiences
  • Supporting the learning new ways of thinking and behaving

Parents are amazed by the positive changes they see once their child has the opportunity to work with the paly therapist.

Psychotherapy and Play therapy are provided at our Mental Health Center in 300 Knickerbocker Rd, Cresskill, NJ.
These programs are beneficial for children who may exhibit one or more of the following Challenges:

  • Excessive anger, fear, sadness, worry & shyness
  • Aggression & acting out
  • Social adjustment issues
  • Self-concept & self esteem
  • Adjusting to family changes such as separation and divorce
  • Trauma
  • Grief & loss
  • Chronic illness / hospitalization
  • Bonding & Attachment issues
  • Foster, adoption & identity issues
  • Selective Mutism