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What To Know About Play Therapy

During play therapy in Rego Park, NY, a therapist uses play and language to encourage a child or adult to explore life events that may affect current circumstances at the pace of their choosing. Individuals can benefit from play therapy by being able to communicate, explore repressed thoughts and emotions, address unresolved trauma, and experience personal growth. Play therapy in Rego Park, NY, can help with self-awareness, and provide outlets for creative expression; while offering a safe space to connect, share, and confide. If you or a family member are struggling, call us at Queens Consultation Center to discover which treatment options best suit your needs.

What To Know About Play Therapy 

Medical professionals frequently recommend play therapy to children because they may be unable to process their own emotions or articulate problems to parents or other adults. Play therapy can also help adults, as well as children, learn new coping mechanisms and how to redirect inappropriate behaviors. Studies show up to 71% of children referred to play therapy may experience positive change. As the patient-therapist relationship strengthens, the patient may find themselves deepening relationships with loved ones, reducing anxiety, and taking more responsibility for certain behaviors. The adult or child may also learn to express their authentic emotions, develop more self-respect, and have more empathy and respect for others.

At Queens Consultation Center, during a play therapy session in Rego Park, NY, our providers promote mental health and psychosocial development, explaining treatment plans to the person receiving treatment and, if necessary, a child's legal guardians. Queens Consultation Center is a multidisciplinary mental health treatment facility for adults and children. Psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, physician assistants, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed mental health counselors comprise our team. For more information about play therapy in Rego Park, NY, or inquire about appointment scheduling, give our office a call at (718) 459-1225.

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