North Central San Antonio Office

16607 Blanco Rd, Ste 1404

San Antonio, TX. 78232

West Side San Antonio Office

11153 Westwood Loop, Suite 117

San Antonio, TX. 78253

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We work with kids in creative and helpful ways.

How is Counseling4Kids different?

Counseling4Kids utilizes a uniquely targeted 20 session Treatment Model that is playful, evidence-based, and a developmentally appropriate approach to meeting the emotional and supportive needs of children and adolescents and their concerned parents and to empowering children and adolescents and their parents to resolve problems together! 

Why Play Therapy?
Play is the language of a child and play is how children express things they don’t have words for. Therefore Play therapy is the #1 recommended therapy for children of all ages to help them resolve their problems.  
 
How will Play Therapy help my child?
Research supports the effectiveness of play therapy with children experiencing a wide variety of social, emotional, behavioral, and learning problems, including: children whose problems are related to life stressors, such as divorce, death, relocation, hospitalization, chronic illness, assimilate stressful experiences, physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, and natural disasters (Reddy, Files-Hall, & Schaefer, 2005). Play therapy also helps children:
  • Become more responsible for behaviors and develop more successful strategies.

  • Develop new and creative solutions to problems.

  • Develop respect and acceptance of self and others.

  • Learn to experience and express emotion.

  • Cultivate empathy and respect for thoughts and feelings of others.

  • Learn new social skills and relational skills with family.

  • Develop self-efficacy and thus a better assuredness about their abilities (APT, 2015).    

What is Play Therapy?
Play therapy is the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development (APT, 2015).

“Birds fly, fish swim, and children play.” 
                                                                                                                ― Garry L. Landreth

For more information about Play Therapy helping your child, visit: http://www.a4pt.org/page=PTMakesADifference