Play Therapy in Wake Forest, NC Raleigh, NC, and Fuquay Varina, NC
Getting Our Youngest Clients the Help They Need
We know that every person has different needs when it comes to therapy. We also know that children have a specific and special type of need when entering the therapy room. Counseling can be scary, intimidating, and uncomfortable for adults and children during the first few visits. We understand that children have different ways of communicating and processing information. Children communicate through play! Play and toys are the languages of children.
Is your child struggling with transitions? Are they resisting school or other experiences? Has your child experienced a traumatic event? Has your child been through a separation/divorce? Did your child recently get a scary diagnosis or lose someone close to them? Play therapy can help!
Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Children
- Irritability, anger, or aggression
- Somatic complaints such as stomach aches, headaches, or body pains
- Changes in personality. This may include increased sadness, withdrawal from others, lack of interest in previously enjoyed activities
- Nightmares or changes in sleeping patterns
- Excessive attachment to parents and trouble with changes
Play Therapy can Help Your Child Smile Again!
All of our child therapists incorporate play into their sessions. Play is the primary way that young children learn, grow and engage in their world. This may look like unstructured play, where they have access to work out experiences and feelings through play with toys, dressup clothes, a sand tray, doll house and play kitchen. This could also mean incorporating structured play where the therapist brings in a game or actvity that is more directed. Art, and other sensory items are often also used to help engage the child in the therapuetic process.
Foundations Family Therapy approach to Play Therapy
We’re pleased to offer play therapy through our therapist Andrea Buenos-Acosta. Andrea is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. She is currently working to become a Registered Play Therapist. Andrea loves working with children ages 4-9 the most. She believes they are the most creative, playful, and imaginative! A play therapist that loves to play with a purpose in session can help children thrive!
Begin Play Therapy
Wake Forest, Fuquay Varna, and Raleigh, NC
Contact us today to begin playing! We would love to connect you with one of our child therapists. She is in-network with BCBS and accepts private pay clients. We have child therapists in our Fuquay Varina office and Wake Forest office. To start your therapy journey, please follow these simple steps:
1. Request an appointment
2. Get to know your child’s new play therapist
3. Start healing with the power of play!
Other Counseling Services
at Foundations Family Therapy
Play therapy isn’t the only service we provide. We are happy to offer a variety of services for every member of your family. We have licensed therapists in our three physical locations in Fuquay Varina, Raleigh, and Wake Forest, NC. Each of our therapists specializes in different areas. This includes premarital counseling, maternal mental health, marriage counseling, trauma therapy, and child and teen therapy. We also offer therapy for men, anxiety, depression, and life transition stress.