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!

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Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Children

Every child’s experience with anxiety or depression can look different. But, here are a few things we hear in our offices from our youngest clients.

  • 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!

Many children in Fuquay, Raleigh, and Wake County are struggling right now. And, they have no language of how to communicate or process it. We have countless stories of people like you who have found hope and victory via play therapy. They have seen vast differences occur in their children. There is hope! Your child can smile again! We also work with parents and caregivers to teach them how to best communicate with their children. Together, we can help build strong relationships with their children. We also offer family therapy and couples counseling if your family needs support.

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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 Forst, Fuquay Varna, and Raleigh, NC

Contact us today to begin playing! We would love to connect you with Andrea Buenos-Acosta. She is in-network with BCBS and accepts private pay clients. She is in person in our Fuquay Varina office and Raleigh office. To start your therapy journey, please follow these simple steps:
2. Get to know Andrea, your child's new play therapist
3. Start healing with the power of play!
To reach out for help either call us at (919) 285-4802 or contact us through our website at Feel free to contact Andrea with any questions you may have at
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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.