Antoinette is a Registered Play Therapist and a professional member of The Association for Play Therapy. Antoinette has implemented Play Therapy with children as young as two years old. Antoinette works with children of all ages to help with emotional and behavioral regulation. Part of the process in teaching children how to feel calm and settled is to teach them effective coping skills, feelings identification, deep breathing, how to ask for help, and much more!! Please call Antoinette for more information or to schedule a consultation (214-208-7469).
What is Play Therapy?
Play Therapy is a way of being with the child that honors their unique developmental level and looks for ways of helping by using the unique language of children which is "play". Licensed mental health professionals therapeutically use play to help their clients. Toys are specially selected for the play room to facilitate communication, role play, develop positive self regard, responsibility, empowerment, healing, and trauma resolution. (www.a4pt.org)
How Can Parents Help?
According to the Association for Play Therapy, Play Therapy is an effective mental health approach, regardless of age, gender, or the nature of the problem. Play Therapy is most effective when a parent or guardian is actively involved in the treatment process. At Nourish Play Therapy, we routinely keep parents or guardians involved in the process. We offer one on one parenting support, support for both parents, and parenting support in a group setting to fit your family's individual needs.
Play therapy can help heal the burden of:
At Nourish Play Therapy, we are committed to providing evidenced-based therapeutic interventions to promote social and emotional wellness of children and their families.