Responsive Centers for Psychology & Learning are dedicated to helping clients reach their personal goals, solve difficult problems and achieve a sense of mastery in their lives.
Responsive Centers for Psychology & Learning are dedicated to helping clients reach their personal goals, solve difficult problems and achieve a sense of mastery in their lives.
    
Responsive Centers
for Psychology & Learning
7501 College Boulevard, Suite 250
Overland Park, KS 66210

Office: 913-451-8550
Fax: 913-469-5266

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Play therapy is a mode of therapy that makes use of one or more of the natural benefits of play to help children explore their feelings, express themselves, and make sense of their life experiences. Play therapy differs from regular play in that the therapist helps children systematically address and resolve their own problems. Conventional talking therapies may be inappropriate for children and young people who struggle to put their feelings into words. Since play is fun, it makes it easier for children to confront what is bothering them. Play allows children a safe psychological distance from their problems and allows them to express their true thoughts and feelings in ways best suited to their developmental level. Once children have expressed and addressed their problems through play, the therapist will be better able to help them find solutions to their problems. Play therapy can be a valuable tool for helping children who've been traumatized or are inherently inflexible jump-start or expand their ability to play. It can also be valuable when used with small groups of children to enhance peer social skills.

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