Blacksburg Child Play Therapy

** During the pandemic, all counseling sessions are online; in light of that, we are not accepting new clients under the age of 18. We do apologize for the inconvenience.

Child Play Therapy – Therapists and Counselors in Blacksburg, VA

Child play therapy is a way of being with a child that recognizes and embraces their unique developmental level and can provides help for them in a “language” the child can understand – play. At Thriveworks Blacksburg, our trained, experienced and skilled play therapist may be able to utilize play to help a child to better express themselves and work towards resolving their issues. This type of therapy is most often used children between the ages of ages 3 and 12 years, although Play Therapy is a proven effective mental health approach, regardless of age or gender.

During the pandemic, all counseling sessions are online; in light of that, we are not accepting new clients under the age of 18. We do apologize for the inconvenience.

Child play therapy can be a useful intervention tool, and also a supportive therapy for:

  • Behavioral problems like as anger management, coping with grief/loss, divorce, abandonment, and crisis/trauma.
  • Behavioral disorders, such as anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), autism or pervasive developmental, academic and social developmental, physical and learning disabilities, and conduct disorders.

Play therapy is the most effective when a parent, family member, or caretaker is actively involved in the treatment process. Though some children may benefit from play therapy more than others, most play therapists argue that the practice would be suitable for any child.

Children don’t have the same cognitive ability as an adult to express what’s bothering them. Whether the issue is a behavioral issue, psychological issue, or maybe even medical, they need a way to discuss it. The act of playing is very important. Children can work on issues that are distressing to them, and possibly eventually talk about trauma. Sometimes things are just too hard for them to put into words. But they can work on it with play.

Therapeutic play provides children the opportunity to express themselves at their own pace, with the assurance that they will be understood and accepted.

Our Play Therapy expert at Thriveworks Blacksburg is here to help you and your child sort through confusing issues, cope with difficult or traumatic experiences, and even just confirm and insure that your child is on a path of emotional health and functional well-being. Call 540-376-3348 today to schedule an appointment. Evening and weekend hours are available!

Thriveworks Counseling Blacksburg

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Initial Contact: Jackie

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So nice, reassuring, helpful for what I needed. Explained everything very well. I feel I don’t have a bunch of questions I should have asked.
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Turns out our councilor in Blacksburg is working out great! This was a good idea. Highly recommend! Kudo's to Kelly.
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Great people to work with

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We have been providing the billing services to Thriveworks Blacksburgs for a good period of time now, we have had excellent professional relationship with all the staff there. They are true professional, always provide us the helping hand. And are very efficient is providing response to any query of questions. It is truly amazing working with them.
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Counselor greeted me in a friendly and professional manner.

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When I arrived at the Blacksburg office for counseling I got a peaceful feeling. The paper work was not daunting and my counselor greeted me in a friendly and professional manner.
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It’s a pleasant place

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I appreciated the location of the Blacksburg office. It's a pleasant place, just off the highway and feels safe. While I waited I was met by pleasant staff and refreshments.
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I was tense from the unknown of therapy and it was so good to be “humanized.”

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The waiting room was so inviting and the counselor had recognized me that made me feel very comfortable. I was tense from the unknown of therapy and it was so good to be "humanized."
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Professionalism

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I met the Thriveworks owner to inquire about the services offered. She was very helpful with her answers, she was very patient as she gave me her time and focus, and made me feel entirely at "home."
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Nearby & Helpful

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Close to downtown Blacksburg and easy to get a hold of. Just what is needed for this area.
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Easy & Helpful

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Really enjoy this facility. Appointments are easy to set up, calls are answered quickly. Professional and a great place for support.
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Excellent services

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Offers flexible hours and high quality counseling. The company is run by professionals and definitely comes across that way. No complaints whatsoever! Highly recommend it
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not what I expected

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I found the requirement for giving credit card information over the phone to be a little distressing. I wasn't given a very good reason for needing this information before scheduling an appointment. I was also told I needed to pay a $99 fee to avoid cancellation fees IF I needed to ever cancel without 24 hours notice. I found the scheduling staff to be a little pushy and I was already very anxious about scheduling an appointment. I felt like the focus was more on collecting fees than helping people in need. They also don't take any form of medicaid. I also don't like being required to provide my name and email address in order to be able to post a review.
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  • 106 Southpark Dr Suite C,
    Blacksburg, VA 24060

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-12AM
    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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