Play Therapy – Counselors and Therapists in Colorado Springs, CO

Children are often difficult for grownups to understand. They may look like mini-adults, but they are far from it! Once we begin to understand their current developmental stage, guess what?! They move to the next one, which leaves us searching to understand once again. Young children don’t have the words to articulate feelings and emotions. Without the ability express themselves, they typically act out their emotions. Trying to understand the meaning behind behavior is tricky – it can be like learning a different language.

What is Play Therapy?

Play therapy is a way of being with a child at their developmental level, helping them to express themselves and resolve problems. Through the use of play and creative activities, the therapist can learn what the child is trying to express. Also, a main goal of play therapy is to teach the child to express themselves in healthy ways. Learning to express empathy, respect and solve problems in a positive manner are all goals of play therapy.

When is Play Therapy Used?

Play Therapy is used as an intervention and/or support for behavioral problems or behavioral disorders such as:

  • Anger
  • Grief and loss
  • Divorce
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Academic and social developmental concerns
  • Conduct disorders

Therapeutic play provides children opportunities to express themselves at their own pace. When a child partners with a therapist who is calm, genuine and has a positive regard for the child, the child will have assurance that they will be understood and accepted.

At Thriveworks Colorado Springs, our counselors will work with your child through play therapy to help sort through confusing issues, cope with difficult circumstances or even confirm that your child is emotionally healthy and growing in confidence.

Call 719-266-3919 to schedule an appointment.

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Lindsay Schustedt has been seeing my 6 year old for a few months now. My daughter has been excited to go to co...Read more

unseling since she gets to see Lindsay. Lindsay has also been able to learn more about the issues that my daughter is experiencing. I believe that Lindsay is a very good counselor and I look forward to taking my daughter to see her in the future. I also have appreciated the communication that Lindsay has had with me regarding my daughter. Thank you Lindsay and ThriveWorks.

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I was recommended to Thriveworks by District 11 for my son who is diagnosed with Autism, PTSD, ADHD and RAD. H...Read more

e had a quite abusive life, prior to my adopting him. Directly from the onset of my scheduling his intake to his intake appointment, my spirit felt that this was going to be the correct place for him to be. Rachel, his therapist, is amazing! The entire staff is amazing. Their communication skills are dynamic and Talon is responding so positively; actually more so than he has with any other therapy group. The focus is on his success! Success in overcoming his obstacles and in life. As a therapist, myself, I highly recommend Thriveworks! Empathy, Compassion, Dynamic abilities in using therapeutic tools and in teaching clients how to use and apply them in life.

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ess. BDT was not like anything I’ve done before. Old way was to talk about the past and what made me who I am, new way is what is happening today, how can I be effective in my relationships today. Loved the learning tools, and I really clicked with Kara. Great experience

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  • 5410 Powers Center Point Suite #210
    Colorado Springs , CO 80920

  • Mon-Fri:8AM-8PM
    Sat-Sun:8AM-4PM - Closed Sunday