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Starting Play therapy

What is play therapy?

Play therapy is a therapeutic technique used for children and young teens. It involves the use of toys, art, and games to help young individuals process mental health challenges they encounter throughout their childhood like trauma, behavioral problems, divorce, or bullying.

How does play therapy work?

Thriveworks play therapists in Wyomissing work with young individuals to help them express themselves, release stress and other emotions, learn about their emotions, and heal from difficult experiences by using toys, games, and art to work through these issues in more digestible and accessible formats.

Is play therapy conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks therapists in Wyomissing conduct play therapy both in person and virtually through online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you and your child.

How long does play therapy last?

Play therapy, on average, can take around 20 sessions to effectively address a young individual’s mental health concerns. However, therapy is a very individualized process, meaning that more or fewer sessions might be required depending on the client’s condition and symptoms.

Need more help deciding?

Play is your child’s work. It’s their language and how they often communicate. Therefore, play therapy is a safe, natural, fun and enjoyable medium to use with your child. Research has demonstrated that there are many therapeutic benefits to play therapy. Your child will love it.

What Types of Problem Can Play Therapy Help My Child With?

Play therapy is one of the most preferred methods of treatment for many children ages 3-12. It builds on the natural way that children learn, communicate, and express themselves. Here is a sampling of some of the difficult issues that play therapy can help your child with:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Chronic Illness
  • Death
  • Divorce
  • Anger
  • ADHD

How Does Play Therapy Work?

Play therapy is a structured form of counseling using play as the primary source of assessment and intervention. Play can be directive or non-directive. It can help counselors assess and understand your child’s problem by watching your child play or it can help address those hard issues by using toys to facilitate growth and development. Play therapy can help children explore their issues, express their feelings, communicate with others, resolve conflicts, relieve stress, help regulate emotions, develop coping skills, increase social skills, decrease aggression, and develop problem solving skills. Some of the mediums used in play therapy include dolls, puppets, games, sand, art, and music. Research has found that there are many curative and healing factors inherent in play. Sometimes even family members will be involved in the play and learn strategies and techniques to use with their children.

How Can Thriveworks-Wyomissing Help?

At Thriveworks-Wyomissing, a child counselor who is trained in using play therapy techniques will meet with you and your child to see if play therapy is the right treatment of choice for your family. We understand how precious your child is. Let’s have fun while learning. Let’s get started with the power of play. Let the games begin!

Let’s get your child “thriving!”

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Wyomissing therapists and counselors accept 43 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth Medicare Advantage

  • AmeriHealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Wyomissing
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.7 Learn about verified reviews
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I really like my therapist and she is helping me deal with a stressfull situation
Mary Feb 2024
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mary Feb 2024
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I am pleased to have someone I can tell how I am feeling that I would not express to family or friends. The medication helps me to get a better night sleep and helps me feel better the following days and to cope throughout the days that follow.
Read more I am pleased to have someone I can tell how I am feeling that I would not express to family or friends. The medication helps me to get a better night sleep and helps me feel better the following days and to cope throughout the days that follow.
Margaret Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Thriveworks is so easy to use and has been so helpful connecting me to a therapist on a regular basis. The ease of use makes it easy for me to come back, find my therapist, and schedule the next appointment.
Read more Thriveworks is so easy to use and has been so helpful connecting me to a therapist on a regular basis. The ease of use makes it easy for me to come back, find my therapist, and schedule the next appointment.
Pauline Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I'm very fortunate to have gotten such a great Therapist Lauren Lowe. She is a very good listener and helps me with my anxiety. Lauren gives me ideas how to manage the anxiety. I see her every Wednesday afternoon and go over what has happened for the week to help me cope with things I have problems with. I look forward to see her and all the help she has given me. I rate her very highly as a Therapist.
Read more I'm very fortunate to have gotten such a great Therapist Lauren Lowe. She is a very good listener and helps me with my anxiety. Lauren gives me ideas how to manage the anxiety. I see her every Wednesday afternoon and go over what has happened for the week to help me cope with things I have problems with. I look forward to see her and all the help she has given me. I rate her very highly as a Therapist.
Judy Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I took my preteen child there, who did not want to go at all and after 1 session my child was willing to go back, reporting the counselor was so nice! I instantly saw a change in my child, we will continue to attend throughout the summer to continue to make progress. When we arrived, I instantly felt comfortable in this calm environment. I recommend this office to anyone.
Read more I took my preteen child there, who did not want to go at all and after 1 session my child was willing to go back, reporting the counselor was so nice! I instantly saw a change in my child, we will continue to attend throughout the summer to continue to make progress. When we arrived, I instantly felt comfortable in this calm environment. I recommend this office to anyone.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wyomissing is located next to Berkshire Heights Playground on 4 Park Plaza, off of N 6th St. We’re near Park Plaza Office Center, and we share a building with John Keiser, Weikel Realty Group, and Spherion.

Phone number

(610) 890-6746

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
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