Not Just for Kids: Adults Welcome!
Our staff at Playful Awareness understands the importance of letting loose and having some fun. We all get stressed out from time to time and need a little break. Play “shapes the brain, opens the imagination and invigorates the soul” (Dr. Stuart Brown, M.D., author of PLAY).
If our staff had a nickel for every time an adult assumed play therapy is just for kids, we could offer our services for free! Play is about doing something enjoyable for its own sake, absent any agenda or goal besides having fun. Without play, music, art, movies, books, enjoyable activities, adulthood becomes dull, uninteresting and can be depressing.
Play therapy is a type of therapy where the trained therapist chooses specific engaging, playful therapeutic activities designed to help the client access and process emotions. We believe all people deserve to have their dreams come true and we want to help make it happen. Sometimes this involves helping clients process traumatic events, learn coping skills to manage issues with attention, depression, anxiety or developing meaningful relationships. We encourage a mind-body-spiritual approach to finding solutions and helping our clients live fulfilling lives.
We appreciate and respect various theoretical approaches; however we have found our clients, children and adults, seem to do better when engaging, sensory interventions are integrated into the services we provide.
Many clients request our services to treat the following issues:
Abuse and Neglect
Autism Spectrum Issues
Borderline Personality Disorder
Black and white thinking