Play therapy is a gift for parents and children alike.
For children they have an opportunity to build a safe and trusting relationship with an adult that is all their own. From the very first visit it's made clear that this is their process, and they are the leaders. The child doesn’t need to have goals or strategies around this time; they are naturally drawn to where they need healing and support. Our specially designed playrooms and play therapists provide the right elements to create a container allowing for shifts from chaos and destruction to creation and control. This relationship focuses solely on what the child wants and needs to experience and have reflected back to them in order for deep positive growth and change to occur.
For parents, you can feel comfortable knowing your child’s therapist has received special training and that your child’s process is being tracked with research approved assessments. Parent sessions will allow you to voice some of the challenges you have in supporting or understanding your kiddo, and at that time your child's therapist will be able to both feel and express how your child processes and reacts to different situations. An added bonus will be having the pleasure of bringing your kiddos somewhere they actually want to go, and feel drawn to.
Additional information about Play Therapy at The Clarity Clinic can be found in the video links below:
- What Sets Our Play Therapy Apart?
- How Many Sessions Will My Child Need?
- This Is So Much More Than Just Play
- What Does Non-Directive Play Therapy Look Like In The Playroom?
Frequently Asked Questions:
- What Is Child-Centered Play Therapy?
- What is the difference between Play Therapy and Talk Therapy?
- How does Play Therapy work?
- Are you worried your child doesn’t feel empowered?
- Do they have behavioural or emotional issues?
- Do they lack self-confidence or self-esteem?
- Have they experienced a trauma or loss?
Meet Our Play Therapists
Caroline Campbell – M.Psych., RP (Qualifying), PsyD (in progress)
Hi I’m Caroline, I offer a playful therapeutic approach that is warm, caring, encouraging and empathetic to children’s unique needs, worldview, creativity, and resilience. I’m extremely passionate about my work and am constantly expanding my skills to better help my clients because I strive to therapeutically support children and their families to overcome the challenges […]
Shannon Falkingham – MACP, RP (Qualifying)
Hi, I’m Shannon! My passion and purpose is to help teens, tweens, kids and young adults shift out of whatever they’re struggling with so they can begin to find their voices, and learn to fully love and accept themselves for exactly who they are. Whether struggling with depression, anxiety, self-harm, or relational skills, it’s important […]
Julia Rushlow – MACP, RP, CPT, Practice Co-Owner
Hi, I’m Julia! I support children and youth to express and heal at their level and their pace using therapeutic play, art and sand, allowing change to occur with or without verbal communication. I specialize in helping clients feel heard, appreciated and understood by reflecting back thoughts, emotions and actions I see, allowing an opportunity […]