What is

Play Therapy?

Primary Issues Addressed in

Play Therapy

​​Play therapy is a form of psychotherapy primarily used with children between the ages of 2 and 10 years old. Play therapy creates a safe environment where a child experiencing difficulties can express and process these experiences through their natural language - play. While adults are generally able to talk about their problems and issues, children usually don't have the same ability to put words to their feelings or experiences. During play therapy toys are viewed as the child's words and play is considered the child's language. In the playroom, every toy has a specific purpose designed to help a child feel safe and free to be themselves so that play themes can emerge. With the assistance of a trained play therapist, children are able to play out their experiences and work toward resolving their issues and challenges. 

​​​Play Therapy Center of Oxford, LLC

​​All children (and adults) experience various life struggles and challenges from time to time.  Play therapy can be beneficial to most children dealing with just about any issue, whether it is mild, moderate, or severe. For some children, play therapy may be more effective in combination with additional services and interventions. When deciding whether play therapy services are appropriate for your child, it is important to consider the following questions:

  • Are my child's issues ongoing?
  • Do these issues affect my child's day-to-day functioning?
  • Is my child's behavior getting worse and not better as time passes?


If the answers to these questions are "yes" or "usually," then play therapy may be appropriate. 

1202 Office Park Drive Suite A
Oxford, MS  38655
Phone: 662-638-3707
Fax: 662-234-3535
Email:
carol@playtherapyoxford.com

Carol Langendoen, LCSW, Ed. S., RPT

Would Play Therapy Benefit My Child?

  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Anger
  • Autism Spectrum (Mild-Moderate)
  • Developmental Delay (Mild-Moderate)
  • Child Abuse/Maltreatment
  • Trauma
  • Adjustment Issues
  • ADHD
  • Divorce
  • Medical Diagnosis
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Tantrums/Behaviorally Acting Out​