Play Therapy

Helping children

AERCS offers a dynamic interpersonal relationship between a child (or person of any age) a therapist and an RECE in the therapeutic space with the aim of helping the child (or person of any age) develop emotional awareness, safety in fully expressing and exploring self (feelings, thoughts, experiences, and behaviors) through play, the child’s natural medium of communication, for optimal growth an development.

We teach them mindfulness, positive thinking, emotional reflection and we help to build their resilience. We specialize in helping children find their passions, focus on their strengths and help them build self-confidence. We ensure that your child’s fundamental needs of being seen and heard are met. We practice self-regulation together identifying feelings and practising deep breathing strategies.

Our centre is set up to feel like home, providing them with a cottage feel country environment. We give them tools and a safe place to process and understand their emotions. We are committed to helping as many young children as we can because studies show that 70 percent of mental health problems have their onset during childhood or adolescence.

There is a reason why many forms of therapy dig back to our childhood for a greater understanding. We have a tendency to think our child is doing just fine, even when they may not be and it’s no one’s fault it’s just hard to know.

Play Therapy

There is no perfect way to parent but there are ways we can help the risk of mental health problems in our children and adolescence today.

We are here to help. Book an appointment today as we will design your child’s play-based therapy session based on their individual needs. When we play together children are in their most comfortable element, they feel like they are safe and they can trust us. This allows them the confidence to be vulnerable and express themselves to us.

Each session will be with a Therapist (MSW, CRPO) and assisted by Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) to help your child to feel as safe and comfortable as possible.

To learn more about our Play Based Therapy approach call us at 416-347-6445.

Expert Play Therapy in Toronto 

AERCS play therapy in Toronto is a type of treatment that focuses on children. Because kids may not be able to analyze their feelings or express problems to their significant adults, this is a concern. While it may appear to be just another game, our play therapy for Toronto people may be much more.

Playing time could be used by a skilled therapist to monitor and acquire insight into the child’s problems. Next, the therapist may assist the child in discovering emotions and coping with underlying trauma. Learners can understand new coping methods as well as how to redirect undesirable behaviors through play.

Our play therapists pay special attention to how a kid reacts when removed from his or her parent, how kids play individually, and how they behave when the caregiver returns. How a youngster engages with various sorts of toys and how they evolve from session to session can reveal a lot. They may use play to express their concerns and anxieties, as a calming tool, or to heal and resolve issues.

Perfect Child Support by Our Play Therapy Program

Our children’s play therapy program is similar to adult conversation therapy. Play is an integral element of a children’s future and is a typical part of childhood. When youngsters are unable to find the right words to convey their thoughts, AERCS therapists utilize play therapy programs to assist them to explain what is bothering them. Toys are just like the child’s language in play therapy and playing is the kid’s language. During our play therapy program sessions, the therapist and child create a pleasant and trusting relationship, which provides a secure emotional experience that is important for healing.

Our expert therapists can use play to help children acquire more helpful actions, comprehend their emotions, and get insight into resolving internal issues. Children are taught self-control, consciousness, how to share their emotions, problem-solving, communication skills, and how to adjust problem behaviors through our play therapy programs. The play therapy program at AERCS is good for children from 3 to 11 years old and can be used to deal with all kinds of concerns. 

Excellently Designed Play Therapy Program in Toronto

Our Toronto play therapy program is a type of psychotherapy that involves the use of play to discover and resolve psychological issues. That can be used on its own or in combination with other treatments and drugs, especially with children.

Toronto play therapy programs at AERCS usually last 30 to 60 minutes and occur once or twice a week. The number of sessions required is determined by the child’s response to this sort of therapy. This therapy can be done one-on-one or in groups.

There are two types of Toronto play therapy programs designed at AERCS: directed and nondirective. In the direct technique, our therapist will take the lead in the directed approach by suggesting the toys or activities that can be used in the lesson. With a specific purpose in mind, the therapist will direct the play.

The non-directive technique is less organized than the directive approach. The child is free to choose whichever toys and games they choose. They’re able to play how they like, with few rules or interruptions. The therapist will keep a close eye on things and participate as needed.

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