Play is to the child what talking is to the adult.

It's a way to express feelings, build confidence, explore relationships, describe experiences, disclose wishes, and build self esteem. 

Play Therapy is a method of therapeutic treatment often used for children between the ages of 2-12. The child's session time is spent in a playroom which includes

a variety of toys which function as the the child's "words." Children use these toys

to express themselves and to work on their issues through play, their "language."

Most children love to come to the playroom where they can develop a trusting relationship with the therapist while they do what they do best - play!

Belle Heneberger is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Registered Play Therapist (RPT) in private practice with over 25 years experience in the mental health field. She works with adults, couples, and families, as well as with children ages 2-12.  She welcomes any questions you might have about counseling for your children, yourself, or your family.

(For information about Belle's counseling practice working with adults, couples and adolescents,

see her website thinkingoptions.com)

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Belle Heneberger, RN, LMHC, RPT    3350 Pine Valley Drive, Sarasota, FL  34239     phone 941-926-9262     fax 941-706-2461