Winds of Change Therapeutic Services 

Play Therapy is a form of counseling or psychotherapy that uses play to communicate with and help people, especially children, to prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges. This type of therapy is to help clients with social integration, growth and development, emotional regulation and trauma resolution.

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Play Therapy is for:

Children who are dealing with:

  • Trauma,  Grief and loss due to death or divorce
  • Separation or general anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Coping with life changes (i.e. new baby, new parent, adoption, foster care, etc.)
  • Social isolation
  • Learning difficulties in school
  • Preparation for surgeries
  • Health concerns
  • Illness

Various types of play therapy are:  Sand Therapy, Art Therapy,  Direct Play and Indirect Play, Theraplay (attachment focussed),  Puppetry.

Benefits of Play Therapy

  • Self regulation
  • Alleviating inappropriate coping skills
  • Decrease in aggressive/acting out behaviours
  • Improved emotional adjustment of abused and neglected children
  • Improved emotional adjustment of sexually abused children and child witnesses to domestic violence
  • Improved emotional adjustment of children to divorced parents
  • Correction of poor reading performance
  • Decreased in mal-adaptive school behaviour
  • Reducing symptoms in depression in children
  • Improved self concept
  • Reduction of separation anxiety
  • Overall social and emotional adjustment

Parent Support

Parenting is the hardest job on earth. I have spent the last 15 years walking alongside parents to help them navigate the challenges childhood brings.  I provide one on one and family support to work through developmental concerns.  In homevisits occur dependent on the needs of the family. With training in a variety of parental programs and parent support groups, I provide comprehensive support in this area.  

Grief Counselling

We walk along those who are experiencing grief from loss due to death or divorce.

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