Play Therapy for Children - Help Your Child Thrive

Jan 13, 2020
Child Therapy


At Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc, we are dedicated to offering top-quality child therapy services in Ramapo and the surrounding areas. As a highly experienced child psychologist, Alison specializes in play therapy, providing children with a safe and nurturing environment to express themselves.

We understand that children experience unique challenges and may struggle to communicate their emotions effectively. Play therapy is an evidence-based approach that allows children to explore, process, and resolve emotional difficulties through play. Our goal is to support your child's mental health and well-being, helping them thrive in their daily lives.

Why Choose Play Therapy?

Play therapy is a powerful therapeutic technique that utilizes play as a means of communication for children. Through play, children can express their thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a non-threatening and natural way. This approach enables the child psychologist to gain insights into your child's inner world, allowing for effective assessment and treatment planning.

By engaging in play therapy, your child can develop essential life skills, improve emotional regulation, enhance social interactions, and build a positive self-image. Play therapy is particularly beneficial for children who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, behavioral challenges, or difficulties adjusting to major life changes.

Our Approach

At Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc, we tailor our play therapy sessions to suit your child's unique needs and developmental stage. Our child psychologist creates a warm and inviting environment where your child feels comfortable, encouraging them to express themselves freely through play.

During play therapy sessions, your child may engage in various activities such as role-playing, storytelling, arts and crafts, sandplay, or puppets. These activities provide a safe space for your child to explore their emotions, develop problem-solving skills, and gain a deeper understanding of their experiences.

Benefits of Play Therapy

1. Emotional expression:

Play therapy allows children to express and communicate their emotions in a natural and non-verbal manner. This process promotes emotional development, helping children learn to recognize, label, and manage their feelings effectively.

2. Social skills:

Through play therapy, children can improve their social skills by engaging in pretend play, cooperative activities, and building relationships with their therapist. They learn essential social interaction skills such as sharing, taking turns, and resolving conflicts peacefully.

3. Problem-solving:

Play therapy provides children with an opportunity to develop problem-solving skills as they encounter different scenarios during play. They learn to think critically, make decisions, and explore alternative solutions in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.

4. Self-esteem:

Through the therapeutic nature of play, children can enhance their self-esteem and develop a positive self-image. Play therapy encourages creativity, autonomy, and a sense of achievement, promoting confidence and resilience.

Contact Us Today

If you believe your child could benefit from play therapy, our child psychologist, Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc, is here to help. With her expertise and compassionate approach, she can guide your child towards emotional healing and growth.

Contact Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc today to schedule a consultation or learn more about our child therapy services. We are dedicated to nurturing your child's mental health and well-being.

Carl Gabriel
This therapy sounds like a great way for children to express themselves. I'll definitely consider it for my child's emotional development.
Nov 11, 2023
Laura Hutson
Interesting and helpful!
Oct 15, 2023