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About Play Therapy

Play therapy is a developmentally appropriate approach to counseling young children.  This approach allows children to engage in therapy using their natural language, the language of play.  Children naturally play to process life situations, learn to cope with difficulties and learn new coping strategies.  Through play therapy, trained play therapist are able to use the therapeutic powers of play to help children move towards meeting their goals and ultimately thriving.

Play Therapy Works Video

Watch the "Play Therapy Works" video below to learn a little bit more about how play therapy works to help children thrive.  

Other Play Therapy Resources


Association for Play Therapy (APT)

Colorado Association for Play Therapy (CAPT)

Research Basis for Play Therapy

Community Resources

The following are additional resources in our community:

Safe 2 Tell Colorado

  • An anonymous way for students, parents, school staff and community members to report concerns regarding their safety or the safety of others (bullying, suicide, violence prevention)

  • 1-877-542-SAFE

Colorado Crisis Services

  • Colorado's statewide suicide and crisis response system including walk-in crisis centers, a 24/7 crisis telephone line, and more.

  • 1-844-493-8255

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