Have you noticed your child struggling to express himself or
herself appropriately?

Is he or she acting out at home, school or in the community?

Has your son or daughter experienced something traumatic or significant in their life?

Parents and caregivers, would you like to learn how to more effectively communicate with your children and help them thrive?

Play Therapy is a highly effective treatment modality that can help.

Child counselors and play therapists utilize play therapy to help children express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to express their thoughts and feelings (Gil, 1991).

In play therapy, toys are like the child’s words and play is the child’s language (Landreth, 2002).

Specific toys are introduced in the playroom, including toys that are considered nurturing, aggressive, real life or creative. When a child chooses a certain toy from a certain category, the play therapist gains knowledge about what issues a child may be struggling with, and by utilizing these toys therapeutically, a child begins to process these issues through their play.

Play therapy can be used to address issues of anxiety, depression, anger, grief and loss, divorce and separation, crisis or trauma, physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, ADHD, autism and behavioral issues.

Learn more about play therapy by viewing: Play Therapy Works! (click the link to view a video)

Wendy Q. Durant is a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Several of the staff at DuraCARE Counseling are Play Therapists in Training and would be highly effective in helping you and your family.


To learn more about our program, please call 504-327-5753 ext 101 or email info@duracarecounseling.com