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What is play therapy?

When children engage in play therapy they are often provided a variety of play materials in a safe and supportive environment. Children may feel less threatened, and be more likely to express their true feelings in the context of play.  Therapists can analyze children’s conflicts and repetitive themes.  By using play, therapists teach children ways of coping with their frustrations and working through their conflicts. 

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