Child Play Therapy

Mercy Behavioral Center welcomes our new and wonderful Play Therapy room.

Child therapy in Miami

Child therapy in Miami

Play Therapy is a type of counseling or psychotherapy that uses play to communicate with and assist people, particularly children, to avoid or obtain resolution of psycho-social challenges.

Child Play Therapy

Child Play Therapy

Play Therapy can also be used as a tool of diagnosis. A therapist observes a client playing with different toys such as houses, dolls, etc to establish the cause of the disturbed behavior. The clinician examines pattern of plays and form of interaction to understand child‘s behavior both inside and outside the session. A wide body of literature has documented the effectiveness of play therapy, as a counseling model, in working with children and adolescents.

Child Play therapy

Child play therapy.

Child Therapy in Miami.

Our approach to treatment is to use play therapy as a type of desensitization or relearning therapy to change disturbing behavior, either systematically or in less formal social settings. These processes are normally used with children  with different difficulties such as ADHD, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Disruptive disorder, Learning disorders, and others but are also applied with other type of clients such as verbally-impaired persons,  slow-learners,  brain-injured, sexually abused victims, drug-affected persons or other issues. Through a safe and supportive process clients are able to explore their world, accessing hidden or previously unexplored areas by using this expressive and creative way of working by playing.

Comments & Responses

11 Responses so far.

  1. Adriana says:

    Hi would like to lnow if you provide play therapy at home! I have humana hmO
    Pleade get back to me for

    • We only provide therapy and service at our center at 705 East Le Jeune Rd, Hialeah, Fl 33010. Phone 305-883-5188 Monday to Friday 9am to 5 pm. We do also have case manager services but not for play therapy at home. If you have any questions give us a call we be happy to help.

  2. Shelton says:

    I am interested in this service where could I receive more information.

  3. Jenny says:

    Hello I am interested in getting a degree in Play Therapy and I was wondering if you guys allow volunteers to go over and observe and learn?
    Thank you

  4. Denise Moreno says:

    I’m interested in play therapy.

  5. Lindsey Tummons says:

    Hi my pediatrician referred me to you for my 4 year old son. I would like to try and schedule an appointment for him to see someone. Thank You

  6. Melanie N. Gomez says:

    Good afternoon,
    My name is Melanie Gomez and I am currently a student at Florida International University (FIU). I am a Psychology major taking a psychology required course called Psychology Career Development – PSY3024. I have a Final Project for this course and my professor is asking to locate and interview a person who holds the career I plan to pursue, and I am a studying to become a child psychologist with an interest in Play Therapy.

    I would like to interview whoever conducts Child Play Therapy for my project! I found this center online.

    Please let me know if I would be able to send the interview questions via email, the interview will be really simple. There are only about 5-6 questions. My project will be due on the 2nd week of November, but I would like to do the interview as soon as possible.

    Please get back to me as soon as you can, if I cannot do the interview then I would need to look elsewhere.

    If the psychologist/therapist is interested, please email me agreeing to do it. I know their schedule can be extremely busy, therefore conducting the interview via email would be ideal. I would appreciate it so much if he/she can help me out with my project!

    Have a wonderful day,
    Melanie Gomez
    Florida International University Student
    305-495-4620