Play within a positive environment has been proven to help children explore their feelings, process their experiences and reach their full potential.
Because the brain keeps growing and forming new neural links, positive experiences can help heal trauma and improve other conditions – including autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety and depression – by improving neural integration. One of the most effective ways to provide that positive support for children is through non-verbal activities – like play.
Our approach is non-directive. That means we don’t ‘guess’ what therapeutic activity will be most helpful for a child. Instead we let each child guide us, through their play and ways of interacting, to the exact source of their issue.
At Play Therapy Melbourne, we use an evidenced-based approach to promote neural integration, support nervous system regulation and help re-pattern children’s nervous systems. Our dedicated team of qualified mental health professionals are guided by their understanding of interpersonal neurobiology and the nervous system.
We have been delivering quality therapeutic and evidence-based support for children and families since 2010 and are really proud of our work with many leading organisations across Victoria. We’re also proud of the work we do through our Giving Back Program, which connects children and families most in need to therapeutic support.