Art and Play Therapy are often used with younger children. A variety of art materials, toys and games are available for therapeutic purposes.
Children use play as a metaphor, which is how they communicate, express, and process their thoughts and feelings. Children can also get stuck. Having a safe space for them to come and “play” gives room for growth. EMDR can also be used with children in combination with art or play.
When I work with children, parents are actively involved in the process, and we meet regularly for collateral sessions.