Therapy for children, teens and adults
*Individual Therapy *Play Therapy *Family Therapy
Virginia Allen, LCSW
920 Second St NO, LA 70130
(504) 503-8280 or
What is Play Therapy?
This method of therapy is used with the child individually and /or the parent and child together interactively (filial play therapy). It is effective in diagnosing underlying issues going on with the child, and then treating them. Play therapy entails playing with games, puppets and various toys to help the child express feelings openly and honestly, including anger, sadness and hurt. This modality allows therapists to guide children in working through issues and learning new tools to better cope with life or family situations. Filial play therapy also helps to strengthen the parent/child relationship. Since children often express themselves and interpret life through play, it is through this mode that they feel the most comfortable in processing their emotions.
Play therapy area/office
Some of the toys and games used in play therapy.