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Play Therapy

Toys - Play Therapy

Play Therapy provides a space for clients to explore and express their feelings through play and creative modalities. For children, play is a basic form of communication. They express their feelings and understanding of the world through their art, stories, and playful adventures.

Play therapy allows children to explore creative solutions to their problems and provides a safe space for them to be themselves. A variety of modalities may be used, including cognitive behavioural interventions, relaxation techniques, mindfulness practices, play, art, and communication and parenting strategies.

What to Expect:

The child, family, and I work together to meet the child's goals and needs. Play therapy taps into the creative resources of all involved. In the first session, I meet with the parents alone for the initial assessment, gathering information about the child, family, and mental health history. After the initial assessment, I woud meet with the child for individual play therapy sessions. Intermittent sessions with parents are scheduled on an as needed basis.

Important Note to Parents: If you are separated or divorced, informed consent must be obtained from both parents in order for play therapy and other psychological services to be provided.

If you are interested in Play Therapy, please call (902) 429-3303 to book an appointment.

Download .PDF of Consent/Intake Form for Play Therapy


Angela MacKay, M.Sc.
Psychologist, Writer, and Celtic Artist
Therapeutic Approach Health Centre
6156 Quinpool Road, Suite 102
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3L 1A3, Canada

Twitter: @AngelaDMac
Email: angela@halifaxhealth.ca