Positive changes occur when opportunities for new experiences exist. Rocky Mountain Counseling Services approaches therapy in innovative and creative ways. Not unlike medical doctors, specialties exist in the counseling field of practice. Our therapists have been trained by certified child and play therapists through the Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute and have expertise in child and family treatment.
“A child’s play is not simply a reproduction of what he has experienced, but a creative reworking of the impressions he has acquired.”Vygotsky
What is Play therapy ?
Play therapy is a therapeutic approach based on developmental principles. It is a process where the child chooses objects, symbols, or types of play to express their concerns and work through particular problems. Play therapists are trained to observe and facilitate the therapy process. The main goals, regardless of the issue, are to help children regain their former level of functioning, enhance self-esteem and build the child’s coping resources. It is ideally suited to children 3-12 years of age. Parents are considered extremely important partners in the therapy process and are invited to take on a number of roles. For more information on Play Therapy click here for a pdf information file. (you will need Adobe Reader)
RMPTI Interview Series
Interview with the Directors of Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute, Lorri Yasenik and Ken Gardner (former directors of RMPS), international trainers in play therapy.