Although adolescents may be resistant to attend play therapy because they believe they are “too old to play”, what they may not realize that as we grow older, we continue to play in different ways. For example, therapy with adolescents may involve listening to their favourite music, art, photography or making collages. However, since adolescents are typically better able to express themselves through conversation than young children, therapy will also involve a lot talking through issues and conflicts being faced. Adolescence is a stage of forming ones identity, experimenting with behaviours and self-discovery. Therapy is a wonderful tool to provide an adolescent with during this stage of development especially if there are additional environmental stressors.
Play2Heal also offers individual counselling to adults or parents struggling with their children. Due to ethical concerns however, a parent and a child cannot be seen simultaneously for individual therapy.