Play Therapy: All You Need to Know

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Play therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach that is used to help children explore life and their surroundings freely. Play therapy uses play to help deal with psychological issues that a child might be experiencing. This form of psychotherapy is mainly geared towards children ages 2-13, to help them communicate, explore suppressed emotions, address unresolved trauma, and…

Somatic Therapy: Exploring Mind & Body Psychology

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Somatic therapy is a holistic psychotherapeutic approach that is used to help treat or alleviate symptoms of different mental and physical illnesses. Holism is the idea of wholeness. In therapy, this means that for a person to be completely healed, they must be treated as a whole, to include every aspect of their being –…

What is Art Therapy and How Can It Help?

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Creation, exploration, and creativity are all signs of a mentally healthy brain. However, a lot of us may not use these skills or values often, if at all. If we were to utilize these ideas and skills more often, how may that improve our mental and physical health? In more traditional therapies, utilization and identification…

Understanding Animal-Assisted Therapy

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Animal-assisted therapy, also known as animal therapy or pet therapy, has become popular in mainstream psychotherapy practice and for good reason. It works. Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) has proven to be clinically useful for several populations and issues. Although it seems “new”, animals have unofficially been in the therapy room for a long time. It might…

What is Music Therapy?

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Music is apart of everyday life. It can help you stay motivated during a grueling workout or relieve boredom on a long commute. Have you ever noticed how a certain song always seems to make you feel good, sad, or nostalgic? That is because music has a profound effect on our mood. An upbeat tune…