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Helping Your Child Grow, Learn and Heal

Philosophy

At Healing Through Play our focus is on our clients, and providing them with a place of security, comfort and a supportive therapeutic atmosphere. Our belief is that all people are valuable and unique and have the potential for growth and the inner strength to succeed.

About Play Therapy

Healing Through Play is a Child focused therapy center. Our therapists are trained in Play Therapy techniques, which allow the children to process negative life events in smaller, more manageable pieces. With play being the major communication tool, children do not need to be verbal to benefit from this therapy.

Why Choose Play Therapy?

To Help Your Child Achieve their Potential

Play is the child’s language and …it expands self-expression, self-knowledge, self-actualization and self-efficacy.

Play relieves feelings of stress, connects us to people in a positive way, stimulates creative thinking and exploration, regulates our emotions, and increases self-confidence.

Play Therapy is beneficial for children who have experienced difficulty in school, family, social or community settings.

Benefits of Play Therapy

How Play Therapy Helps Your Child

  • Experience emotional regulation and responsibility for their actions.
  • Find new ways to express themselves more creatively.
  • Try find solutions to problems.
  • Increase their sense of self-worth.
  • Become more confident and accepting of others.
  • Experience emotion and express their feelings.
  • Become more respectful of others.
  • Empathize with other’s feelings.
  • Develop social interaction skills.
  • Interact better with family and peers.

Get help on any of these issues

Emotional Regulation

Low Self-Esteem

Behavioural Difficulties

Traumatic Events

Stressful Events

Grief and Loss

Need Help? Get in touch with Shannon Holmes

Symptoms that Indicate your Child Needs Play Therapy

Our Therapy Approach

Expressive Arts

Expressive arts therapy is the use of the creative arts as a form of therapy.

Person-Centered

Person-centred therapy allows children to take more of a lead in discussions.

Supportive Atmosphere

Providing a safe and comfortable environment for self-expression.

Working with Parents

Helping parents understand, learn and work with their children.

How to Register your  Child for Play Therapy?

Registering your child is very simple.  All you need to do is to call 905-230-5555 or email us if you prefer. You can use the contact form as well.

A Doctor’s Referral is NOT  required.

You can come in, get a quick tour and meet with the therapist before making a decision.

Some extended health care plans cover play therapy under psychotherapy. Check with your coverage carrier to find out if you are covered.

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About Our Therapist

Shannon Holmes is a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Play Therapist. Shannon is passionate about helping children and has a unique one-on-one approach for every child. She has helped several children and their families achieve successful outcomes through play therapy.

Virtual Tour

We are dedicated to helping your child achieve wellness.

Do you have questions about Child Play Therapy?

We have some answers! You can find the most common information parents or caregivers want to know on my FAQ page.