Clinical Definition: 

Play Therapy is the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development.

Public Definition:

Play Therapy is a form of counseling (or psychotherapy) by which licensed mental health professionals use play-based models and techniques to better communicate with and help clients, especially children, achieve optimal mental health.​​​​​​​


Here are the most Frequently Asked Questions​​​​​​​ regarding play therapy, how it works, who could benefit, and more!

Find a Play Therapist

Looking for a Play Therapist?  APT/KSAPT members offering play therapy services can be found by clicking on the link below!