Clients of any age can benefit from play therapy, and the use of play among adolescent and adult clients is increasing. In fact, some of the best sessions I have had with adults have incorporated elements of play therapy. However, play therapy is especially helpful to children ages 3 through 12 years old because young children struggle to express themselves verbally and play therapy builds on the natural way that children interact with the world around them.

Play therapy helps children:

  • Become more responsible for their behaviors.
  • Decrease misbehavior and acting out by developing new solutions to problems.
  • Develop respect and empathy.
  • Learn to understand and express their emotions.
  • Interact more positively with their families.
  • Build positive self-esteem.


Call now to find out how you or someone you love can benefit from play therapy!

When we confront problems in the clinical play therapy setting using tools such as the sand tray, clients find healthier solutions. It allows clients to change the way they feel toward, think about, and resolve their problems. Even severe problems can be addressed in play therapy, and long-term solutions can be discovered, practiced, mastered, and adapted into everyday life.

Who benefits from Play therapy?

Play is an enjoyable activity that brightens our outlook on life and elevates our spirits. It expands self-knowledge, self-expression, and self-efficacy. Play relieves stress, connects us in a positive way to other people, stimulates creativity, and regulates emotions. As a play therapist, I use the healing power of play to help clients express what is troubling them when they lack the words to express their thoughts and feelings.

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(909) 643-5718

LORI CROSBY, MFT, RPT

How does play therapy work?

Marriage & Family Therapy

MFT #89606

(909) 643-5718

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How does play therapy benefit a child?

REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

My name is Lori Crosby, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Lic #89606) and a Registered Play Therapist. My mission is to bring healing to children, teens, and adults through the power of play.

LORI CROSBY, MFT, RPT