Family therapy is a mode of counseling that involves working with families in an intimate working relationship to nurture change and development. Families seek counseling services for a host of concerns, including parenting skills training, improved family communication and functioning, and education and training for blended families.
Play therapy involves the use of play to communicate with children and to help children learn to solve problems change behaviors, or process a difficult or traumatic event. Play therapy often includes just the therapist and the child, but it may also include others such as a parent, sibling, or an entire family. Play therapy works by creating a safe and accepting atmosphere where children can explore and express their needs and feelings openly. Play is how children learn about the world and how it works, and it the medium in which they learn to express themselves, and develop their physical, mental, and social skills.