What is Play Therapy?

Clair Mellenthin

(KUTV) Salt Lake City - It's National Play Therapy Week, but do you know what Play Therapy is? Clair Mellenthin is a play therapist, and joined Kari & Brooke on Fresh Living to explain how play therapy works and who it's good for.

Clair writes:

"Many parents are confused with how Play Therapy works and why it is beneficial for children in therapy. Play is the language of childhood and the toys children use in therapy become their words and vocabulary. Play Therapy is most commonly used for children 3-12 years old, but is effective across the lifespan - even with adults! You can find a play therapist near you at utahplaytherapy.org/therapists/."

About Clair Mellenthin:

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S is a sought after supervisor, speaker, and trainer. Clair is the author of Play Therapy : Proven Strategies for Childhood Disorders, and My Many Colors of Me Workbook. In addition to being an experienced play therapist and professor, she frequently appears on local and national media as an expert on children and family issues.

You can learn more about Clair or schedule a session with her by going to ClairMellenthin.com or WasatchFamilyTherapy.com.