Expressive Therapy provides child-centered expressive therapy, art therapy, play therapy, family therapy, occupational therapy, Learn to Play (L2P) assessments, psychology, speech therapy, and counselling for children and young people across South Australia.
Expressive Therapy could be the answer
We provide a range of therapies which helps children express their thoughts and feelings through the creative and play-based approaches – tapping into your child’s natural way of communicating and expressing feelings.
Creative and play-based approaches are well-recognised and evidence-based, and suited to children with a developmental age of 3-16 yrs. Through therapy children are able to identify, work through, and resolve emotional conflicts that are too painful or too difficult to express verbally, or may be outside conscious awareness.
At Expressive Therapy SA we help children explore their feelings and process their experiences, enabling them to cope better in the future, feel happier, resolve complicated feelings, develop emotional literacy, improve self-confidence and resilience and build positive relationships.
At Expressive Therapy SA we are skilled at assisting children communicate feelings or experiences they may find hard to put into words, as such we welcome, less verbal & non-speaking clients.
Why choose Expressive Therapy SA?
Sometimes children need extra support to manage difficult times or a traumatic event or a developmental delay. Expressive Therapy SA can help children in a similar way that counselling can help adults.
Additionally, we are evidence-based, research informed, highly experienced and children really like us!
Expressive Therapy can help with:
Big behaviours, anger, tantrums
Trauma, family violence, accidents
Non / less verbal children, selective mutism
Divorce, bereavement, illness
School stress, bullying
Autism, sensory modulation, ADHD
How we work
Expressive Therapy SA use play-based and creative activities in a therapeutic environment, with the support of a registered and trained professional. Your child does not need to have done these activities before, or have any particular skills or knowledge.
Although sessions may look like play, Expressive Therapist SA therapists are registered allied health professionals, here to help resolve emotional distress and achieve optimal mental wellness. Children often do enjoy therapy sessions, even though they may be working through difficult issues.