Similarly to adults, most children experience struggles across the span of their lives. Sometimes they experience challenges following the death of a loved one, starting a new school, or the separation or divorce of parents. Or perhaps they are experiencing difficulty make friends or struggle with aggression in the school or home setting. If you or other significant individuals in a child’s life, such as a teacher, are concerned about your child’s behavioral, emotional, or social functioning, play therapy may be an effective solution. Play therapy is the most appropriate treatment for helping children between the ages of 3-9 years old work through and process complex emotions and behaviors. Play therapy will also help you as a parent gain a better understanding of what your child is experiencing and how you can best meet their needs.