Marguerite McCarron and Associates

Phone: (905) 379-0042


Play Therapy

We can understand children better if we understand their play.  ‘Toys are words and play is conversation.’(Schaefer)  The therapist uses play materials within a safe, interpersonal relationship to assist the child become aware of and express their thoughts, feelings, motivations, wishes and worries.  Play therapy activities help children reduce fear and anxiety, increase empowerment and self-esteem and enhance problem-solving skills.

Caregivers’ involvement in the treatment process is key to the child’s progress. Foster, Adoptive or Kin parents will be included in the assessment phase and throughout the treatment process with regular feedback, parent support and coaching as required.  Parent-child sessions are also an integral part of the treatment process to help caregivers and children build better relationships