Types of Therapy
Purposeful Play opportunities are designed to improve social skills, increase self-esteem, and foster a sense of trust and belonging.
All of the services at Purposeful Play Family Enrichment Center include a family component to support adults in using proven, effective strategies for interaction with children. In addition to this, we offer:
"Play allows us to develop alternatives to violence and despair; it helps us learn perseverance and gain optimism."
– Stuart Brown, MD
Therapy Descriptions & Information
Trust Based Relational Intervention
Focuses on attachment styles and children who have been through traumatic experiences. Non-punitive intervention focusing on redirecting to positive behaviours.
Focuses on playful interactions to increase resilience through nurturing, challenging and connecting.
Focuses on observing a child in play to gather information and is considered a non-directive approach.
Circle of Security
An attachment based evaluation system for parenting small children. Focuses on providing the child with a sense of security to improve attachment.
New take on traditional therapy involving the use of horses. Training focuses on exploring issues through the horse as a neutral object and regulating activities.
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Evidence-based behavior modification program that focuses on decreasing challenging behaviors while increasing listening and minding. For ages 2-7.
Trauma Informed Therapies
We offer a range of services such as EMDR, TF-CBT, TBRI that respect and address traumatic experience and recovery. Also available is music therapy informed drum circles.
An approach designed to promote calm, mental and physical regulation, used in addition to traditional therapy to aid in the development of coping skills. Click here to sign up for child yoga or here for adult yoga.
Art Therapy/Sand tray therapy
A creative form of therapy encouraging non verbal expression.