Wonders Counseling Blog

Why Messy Play is Healthy for Children

For some parents anxiety quickly rises when paint, play clay and sand are part of a child's play. Sadly, messy play is something a lot of parents don't allow. What we play therapists know is that getting messy is an essential part of children's healthy development....

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Managing Work & Career Stress

You know how fortunate you are to have a job and career that provides for your life and your family. At the same time the demands of the job can throw a lot of stress into the mix. Managing stress on the job is a skill and it can be helpful to have some strategies in...

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Play Therapy Training Resources

So you need play therapy training? When I was training to be a Registered Play Therapist I traveled to attend conferences in 10 different states to be trained in a variety of play therapy modalities. Today, there are so many MORE options. . . the world of play therapy...

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5 Basic Must Haves for the Play Room

Whether you have been practicing play therapy for a long time or you are just starting out, it can be very helpful to have a go-to list of items and supplies to either equip or re-stock your play room so you have everything you need when you need it! But what if you...

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Little Children – Great Teachers

 When I was starting out my career as a professional counselor years ago, I dove head first into developing a specialty working with preschool age children. I developed a program called P.E.E.P (preschool emotion education program) and implemented the program in two...

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