Many children go through a time in life where they seem to struggle in school and at home. For some children, they may react differently to transitions such as the birth of a sibling, divorce, a move or a death in the family. If children experience emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, they frequently are more able to heal from this event with the help of a therapist.

Child therapy is a mental health intervention for children vary with respect to the problem being addressed and to the age and other individual characteristics of the child. The treatment for children involves a combination of play therapy, sandplay therapy and verbal therapy and a child-centered yet active approach therapy. The therapist creates a free and protected space for the child so that the child can explore difficult material in an environment that feels non-threatening. The therapist uses carefully chosen play materials to encourage identification and expression of feelings.