Dr. Tia Buchanan, M.A., NCCA LCCC, ABCST 13741, Rev., DMin.; M.A., M.S., CIT, CPT, CSSBB, NCC, LPCS/C, LAC, EMDRC Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor Candidate SC Licensed Professional Counselor (6810) Licensed Addiction Counselor (178) EMDR Clinician (+EMDRIA Professional Member) NCCA Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor (13741)
Dr. Tia Buchanan, M.A., NCCA LCCC, ABCST 13741, Rev., DMin.; M.A., M.S., CIT, CPT, CSSBB, NCC, LPCS/C, LAC, EMDRCLicensed Professional Counselor Supervisor Candidate SCLicensed Professional Counselor (6810)Licensed Addiction Counselor (178)EMDR Clinician (+EMDRIA Professional Member)NCCA Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor (13741)

Play in Therapy?!

Certified PT!

Play relieves feelings of stress and anxiety, connects us to others in positive ways, stimulates creative thinking and exploration, regulates emotions, and increases ego functioning and balance (APT, 2016).

Play stimulates practice of skills and roles required for mental well being.


Play is a child's language, and we speak that with them. Learning and development are fostered through play (APT, 2016).  Play therapy is the systematic use of a validated and reliable theoretical model that is used to establish an intra (deep relationship) personal connection to clients.



Why Play?

Play Therapy is a methological structured, theoretically based approach to therapy that builds on normal communicative and learning processes of children based in psychology and clinical practice. The healing aspects inherent in play are utilized in many ways. In play therapy, toys and items the therapist uses are the child's words and play is the child's language. Together, the child and Therapist build a therapy alliance for healing.


Play Therapy is a primary intervention or supportive therapy for:

  • Behavioral problems,  anger management, grief loss, divorce abandonment, crisis trauma;
  • Behavioral disorders, anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), autism or pervasive developmental, academic and social developmental, physical learning disabilities, conduct disorders.
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