Play therapy is a therapeutic approach aimed primarily at kids aged 3 to 12. By expressing their lives through play, their natural mode of being, kids can learn how to express themselves in healthier ways while discovering positive problem-solving methods. The play therapy process begins with an initial intake interview to gather information about the child. Then the therapist encourages the kid to play with specific types of toys or games or participate in certain activities that promote self-expression and teaches positive behaviors. This therapeutic method is ideal for kids undergoing or witnessing stressful life events like domestic violence, abuse, trauma, or an upsetting change in their environment. Play therapy is also suitable for kids with academic or social problems, behavioral disorders, anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorders, or autism. Play therapy usually occurs weekly for about 20 sessions.