Play Therapy

Play Therapy is an approach to mental health counseling that promotes the use of play to process thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Play Therapy is defined by the APT as “the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained Play Therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optima growth and development” Play Therapy has become widely recognized as one of the most indispensible treatment modalities for young clients.  There is no approach to child counseling that has been proven more effective.

Play Therapy should be provided by mental health professionals who have met the established required education, licensure and advanced specialized training and supervision in Play Therapy. At CoVa, we have clinicians who have met the required education and experience to become a Registered Play Therapist, and we are one of the few providers who enjoy a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor on staff as well. One of the core values at CoVa is to stay up-to-date on Play Therapy training so we can provide our youngest clients with the best treatment for mental wellness possible.  We are also very thankful to host the best, researched based Play Therapy room available in the Hampton Roads.


“You Can Discover More About A Person in an Hour of Play than in a Year of Conversation”. Plato