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Providing Creative and Hands-On Therapeutic Interventions

Play Therapy

When working with children, Wilson’s Garden of Hope, LLC Play Therapy & Counseling Center engages them through play therapy. According to research, this method is useful in making children feel comfortable and safe enough to express their concerns and helping them handle most social, emotional, and behavioral problems.

Since children cannot fully express themselves through words yet, this technique gives them the opportunity to be heard. If you wish to learn more about play therapy and how we can help your child, call or email us in Augusta, Georgia.

We're proud to have an in-house Registered Play Therapy Supervisor and 2 additional clinicians pursuing their certification in play.

So what exactly is a Registered Play Therapist?

In our area, you'll meet a plethora of therapists that state they provide Play Therapy as an intervention. However, as a caregiver or parent, the real question for the clinician is, "Are you a Registered Play Therapist?" Not sure if the clinician is actually a Registered Play Therapist, visit here and type their name in the search box. At this time, there are only 3 Registered Play Therapists in the Augusta area.

In order to become a Registered Play Therapist, the clinician needs to complete the following:

1. Needs to be independently licensed in the state of practice, (i.e. Georgia or South Carolina), as a LPC, LCSW or LMFT.

2. Complete at least 150 Continuing Education hours in Play Therapy training.

3. Complete at least 35 hours of clinical supervision with a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor.

Staff Note:

*Our Executive Director, Shatisha M. Wilson, LPC, CPC-S, RPT-S, is a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor.*

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