What Kinds of Patients Do You See?

I work with couples. I work with kids. I work with individuals. I have groups, which helps people learn to deal in social settings. There’s play therapy. I had one little boy come in whose parents were getting divorced. I have all kinds of things to play with, and everything he did, they were attacking each other. The chess pieces were attacking each other. It was very clear that he was very angry and frustrated with what was going on in his life, without him saying, “Hey, this sucks. I’m pissed off at my parents.” He was, at the time, I think about 6 or 7, but I understood very quickly the amount of anger in this young man that he couldn’t express. That’s play therapy. ~ Rafael Sharón, NCPsyA, SCPsyA, Psychoanalyst in Princeton NJ

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