Crawford County Memorial Hospital offers mental health counseling for children and families. These mental health services include the use of Play Therapy for child counseling. Play Therapy is a structured approach to therapy that builds on the normal learning processes of children. Therapists utilize play therapy to help children express what is troubling them. It also helps with the expression of thoughts and feelings. Overall, the outcome of counseling shows improved results in behavioral and emotional functioning. Through play, a therapist can help children learn more adaptive behaviors. Play therapy may also be of benefit to children as their thought processes mature and to help resolve conflicts.
To learn more about the child and adult mental health services offered by CCMH, or to make an appointment to see a therapist, call the CCMH Medical Clinic - City Center at 712-263-5071.