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Play therapy uses play to communicate with and help children. Play therapy is useful for children because they naturally express themselves for play, and because they may not be able to express themselves verbally (using their words) as would be required for other types of therapy such as "talk therapies." Play therapy can be delivered by any mental health professional that has received sufficient training in it.

 

In Canada, it is preferable (though not always possible) to have a professional who has official training approved by the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy.

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A online directory of qualified therapists in who offer Reduced Rate and Sliding Scale services in Canada. Serving Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, and beyond. more
Special Services During Pandemics (e.g. COVID/Corona), Disasters and Related Emergencies
Counsellors and Therapists are available if you are looking for some support with feelings of isolation, loss, strained relationships, work challenges, addictions, or anything else. Please reach out if you need someone to talk to.
ON, Canada
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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The Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy (CAPT) is a professional association that provides training and practice standards for for child and play ... more
24 Hayes Avenue, Guelph, ON, N1E 5V5 Map
1-519-827-1506
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Regulatory body that provides membership, certification, training and clinical supervision for Play Therapists and students locally for Canadians. Play Therapy International affiliated. more
466 Wellington Street, London, ON, N6A 3P8 Map
519-204-8885
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Thrive Occupational Therapy
Halifax, NS, B3L 2A6 Map
902-943-3449
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
Accepting patients: Yes
All ages
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2920 Kingsview Blvd SE, Airdrie, AB, T4A 0A9
403-899-3223
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
Accepting patients: Yes
All ages
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44-46 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS, B2T 1V1 Map
902-461-8133
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
4 years and up
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Changing Steps
40 Water Street., Pictou, NS, B0K 1H0 Map
902-301-9192
Area Served: Northern Nova Scotia
All ages
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