Children experience a lot of the same emotions as adults, but as children, they often don’t understand these emotions let alone have the ability to state what’s wrong when something's wrong. They also don’t have the life experiences that help adults in coping with emotions. Sometimes when parents avoid children’s emotions, it can actually keep the child stuck in pain and turmoil. Child therapy often called “play therapy” focuses on helping children communicate their feelings and experiences through play. Play therapy provides children a vehicle for self-acceptance while communicating emotional difficulties. Wendy has worked extensively with the Gary Landreth methods and interventions in child-centered play therapy (http://cpt.unt.edu).