"When I am sad, I just think of what you would say and I feel better," 8-year-old Quinton* told his Children First therapist after a long week at school.
"It is sometimes tricky to tell how kids are responding to therapy," says J.C., a play therapy intern at Maria Droste. "Play is the language of children, and when an adult is simply present and tuned in to it, it helps them heal."
"This really brought home the idea that the changes we see in the playroom go into the world with them, and can really improve their lives.
*All names and identifying details have been changed to protect client privacy.