MARQUETTE - Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula offers play therapy services. Using games, activities, puppets, artwork, pretending and sand play, licensed mental health professionals allow children - and sometimes adults - to express their feelings about issues that they find difficult to verbalize.
This type of psychotherapy is an established and important mode of mental health treatment for clients of Catholic Social Services in Marquette and Escanaba.
The Association for Play Therapy, a national professional organization which provides members with research, training and credentialing, states that play therapy is especially appropriate for children ages 3-12 but can also benefit teens and adults.
It can be used for multiple mental health conditions, including anger management, grief, loss, family dissolution and trauma.
For more information, or to request services, call the Deacon Dan Powers at 227-9116, the Marquette office at 227-9119, Elizabeth Moberg in the Escanaba office at 786-7212 or the Iron Mountain office at 774-3323, or www.cssup.org.
Services are available to all, regardless of faith, and offers a sliding scale to those with limited ability to pay. More information about play therapy is available at www.a4pt.org.