Theraplay is an evidence-based dyadic child and family therapy developed for any professional working to support healthy child/caregiver attachment. Theraplay uses practitioner guidance to create playful and caring child-adult interactions. Theraplay focuses on four essential qualities found in healthy parent-child relationships: structure, engagement, nurture and challenge. Through Theraplay, caregivers will learn to play with their child in a way that establishes felt safety and supports the development of positive self-esteem for both child and caregiver.

Increase child’s sense of felt safety/security; Increases social engagement; Expands arousal regulation; Supports the development of positive self-esteem for both the child and the parent.