What are the educational backgrounds of the therapists at PTIC? At the Play Therapy Institute of Colorado, we are dedicated to making sure that your child receives the best care possible. We hire a select group of highly trained therapists who are in the process of finishing their Master’s Degrees in counseling. We also hire therapists who have earned their Master’s Degree and are Licensed and have begun to work toward being a Certified Play Therapist. In addition, all our therapists are trained in Synergetic Play Therapy. Our selection process for therapists is highly rigorous.
What can I expect the process to look like when I call the Institute? When you call the Institute, please leave a message with times that would work for you to discuss your child and the possibility of play therapy. You will then receive a call from the intake coordinator, who will be happy to help you make the best decision for you and your family. The coordinator can answer any questions you have about the nature of how Synergetic Play Therapy works and how it would benefit your child based on your concerns. Once you’ve decided to move forward, the coordinator will match you and your child with one of our therapists, based on the nature of your concerns as well as your scheduling parameters.
How do I know if my child is a good candidate for play therapy? All children (and adults!) could benefit from some extra emotional support at various times in their journey. There isn't an issue that would not be appropriate for play therapy. If additional supports are needed, your therapist will let you know and work with you to find a great resource.
How often should I anticipate bringing in my child to therapy? Or, How long will it take to “fix” my child? This all depends on what your kiddo needs. There is a good case to be made that coming in weekly for a period of time is helpful so that the child can get to know what play therapy is like and the relationship becomes strong enough for healing to happen. Once this initial period has happened, some parents opt to reduce session to twice per month or less.
How much will it cost? Do you offer fee reductions? Do you take insurance or medicaid? Our regular fees are $100-$70 per therapeutic hour. If this does not work for your budget, we do have scholarship money available to help with reduced fees. Please call the Institute to discuss a fee structure that would work for your unique needs. We do not accept payment via insurance or Medicaid at this time.
What do the therapy rooms look like? Our play therapy rooms are warm and inviting with a wide assortment of toys, games, and sensory objects useful for exploring.
What if my child is too shy, rambunctious, etc? There is no child too shy or too rambunctious for play therapy. In fact, Synergetic Play Therapy is uniquely created to meet kiddos exactly where they are as they move toward healing, integration, and greater inner peace.
Do you offer evaluations and/or medicine? We do not offer diagnostic evaluations or prescribe medications but we would be happy to discuss your needs and point you in the right direction towards trusted referrals.