Play Therapy

The Compass Center is committed to assisting survivors of violence throughout the healing process. Play Therapy, offered through The Compass Center’s Survivor Empowerment Program, is offered to young survivors ages 3 to 12.

What can you expect in Play Therapy?

In Play Therapy, children will work with a Registered Play Therapist in a kid friendly space designed to be warm and welcoming. It’s a place where kids can process traumatic events in a safe environment. The therapist also works with children to assist them as they navigate their lives.
  • Boundaries: Kids learn how to enforce their boundaries and how to respect the boundaries of those around them.
  • Safety: Kids who have been abused are often at greater risk for further abuse. We work with children and their caregivers to make sure they are safe.
  • Understanding of one’s personal “bubble” and establishing how to enforce that bubble.

When is Play Therapy?

Play Therapy is offered to survivors either once every two weeks or once a month, depending on the survivor’s needs. The therapist works with care givers to find a time to meet that works for the family.

What does Play Therapy cost?

Thanks to our donors and volunteers, Play Therapy is completely free. Children are welcome to use our services for as long as they need, without ever needing to pay.

To make an appointment, please call 605-339-0116.