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Art Therapy & Play Therapy

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Being a kid can be hard when you’re navigating social, emotional, and behavioral changes. We’re here to help. We work with children and adolescents ages 3-20.

Art Therapy is a form of expressive therapy taking the creative process of making art to improve a person's mental and emotional well-being.

Play Therapy uses the natural act of playing as a way to help children communicate or express their feelings.

At Thrive we have highly educated and licensed professionals who can support your child with any challenge they are facing using talk therapy, play therapy or art therapy.


How do Art Therapy and Play Therapy work?

We use a combination of evidence-based treatments including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), play therapy, and art therapy.

The first session is between the parent(s) and the therapist, without the child. The purpose of this session is for us to gather information that will help us assess, diagnose, or treat your child.

The second session begins with the parent, child, and therapist. Confidentiality is discussed and the limits are established. After this occurs, the parent(s) are asked to wait in the reception while the therapist and child meet.

Parents play a crucial role in this process, so we are here to support you too. Learn more about our parenting services.


 How can Art Therapy or Play Therapy help my child?

  • Anger and aggression

  • Anxiety, stress, and persistent worry

  • Abuse

  • Bullying

  • Body image and self-esteem problems

  • Behavioral problems

  • Depression, sadness, or general unhappiness

  • Grief, loss, & bereavement

  • Parent-child relationship problems

  • Separation anxiety

  • Social difficulties

  • Self-harming & suicidal thoughts

  • School refusal

  • Trauma

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Get in touch to find out how we can help your child.

Contact us however you feel most comfortable, for example Whatsapp message us, or feel free to call us on +971 56 895 2347. You can also email or simply send us a query via our online form. Instagram message, Facebook chat… whatever works best for you!

Our goal is to make you comfortable.

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How ART & Play Therapy Can Help

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Art therapy is a proven way to help children of all ages open up and improve their well-being. We are here to support you and your family.

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