Therapy Games for Kids: 100 Activities to Boost Self-Esteem, Improve Communication, and Build Coping Skills (Paperback)

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Teach kids mental health skills with fun and games

Play therapy is a powerful tool. It enables kids to grow and heal under the guise of having fun. This book makes it easy for counselors and caregivers alike to practice this therapeutic approach. It's filled with a variety of entertaining activities, all designed to help kids ages 8 to 12 learn how to cope with the highs and lows of life.

What makes this a standout among therapy books for kids:
  • Exploration of common issues—Use this book to address a range of challenges facing kids today, including anxiety, bullying, self-esteem, and grief.
  • Fun for everyone—Discover 100 exciting games that feature an array of physical, imaginative, and artsy activities, guaranteeing you'll find something that appeals to every child.
  • Productive play—Keep kids engaged with tips that ensure successful game play as well as discussion questions that emphasize the aim of each exercise.

Help children boost their communication and coping skills with Therapy Games for Kids.

About the Author

CHRISTINE KALIL, LICSW, RPT, is a licensed independent clinical social worker and registered play therapist based in Washington, DC. She is the founder of DC Play Therapy, a private practice that provides psychotherapy to kids, adolescents, and adults. Christine studied psychology at the University of Virginia and has been working as a therapist since 2006. To learn more, visit

Praise For…

"A must-have resource for any therapist working with children. Christine Kalil shares a wide array of fun and creative activities to help therapists and caregivers connect with children and bolster their emotional development and resilience." —Christine Cantner, PsyD, licensed clinical psychologist

"Therapy Games for Kids is a must-read for any caregiver or provider looking to build emotional intelligence, self-esteem, resiliency, and more in the children in their lives. Relying on her 15 years of experience as a child therapist, Christine Kalil has created an invaluable resource that is wildly creative and fun, and will undoubtedly engage even the most stubborn kids in the therapeutic process without it ever feeling like therapy. With the rise of mental health disorders in children over the recent years, this brilliant collection of activities couldn't come at a better time." —Kelly Case, LCSW

"Christine's years in the field, working with children in a variety of settings, are condensed and crystallized into a wonderful, easy-to-use resource. It addresses important topics such as building self-esteem, being mindful, and guiding children through big emotions. You are sure to find something that will help your children." —Ian Mothorp, MS, national certified counselor

Product Details
ISBN: 9781638787310
ISBN-10: 163878731X
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: May 31st, 2022
Pages: 136
Language: English