Kids make sense of the world through play so when something has happened in their lives, play therapy offers an alternative to talking about it. Play IS a child's language. Play therapy is a way for children and adolescents to process painful feelings and experiences in a non-threatening, safe environment. The goal is to resolve issues in the child's life and provide a conducive envrionrment for developmental, emotional and behavioural growth. Sometimes parents can be involved in play therapy, depending on the needs of the child.