Play therapy is a type of counseling using play-based models and techniques to better communicate with and help clients, especially children, achieve optimum mental health. Play is the natural language of children. This form of working through their feelings is often a more comfortable format for children to engage in. With purposeful toys, props and activities, the child’s feelings come to the surface during play and they are able to work out their struggles with varied levels of support from the therapist. Children whom are more comfortable with a more traditional “talk therapy” will naturally integrate it into the play therapy sessions.