Play therapy is a structured, theoretically based approach to therapy that is strategically used to help children express what is troubling them. Play allows a safe psychological distance from their problems, which allows them to express their true thoughts and feelings in ways best suited to their developmental level. Research shows Play Therapy is beneficial for people of all ages. A positive relationship with the therapist provides a corrective emotional experience necessary for healing (Moustakas, 1997). Licensed professionals use play therapeutically to help clients better process their experiences and develop more effective strategies for managing their lives.