In child therapy the emphasis is on play therapy. Larissa Ernst utilises Teddy Bear therapy to assist her younger clients. Parents are involved in parental guidance.
In dealing with younger clients , specifically those aged between 3 and 10, the emphasis falls on play therapy and more specifically, Teddy Bear Therapy. The choice of therapeutic intervention is determined by the kind of difficulty that the child is dealing with.
Parents are involved at all stages of this process and form a team with the therapist. This is a particularly effective form of therapy and tangible outcomes are usually achieved within a limited number of therapy sessions.