Family First Play Therapy Centre


Structured Sibling Visitation Sessions

This method of treatment is for siblings who have been separated due to foster care issues but need and want to continue to see each other.

Parent Counseling and Supports

Family First Play Therapy Centre offers parent support for foster, adoptive, and birth parents.

The Marschak Interaction Method Assessment (MIM)

The Marschak Interaction Method Assessment® (MIM) (Marschak, 1960) is a structured observation technique where the trained assessor observes from behind a one-way mirror while the participants interact with each other.

Child Psychotherapy Play Therapy

Child Psychotherapy Play Therapy focuses on helping children and teens by using evidence based techniques which include Cognitive Behaviour Play Therapy (CBPT), Theraplay, Child Centered Play Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Fillial Therapy as well as play based strategies including art and sandtray.  Certified Play Therapists let children explore, act and practice new ways of coping and managing their emotions in a safe and supportive environment.


Theraplay® is a playful and engaging method of treatment that significantly improves the lives of children and their families.  Theraplay® is based on attachment theories and research.

Our Services

Our caring team of certified professionals provides services for children and families coping with emotional, attachment, social and behavioural problems.

Family First Play Therapy Centre services include:

47 Holland Street W P.O. Box 1698 Bradford ON L3Z 2B9 CA


School Support Services

We specialize in helping students understand their own learning strengths to gain mastery over their learning challenges.  Our program helps the child integrate new information into a solid understand and promotes self-confidence to achieve academic success.

Trauma Assessments

This is a clinical child psychotherapy assessment, that helps to identify reactions and change following a traumatic event (i.e.) death of a loved one, apprehension from family, multiple family placements, fire, physical, sexual or emotional abuse).  Information that is gathered is used for therapeutic reasons only and not for legal purposes in a family or criminal court.