Archive | November, 2010

Mental Health Center Sports Fantastic New Play Therapy Room

1 Nov

We just had to share the good news from Erric Hetzer — director of our Aberdeen Mental Health Clinic:

The Harford County OMHC is pleased to announce that the renovations to our play therapy room are complete.  The new space has been completely redesigned to optimize the therapeutic environment for the child and his or her therapist.


These include:

  • Light blue painted walls for a warm and soothing environment with one wall painted with chalk board paint so that each child may customize their environment as he/she sees fit.
  • A new doll house, kitchen play set, dress up clothes, puppets and a puppet studio/play house, a rice tray, art supplies, and a wet-erase bop bag.  All intended to give the child the opportunity to express their thoughts, and feelings.
  • New child-sized table and chairs, chest, and storage bins, and cabinets to keep everything organized but still easily accessible to the child at his/her eye level.

This new space has been in use for about a month and has received very positive responses from staff, patients, and visitors alike.  With that, we continue to look forward to the opportunity to improve our ability to serve our patients and their families.