Filial Therapy involves both a child and their parent or caregiver in therapy. The therapist becomes a coach or mentor for the parent in learning how to use basic play therapy skills at home. These innovative techniques will help nurture the child as well as improve security, self esteem, and family attachment. Parents and caregivers learn how to engage their child with nondirective play to create a safe environment that allows for expressing emotions and needs, developing appropriate social boundaries and cues, and becoming skilled at solving their own problems. Families often find that it improves parenting skills and helps reduce the stress of parenting.