Play Therapy in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB

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Kari Buenfeld
Psychologist, BA, CPT, MSP, RPsych
Verified
Verified
Barriers can appear at any time during the journey of life. These barriers may become ongoing or exhausting, and limiting. Our team of specialists offers services that support growth, healing, and fosters your best self without limiting you and further. As a Registered Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist, and expert in assessments and counselling, I, Kari Buenfeld, am dedicated to supporting clients in accessing specialized and effective treatment approaches with myself or an expert therapist in our team. Call today to discuss specifics of our therapist's experiences, qualifications, and services in assessments and counselling!
(844) 574-6128
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2C
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Sarah Jl McEvoy
Psychologist, Bsc, MEd, RPsych, TPP
Verified
Verified
I mainly specialize in children's psychoeducational assessments for giftedness (Westmount, GATE), ADHD, learning disabilities, and social/emotional/behavioural concerns. I also use therapeutic play to support and develop issues such as low self-esteem, assertiveness, specific skill development, anxiety/depression, coping skills, social skills, ADHD symptomology, phobias, bullying, trauma, divorce, grief and aggression (3-14yrs). Play is the primary mode of communication for children. I use an integrative approach, drawing from various play modalities depending on the child and presenting issue. Parenting strategies also provided.
(587) 317-2083
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2X
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Soaring Heights Psychological Services
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified
Verified
My clientele focus is primarily children (0-10 years) who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention-Deficit Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, and Developmental Delays. Families with FSCD contracts are welcome. Soaring Heights accepts both Behavioral Aide Services and Specialized Services Programming. Soaring Heights also provides parent training in behaviour management, social skills training for children on the spectrum, and play -based therapy. We have a full team consult including Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and physiotherapy (if required).
(855) 973-4218
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T3M
Not accepting new clients
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Erin Pasqualetto
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I pull from a variety of therapeutic approaches including narrative, solution-focused, somatic, mindfulness, CBT, play therapy , and EMDR in order to tailor the process specifically to your needs.
Life can be challenging, and we all need support sometimes. I know how overwhelming it can feel to ask for help, but I would be honoured to hear your story. I have experience supporting individuals, couples, families, and children through a multitude of challenges including; anxiety, depression, stress, interpersonal conflict, self-esteem, and trauma. My role is to walk alongside you as you embark on your healing journey. You are the expert of your own life story, and I love working collaboratively with my clients toward their goals.
(825) 601-5653
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2X
Not accepting new clients
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Lynnette Theroux
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In regards to my work with children/youth a typical session will include art and play .
I offer sliding fee scales, and complimentary consultations. I work from a holistic, client centered approach to support the client in an evidence based ethical way. My theoretical approaches involve supporting your current situation via a systems approach, mindfulness and exploring any somatic responses you may be experiencing. Areas of clinical experience include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationships, self esteem, grief and stress.
(587) 849-4941
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2G
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Gabrielle Hone Counselling
Psychologist, MC, BEd, BA
Verified
Verified
I collaborate with clients to help them pursue healing, growth, and change in their lives. I support clients as they work through trauma due to present and past events, and to form meaning and purpose moving forward. I combine EMDR, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and play therapy , depending on clients' needs. I offer family mediation for those experiencing separation or divorce, to improve communication and build a path forward. I work with individuals, couples, and children. My hope is that clients achieve personal goals, connectedness, resolution, and the ability to face life head on.
(587) 417-2764
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2X
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Paloma Scott
Psychologist, MA, in, Psych
Verified
Verified
Scott utilizes evidence-based approaches: CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Habit Reversal Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focussed, Play -Based Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
Mrs. Scott has over twenty years of experience in providing psychotherapy to children, teens, adults, couples and families from different backgrounds with Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Tic Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disorder, giftedness. Mrs. Scott helps clients with emotional self-regulation, anger management, social skills, defiance, social anxiety, separation, grieving, and parenting skills. Her goal is to genuinely support people to develop skills, build resilience and excel their lives towards growth, healing, plenitude and success.
(587) 844-0549
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2X
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Nisha Kuyvenhoven
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA Psyc, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Some of my treatment approaches include CBT, ERP, ACT, Mindfulness, Somatic Therapy, Art Therapy, and Play Therapy .
Do you feel alone in your anxiety? Do you feel like no one understands? Together we will process, understand and overcome the unique challenges you are facing. We will identify any maladaptive patterns of behaviour and develop coping tools. I will support you in recognizing and aligning with your values. I make it a priority to establish a comfortable relationship with my clients and create a safe space for change.
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2Z
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Alyssa Edmunds
Psychologist, MSc
Verified
Verified
I draw from well-established psychological techniques to help clients overcome a variety of presenting issues, including cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, and structured play /art therapy.
For the past 14 years, I have worked and trained in a variety of settings, including children's mental health facilities, schools, hospitals, and private practice. I have enjoyed the rewarding challenges of treating children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, gender identity issues, personality disorders, substance abuse issues, anger management issues, low self-esteem, and social skills deficits.
(877) 431-2923
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2C
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Insight Solutions Psychology Inc.
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
Our team of highly trained and well known psychologists offer specialized counselling using evidence-based and client-centered approaches, such as CBT, EMDR, Play -Based Therapy, as well as offer assessments including Psychoeducational assessment, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Specific Learning Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Giftedness.
Our mission is to provide psychological services (psychotherapy and assessments) to people of all ages and families with a variety of issues, and from different backgrounds. We offer support to children, youth, adults, and families who have a variety of difficulties, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Specific Learning Disorder (SLD), Giftedness, Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), Tic Disorders, anger management, emotional self-regulation, defiance, divorce/separation, grief, and parenting issues.
(587) 600-2374
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2J
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Abrielle (Abby) Heck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Abrielle has extensive experience supporting children (5-18 years old) and their families, who are struggling with emotional regulation, anxiety, loss, trauma, transitions and enhancing parent-child connections. She draws on her knowledge and training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Circle of Security, and Play and Art therapy interventions.
(825) 250-3546
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2G
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Emmaus Psychology
Psychologist, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have certified training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Level 1&2 Gottman Couples Therapy, Play Therapy , and Neufeld study on an Attachment-Based Developmental Approach.
*NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT EMMAUS PSYCHOLOGY* I am a Registered Psychologist specializing in individual therapy, couples counselling, and parent support. I understand that deciding to begin therapy can be intimidating, difficult, and overwhelming. However, therapy can help individuals overcome many obstacles, express themselves, and discover new possibilities. I walk along side my clients to help them achieve their goals and create a life full of meaning and purpose. I offer a non-judgemental view, empathetic listening, a warm and welcoming environment, and true compassion and acceptance.
(833) 600-0603
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2Z
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Azra Karmali
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MPsy, RPsych
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
A Holistic approach to therapy. NEW clients welcome! I offer a warm, accepting and culturally sensitive space, to provide support for children, parents, and families. Sessions include expressive art, play therapy and sand tray. Every session is individually formulated to be developmentally appropriate with no expectations. My focus is in providing children, parents/caregivers, and families an opportunity to build connections and explore their healing journey, with an emphasis on secure attachment.
(587) 742-0461 x704
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2G
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Not accepting new clients
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Eva Stordy
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified
Verified
I support people of many ages and can use art and play in my sessions, as well as traditional talk therapy and modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy(SFT) or Somatic techniques like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
With several different therapies and techniques in my toolbox, and a comfortable, secure office environment, my goal is to tailor my therapeutic approach to your unique needs. My therapy style most often has a staged approach (a beginning, middle and an end) and I measure our progress throughout, to make sure there’s improvement and that we're making the most of your time. I work hard to ensure clients leave my office feeling better and more resourced than when they first arrived.
(587) 713-8155
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2H
Not accepting new clients
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Sheryl Singh
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified
Verified
With children, I use a variety of techniques in play therapy .
Hello! I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with experience working with all ages and backgrounds. I currently work with adults, teens and children. I believe that strength is a characteristic that resides in all people. It can however, be difficult to see during times of hardship and vulnerability. I am committed to providing a non-judgemental safe space, in which clients feel empowered to make the positive changes needed to live healthy fulfilled lives.
(587) 327-9850
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2Z
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Kathryn Kazmerik
Registered Social Worker, RSW, DTATI
Verified
Verified
I integrate art and play therapy techniques with strengths-based, emotion-focused, and somatic therapeutic modalities including narrative therapy, SFT, EFFT, DBT, and CBT.
I am a Registered Social Worker and Art Therapist. I assist children as young as 6 years old, youth, families, parents, and individual women of all ages. Common challenges include trauma, anxiety, stress, emotional regulation, behavioural issues, parent-child relationships, family interaction patterns, communication, boundaries, self-esteem/self-worth and personal growth.
(587) 806-5735
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2H
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Claire Benade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize several therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) as well as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Play -Based Therapy.
Are you feeling down or anxious, unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living life to your full potential? Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer you individualized support to help. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and my job is simply to help you along this journey by guiding you and offering you direction and my own expertise. After several years in the mental health field, I strive to focus on relationship to ensure you feel safe and heard. Whatever your journey may be, I am here for you.
(587) 317-3391
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2Z
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Little Oaks Psychology
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified
Verified
Our psychologists use several therapeutic methods, including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), play -based, and family therapies.
Clients of all ages find support and comfort with our positive, strengths-based, solution-focused approach. All our clinicians offer Free 20-minute phone consultations to see if our services are the right fit for you. Our intake clinician is happy to answer questions as well about all our services and help you find the right therapist for you. Clients looking for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment under one roof will find our collaborative and comprehensive process highly effective. Our clinicians are all motivated to help you or your family succeed and find peace along your journey, wherever you may find yourself.
(844) 731-8147
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2Z
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Natalka Lewis
Counsellor, MA, BA, CCC
Verified
Verified
In therapy, I use an integrated approach drawing from several models of therapy based on client needs including SFT, CBT, DBT, Narrative, ACT, Mindfulness, Somatic-based, Play -based and others.
Do you feel overwhelmed or lost? Looking for support to help you understand more about yourself and what you need to be happy or thrive? Or maybe you are looking for a place where you can be unapologetically yourself as you overcome the hurdles that life throws at you. I offer a comfortable setting where you can be your real self- you can laugh, swear, cry, grow, or wonder about the things that are hard to face. We can ask the hard questions- the ones that seem unanswerable. Whether you are going through a life transition, hardship or struggle, or perhaps you simply want to grow into your best self... therapy can help! You can heal.
(825) 250-3334
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2H
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Carley Hyder
Psychologist, BA, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in children, teens, and young adults, struggling with anxiety, depression, phobias, low self-esteem, learning disabilities, bullying, and self-injury. Teaching tools such as: how to self-soothe, controlling your emotions and thoughts and have positive self-confidence, learn adaptive social skills, boundaries and health habits. Client goals in my office range from: feeling general better about oneself, better overall mood, more self-confident, attaining and keeping strong healthy relationships in their lives.
(587) 328-4920
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2H
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Play Therapy Counsellors

Who is play therapy for?

Play therapy is generally targeted to children between the ages of 3 and 11 who have social, emotional, or behavioral difficulties. Play therapy has also been found helpful for children who have experienced physical or emotional abuse or witnessed atrocities. Play therapy is also often recommended for children who are undergoing major medical procedures or who are suffering from chronic illness; many children’s hospitals are equipped to offer play therapy on-site. Play therapy is also sometimes used for adults; creative writing, music, and art are expressive forms that can all be adapted for therapeutic purposes.

Why do people need play therapy?

Children often do not have the language skills or words to know or to express what is troubling them. Yet they often spontaneously draw or use playthings to depict scenarios that reflect problems in their everyday life. Play therapy provides children with an array of objects and play situations to act out their feelings or experiences so that therapists can get a clear picture of what children might be struggling with and help them find solutions. In addition, play therapists are skilled at helping children understand their inner experience and find words for them, necessary steps toward helping children learn to control their own behavior and come up with solutions to problems they encounter.

What happens in play therapy?

A child enters a comfortable playroom where they are free to choose the objects they want to play with. The play therapist will typically observe how they play with the toys—whether a sandbox, puppets, dolls and action figures, trucks, costumes, drawing and painting materials, or more—because such play provides clues to a child’s family and social relationships, difficulties they are encountering in the world, and what going on inside themselves. Sometimes the therapist may ask the child to use the play objects to tell a story about their family. Using the same instruments of play, therapists can help children discover more advantageous ways of thinking and behaving.

What kinds of problems do play therapists treat?

Play therapy can help children who display destructive or self-destructive impulses; children who seem angry, sad, or fearful; children who experience frequent social, emotional, family, or school difficulty. Play therapy is often of value to children who have experienced a loss or distressing family experience, who are regularly exposed to family conflict, or who have been physically or emotionally abused. Play therapy can help children who are perpetrators of bullying as well as those who are targets of bullying. It helps children learn to identify their feelings, to express them in constructive ways, and to regulate them so they can get on with the business of development.

How long does play therapy last?

Play therapy sessions may last for 30 to 45 minutes, and they usually occur weekly for about 20 sessions. Each session is tailored to the individual child and the kinds of problems they are struggling with. Play that is highly repetitive often indicates a problem requiring further exploration. Therapists typically measure progress through session-to-session changes in play behavior.