Play Therapy in Collingwood, ON

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Marta Borges
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Theories I Work With:Relational Psychotherapy, Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment, Internal Family Systems, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Attachment Theories, Collaborative Problem-Solving, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Connected Parenting, Peaceful Parenting, Mindfulness, Play , and Art.
I love working with kids, adolescents, parents, families as well as adults with: symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety, attachment issues, self harm, suicidal ideation, parent coaching, and children’s stress behaviours (e.g. anger, melt downs/explosive behaviours, fears, shame, guilt, separation anxiety, worries, isolation). I offer a supportive, non-judgemental, non-pathological, and mindful environment. My hope is that you may come to experience internal alignment, equilibrium, connection to emotional wisdom, trust within, presence, and freedom from old patterns.
(249) 493-7883
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Collingwood, ON L9Y
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Michelle Lloyd
Registered Psychotherapist, D:VATI, MC:AT, RP
Verified
Verified
I view art making and play as great tools for empowerment, growth, connection, and healing.
Within my practice, I specialize in working with children and adolescents and adults, specifically adults looking for parenting support/coaching and mothers entering into the world of parenting (prenatal, pregnancy, postpartum). My therapeutic approach is an eclectic one, one that is flexible to the needs of my client. It is very important to know that therapy is not a “one size fits all” approach and therefore I find flexibility in my approach to be imperative. I offer therapeutic approaches in the realm of talk, art, and play therapy . I have training in a variety of therapeutic approaches making my approach flexible to your needs.
(249) 490-5634
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Collingwood, ON L9Y
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Paulette Light
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you need someone to talk to that can help you to process feelings and thoughts, help you identify skills for coping, and build on your inner strengths? If you are not feeling like yourself, or you are struggling with mental health concerns, please contact me for a complimentary phone consultation to discuss how I might be able to help you on your way to feeling better. I have experience working with diverse populations in community and primary care settings. I offer counselling services for children, youth, and adults, specializing in treatment and support for grief, anxiety, depression & stress management.
(249) 500-5371
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Collingwood, ON L9Y
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Abigail Gallagher
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Originally from the Collingwood region, I am excited to be offering services in my home community. I have a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Development, a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology and am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). She has been providing psychotherapy with NSTN since 2020. I has experience and specialized training in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as well as a variety of other treatment approaches to adolescents, families and adults. I have a particular interest and passion for providing mental health support to children and youth
(249) 496-2217 x711
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Collingwood, ON L9Y
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Joanne Cantor
Registered Psychotherapist, HonBSc, SpecPsy, BEd, CRPO, OACCPP
Verified
Verified
I am a registered psychotherapist (CRPO) with experience in Therapy, Career Counselling and Analysis, and Education. I have an extensive knowledge of Psychology, Brief and Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and children. I have been been published in several respected scientific journals. After many years of supervision from both a Senior Scientist, a highly qualified Psychiatrist and other clinical professionals, I am available to work with both adults, couples and others who need these specialized services; such as children and teens.
(844) 332-1968
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Collingwood, ON L9Y
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Shift Cognitive Therapy + Assessment
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Serving the people of Halton Region for 15 years, we know that every person's challenges are unique. Our Therapy Team consists of experienced psychologists and registered psychotherapists, and provides therapy and diagnostic services to children, teens, adults, couples and families in English and Farsi.
(855) 797-4524
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Collingwood, ON L9Y
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Online Therapists

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Karen Mitton RSW
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BEd
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Because it can be difficult to articulate some emotions and experiences, I use expressive arts, play and sand tray therapy techniques.
I do integrative work with adults and children (starting with individual sessions with parents - their triggers when it comes to their children), allowing my background in Social Work, Education and Fine Arts to enrich my practice. I incorporate EMDR, Brainspotting, parts work (guided by structural dissociation theory), Theraplay and sand tray techniques as needed. Lenses that guide my practice include trauma, attachment, systems, and anti-oppression. Practice hours are 9-5pm Monday to Friday.
(844) 913-7347
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Toronto, ON M5R
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Michelle Brans
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, OAMHP
Verified
Verified
We specialize in contemporary talk therapy & experiential approaches such as: Emotion-Focused Therapy, Play -Based Therapy, Nature-Guided Therapy, Art Therapy, and Relational Therapy.
Welcome. I'm so happy you landed here. I've been dedicated to the field of child, youth, and family mental health for the past 18 years. I have am the Founder & Clinical Director & Supervisor of Counting Butterflies Child & Family Wellness (est. 2012), and Co-Founder & Clinical Supervisor of The Therapy Collective, our sister practice that focused on trauma-informed mental health approaches. I work alongside my clients to help them: 1. Get unstuck by growing their emotional awareness 2. Develop a healthy relationship to their thoughts & feelings to get insight into core needs 3. Gain a sense of purpose, connection, joy, and calm.
(289) 272-9380
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Milton, ON L9T
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Shelley Jones
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
Verified
Play and art therapy allows us to listen and learn the issues and concerns of your child in their symbolic language.
30 years of experience working with children ages 2-25 years. I am honest, calm, fair, and a nonjudgmental therapist able to create real and meaningful relationships with children, youth, and their parents. I am a caring, fair, and a results-oriented type of person. I enjoy building a relationship that is honest, fair, empathetic, and positive for my clients because I firmly believe that it is through a supportive and non-judgmental relationship that the healing begins and therapeutic results are delivered. My goal is to help the child heal and learn how to cope with their thoughts and emotions
(289) 216-6638
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Whitby, ON L1N
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Emily McIntosh
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In my virtual practice, I support children, teens, and young adults and draw from various therapeutic models including ACT, DBT, CBT, expressive arts, play therapy , and self-compassion/mindfulness.
I know how important it is to have the support, connection, and safety to explore life’s biggest joys, obstacles, and everything in between. I approach our work together from a client-centred, integrative, and holistic view; exploring possibilities to support all parts of the self: mind, body, and soul. My relationships are built through curiosity, compassion, and authenticity, and I also deeply believe in the power of joy, laughter, and play where it feels right. Together, we can create a safe space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and questions.
(226) 773-3986
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Milton, ON L9T
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Kimberley D Mullin
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
In particular, I embrace a holistic approach to depression, anxiety, loss, grief and anger management, in a therapeutic environment where the arts and play are welcome.
Are you looking for someone to help you find hope in the chaos you are experiencing individually, or as a family? Have you found that the emotional supports you relied on are no longer life-giving? Has this season been unbearably difficult and you are in a sea of despair? Maybe you are at crossroads with your career or in a life transition and would like a new story for yourself but feel stuck. Whichever season of life you are in, I welcome the opportunity to connect with you soon. Let’s explore together some hopeful options for yourself and your family.
(647) 559-3798
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Newmarket, ON L3Y
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Katie Bergin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I facilitate this through integrating evidence-based approaches like CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy , mindfuness, and arts-based interventions.
With kindness, humor, and authenticity, I support clients to uncover inner resources and strengths that can help them gain effective ways to cope with and overcome challenges. I am a compassionate and collaborative therapist, who is skilled at building an environment that encourages safety, trust, and openness. Through my background at Griffin Centre I have worked with some of the city’s most complex populations, and have supported many youth and families to explore meaningful growth when struggling with issues like conflict, mood and behavior challenges, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidality, and self-harm.
(647) 696-6691
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North York, ON M2L
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Tina Lackner
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, CPT, RCYT, RYT
Verified
Verified
As a Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Play Therapist, Mindful Meditation Specialist, Yoga Teacher (for both Children and Adults), Professor and Mental Health Professor I use a mind-body-soul holistic approach.
*Over 20 Years of Experience* I value working with individuals who are looking to grow and evolve into the healthiest version of themselves. If you are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, chronic health issues, loneliness or any challenging life situation that you are unsure how to navigate on your own, know that you don't have to. I offer a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment for children, teenagers and adults. We all have strengths regardless of the struggles we experience and when working together we can evoke healthy, positive and sustainable change.
(548) 483-5738
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Kitchener, ON N2G
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Sergiy Svitashev
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I provide psychotherapy which is grounded on listening and understanding. There is much for me to hear before I get the full picture of what is going on in your life, and lots to discover for you and me together before the time comes for my expert advice. My main discovery of the last decade is that people can come to many therapists, for many times and yet not become ready ever to say openly what is the matter. It is why I know my clients need time to assume that I am really on their side. To figure out, bit by bit, what the possible advice or solution can be and then help you to do that we decide to do, I have my basic training in client-centered psychotherapy (“by Carl Rogers”), and I am a very, very orthodox Rogerian therapist. In addition, I have studied cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectic-behavioral therapy, music psychotherapy and non-directive child play psychotherapy. I will apply in your situation that which matches your particular needs. Also, I realized that some ideas of psychoanalysis, Adlerian psychotherapy, Existential therapy and Logotherapy can be helpful as well.
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North York, ON M3J
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Marcia McCready
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv , RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
We can journey towards your goals at your pace, which may involve individual sessions, parent support, interactive art or play -based sessions.
Client space just opening. What kind of person do you want to be? What do you hope to build towards or overcome? What gets in the way, causing you to feel stuck? Whether you or someone you care about is on a grief journey, sorting through past or present challenges (including trauma), dealing with a tough inner critic or facing relational conflict... hope remains! Whether young, old, or somewhere in between, I believe that with meaningful support everyone has the potential to move towards greater joy, hope, purpose, and connection.
(289) 274-0844
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Stouffville, ON L4A
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Playful Hearts Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CPT-S
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am one of the few fully Certified Play Therapists and Certified Play Therapist Supervisors in Toronto through the Canadian Association for Play Therapy . I have over 20 years of experience in working with children, youth and families from various ethno-racial backgrounds and in various mental health settings including child welfare, hospital, school, and the community. I am a service provider for Victim Services, the Internet Child Exploitation program at BOOST, 2-Spirited People of the First Nations, and others.
(647) 560-3917
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Scarborough, ON M1E
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Julia G Johnson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC, LPC, RPT-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Johnson is trained in Structural Family Therapy, Play -Therapy, EFT & Attachment therapies: Theraplay and DDP.
Ms. Johnson provides English/Spanish psychotherapy for children/youth/adults. The hardships we face in life can have an impact on the health and mental well-being of us and our love ones. Ms. Johnson's goal is to help people who struggle with anxiety, depression, and trauma succeed, and find inner peace. She provides psychotherapy for people of diverse backgrounds, including Christians, who want to overcome fears and limitations, achieve spiritual growth, and create meaningful relationships with others. She is also a Play Therapist Supervisor who cares and works well with children 2 & up, families, parents and couples.
(289) 272-9427
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Mississauga, ON L5B
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The Clarity Clinic
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, CPT
Verified
Verified
This includes cutting edge passive and active treatments, all set in amazing talk, play , and create spaces that you can tour through our photos and website.
Welcome! What sets us apart is our team of therapists who are ready to work with adults, children, teens, parents and couples of all ages and abilities. We have full-time administrative staff waiting to take your call or email and match your with the best therapist in our practice based on the needs of you or your loved ones. Our therapists have a number of specialties and all work from the perspective of helping clients to heal the root cause of challenges, so natural resilience, health, and happiness can shine through.
(226) 773-4510
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Hanover, ON N4N
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Shadi Ramez
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Over the course of many years, I have developed an eclectic approach integrating various modalities such as CBT, DBT, Mindfullness, Attachment, Trauma Focused, Family Systems, EMDR, EFT and Play Therapy to help my clients.
I am glad you are here. You are here because you are ready to heal. Healing and recovery process is profound, hard work and takes time. But you will never regret choosing to feel better, stronger and whole.
(226) 602-8616
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Guelph, ON N1E
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Sarah Gillen
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW, OCT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Registered Social Worker and an Ontario Certified Teacher, and I am currently offering in-person therapy in Bracebridge, ON., or fully online from anywhere in Ontario. I provide an eclectic, client-centered approach to counselling, using best-practices and various treatment methods on a highly individualized basis. I am trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and have experience in Narrative Therapy, Emotion-Focused, and Play Therapy . I also have a background working with individuals with dual diagnoses, including Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and complex special needs.
(249) 202-2094
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Huntsville, ON P1H
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Play Therapy Counsellors
Generally for children ages 3 to 11, play therapy is a form of counseling that relies on play to help therapists communicate with children and understand their mental health. Because children develop cognitive skills before language skills, play is an effective way to understand a child. The therapist may observe a child playing with toys--such as playhouses and dolls--to understand the child's behavior and identify issues.