Play Therapy in Kingston, ON

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Onyx Counselling Services - Harmony Jarvis
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MSc
Verified
Verified
Do not let the terms make your head spin, it’s a list, not a to-do list! Trauma Informed: CBT; Mindfulness; Narrative; DBT informed techniques; IFS & IFIO; Gottman techniques; Play Therapy .
Making the first call can be the hardest part about engaging in counselling. There's a million things that get in the way of that first call, and a lot of nerve (and time!) that it takes to make it. Whether this is your first engagement, or your hundredth, with counselling, it is my belief that if you’re thinking you may want to try therapy, you are welcome in therapy – even if you can’t quite picture getting there, or what you’ll even say, even if you’re just bringing a feeling or a common fight you feel stuck in. Currently accepting new clients in person and online.
(343) 305-5492
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Kingston, ON K7L
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Kathleen White Counselling Services
Registered Social Workers, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
At all stages of life individuals and families can find themselves wanting change. Approaches to counselling need to fit the needs of the individuals looking for support. My practice focuses primarily on supporting children, teens and young adults navigate issues related to relationships, family dynamics, self identity, anxiety and stress. Young children often have difficulty expressing themselves verbally. Children are invited to express themselves in counselling through art, puppetry, sand and play .
(343) 306-0708
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Kingston, ON K7K
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Harper Johnston
Registered Psychotherapist, DTATI, MFA, BEd, BA
Verified
Verified
I offer client-centered art and play -based therapies where clients have the opportunity to move beyond words and go deeper within to explore, experience and express thoughts and feelings based on their needs and goals.
You know your child best and when your gut feelings tell you that something is going on with your child, it’s time to act on that hunch. My practice is devoted to art and play -based therapies using evidence-based theories and approaches. Clients work at their own pace to creatively explore, understand their own strengths, and implement learned strategies for managing anxiety, stress, school, social concerns, big emotions, grief, gender/orientation and life transitions. I will gently, creatively and compassionately support and nurture your child to overcome their challenges and find their own path to well-being.
(343) 500-6297
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Kingston, ON K7L
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Johnson Family Counseling
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC, LPC, RPT-S
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Ms. Julia Johnson holds a Master degree is Clinical Psychology, is a Registered Psychotherapist, & Play -therapy Supervisor, a Certified Canadian Counsellor and a Licensed Professional Counsellor in NJ. Ms. Johnson has worked in US for 17 years & Canada for 14 years in different settings, hospital, residential and schools. In 2016 she funded Johnson, Family counselling to provide services to people of different walk of life. We support couples, families, & parents. JFC provides psychotherapy to people who wants to move on and overcome fears and limitations, becoming the best they can be and creating meaning-full relationships.
(647) 496-0415
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Kingston, ON K7M
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Chris Wellwood - Help For Children Teens And Families
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Children often benefit from play therapy .
Do you or your child need help to cope with anxiety, phobias, social isolation, or loneliness? Are you finding it difficult to navigate the complexities of your blended family? Have you struggled with depression, anger, or impulse control? In therapy, you can build coping skills that provide significant relief and support sustained lifelong healing. Reach out to me today. Support for children, teens, adults, and families. Anxiety, loneliness, impulse control, anger, phobias, and family conflict are all difficult to handle by yourself. We will work towards building the tools that you need to thrive. I look forward to helping!
(289) 216-5880
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Kingston, ON K0H
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Maggie Munoz Counselling
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BST
Verified
Verified
As humans we are emotional abut also critical thinkers, and sometimes meeting all our complex needs can be challenging. Life transitions can be difficult and having support, acceptance and guidance can help. As a counsellor, I use a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens and offer behavioral, narrative, and short-term solution focused practice to help with difficult times encountered throughout life. Anyone can be susceptible to anxiety, self doubt, perfectionism, overthinking and depression. I enjoy empowering individuals to recognize their own strengths and find a way through the tumultuous life paths.
(343) 338-5292
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Kingston, ON K7L
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Andrea Grieves
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
Verified
I help children, teens, and caregivers when life feels difficult. Kids can struggle with worries, anxiety, anger, behaviour, difficulties at school, or challenges with relationships. Caregivers also need support to cope with these challenges and to develop strategies to best support their child. I can help you find new ways to cope with challenges, create positive change, strengthen relationships, and improve individual balance. I provide counselling with compassion and unconditional acceptance.
(343) 800-5954
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Kingston, ON K7P
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Kimberly Kent
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* When people are anxious, grieving, or struggling in life, it can be hard to to know where to turn for help. I work with children, adolescents, adults,and couples to assist in improving their well being and re-establish healthy, happy patterns and lifestyles. I am a Registered Social Worker and have over 25 years experience in various counselling roles. I am passionate about meeting people where they are at and empowering them to be the best versions of themselves.
(613) 519-1347
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Kingston, ON K7L
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Root Nurture Grow Counselling
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are looking for support with trauma (sexual, physical, verbal or emotional). If you are trying to navigate family relationships or need individual counselling for anxiety, depression, personality disorders, grief, setting goals, or other areas in your life. Please do not hesitate to contact me and we can arrange a free consultation to see if I am the right counsellor for you. I am a registered clinical counsellor with BCACC #18099 and a Canadian certified counsellor with CCPA #10007143. Approved counsellor with both CVAP & ICBC
(343) 312-7412
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Kingston, ON K7L
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Resolve Counselling Services Canada
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
Verified
Resolve Counselling Services Canada offers a number of programs and services that have been developed to support adults, youth, couples and families overcome challenges that affect their emotional and social well-being. All of our counsellors believe that the individuals, couples, families, and groups who come to us for counselling are resilient and possess the inherent strengths needed to solve their unique set of challenges. Each of our clinical counsellors uses a counselling approach that is informed by current best practices.
(613) 519-5967
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Kingston, ON K7K
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Eric Tenn
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
Verified
Psychotherapy literally means "Healing the Soul." Our personalities and the world around us are multifaceted and often mysterious. Exploring the mystery of who we are can bring clarity and meaning to our lives, our relationship with the world, and open new perspectives and possibilities in how we live. I have worked and studied in many areas including social work, philosophy, music, martial arts and shamanic practices. I use a wide range of modalities depending on the needs, uniqueness and preferences of each person. My therapy training includes Existential-Integrative psychotherapy which emphasizes the search for authenticity, meaning and wholeness in our lives.
(343) 309-5020
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Kingston, ON K7M
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Completely You Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Compassionate therapy to support you through life's biggest challenges. With you at the center; to hear your unique needs and goals, to support your transition with a variety of evidence-based approaches and tools to best meet your needs as you journey from hardship to live your fullest life. Allowing a space of warmth and acceptance to appreciate all the sides of you, to allow for greater awareness of the most difficult transitions and your needs at present, along with gentle questioning to allow for greater self-discovery to make sense of your journey and allow for greater acceptance to find your best way forward.
(343) 304-6146
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Kingston, ON K7M
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified
Verified
We are a highly diverse team of counsellors with decades of experience treating nearly any mental health issue. We offer a holistic approach to healing focusing on mental, emotional, spiritual & physical health. We serve individuals, couples, families and groups. If our clients are not completely satisfied, we are committed to providing a change of counsellor on our team, or a referral to a counsellor outside of our agency.
(226) 400-7197
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Kingston, ON K7L
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YourTherapist Psychotherapy and Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
YourTherapist Psychotherapy and Counselling is a specialized mental health clinic that provides evidence-based, compassionate, and affordable mental health services across Ontario. Our highly skilled psychotherapists have been extensively trained to treat a variety of mental illnesses with interventions that are personalized to each client’s needs, including psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Interventions to individuals, couples, and families.
(343) 304-6238
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Kingston, ON K7K
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From the Roots Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC, RP
Verified
Verified
Hi everyone and welcome to my Psychology Today profile. In short, my clinical focus is primarily centred on trauma, depression, anxiety, dissociation, grief, and self-trust/confidence. I work with children, youth, and adult clients utilizing both virtual and in-person sessions presently. My therapeutic approach is malleable, and depends heavily on the clinical concerns of the client to ensure that each client case gets the care necessary to work towards healing.
(613) 701-9721
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Kingston, ON K0H
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Carly Quintero @ Psychotherapy for You
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello I am a welcoming, attentive clinician with a natural knack for relationship building. I earned my Master's degree in Counselling from Oakland University (Michigan) in 2013 and have been a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario since 2016, as well as a Member of the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists. I have over eight years of experience counselling individuals from predominantly person-centered and narrative approaches with specific focus placed on developing treatment to fit each client's unique needs and personality. I am confident working with anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional effects of chronic pain,
(289) 272-9090
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Kingston, ON K0H
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Jacob Pollack
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, MSc
Verified
Verified
Living in a fast-paced society can often make us feel burned-out, chronically anxious, depressed and alienated from those we love the most. Too often, we are "working for the weekend", and when it comes we have precious little time to spend doing the things that bring us meaning and strengthen our most important relationships. We're typically told that the root of mental health issues comes from inner weakness or lack of resiliency. But, I approach mental health issues as arising primarily from our needs being inadequately met by the community and world around us. So there's a disconnect between how we evolved and where we are now.
(343) 307-4875
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Kingston, ON K7L
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Ineke Guadagnin
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BA Ed, MACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I’m here for you. I know, life doesn't always work out as we had hoped. As a trauma-sensitive therapist, I provide a safe space to listen to concerns, make sense of feelings, and discover barriers to your progress. My focus is to help you explore, grow, and thrive as you become aware of your inner strength. My style is gentle, authentic, and attentive as I collaborate with you to engage your resiliency and move forward to where you want to be in your life. If you are struggling in a relationship, are grieving a loss, or have tried everything to find stability with anxiety or after a trauma, I encourage you to give me a call.
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Emily Cosgrove
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MFT, LMFT-NY, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Feeling uninspired or disconnected from yourself? Are you struggling to manage stress and feeling overwhelmed? Perhaps you haven't been as good about taking care of yourself. Are you at a crossroads in your career or emotional life? We can all feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. You've taken a major step in recognizing you are ready to see things differently and desire more for yourself. I am honored by your choice to work with me. I can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you. I can help guide you on your journey and provide you with tools to help facilitate the desired change in your life.
(249) 487-0627
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Kingston, ON K0H
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Ulla Woodard - Clinical Supervisor
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CMFSW, MHt
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have vacancy to supervise a few counsellors/ therapists. My style is to follow your individual style and provide suggestions to fit your treatment methodology of choice. I believe supervision can effectively support continuous professional growth whether a new or already seasoned therapist.
(289) 210-4777
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Ottawa, ON K7L
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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.