Play Therapy in Central Toronto, Toronto, ON

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Angela Robinson
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals in talk or play therapy , as well as with parents struggling to understand, enjoy, or connect with their children.
I have extensive training in thinking about the emotional complexities of people's lives and in helping children, adolescents, and adults bring new meaning to confusing, disruptive, or worrisome thoughts and behaviours. Together, we work to represent in words or play what is underlying these difficulties and to think psychologically about behaviour in order to facilitate new ways of relating to self and other.
(289) 271-0947
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M6H
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Brent Mulrooney
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
, psychodynamic family therapy) and play therapy (for children).
Deciding to seek help is a powerful step toward better mental health. Through my experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families, I understand that difficulties may arise regardless of one's age or phase of life. From life challenges to transition periods (e.g., changing careers, schools, relationships), to traumatic experiences, it can be difficult to make sense of our selves or our directions. I am proud to support clients from all walks of life (inclusive of all gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, races, cultures, and relationship types) in achieving their own unique vision of success.
(647) 370-3759
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5G
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Lisa Quigley
Registered Social Worker, MSW, MEd, RSW, BCBA
Verified
Verified
I specialize in supporting caregivers and youth with anxiety, behaviour challenges, emotion dysregulation, and other mental health challenges. I have extensive experience working with autistic children and am neurodiversity affirming. I strive to see each child for who they are, honouring their unique strengths and interests as I support them in addressing areas of emotional and behavioural functioning that impact opportunities for fulfillment. Drawing from a variety of approaches, including CBT, mindfulness, narrative therapy, and play therapy , I work with children and their caregivers in a collaborative and lighthearted manner.
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M4Y
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Elizabeth Needham
Art Therapist, MA, BEd, DTATI
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
Our aim is to provide a safe space to play and process using paints, markers, pastels, photography, clay, collage, sculpture and more.
elizabethneedham art therapy combines psychotherapy, art-making and creativity to help adults, teens and children express and understand feelings, gain self-awareness and develop positive coping skills.
(437) 747-7906
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M4V
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Ashlyn Fisher
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashlyn has specializations and additional courses in Play Therapy , Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Informed Social Work and Evidence Based Practice.
Ashlyn Fisher completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and obtained her Masters of Social Work degree from The University of Toronto. Ashlyn began her clinical practice working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds suffering from eating disorders and co-occurring mental health issues. During Ashlyn's internships, she acquired additional clinical experience providing one on one counselling to adults suffering from addictions and severe mental illnesses such as bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, and extreme depression and anxiety. Additionally, Ashlyn worked as a child and family therapist at the SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health where her focus was on assessment and intervention.
(844) 280-2462 x356
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5V
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Bruce Small
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I pay attention to the complex dramas we play out with each other.
I work with people who are quite conscious of their issues and have a strong drive to address them. Together we invent a unique therapeutic environment designed to take you towards permanent, satisfying change, and to equip you to stay stable and enjoy life with a minimum of ongoing therapeutic support. There is no issue too strange or too dark, because you have come by the effects of your life circumstances honestly and creatively. Longstanding patterns like anxiety, depression and fear can be substantially altered when we enable your own healing power, strengths and skills to emerge to your advantage.
(416) 274-1628
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5B
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Francesca Scaini
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, BFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Through art, talk, and play , my therapy practice welcomes anyone who is in need of a safe space to express their thoughts and feelings, integrate difficult life experiences, and process internal conflicts.
My ambition will always be to support the mental wellness and healing of children and adolescents. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Art Therapist with over 10 years of working experience with youth in educational, clinical and hospital settings. My training has involved attachment theory, child development, trauma research, CBT, DBT and suicide prevention.
(437) 291-8385
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5A
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Rosalinde Pecino
BFA, MA, ExAT
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
Through play , the expressive arts, and discussion, I will work with your child to improve self-awareness, cultivate confidence, promote healthy self-expression and practice effective communication.
Children and adolescents need support now more than ever. As an Expressive Arts Therapist, I am passionate about helping young people tap into their full potential. Through my holistic, whole-child approach, I see your child for who they are - the child behind the diagnosis, the child behind the disappointing report cards and the child behind the pointing fingers of their peers. I will take my time to get to know your child, to gain their trust, to develop a relationship, and when they're ready, work from a resource-oriented perspective. Every child has so much to offer... it's just a matter of helping them to uncover it all.
(289) 207-7678
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5A
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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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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5R
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Simryn Parmar
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If your path leads you to me, I hope to foster a space where you feel safe to explore and connect with yourself; where there is room for vulnerability, humour, creativity, and even play .
We all come from vastly unique life experiences and identities, and there is no “one size fits all” way to heal and grow. I take an eclectic approach to therapy that is guided by my clients' individual needs. My practice is influenced by relational, narrative, experiential, and existential modalities, which I have a keen interest in integrating with creative and somatic techniques. I strive to create a therapeutic environment that values warmth, curiosity, and collaboration. I work through the lens of an intersectional feminist, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed framework that centers you as the expert of your own experiences.
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5B
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Aneliya Saley
Registered Psychotherapist, MTA, RP
Verified
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I specialize in expressive arts, such as music therapy and play therapy .
Are you or your child struggling? Are you concerned about handling your emotions? Does your child have difficulty regulating their emotions, controlling anger, or having social difficulties? Perhaps you are worried about how your child is coping with recent changes in the family, such as separation or divorce? You don’t have to be alone! Parenting is the most invested relationship one can partake in. There are many challenges involved in guiding little people towards becoming adults and life can force families to face events that impact children's ability to function successfully within their daily environments.
(437) 800-0685
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5R
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Core Centre Inc.
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Verified
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Core Centre Inc. provides assessment, consultation and counselling for children, youth and adults. Through our platform we provide online consultations, counselling and therapy with registered psychologists, psychotherapists and social workers. They can assist with a variety of issues, including: learning/academic struggles, behavioural difficulties, developmental delays, autism and relationship problems, among many other challenges.
(289) 277-6644
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5J
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Meghana Kotwal
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When working with children, I also use play therapy and art activities.
My approach to therapy starts with a safe space where you can express yourself fully. I believe in working with your strengths, while addressing the issues that cause you distress. I will work with you to address anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship issues, and self esteem. I have helped my clients navigate difficult experiences in life or school, with grief, and with academic and work stress. I have worked with children, and can help with parenting-related issues, including severe problems like selective mutism.
(226) 270-5032
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5R
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Changing Steps Child and Family Counselling
Counsellor, CPT-S, MA, RP, RCT, CT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Changing Steps Child and Family Counselling offers face to face and virtual services specializing in Play Therapy , Theraplay informed interventions, trauma treatment /DBT/ Gottman Couples Counselling. Our therapists are Registered PEI Counselling Therapists and and PEI Social Workers. You are matched with a therapist that provides the model of therapy you require at a time that works for your schedule. Contact us to create your changing steps.
(902) 903-2306
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5C
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Agnès Dupin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I am dedicated to the emotional well being of youth, children and their families and to help them find the equilibrium that respects everyone's needs, temperament, developmental stage and aspirations. I use a wide range of approaches tailored to the child and family such as play therapy , art therapy, narrative and solution focused approaches, mindfulness, parent-child attachment and positive behavioural support strategies.
(365) 649-1791
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5R
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Lesley Swartz
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd, EXAT
Verified
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I am a registered psychotherapist and a certified expressive arts therapist. I have been a practicing psychotherapist for over 15 years and am interested in promoting self healing, relationships, growth and change. I have trained extensively in expressive arts, gestalt and developmental somatic psychotherapy and have pursued professional training in emotionally focused couples therapy (EFT), trauma informed therapy, narrative therapy and child and play therapy . I create a safe and interactive therapeutic atmosphere, and work from a resource oriented, somatic awareness based perspective, focussing on both short and long term needs.
(855) 607-5508
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M6J
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Susan Garofolo Registered Psychotherapist
RP, CPT
I am a registered psychotherapist, Certified Theraplay Therapist and Play Therapist with over 25 years experience in the greater Toronto area. My services are child and family-focused, helping children with behavioural challenges (self regulation), grief, separation anxiety, excess worry or anger and attachment related concerns. Services are covered by extended health insurance plans.
(289) 768-8159
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5R
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Leaside Child Therapy Centre
Registered Social Worker, BSc, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I use a variety of play based activities, games, books, videos, puppets and role plays to help children learn new concepts, develop insight and learn new coping skills.
I am a Child and Family Therapist with two decades of experience helping children ages 4+ to develop or enhance their coping skills, tools and strategies to successfully manage life's challenges. I have a warm and engaging style that enables me to quickly connect with children, build a trusting relationship, and help children develop the skills and abilities they need to succeed. I've worked at various Children's Mental Health Centres in Toronto prior to starting a private practice. I would be happy to be a part of your child/family's journey and a catalyst to their change/success.
(416) 505-3590
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5W
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Kavya Bhardwaj
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Booking the first appointment with a mental health professional can feel scary and intimidating. I recognize the anxiety some people may experience while booking their first appointment. And I value your resilience! You are taking a big, valuable step! I am specialized in providing a safe and confidential space to explore and process the feelings you are experiencing. My approach is evidence-informed, holistic, with awareness of the physical, spiritual and emotional growth of clients. For my personal growth, I like to do Yoga (I am a certified trainer, too), and play string instruments.
(289) 302-0355
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5A
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Kristin Koerner-Yeo
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I use a mix of therapeutic models, but specialize in CBT, DBT, Play Therapy , EFT, Attachment-Focused Therapy and Brief Solution-Focused Therapy.
Worried about your child's well-being? Stressed about a recent change in the family or problems at school? With professional support and guidance, child, parent and family counselling can provide direction when kids and parents find themselves adrift in the sea of modern-day parenting and constant social change. You do not need to face the storm alone! Together, we will build on existing strengths, address ongoing needs and find positive pathways forward.
(437) 747-5081
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5R
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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.