Play Therapy in Rogers, AR

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Jessica Robinson
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified
Verified
I am trained in play therapy and use play in session in various ways depending on the client needs to build skills, heal and grow!.
It takes such courage to begin therapy, congratulations on taking the first step! I believe therapy can benefit us all, and I love seeing the positive changes in my client's lives and families as they process trauma, learn new skills and come to understand things in new, healthier ways. I see clients of all ages, but I most enjoy working with teens and tweens, the quirkier and messier the better. Together we can build an alliance that allows them to feel safe and heard, and develop skills that will have life long benefit.
(479) 346-4741
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Rogers, AR 72756
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Christy Miller
Counselor, LAC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use play , sand, bibliotherapy, and art techniques for children.
Are you a parent/guardian struggling to help your child or adolescent? You may feel helpless and isolated if your child is experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties. I can help you by working with your child from a developmentally appropriate approach. Each person has a unique journey, and no one should ever feel they must navigate it alone. Therefore, throughout this process, your child will experience a warm, safe, and accepting environment as we work collaboratively to help. I’ll also work to help you understand your child more and provide you with tools to feel more empowered.
(479) 265-5322
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Rogers, AR 72756
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Amber Boyd
Licensed Professional Counselor, MRC, LPC-S, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
Play therapy is my passion and where the bulk of my practice is focused.
I'm a play therapist by training and by heart, which means that I will meet you where you are and strive to improve the connections you make in your world. My practice primarily focuses on working with children and their families, but I also enjoy adults struggling with life stress. I have more than 15yrs experience as a counselor, and more than 25yrs in the mental health field providing support and education to children and families. Behavioral issues, from anxiety, depression, mood dysregulation, sensory processing, spectrum issues, as well as years working with foster care, adoption and other attachment issues.
(479) 364-4822
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Rogers, AR 72756
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Heidi M. Kuehn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, MA, NCC
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with all ages and populations, often utilizing techniques from expressive arts therapies and play .
There is a widespread implication in our society that difficult feelings are unacceptable or inconvenient. If I could assure you of anything, it would be that your emotions are valid and useful, no matter how uncomfortable they are. Let's use them as a guide in discovering what your mind and body are really trying to tell you. I want to support you in becoming a wise leader of yourself, not a prisoner of your pain. With each small step you make toward internal balance, external balance is not far behind.
(479) 341-6044
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Rogers, AR 72758
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Waters Edge Counseling Play Therapy Training
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT-S
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am the owner of Waters Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training. We believe that a good relationship is the foundation of a positive counseling experience. I am currently not taking new clients at this time but we have clinicians that cover a wide range of issues that are presented in counseling. We have Registered Play Therapists who specialize in attachment, trauma, anxiety, parenting or behavioral issues with children and teens. We have multiple therapists who are trained in EMDR the #1 counseling treatment for Stress Related brain issues, and PTSD. We are passionate about assisting our military and first responders.
(479) 689-4562
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Rogers, AR 72758
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Stephanie Bentley
Counselor, LAC, NCC, EdS
Verified
Verified
I am a caring counselor with 15 years of experience working with children of all ages and backgrounds. I have helped kids through life changes such as their parents’ divorce or the loss of a loved one, all types of anxiety, and behavioral concerns such as anger management and ADHD. Treating the child with respect and dignity and meeting them where they are are the heart of my practice. I use play , bibliotherapy, and expressive arts to connect with your child, help them share their thoughts and feelings, and explore coping skills that work for them. Take that first step on behalf of your child. Call and set up an appointment with me.
(479) 239-9330
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Rogers, AR 72756
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Melissa D Wood
Counselor, MEd, LAC, SB-RPT
Verified
Verified
I have extended training in EMDR & play therapy and I am currently exploring Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy.
Are you struggling with feelings of inadequacy & shame? Are you doing your best each day but longing for fulfilment and peace that seem beyond your reach? Have you felt that there is something holding you back? Maybe you are an individual who has struggled for years to let go of something from your past- event(s) or negative beliefs. Maybe you are a parent of a child or children who you do not feel connected to or able to effectively communicate with. If you are a parent, has parenting turned into something that seems like a daily battle with someone you barely know? If any of this resonates with you, I’d love to help!
(479) 309-1906
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Rogers, AR 72758
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Felicity Johnson
Counselor, LAC
Verified
Verified
My work is grounded in existential theory and play therapy .
I believe all individuals carry heavy questions about their life: Why am I here? What am I supposed do? Why do I feel bad? The weight of these thoughts can cause distress in our minds and bodies. All age groups bear these questions, albeit in different ways and expressions. There are not simple answers, yet you can find healing through the universality of exploring your meaning. I believe in your power to heal and your desire to feel whole. I believe you are doing the best you can do with the tools you have. And I will listen and support you, welcome shadows and joys equally, and will encourage you to do the same.
(479) 309-4912
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Rogers, AR 72756
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Aubrey Dosa
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in providing therapy for teens and adults, enhancing the parent- child relationship, and offer play therapy services.
It feels strange feeling lonely in a house full of people. Expectations can feel heavy when you're not sure where you fit in all of it. You're often left feeling drained without the ability to replenish your needs during hectic schedules and a home that needs your attention. But here you are- showing up for yourself and looking for answers. Let’s give you the space to slow down and be present so you can feel available again.
(479) 777-3279
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Rogers, AR 72758
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Kevin Bedford
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified
Verified
I enjoy using art, play , and Sand Tray techniques with children and adults when they are open to the experience.
Currently I am offering weekend and evening hours for individuals, couples, and families that work or attend school. I am certified in AutPlay Therapy to address the unique needs of children and families that are adjusting and coping with Autism Spectrum Disorders. I work with children, adolescents, and adults to address anxiety, mood disorders, phase of life issues, and relationship problems with all couples. I am LGBTQ accepting and affirming. Additionally, I also work with individuals who wish to explore and discuss spiritual concerns or interests. I offer initial meet and greet sessions when requested In advance and I am able
(479) 621-0301
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Rogers, AR 72758
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Kristin Bailey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Registered Play Therapist and I'm trained in treating Highly Sensitive People (HSPs).
Brené Brown once said, “We don’t have to do it alone, we were never meant to.” If you are to find yourself, your family, or your child struggling, the best thing you can do is seek out someone to listen and empathize with your situation. I have years of experience working in the mental health field. I primarily draw from Humanistic and Adlerian schools of psychology. I believe the foundation of your healing journey is a strong client-therapist relationship built on authenticity, empathy, and trust. I have experience working with: anxiety, depression, ADHD, self-harm, trauma, disruptive behaviors, and parent/child relational issues.
(479) 239-9804
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Rogers, AR 72758
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Waters Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
It is our desire at Water's Edge Counseling and Play Therapy to meet our clients where they are at. We are living in unprecedented times with the on set of the Covid-19 virus. In a few short months this pandemic has effected everyone in this nation. If you or someone you know is experiencing loneliness, anxiety, depression or frustration of being in your homes and not going about daily routines. Please give us a call. We have a team of skilled therapists who are waiting to provide you with in home video chat sessions. In office, we are disinfecting after every session. Clients can wait in their car and call when they arrive.
(479) 282-2633
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Rogers, AR 72758
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Erika Nielsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Erika holds a Master's and a Post-Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Mental Health, and Play Therapy . In addition, Erika is fully trained in several therapeutic approaches, including DBT, RO-DBT, ACT, EMDR, and PEERs Certified. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and a Registered Play Therapist in Arkansas. Erika works with children, adolescents, and adults individually or with their families on a wide range of issues. She emphasizes the use of evidence-based practices.
(479) 777-2428
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Rogers, AR 72758
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Cecelia Renee Collier
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I also use solution focused therapy, sand tray work and play therapy in individual cases.
I would love to talk with you and together discover your full potential and purpose in life. Sometimes that means looking back from where you are now to discover the barriers standing in your way. From personal experience, I believe it is never too late to discover a better way to do life. Joining you in your personal journey in discovering this joy and purpose, would be an honor. I believe that my life experience adds to my training as a counselor to help me be empathic and understanding of clients.
(479) 259-1247
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Rogers, AR 72756
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Safe Haven Christian Counseling Center, LLC.
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I draw from Person Centered Therapy, CBT/DBT, Attachment model, IFS, as using experiential therapy and play therapy .
Have you ever felt like the hits just keep on coming and the suffering seems relentless? You are not alone. I believe life is like a stained glass window. While, the broken pieces of glass are painfully sharp and seem purposeless, these shattered pieces are made beautiful when held in the light. Personally, I believe in the context of therapeutic relationship, brokenness can begin to be restored. As a counselor, I value safety and relational connection which I actively integrate in my sessions. I specialize in joining others who have anxiety disorders, depression, grief and loss, spirituality and attachment wounds.
(479) 227-2566
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Alex Haley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use EMDR therapy often, but also am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Play Therapy .
Anxiety, depression, trauma, or any lived experience can leave us stressed, overwhelmed, or feeling trapped. Living daily life with confidence in the decisions we make, setting boundaries with the people around us, and feeling in control of ourselves can be an empowering experience. Overcoming the negative things we experience is also something that can be gained through therapy. Change is always possible.
(479) 349-3267
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Mary Ann Stewart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I also have worked within school-based mental health (ages K-18) and trained in play therapy .
I currently have a handful of openings in April! I am pleased to be part of a practice that specializes in neurodivergence, something near and dear to my heart and own lived experience. I believe you as the patient are the expert on your own life and you are the true pilot of your treatment. Therapy to me is collaborating with you to help you find ways to enjoy life more and feel encouraged to make changes, even when change is often so intimidating.
(479) 309-3690
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Laura Mendenhall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
A a registered play therapist, I specialize in using play —children’s natural means of expression—to help preschool and elementary age children work through what is bothering them and practice the skills needed to overcome the challenges they face.
I help people who feel overwhelmed or trapped by the hard and heavy things in their lives find a way forward. I strive to provide a safe place and safe relationship for clients to talk about challenges, process thoughts and feelings, explore solutions, practice skills, and develop confidence to effect change within their own lives. My desire is to join clients on their journey, offering compassion and support as they determine their own needs and solutions. I combine person-centered therapy with evidence based techniques and interventions to help patients find hope and healing.
(479) 322-3403
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Rogers, AR 72756
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Abby Stanfill
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
My extensive training in play therapy is beneficial in helping young children process & work through things they may not be able or willing to talk about.
With experience as a therapist since 2010, I have had the opportunity to work with a wide array of clients through community mental health. I've been able to gain experience treating variety of mental health concerns including treating individuals with anxiety, depression, challenging family dynamics, trauma, and children with behavioral issues. After working as a Program Coordinator managing a team of therapists and paraprofessionals, I am excited to be established in private practice at NWA Therapy so I can facilitate counseling in a way that helps me tap into all the skills I have developed so far in my career.
(479) 777-7926
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Rogers, AR 72756
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Sheila Jo Kornblum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Do you have problems coping with the stresses of everyday life? Do you struggle with maintaining important relationships? Do you feel like you are your own worst enemy? I would like to help. Using various assessment and therapy techniques, you and I can work together to find out which obstacles are standing in the way of your success and happiness. Then we will set concrete goals and formulate a plan for change. At all times, however, you will find my therapy to be positive and affirming. Even the most reserved of clients find me genuine and easy to talk to.
(479) 668-4544
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Play Therapy

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.