Play Therapy in Phoenix, AZ

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Deborah L Pettitt
Counselor
Verified
The "language of children is play ." I use expressive therapies like play ,drama,sand,and art to help children process their problems and find answers. When a child plays out a solution to a problem he/she has the unique ability to actually experience success in the moment. I have taken extensive training to learn how to help children play out their problems. I am one of a very few Registered Play Therapist Supervisors in the state of Arizona.
(602) 492-3148 
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Phoenix, AZ 85014
Offers online therapy
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Erica Simmons
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT
Verified
I specialize in working with clients of all ages and their families who experience symptoms of trauma/PTSD/CPTSD, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, behavioral issues and relationship issues while using modalities such as Play Therapy and Sand Tray. I have 10 years of experience working with children and families to heal trauma. I provide individual and family therapy in person and telehealth, and use trauma informed modalities that are play based therapies. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Sand Tray, Theraplay, TraumaPlay, and other expressive/somatic approaches. I do NOT accept insurance.
(928) 223-4713 
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Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Stephanie Galeziewski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
I work with children using Child-Centered Play Therapy .
Hi, I'm Stephanie. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor at Witness to Love Family Counseling Services. I believe that each of us can work toward peace and joy in our lives by learning how to live authentically and by being kind to ourselves. Through positive self-talk, healthy coping skills, and good boundaries, we can become the people we were created to be.
(480) 530-5740 
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Phoenix, AZ 85016
Not accepting new clients
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Heartful Solutions for Families
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Weekend and afternoon/evening appointments. I offer family and individual therapy for children ages 2 to 12 using child-friendly tools: Play therapy , Sand Tray, Expressive Arts, EMDR, Somatic Therapy. Rhythmic Movement and Mindfulness training. Whether you are seeking help for common childhood concerns, learning, and attention problems, or more traumatic life events, my playful approach will help your child connect emotionally, learn new behaviors, communicate and navigate through times of change.
(602) 529-3972 
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Phoenix, AZ 85014
Offers online therapy
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Vitality Psychological Services - Griffin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
I am certified in EMDR therapy and have received added training in ImTT, structural dissociation theory, play therapy , sand tray therapy, substance abuse and behavioral addictions where I am able to provide these therapies to youth and adults both in-person and via telehealth.
I have a wide range of clinical experience spanning across the country working with children, adolescents and adults alike. Having worked in residential, intensive outpatient, office and community-based settings, I have a history of serving those in the community providing group, individual, marriage and family therapy. While I am adept at incorporating many of the common therapies used today which help individuals manage their symptoms, I generally prefer employing modalities such as EMDR therapy and Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT) which help address the root causes of the dysfunction people are experiencing in their lives.
(623) 292-6409 
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Phoenix, AZ 85027
Offers online therapy
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Roberto Salinas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
As a licensed Master Social Worker, I am passionate in providing children, adults, and families a safe space for healing. I am skilled in working with children and adults who are experiencing grief, trauma, and loss. I utilize therapeutic techniques such as trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, play -based therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy to assist all in meeting their goals. I pride myself in utilizing a person-centered approach to help teach and empower. I view the therapeutic relationship as a team, to assist all in managing life’s challenges so you can start living your best life!
(602) 902-1792 
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Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Eva Cristina Norheim
Counselor, LAC, NCC
Verified
It takes time to pick up the pieces. Parts of you may feel broken, paralyzed, and unheard. With intergenerational systems of dysfunction, very few of us grew up with anything approaching healthy relating. As mammals, we can use the natural force towards connection along with regulating our autonomic fitness to return to our joyful and intuitive self. I can help adults and teens create movement in the isolated "stuck places" and integrate unprocessed pain and suffering. I am passionate about serving children who also highly benefit from therapy by communicating their inner world through play .
(480) 613-4993 
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Phoenix, AZ 85086
Offers online therapy
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Kyle Giblin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Our experience is backed with specialized treatment modalities including: Sand Tray, Play therapy , art interventions, DBT, EMDR, CBT, SE, and IFS.
If you experienced something traumatic; I am proof that you can heal! If you have struggled with addiction; I can relate. If you’re finding your way through a complex relationship; I got your back! Trauma, addiction, and complex relationships all impact us similarly. As the owner of small group practice 'Noble Path Counseling & Consulting', I ensure that my team of professionals can relate to your situation and also provide you with highly specialized skills tailored to your needs. Let us help you overcome whatever obstacles you face so that you can start living your best life ASAP!
(602) 899-0750 
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Phoenix, AZ 85013
Offers online therapy
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Heather Sestili
Counselor, MSCP, LPC, RPT-S, IMH, ASDCP
Verified
I'm a child development specialist with extensive training in play therapy .
There is a special place in my heart for a traumatized child. Traumatic events in childhood have a devastating impact on the child and family. Children need empathic, understanding, knowledgeable adults to come along side to guide and comfort the child through the journey of recovery. I provide caregivers education to support the child while providing practical techniques rewarding for both child and family. I provide play therapy , sand tray, Theraplay (R), and PCIT. I use these with EMDR and CBT to help children process their loss, trauma, reduce behaviors and impulsivity, enhance attachment, build communication and self esteem.
(623) 432-0738 
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Phoenix, AZ 85080
Offers online therapy
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The Empowerment Group,LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, RN, BSN
Verified
I specialize in EMDR, play therapy , grief and loss, and sandtray.
STARTING NEW GROUP ON SHAME RESILIENCY CALL 602-525-5783 TO JOIN. What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail? Let's get started! I work with individuals and families from birth to 100+! I have literally worked with families from birth to the end of life, focusing on working through those matters or events in life that hold each of us back from our full potential. Isn't it time for your optimal life? Life can be heavy and I will work with you and your family or friends to help you locate and access your inner strength to guide your life's journey.
(602) 663-9111 
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Phoenix, AZ 85044
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Beth Onufrak
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
For kids (ages 3-7), Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy builds coping skills.
Do your young child's challenges seem beyond typical? Do emotional & behavioral problems dominate the day? Has time-out frayed your family? If you need tools for yourself and coping skills for your child, you'll find this blend in my care. My ChildSightTools® model reduces behavior problems, grows child coping skills, repairs family bonds and restores parenting joy. I delight in finding developmentally-friendly ways to help young children (ages 3-7) have "better days" at home, school or daycare. To solve the unique puzzle of each child, parents & I collaborate to uncover the child beneath the behavior problems.
(602) 910-2307 
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Phoenix, AZ 85020
Offers online therapy
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Abigail Atkins
Psychologist, EdD, MDiv
Verified
I have a designated play room which includes sand tray as well as many games.
I work with individuals who are struggling to cope with life stressors of all types including children, family and work concerns. As a chaplain I also work with grief.
(602) 900-8695 x2 
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Phoenix, AZ 85027
Offers online therapy
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Alexandra Trusty
Counselor, MS, NCC, LAC
Verified
I utilize therapeutic techniques such as EMDR, child-parent psychotherapy, sand-tray, play therapy , TFCBT, expressive arts, and mindfulness.
I believe that we all have the capacity for healing within ourselves. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and caregivers. My goal is to instill hope and healing for clients presenting with concerns related to post-traumatic stress, attachment, anxiety, grief/loss, depression, disruptive behaviors, social skills, parenting, and/or relational distress. Online booking at laveencounseling.com
(480) 637-3413 
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Phoenix, AZ 85041
Offers online therapy
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Amanda Walker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
I specialize in working with children, ages 3-12 (and also have experience with teens) using Synergetic Play Therapy , EMDR, art based activities, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and more.
Maybe you're feeling less than confident in knowing how to best support your child with school issues, anxiety, anger issues, adoption, family conflict, working through trauma or other concerns. Lets work together! As a therapist, I value providing a nonjudgmental, empathetic and collaborative relationship with my clients, as well as supporting you as the parent in finding your own strength and confidence in your parenting. You don’t have to go it alone! My goal is to help you see that you already have the tools needed to help create calm, peace and happiness for yourself and your family.
(623) 624-9159 
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Phoenix, AZ 85016
Offers online therapy
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Victoria Delgadillo
Counselor, MC, LAC
Verified
Our daily lives can make us feel overwhelmed, stressed, frustrated, or that we are simply ‘going through the motions’. Life can be messy and sometimes we need a little extra support to keep going. I try to offer a space through counseling that is warm, comforting, safe, collaborative, and free of judgement. In person or online, together, we can work through goals, feelings, and struggles. I primarily work with children and teens ages 3 and up — as well as adults. I specialize in providing therapy through play , art, and viewing the world through your perspective.
(623) 281-3601 
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Phoenix, AZ 85003
Offers online therapy
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Dalisa Jimenez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
I provide services including Play Therapy , Sand Tray, and EMDR.
Please note, at this time we are not accepting new clients. We apologize for any inconvenience. Parenting can be difficult. This is especially true when your child is experiencing behavioral problems. Whether it’s problems within the parent-child relationship, academics, peer relationships, or difficulty managing emotions, let me help. Young children are unique in their experience of the world and the challenges they face. My experience in the Birth to Five field as well as working with individuals of all ages has provided me the opportunity to help families from many different backgrounds with a variety of problems.
(480) 470-3644 
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Phoenix, AZ 85044
Not accepting new clients
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Mike Greenwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DBH, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified
****** Currently Not Accepting New Clients ****** Nights and weekends appointments available, as well as Telehealth appointments. I work with clients throughout the course of the life span. I have skills for working with both youth and adults. I personalized the treatment to each client and each need. I offer both long term and short term treatment options. EMDR, ACT, DBT, TF-CBT, CBT, Hypnotherapy, Play Therapy , SandTray Therapy, and Solution Focused Interviewing.
(602) 560-7402 
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Phoenix, AZ 85014
Not accepting new clients
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Julie Skakoon, Kind Minds Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified
Julie's professional affiliations include the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), the Play Therapy Association at the national and state level, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and has served on the board of directors for AzAFCC.
****NOW TAKING NEW CLIENTS**** Julie Skakoon is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. Julie provides forensically informed treatment of childhood trauma and child maltreatment. Her specialties include play therapy , divorce / co-parent counseling, child forensic interviews, interventions for divorcing families (court-ordered and private), play therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
(602) 755-9801 
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Phoenix, AZ 85020
Offers online therapy
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Bloom Counseling + Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
I am trained in CBT, Play Therapy , Non Medication Approaches to ADHD and Grief Counseling.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 13 years experience in the counseling field. I hold my undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Arizona and my Masters degree in Counseling from Northern Arizona University. My experience has been with families and children as well as adults struggling with substance use disorders. My passions include helping families to achieve better communication skills in order to live their fullest lives.
(602) 428-9069 
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Phoenix, AZ 85085
Offers online therapy
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David Blackstone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
While the "mode of interaction" with adults is talk, my favored approach with young children is play therapy with parent guidance.
My approach to doing psychotherapy is a contemporary psychoanalytic approach. This approach is a form of psychotherapy which helps patients heal through the safe, mutual exploration of previous life experiences and current life circumstances. More importantly, transformation in psychoanalytic therapy occurs through the participation by the patient in a relationship with the therapist in which the two partners, through their mutual exploration of life history, relationships, and the here-and-now experience of relating in therapy, come to help patients heal wounds, know themselves better, and lead healthier and more satisfying lives.
(480) 409-2411 
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Phoenix, AZ 85028
Offers online therapy


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Play Therapy
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.

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