Play Therapy in Berkeley, CA

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Christina Dinh
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
I utilize different tools such as play , art, and mindfulness to support individuals in communicating and processing their experiences, challenges.
I would like to commend you, as you've taken a new step within your journey by looking for a therapist. I believe in the importance of safety within therapy and within the relationship that we'll build together. I strive to create a therapy space where you can feel safe and be your most authentic self. I believe when one feels safe, they are able to truly process, heal, and take control of their life. I am passionate about supporting children, teens, families, and individuals that identify within the BIPOC+ community.
(341) 999-2229 x502 
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Berkeley, CA 94704
Offers online therapy
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Ben Morsa
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Therapy is a deeply personal experience and there are as many reasons to seek therapy as there are people who seek it. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, or shame. You may have suffered traumas or losses and are wondering how these shape your thoughts, feelings and relationships. Maybe you simply have a sense that aspects of your life are not coming together in the ways you desire. Therapy is a space to explore these curiosities, to develop insight into your self, and, ultimately, to find greater fulfillment in your work, relationships, and play .
(510) 674-1235 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Not accepting new clients
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Gillian Fynn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
We can talk, play , do art.
I can help build your confidence as a parent. Do you long to be a wonderful, nurturing parent, but feel overwhelmed and exhausted by pregnancy and caretaking? Have you struggled with depression, anxiety or addictions? Has your history of trauma and pain left you feeling insecure and inadequate? Perhaps you grew up in a dysfunctional family and wonder "whats normal, what's healthy?" Even if you don't have major problems, talking through challenges and gaining perspective is important. I can help.
(510) 931-7115 
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Berkeley, CA 94702
Offers online therapy
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Kayo Sumisaki
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
With children, I use a combination of art, talk and play therapy .
Is your child exhibiting emotional and/or behavioral problems? Are you having problems with your relationships or at work? Are you feeling overwhelmed with anxiety or struggling with depression? I can help. In the safety of a caring and collaborative relationship, we will work on understanding how difficult life patterns are no longer serving you. My role is to meet my clients where they are and help guide them toward making lasting positive changes. I provide both short-term and long-term therapy. Call for a free consultation today!
(510) 858-2611 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
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Katrinca Ford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RPT/S
Verified
I am a seasoned play therapist with nearly 20 year of experience. I specialize in work with young children and their families. I enjoy seeing children in person in my Berkeley office. I often include parents in the sessions because I find if often speeds up treatment. I also offer online parent consultation to help you sort out what is going on and make the kind of changes your family needs to function better. I have experience helping families through a wide range of behavioral problems and life events. If your child's behavior or mood is troubling you do reach out. I can help.
(510) 913-9190 
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Berkeley, CA 94710
Offers online therapy
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Taryn Manuel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My experience with expressive art, play therapy , and psychodrama helps youth heal and discover their authentic truth.
Being human can be hard, especially right now. With consistent support, there can be a little more ease. When you work with me, you get a woman with a big heart, a keen mind, and a clarity of purpose. It is my mission to hold space for you to feel safe to sit with big emotions, and to express whatever is in you that needs to be let out. There is a way to a more joyful life, and I will support you in the process. I help you get in touch with your inner truths and pains. I hold space for you to feel, to speak, and to move through mental and emotional blocks holding you back from being your full, true self.
(510) 254-3197 
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Berkeley, CA 94707
Not accepting new clients
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Lindsey Cordova
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My practice is dedicated to the emotional and relational wellbeing of youth and families. With this in mind, I aim to create a safe space for shared reflection, build on existing strengths, and offer new tools to promote self-understanding, growth, and social and emotional resilience. My interventions and style are tailored to individual needs, but building a genuine, trusting, and supportive relationship is at the foundation of my work. Sessions may include a combination of talk, play , art, and movement, as well as other activities that create a safe space and facilitate the therapeutic process.
 
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Berkeley, CA 94709
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Sonja Baumer
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
In my practice I use Relational Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy , Sand Therapy, & Sensory Integration Therapy.
I have over 10 years of clinical experience in outpatient clinics, schools, private practice, and humanitarian organizations. My practice has been informed by clinical training and extensive academic background in developmental psychology. It also incorporates my life experience in coping with challenges of immigration, parenthood, career transitions and aging. I believe that healing entails personal growth. You may need to develop a new awareness, an insight, or a specific coping skill to resolve your problem. I provide a safe space for you to explore what is that you need in order to live a more productive and enjoyable life.
(510) 674-1056 
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Berkeley, CA 94708
Offers online therapy
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Lindsay Focht
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, #110425
Verified
Through therapy with your child, I will work in building resiliency, learning new coping skills, emotional regulation, and providing a safe space to process memories and current life experiences and traumas. Unlike adults who tend more to communicate verbally or from a logical perspective, children use creativity and imaginative play to express their inner thoughts and feelings, it is often the main way children relate and learn about themselves and their world. Through play therapy , I respond to your child with care, attunement, and skillfulness in helping them understand difficult emotions and make sense of confusing experiences.
(341) 222-3552 
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Berkeley, CA 94704
Offers online therapy
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Phyllis Rothblatt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I integrate EMDR, mindfulness meditation, play & expressive arts, somatic awareness, and humor into my work.
As a therapist for over thirty years, the focus of my work is helping people to create and sustain healthy relationships, and to learn how to thrive in their lives. I listen carefully to the nuances of what you say and don't say, and help you to become more aware of your unconscious beliefs and the energy that you hold in your body that may be an obstacle to your creating the life and relationships that you yearn for. Together, we take the journey of understanding and resolving what is in your way, so that you can discover new pathways to live your life with more joy, ease and connection.
(510) 246-3735 
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Berkeley, CA 94709
Offers online therapy
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Deborah Graudenz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Trained in play therapy , family therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, my style is interactive, well-grounded, and eclectic.
It can be difficult as a parent watching your child or teen struggling with feelings and situations in his or her world. Finding the right therapist can be a tough decision. I help children, teens and families find their strengths and facilitate learning to use those abilities to navigate challenges, difficult times or situations, repair relationships and rediscover excitement and joy in their lives. Bringing together advanced degrees in both child and adolescent development and clinical psychology, our work together focuses on helping you, your child or teen, and your family find the path that is right for you.
(510) 398-4731 
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Berkeley, CA 94704
Offers online therapy
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Sheila Rubin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RDT, BCT
Verified
Children like Drama Therapy— play is their native language!.
I am a leading authority on healing shame. I co-created the Healing Shame – Lyon/Rubin method and am the Co-Director of the Center for Healing Shame, a continuing education provider that offers workshops to therapists and other helping professionals. In my private practice, I developed therapy techniques integrating somatic and expressive processes to work with the all-pervasive shame and trauma that underlie toxic family dynamics, depression and eating disorders. I integrate Emotionally Focused Therapy and AEDP with Drama Therapy, Hakomi, Focusing and Expressive Arts. I work with the imposter syndrome and voracious inner critics.
(415) 858-6869 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
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Shari Unitan, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
I have a beautiful office, with a sand tray, hundreds of toys for imaginary play , and many activities to interest children and adults.
Are you experiencing marital conflict? Do you worry about how conflict with your mate affects your children? I have over 20 years experience working with clients dealing with a wide variety of issues, including family conflict, divorce, child custody, parenting issues, depression, addiction, and anxiety. Research has proven that the parental relationship directly impacts a child's self esteem and social skills. I am a warm, dynamic and solution oriented therapist. I work along side you, to help you identify and overcome the problems which are causing pain in your life.
(510) 296-4520 
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Berkeley, CA 94710
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Audrey Martin, Psychotherapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
I am an experienced psychotherapist with offices in both San Francisco and Berkeley. I provide therapy for adults and adolescents as my primary focus. I meet with individuals, couples, and families to help them overcome areas of emotional and relational difficulties. I have an active, open way of working and am curious, engaged, honest, and direct. I take people's need for change very seriously, and am an advocate for finding ways to help people live with greater depth, satisfaction, and choice. While this can involve diligence, resilience, and perseverance, play and creativity are also integral in the process.
(415) 360-6323 
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Berkeley, CA 94708
Offers online therapy
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Center for Assessment & Learning
Verified
You have so much potential, if only...... Have you been told this about yourself or your child? Do you keep hoping this phase will sort itself out, but it just doesn't? Let us help you find answers through assessment or counseling. Our evaluation process is supportive and comprehensive. Neuropsychological testing provides the why, while our psychologist focuses on developing the story of "you." Testing should be a journey of self-discovery, for any age. Our counseling services include play therapy , somatic approaches, social skills, educational therapy, executive function coaching, behavior therapy, school & parent collaboration.
(650) 539-6307 
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Kathryn Orfirer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I offer individual therapy, play therapy , infant/child-parent psychotherapy, parent guidance/coaching and filial therapy.
A clinical and developmental psychologist with over 30 years experience, I work with adults, parents and children from birth through adolescence. Development is a continual balance of equilibrium and disequilibrium; a lifelong process as our bodies, brains, relationships and societal expectations change. While the challenges along the way bring the discomfort of vulnerability and negative emotions, they also create opportunity for growth and change. From infancy on, we all have an inner vitality into which therapy can allow us to tap. Therapy provides a safe protected space that nurtures exploration, reflection, growth and change.
(510) 692-9736 
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Berkeley, CA 94708
Not accepting new clients
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Alison Hart Siggelkow
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am also an expert in play therapy .
I offer humor, warmth and unconditional acceptance of whatever you bring into session. I've worked with many different issues across many different age groups including: depression, anxiety, existential and relationship issues and trauma. Many clients come in wanting to unpack their past- others need to focus on the present. I can meet you wherever you are and help you develop a healthy relationship to yourself and others. Children's psychological needs often represent themselves a little differently, but ultimately require the same safe space to explore, unpack and process.
(845) 250-6904 
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Berkeley, CA 94703
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Bowbay Liang-Hua Feng
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My training includes EMDR, DBT, PREPARE/ENRICH and Play Therapy .
My work is client-centered, and helps to support people through transitions, relationships, stress, trauma, spiritual and quality of life issues. I have dedicated my life to helping and understanding people. I offer transformative, integrative therapy that fosters intuition, self-acceptance and self-awareness. Through the use of mindfulness and other modalities, this work taps into clients' intrinsic strengths and healing abilities. I have broad counseling experience and enjoy working with couples and individuals of all ages.
(510) 269-4255 
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Berkeley, CA 94709
Offers online therapy
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Katherine Tarnoff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I integrate play , sand tray, expressive arts, music, drama, mindfulness education and nature into therapy.
Through counseling, I support families to identify patterns in behavior and communication. Our work together will be collaborative and strengths-based. It will encourage shifts in the family to promote healthy expression of emotions and communication to improve relationships. I use a directive style of communication and an active and integrative approach with children and adolescents. I encourage parents, caregivers and other family members to be involved in the therapeutic process.
(510) 338-4214 
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Berkeley, CA 94702
Offers online therapy
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Tim Tisdell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
With young children, I provide play therapy .
I am well trained as a licensed Clinical Psychologist with more than 20 years of experience providing individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults. I strive to create a genuine relationship with my clients to allow for collaborative exploration of the areas in their lives that interfere with personal fulfillment. My approach also involves listening actively, building trust, being curious, providing empathy, and making direct comments to help my clients develop greater awareness about themselves and the patterns in their lives that cause emotional distress or relationship difficulties. This allows my clients to grow and to live more meaningful lives.
(510) 358-4819 
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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.

If you're looking for play therapy in Berkeley or for a Berkeley play therapist, these professionals provide play therapy, play therapy children, child play therapy, play therapy for children, sandplay therapy, family play therapy and group play therapy. They include play therapists, play psychologists, play psychotherapists and play counselors.