Play Therapy in Castro Valley, CA

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Sylvia C Blake
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MS, PPS, LEP
Verified
Verified
I specialize in Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), wherein the child processes their life experiences through play .
I provide educationally related mental health services for children with disabilities. Children with disabilities and children who suffer from trauma/s will often display significant difficulties accessing the general curriculum in school. Many children suffer from a disability (such as a speech impediment, learning disability, autism, or ADHD) as well as trauma. Oftentimes the disability itself causes trauma to the child.
(510) 617-5735
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Joy Lee Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
We PLAY .
Joy provides families with survival tools and peace of mind to successfully accomplish the monumental task of raising kids and a family - a task that came without an instruction manual and changes at every turn. While she doesn't claim to know every particular circumstance, she has a reputation for respecting, honoring, and supporting people from a wide variety of life experiences. Joy has the ability to not just understand but FEEL your struggle without judgment.
(510) 756-2926
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Suzanne Fischer Comelo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I use a blended approach to meet each client’s unique needs, drawing from psychodynamic (attachment, CBT, brief models, family systems and play therapy ).
One of the amazing aspects of therapy is that it provides a unique opportunity for people to have a space where the focus is on their needs and growth. Very few other spaces exist where your needs and well-being can be the priority. This is a key part of the healing power of therapy, which is why I believe it is so important you find a therapist who is a good fit for you. COVID-19: Telehealth sessions by secure video or phone; and In-Person sessions in Castro Valley (Th/Fri) or Hayward (Mon) (following Alameda County guidelines). (In-Network with AETNA, OPTUM & CIGNA through Alma).
(510) 822-7213
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Kristie Potter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Working from a strength-based and compassionate approach, I use interactive discussions, art and play interventions, humor, mindfulness strategies, and support you in developing new tools and resources.
Despite our best efforts, sometimes it just doesn’t seem like life goes quite the way we planned. Family/relationship conflicts, worry about a child’s choices/behaviors, feelings of overwhelm/anxiety, grief/loss or a major life transition are often a part of our lives. And, unfortunately, sometimes these events are compounded by a lack of support or critic voices. Although it may not feel like it, I truly believe we are all doing the best we can in any given moment with the tools & information we have at that time and am passionate about supporting you in discovering your strengths and new strategies to create the changes you seek.
(925) 233-7950
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Veronica I Macapagal
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
The focus is you. People who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, and loss sometimes forget that they matter. Other things become more important. When we work together, the most important person is you. We work on getting you better emotionally, physically and spiritually. Then you can heal and have a more balanced life. My clients tell me they appreciate how I get them unstuck in difficult times. They find hope and get energized about their life. I work well with cultural, biracial, multiracial and faith based situations. I have helped many individuals, couples, families and children achieve their goals.
(510) 662-6294
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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John Michael Bass
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
If you would like to be more aware, awake, alive and discover more joy in daily life, please call. Have you experienced trauma in your life? Would you like to be less anxious , maybe less depressed ? Maybe you have tried meditation before but feel that you still suffer from anxiety, depression and-or trauma? If you answered yes to any of these questions please call or email to see if we would be a good fit in working together. Session times are currently available on Fridays in Castro Valley in person or via tele-health in CA
(510) 399-0365
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Erica Kellenbach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience working alongside adults, families, adolescents and children. I believe therapy is a collaborative endeavor, and provide a safe and supportive environment in the therapy room for you to explore your identity, relationships, history, and desired changes. In my practice, I treat individuals and families who have histories of struggles with depression, anxiety or other life changes.
(510) 295-4363
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Debora Ramirez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified
Verified
Would you like to better manage your emotions? Are you feeling like you don't fit in? Feeling unseen? Difficulty sharing your thoughts? Are you concerned that your teen or child has really strong reactions or difficulty managing a transition? The individuals and families I work with are diverse and are seeking support to address complex challenges, such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, or response to a stressful life event. Estoy al servicio de adultos, familias, y jovenes, que buscan enfrentar a los retos de la vida, y de niños/niñas con dificultad para controlar sus emociones y comportamientos.
(510) 201-5872
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Megan Brubaker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My primary experience is working with children and adolescents and their families in coping with life's stressors, more significant mental health symptoms, and developing more effective coping styles and communication patterns. In treatment, it is my goal to work alongside your child and you to find resources and coping skills to handle overwhelming experiences which are impacting you and your child's functioning. My dog Sammy, a therapy dog, is present during most sessions and can help support children suffering from anxiety around coming to therapy and providing a safe place to process difficult emotions.
(510) 662-6295
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Yvette Yadira Kumar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Email communications allow to facilitate a more efficient response time. In your email please provide your preferred appointment days/times and (if applicable) type of insurance or private pay option.
(510) 694-1174
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Alice Philips
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Know thyself." Until we know ourselves, we are tossed around by life's events and our circumstances whether work- related, relationships, or families. I believe that you know yourself better than anyone and have the answers in you already. By providing a safe place for you to discuss your thoughts and feelings, I am confident that you will arrive at solutions to your problems freeing you to make choices that lead to creating and accomplishing goals. I provide support, understanding, and a non-judgmental atmosphere where personal growth is not only possible, but can be achieved.
(510) 878-4039
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Judith Linzer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Are you living a life of "quiet desperation"? Get to the bottom of your problems by connecting with yourself. Psychotherapy can help identify and overcome blocks that prevent you from being your real self. Are you repeating patterns from childhood despite your best efforts not to? Those patterns were likely formed early in childhood as a survival mechanism and now that you no longer need those patterns, they feel like a prison. Psychotherapy provides the key that opens the door. If you are afraid that you cannot do this, please do not sell yourself short and give yourself a chance.
(510) 858-0649
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Mirely Vasquez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Bienvenidos/Welcome! I am a bilingual/bicultural Spanish-speaking therapist located in the East Bay area of California. I have been working with children, teens, and adults of color struggling with an array of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship satisfaction, life purpose, trauma, postpartum depression, and spirituality, related to life transitions, family stress, trauma, and grief. Although my work has focused on the unique needs of minorities and underrepresented individuals, being a member of that community is certainly not a requirement for your personal development.
(510) 916-3215
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Castro Valley, CA 94552
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Suzanne Quijano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
In my practice, I help clients with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, family stress and conflict. I provide therapy to families and couples, as well as young adults and teens. I like to work collaboratively with clients to identify issues and help bring relief from relationship conflicts, negative emotions, and life transitions.
(510) 761-3780
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Leslie E Kays
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
Do you feel weary of the constant parade of "failed" relationships that show up in your life? Would you like to discover the secret to attracting and keeping a healthy committed relationship? If you answered "yes" to these questions, you have come to the right place. I have 25 years of experience in helping people just like you to understand how the patterns of unhealthy relationships are laid down very early in life. Relationships are like a "dance" in which each partner performs their "steps". Becoming aware of your "steps" means you can change them, and reap amazing rewards.
(510) 287-9206
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Sandra Ellen Norris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My approach balances compassion with being direct. My clients experience care, acceptance and belonging, while also feeling challenged the right amount to grow, change and decrease suffering. I offer empathy while actively engaging my clients by setting weekly treatment goals, building coping tools/resources, and providing skills/knowledge to build self-awareness and integration. We are deeply influenced by our cultural identity and heritage. I am committed to the values of respecting and celebrating diversity, and supporting social/political policies of equal rights and opportunities.
(415) 805-9972
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Mosi Mays-Mirembe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have broad professional experience as a mediator, conflict management consultant, educator, and trainer. I bring the skills I've acquired in these roles to my therapy work. We humans are adaptive beings. When we adopt behaviors and mindsets that do not serve us, we may feel stuck, fearful, or intensely unhappy. Thankfully, we can modify our thinking and behaviors to promote a life of growth, happiness and healthy relationships. I provide skilled support to help repair troubled relationships and re-route unproductive thinking and behavior patterns.
(510) 662-1164
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Sandra Isabel Zuniga
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you someone who is often taking care of or thinking about others? Do you struggle to find time for your needs? Do you feel overwhelmed with everyday demands? Do you feel unseen or without a voice? Maybe you have been told you are too much, you want too much. Let me tell you, you deserve to be happy. Asking for help can be difficult, wondering how things could be might be scary, but you do not have to do this alone. Every day I support people who struggle with these same issues and more. I want to invite you to take the first step so you can get the support you need and deserve.
(510) 216-1576
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Nadia Ali Loewe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals, couples, families and children. I work in an empathetic, collaborative, and thoughtful way with each individual or family unit. I believe that each individual and/or family unit is different so I bring different tools to assist. I believe being a helpful is important and I want to help everyone achieve their goals.
(925) 319-6432
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Castro Valley, CA 94552
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Bernadette Antoinette Wood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have been a therapist for a bit and have provided both individual therapy and ASW supervision hours. I have conducted over 6,000 therapy sessions, mainly for trauma. I have experience working with adult survivors of child abuse, child neglect, domestic violence, commercial exploiation, and rape. I have experience working with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, divorce, family separation, and caretaker fatigue. I also have experience working with adults dealing with significant life/career changes, and those dealing with crisis situations. Let's empty your trauma bucket, learn better boundaries, and establish good self-care.
(510) 630-1972
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Hayward, CA 94541
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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.