Play Therapy in Los Altos, CA

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Maria Castaneda
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Working together, I use a variety of therapeutic techniques that include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused, talk therapy, art and play therapy while incorporating your very own strengths.
If you're in need of a safe space to feel seen and heard or are looking to find peace and clarity, I would love to partner with you. My intention is to collaborate with you to help you reach your goals through developing a plan and tailoring treatment to your needs.
(408) 676-5607 
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Los Altos, CA 94022
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Karen Wride
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
With children, I also use play therapy and art as tools to enter the child's world.
In many ways good psychotherapy is like a successful remodel, frequently resulting in a stronger and more spacious sense of one's self, lovely new rooms, remarkable views and better access to the world outside (and in). The journey of self-discovery takes courage, but increasing one's awareness of old limitations and obstacles, and developing the ability to gently and carefully dismantle and rebuild where necessary is incredibly rewarding -- often beyond what we can imagine. I believe that it's a collaborative journey on which we embark, moving together towards creating a more fulfilling and rewarding life for you.
(408) 647-6947 
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Los Altos, CA 94024
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Marianne Von Michalofski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, BEd
Verified
One of my specializations is Sandplay, a non-verbal form of self-expression that can be useful alongside the more traditional verbal, creative arts and play therapies.
As a parent it can be upsetting and worrisome to see your child struggle with school or family life. You really would like to see your child confident and capable of handling the difficulties of everyday life as well as building their resilience to cope with challenges in the future. You may be wondering how to help your child or where to find someone to provide that help.
(650) 262-5305 
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Los Altos, CA 94024
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Mio Yamashita
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, ATR
Verified
Based on my ample work experience I feel comfortable working with adults or with children using conservative talking therapy as well as more creative approaches such as art or play therapy .
Most of us, if not all of us, come to a point in life where we need to regain our balance and redefine our goals. I know so because I have seen my clients, friends, and myself in such situations. By working together with you, I can help you to focus, mobilize your inner strength and establish new strategies to overcome problems that have become apparent. Topics that I handle (but I am not restricted to) are grief and trauma coping, relationship or family issues, anger management, and cultural or generational conflicts.
(408) 605-6258 
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Los Altos, CA 94024
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Tom Hall
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
In addition to therapeutic conversations, (talk-therapy) I have a wide variety of engaging activities, ( play -therapy) to choose from.
Once-upon-a-time none of us were parents and we didn't think much about how difficult that role could be. Fast forward to today and here you are searching for help with your child. Addictive technologies, teaching self-discipline, developing strategies for coping with change are challenging. Teaching life skills, and helping parents be more effective is what I've been doing since 1991. I'm what you might call a generalist in that I work with boys and girls of all ages and relate as easily to a six-year-old as to a sixteen-year-old.
(650) 257-9134 
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Los Altos, CA 94022
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Catherine Crawford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, ATR
Verified
Children/teens: self-esteem, anxiety, depression, navigating relationships, gifted/empathic/HSP, divorce, chronic illness, teletherapy for college, art/ play therapy .
I bring empathy, compassion and 30 years of experience to my holistic work with adults, children and teens. You are unique and my intent is to listen for your strengths and build on the positive as we gently remove blocks, trauma, thoughts, stressors and old relationship patterns that are holding you back. My style is warm and interactive and I incorporate my own intuition and creativity as I help people to make meaningful life changes.
(650) 918-6909 
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Los Altos, CA 94022
Offers online therapy
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Cely M Queiroz
Marriage & Family Therapist, PAC, MA, LMFT
Verified
I employ therapeutic techniques from Person Centered, Mindfulness, Narrative, CBT, Play and Sand Tray therapy, and others as applicable to yours or your child's situation.
Sometimes life presents us with challenges, and therapy is an opportunity to evaluate what is beneficial, what we might want to modify, and what direction we want to go. As a licensed therapist, I am here to support you through our therapeutic relationship. I provide a safe, non judgmental and unconditional environment to explore. Together, we gain insight into troubling issues on cognitive, emotional and experiential levels. I can partner with you to help you move from contemplation to action. I can collaborate with you individually, as a couple, as parents, or as a family. View more at my site celytherapy.com
(650) 651-5390 
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Los Altos, CA 94023
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Farhad Mofidi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I’m trained in different evidence-based techniques, with a special emphasis on play therapy for children and ACT for adults, which utilizes your strengths and core values to pursue what’s truly important in your life.
Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed, but don't know how to help yourself in your situation? Maybe you’re an adult that’s stuck in a relationship, school, a job, life transition, or an emotional experience. Or you’re a parent that wants the best for your child, but feel helpless and overwhelmed with your child’s behavior and don’t know what else to do. Do you want to see some changes and live a life that you always imagined, but don’t know where to start? I'm here to help! I provide support and tools so we can begin the process of healing and moving forward in your life.
(650) 469-8731 
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Los Altos, CA 94022
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Susan Lindblade, LMFT-AT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AT
Verified
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Art Therapist, I offer a genuine and non judgmental approach to helping individuals who are seeking to improve their relational and emotional well being. My experience includes working with adults, couples, adolescents, and school aged children.
(415) 856-9726 
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Los Altos, CA 94024
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Natalie Shahar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified
Developing deep connections with others has always been my passion. In my work I strive to create a safe and supportive environment for my clients and utilize an integrative approach to therapy. Being attuned to my client's needs, I use a wide range of modalities such as CBT, DBT, and person-centered approach, believing we all have the power to heal and grow within us.
(650) 229-6492 
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Los Altos, CA 94022
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Charlotte Yen Adermann
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I believe that my role as a therapist is to join with the client in understanding him/her/themself better. I facilitate the journey of self-exploration, believing that change comes through identifying and articulating thoughts and emotions in the process of an interpersonal relationship and more directive strategies if indicated. I have a calm, gentle demeanor that creates a supportive and nurturing setting.
(650) 779-4006 
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Los Altos, CA 94024
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Yishan Xu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I am the founder of a Mandarin-English-Cantonese Trilingual group practice (Mind & Body Garden Psychology) and there are currently 20+ bilingual therapists, psychiatrists, speech therapists, and OT. We provide both psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment services. We see the role of a psychologist as a gardener. When people come to us seeking support, they may have too many branches of mental blocks and bushes of stress in their lives. What we can do is to help people be more aware of the branches and bushes that impact their quality of life, and then assist them to trim these parts, cope with stress, and live happily.
(415) 417-1462 
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Los Altos, CA 94022
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Ximena M Zurita
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Are you suffering or feeling stuck, overwhelmed, unhappy in one or more areas of your life? Do you wish you had a better relationship with those you love the most? Do you make the best decisions? Are you aware of your self-defeating behaviors? Have you ever experienced a traumatic event? Do you wish your life felt better? Is your physical health compromised? These are some of the concerns clients bring to the consulting room. Guided by supportive-expressive interventions; together, we'll examine the ways in which you suffer and create from this experience a more compassionate and psychologically healthier model of living.
(650) 797-0469 
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Los Altos, CA 94024
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Anne Goldstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Are you or is someone you love struggling and trying to find help? Are you worried about a child who is unhappy at school, has trouble making friends, or seems sad or anxious? Are you feeling disconnected, stressed, or hopeless? Are these feelings and worries making it difficult for you to be the kind of friend, spouse or parent you want to be? Perhaps you are unsure how to help your child or yourself cope during this difficult time. I hope to provide a safe, caring, empathetic space so together we can explore and understand all of these difficult feelings.
(650) 397-7220 
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Los Altos, CA 94022
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Sasha Liu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
I believe in your potential for personal growth toward a more satisfying relationship with others. My style is warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental. I respect your uniqueness. People who come to me are often experiencing depression and anxiety; major life transitions; cultural dislocation; loss and grief. By practicing solution-focused and client-centered psychotherapy, I help people embark on the journey of self-understanding, acceptance, and finding what they seek.
(510) 962-9356 
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Los Altos, CA 94024
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Tamar Berry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSA, LCSW
Verified
I believe in connecting and supporting you in a compassionate way. I can help you find a resolution and create a positive change by working with the body – mind connection while applying methods such as Hakomi and IFS. When working together, we'll focus on the present moment as you head down the path to healing and health. With over 15 years in the field supporting adults, couples and families, I have developed the unique ability to bring to light your strengths while providing a platform of hope and happiness.
(669) 221-6607 
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Los Altos, CA 94022
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Jaclyn Kelly Long
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
It is my passion to help people lead fulfilling lives and cultivate nourishing relationships. Through mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, Internal Family Systems and somatic interventions, I empower adults, children & teens with tools to navigate their lives and nourish their relationships. I offer couples counseling, parenting support and therapy for children & teens who are struggling with worry, stress, anxiety, defiance, depression and overwhelm. I also offer support for loss & major life transitions. It is a sincere honor to work with my clients, and I hope I get the opportunity to work with you!
(650) 770-8388 x2 
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Los Altos, CA 94024
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Chen Bentov-Hamam
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
In my role as your therapist, I listen, think , propose, explore, teach, and challenge. My approach to therapy is best described as caring, and compassionate. I am committed to providing depth-oriented psychotherapy for you and your loved one. I bring a warm, non-judgmental approach that provides a safe environment and opportunities to address both short and long terms goals. Grief, loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, ADHD, Asperger, divorce, postpartum depression, cultural diversity and adjustment, are among the different issues I have experience working with. I work with adult, couples, school-age children, pre-teens, adolescents, and their families.
(650) 489-9650 
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Los Altos, CA 94023
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Oooo Oooo
Psychologist, PhD
Anxiety, depression, grief, and loneliness are at the top of the list of emotions that I work most commonly with, including variables such as: trauma, sports-fears, betrayal, ethnicity and culture concerns. I welcome my clients, that they've come to the right place and they feel safe, while assisting individuals, couples and families in achieving a clear, calm transition towards their mental-wellness with less anxiety, more success, dignity, balancing mind-body and building empathy. I work at my Private Practice (retired from Stanford University).
(408) 752-5969 
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Los Altos, CA 94022
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Cognitive Renewal Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
As an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker, behavioral specialist and experienced therapist I work with a wide range of issues facing children, adolescents and adults. I specialize in working with parents and children struggling with challenges related to ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Nonverbal Learning Disorders.
(650) 825-6584 
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Los Altos, CA 94022


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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 Los Altos or for a Los Altos 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.