Play Therapy in Los Angeles, CA

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Davina Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
In practice, I offer EMDR, Play and Art based therapeutic modalities intertwined with traditional approaches to achieve the best form of treatment for my clients.
Hello! I am an EMDR trained, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My passion is helping individuals/families achieve homeostasis by assisting them in learning to utilize their own strength. Having worked in many clinical settings such as social agencies, hospitals and schools, I have received a well rounded experience. In addition, using EMDR in my practice, I have witnessed much improvement in clients with specific and complex traumas, anxiety and depression.
(747) 322-4640 
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
Offers online therapy
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Judith Bin-Nun
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, MA Ed, MAPsych, LPCC
Verified
My approach to children and parental guidance is rooted in play therapy training as a child development specialist with vast experience as an educator classroom teacher and School Principal), artist, writer, and psychotherapist.
I provide supportive, creative and caring Psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults - couples, families, individuals. STUDIO ART EXPERIENCE for individuals and groups takes place in my Venice Studio. I offer many comfortable treatment modalities for my patients besides traditional talk or play therapy in my office setting. Additionally, I have FOOD FOR THOUGHT cooking therapy groups in my "greenhouse kitchen", and use Animal Assisted Therapy with my Pet Partner Therapy Dogs in my office. My devoted practice and practical guidance are in a warm office setting with a "family therapy" kitchen, play therapy room and AAT dogs.
(424) 404-5597 
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
Offers online therapy
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Sandra J. Landen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have specific advanced training in child & adolescent psychology, play therapy and parenting.
Looking for a Psychologist can be an overwhelming task. I work in a collaborative way respecting each person's unique history, personality, cultural context, strengths, weaknesses and goals. I offer a warm, respectful and compassionate environment that promotes growth. I have extensive experience and expertise working with adults in psychotherapy struggling with depression, grief, anxiety, fears, trauma, relationship issues, life transitions and creative blocks that interfere with daily living in terms of creating and maintaining meaningful relationships or realizing fulfilling career goals.
(310) 479-0051 
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Shani Nisimov Elhiani
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
 With children I use play and therapeutic art techniques to help facilitate expression of difficult and uncomfortable emotions.
My focus is to help clients become aware of their inner strengths and capabilities. I provide a neutral safe space, listen to your concerns, and customize a treatment plan to help you reach your goals and achieve balance. I strive to help you heal and grow from your struggles and pain in order to move forward to where you want to be in your life. I provide individual, couples, group, and family therapy. My specialities include depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, social skills, and autism spectrum.
(213) 297-4282 
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Los Angeles, CA 90035
Offers online therapy
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Pamela Modeste
RDT, MS
I am a drama therapist and in your story is where I hear you, work with you toward your healing, & help you understand the roles you play in your situation.
As wonderful as life can be, reaching your goals, coping with everyday issues, handling relationships, finding purpose, and staying inspired can be challenging. At times, embracing who you are and what you believe can be difficult. Even with your best efforts life can be stressful, and things don’t always go as planned. Connecting body and mind; using creative expression to destress, heal, dig deeper, and express what you are going though when words aren't enough, may be what you need to help guide you through challenges, make healthy decisions, feel better, and enjoy life. Would you like to understand the healing of your story?
(424) 433-4871 
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Los Angeles, CA 90017
Offers online therapy
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Jason Karasev
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have experience working with vast cultures, age-groups, and family histories, with specialized trainings in trauma, grief, relationship concerns, attachment, play therapy , and parenting.
Sometimes, our relationship to others, and ourselves, has lost its footing. We may even find ourselves feeling disconnected and overwhelmed by difficult emotions. Though we often push through life’s challenges alone, the truth is, we don’t have to. In our time together, I hope to collaborate with you in identifying the patterns, thoughts, and feelings that may be blocking you from a happy relationship to yourself and others, even if it feels beyond words at this time. I believe an environment of warmth, curiosity, and creativity can help us heal in ways we may have never thought possible.
(747) 204-3272 
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Marci Loftin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My approach with children 4 - 12 is grounded in play therapy with a specialization in Sandplay “ Play is the language and toys are the words”.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#86608) dedicated to supporting individuals and couples through times of change and transition. My practice provides evidence-based treatment models for brief therapy, depth-oriented psychotherapy, and sandplay therapy for children and adults. I am committed to working with you to help increase a sense of purpose, engagement and joy in love and work. Having worked in the corporate arena for over twenty years I bring particular insight into issues related to work-life balance, career progression, and work/relationship anxieties.
(323) 693-9805 
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Los Angeles, CA 90017
Not accepting new clients
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Wesley Stahler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RDT, ECMH
Verified
My approach is multi-modal using developmental guidance, play , arts, humor and mindfulness for growth, insight and change.
Wishing like parenting came with directions. Realizing you are not the parent, and or partner you thought. Negative behaviors bringing you down. Wondering if your child's ok? Challenges with siblings, bedtimes, strong emotions, school, fill in the blank... Parenting can be the most stressful time, when it is touted as the most joyful. It is a fast track to getting your PhD in personal growth & development. I have been there. And, I can help. We can talk about those dirty, little secrets. Together, concretely creating a plan with long, lasting results. Bringing ease and strength, breaking unhealthy patterns.
(323) 992-4031 
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Los Angeles, CA 90039
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Diana M Georger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I provide therapy to patients of all ages suffering with anxiety and depression. I help patients going through life transitions. Within a trusting therapeutic relationship, the exploration of dreams and unconscious drives proves effective for a deeper understanding of challenges and blocks. Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Play Therapy , Sand Tray and Art are theories that are core to my approach.
(424) 343-1046 
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Los Angeles, CA 90028
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Meridian Counseling
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
I’m able to utilize the following treatment modalities; TF-CBT, CBT, DBT, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Art Therapy & Play Therapy .
Do you have difficulty healing from trauma? Do you often suppress your emotions? Is it difficult to trust others? I have over 8 years of experience working with children and families. If you are ready for your healing, I am here to help you discover your inner strength, resiliency, and your emotional well-being. I believe that strengthening the therapeutic alliance is established through trust, transparency, and creating a safe environment through a non-judgmental approach. I enjoy helping individuals heal by pushing through the negative stigma of seeking mental health services and breaking unhealthy generational patterns.
(310) 928-6223 
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Los Angeles, CA 90064
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Justine Roach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Justine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who treats children, adolescents, and young adults. Her style is collaborative, compassionate, and holistic. She helps those struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, divorce, relationship challenges, and parenting. She draws from various evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Meditation, Reflective Parenting, and Violet Oaklander’s Model of Gestalt and Play Therapy . She empowers her clients and gives them life-long tools to cope with stressors and overcome challenges.
(323) 688-4912 
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
Offers online therapy
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Lauryn J. Hunter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified
I utilize a wide variety of therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, art therapy and sand-tray world play .
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and a certified art therapist with 15 years of experience working with families, children, and adolescents in a school and hospital setting. I specialize with helping adults managing anxiety, depression, grief, parenting children with special needs, eating disorders, addiction within the family, and repairing attachment in adoption/foster children. The goals of therapy are related to improving self-esteem, social skills, anger management, grief, parenting, and stress management.
(424) 348-4495 
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Los Angeles, CA 90064
Offers online therapy
Jinous Berjis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist providing psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults. Consults with Preschool programs with teachers and parents with children presenting with developmental delays as well as children with social emotional challenges. Provides family therapy, play therapy , individual adolescent & adult therapy. Provides support and guidance to families who are seeking assistance with the IEP (Individualized Education Plan) process and school district.
(310) 340-7595 
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
Offers online therapy
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Margaret Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
If you’re coming to therapy with your child, I’ll use child-directed play to create a comfortable environment and introduce helpful parenting strategies.
Welcome! You can call me Maggie. I’m glad you’re here. I work with adults, young children, and/or infants to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, trauma and stress, and to resolve relationship issues. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Seeking Safety, and I'll use an eclectic approach to guide our work together toward your goals. Your emotional safety is what’s most important to me. My clinical training centered LGBTQ+ affirming approaches and I embrace a "lifelong student" mindset while centering anti-racism and cultural humility in my practice.
(818) 273-6221 
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Los Angeles, CA 90027
Offers online therapy
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Debra Jill Green
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
In working with children and their families, I have developed experience with infants, parent-infant play and feeding interactions, teen pregnancy and teen parenting, court-ordered or volunteer parenting groups, academic concerns and IEP advocacy, pervasive developmental disorders and Regional Center advocacy, crisis counseling, divorce, couples, adults and family work.
Is it ever difficult to understand your child's behavior or your teen's angst? Do they speak a language or behave in a way you find challenging? Children from infancy through adolescence can seem unmanageable at times causing parents to feel overwhelmed and powerless. Why continue struggling? If your child is having a difficult time at home, in school, or with friends, I can offer insights and recommendations as well as provide a safe space for everyone to learn respectful, meaningful communication directed toward positive change. Let me help you and your family get there together.
(424) 294-8849 
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
Offers online therapy
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Renee Curry
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
I also enjoy creating doll play centered therapy groups for minority children impacted by adultification bias.
Let go of anxiety, work related stress, and unhealthy coping behaviors. Learn new skills for healthy peer cultivation, trustworthiness, and release anxiety related to traumatic events. This is the best time to cultivate sound skills for better life decisions including "moving on", forgiveness, and healing from trauma related events!
(747) 220-0439 
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
Offers online therapy
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Second Chances Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
We draw from an eclectic blend of therapeutic approaches and techniques including CBT, Solution Focused, Mindfullness-Based, Psychodynamic, Depth, Play , and more.
Are you feeling depressed, alone, or anxious? Are you struggling with an addiction? Are you tired of fighting with your partner? Do you want to heal after a break-up or divorce? Do you want to stop attracting the same partners in your life and start dating consciously? If you answered YES to any of these questions, chances are you feel frustrated, confused, and alone. The good news is that solutions do exist for you. We have helped many individuals, couples and families reach higher ground with an action-oriented approach to healing.
(323) 745-1366 
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Los Angeles, CA 90068
Offers online therapy
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Lauren McMillan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
My therapeutic approach is collaborative; focusing on strengths, with an emphasis on family structural therapy, Play therapy and attachment.
A native to Los Angeles I get it; the constant hustle, traffic, the grind of working to pay for life not psychotherapy. I know you’ve got valid reasons for why this isn’t the best time for therapy, but I’m calling your bluff. You’re not too busy, too old, too Black, or too broken. This is “right time” because there will never be a right time to get well. This is your moment. I’m going to say you’ve slowed down just enough to feel; running errands with tears streaming down your face. Hating your spouse, your kids, but hating yourself more because you’re still hurting, still invisible, still in your trauma. My primary focus is kids
(424) 387-3415 
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Los Angeles, CA 90066
Offers online therapy
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Sophie Pierce
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I take a person-centered approach to therapy, while my understanding of child development, play therapy , and attachment theory drives treatment.
I work with children, teens, and young adults who are faced with social, emotional, behavioral, and relational challenges. I am deeply committed to creating a therapeutic environment that is safe and consistent, where children experience full acceptance, empathy, and understanding while processing their inner experiences. I have helped children and teens who have experienced traumatic events, grief and loss, and those who are struggling with anxiety, mood difficulties, as well as general life stressors and transitions.
(818) 477-1325 
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Los Angeles, CA 90027
Not accepting new clients
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Maayan Bick
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I am trained in EMDR, art/ play therapy (DIR/Floortime model) and trauma-based modalities.
I am passionate about helping children, tweens/teens, parents, and individuals gain strategies for how to cope with existential dread, manage emotions, navigate relational roles and identities after a traumatic event, and build resiliency during times of uncertainty and grief. My empathetic nature plays a role in my therapeutic style. I collaboratively work with those who experience distress related to anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD and Autism, in order to reach relief and feel happier within, and in relationships.
(424) 230-8698 
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Los Angeles, CA 90010
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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 Angeles or for a Los Angeles 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.