Play Therapy in Monterey, CA

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Paul Mark Stewart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I work with children adolescents adults and families, in individual, play , family, couples and group psychotherapy.
We are all in the process of change, it is an unavoidable element of life. The trick is to have the willingness to look at how we wish to change, and take steps to do so. This may involve simply developing a different perspective on some struggle or other. No matter what the problem is though it takes courage, to allow another person to see our vulnerability. With that willingness there are very few problems which cannot be significantly improved or solved. Encouragement from a person who understands what we struggle with can help empower us to take action to feel better and be happier..
(831) 263-4593 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Nicole Saad Hofschneider
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
My expertise is in using verbal and nonverbal methods ( play , sand tray, and art therapies) with clients of all ages.
Hi there! I know finding a therapist can be daunting, and hope my profile helps you to decide if we will be a good fit. I have been doing this work for several years and find that providing a safe place for people to find hope, peace, healing, connection, and laughter is the most rewarding (and sometimes hardest) work we do in therapy. I have worked with clients and families of all ages and backgrounds and have found that we usually ask for help when we no longer know how to make things better. We all deserve healthy, hopeful lives and relationships, and therapy is a place to build the skills to help you find those things.
(831) 264-0360 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Liana Shapiro-Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
We offer a holistic and highly personalized approach to each client, which may include relaxation and mindfulness, education, thought and behavior analysis, experiential play and art exercises, behavior management, and goal-oriented therapies.
My practice is full at this time. Associate Marriage and Family Therapists under my supervision may have availability. Please communicate with them directly: Shana Mattson https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/shana-mattson-monterey-ca/893646 Congratulations on taking your first step to helping You. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for you to achieve your therapeutic goals.
(831) 298-5715 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Sherri White
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I incorporate art, play , and sand tray therapy, as well as guided imagery, relaxation techniques, and mindfulness into my treatment plans.
I treat children, adolescents, and adults using a variety of techniques individualized to uniquely accommodate each client.
(831) 228-8973 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Tricia Lara
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Connections Family and Behavioral Services focuses on play , mentoring, role playing, behavioral and cognitive behavioral methods designed for this specialty area to improve the lives of individuals, children and families, to bring peace to the home and greater ease to life.
All families want peace, all individuals want greater ease and understanding in their lives. With over 20 years providing services to individuals with learning and communication diagnoses, Autism, Asperger's, developmental diagnoses, executive functioning and psychosis, I know the importance of having the right support for the need at hand. I am passionate about supporting individuals, children and families with the most effective treatment possible, including assessment, advocacy, and in office therapy. If I am unable to accept a new client into my schedule, they may be referred to work with other Connections staff.
(831) 453-0442 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Megan Larson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RYT
Synergetic Play Therapy , is a cutting edge model focused on re-patterning the nervous system.
Supporting children to develop awareness & thrive. I support children & their parents develop an understanding around what is creating and maintaining challenges; and, bring more regulation and less stress to everyday living. My work is influenced by current research on play therapy , neurobiology, attachment and the mind body connection. I am also a registered Yoga Teacher, and incorporate Eastern approaches into treatment such as yoga, meditation & sensory awareness practices.
(720) 548-2291 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Alham Rodriguez (Bilingual)
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
My approach when working with children is play -based, art-based, and toy-based.
Hello and bienvenidos. I have over 11 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. My approach to practice is tailored to the individual needs and style of each client. I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds. My style is authentic, attentive, warm, yet playful and humorous. I strive to provide a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere where you can feel heard and understood. I enjoy working from an integrated approach that is person-centered, mindfulness-based, and rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
(831) 387-6689 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Diane Sunseri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Internal Family Systems, Expressive Art and Sand Play Therapy are central & effective in my work.
Warm Greetings. I'm here to support you in Living Your Best Life. Let's work together to get you there. I can help you navigate challenges & discover your path forward. I believe we all know how to heal ourselves. My role is to guide you in this process. My experience: 15 yrs. working with clients of all ages. Focus: Anxiety, depression, self-esteem, parenting, troubled teens, self-harm, divorce, substance abuse, Survivors of childhood sexual abuse & breast cancer. I also offer parents guidance navigating Special Education Systems in schools & colleges, assuring students receive needed accommodations & services.
(831) 218-6214 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Amy Snyder
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
I seek to offer a welcoming and safe space for you to explore your sense of self and the challenges you may be facing. Due to symptoms that hinder our ability to solve problems and thrive, we can become blocked from experiencing the full range of human emotion. Our sessions will increase your capacity to feel joy, playfulness and a sense of purpose in your life. My therapeutic style is collaborative, transparent and playful while using an integrative mind-body approach. I will encourage you to tap into the creativity and openness that allows you to gain new perspective and discover your own capacity to make meaningful change.
(831) 264-0628 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Mary Welschmeyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, BSN, MAPsych, RN, LMFT
Verified
Prior to becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist, I worked as an Intensive Care Nurse and Educator. I have witnessed the importance of integrating mind, body and spirit in the role of healing. In my work I utilize techniques from a variety of theories in an attempt to identify and resolve issues you are facing. To achieve your goals, I employ Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma, Guided Imagery, Expressive Arts and Sandtray. I help clients reclaim parts of self eclipsed by childhood woundedness. My focus is to empower you to find your authentic voice and inner wisdom.
(831) 278-4714 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Shine a Light Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist
We are a non-profit counseling agency with locations in Monterey, Watsonville, and Santa Cruz, California. Our goal is to provide high quality yet affordable psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. We provide services on a sliding scale, meaning that our fees are based upon your income. Our services are provided by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Master's level Interns and Trainees who are under the supervision of a licensed therapist. We would love to answer any questions you may have, or schedule an appointment to meet with you. Simply call or send us an email today!
(831) 856-9647 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Jennifer Dentici, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PCCi
Verified
You don't need to leave the safety of your home -Let's meet for Telehealth or Video Counseling! I want to reduce your stress, and help keep you and your family safe and healthy during this uncertain time. Working collaboratively, in a way that feels supportive we will identify and reach goals in a timely manner to ensure you gain initial and sustainable relief. I offer effective support. With years of experience working in private practice, mental health agencies, and schools, I have the training, education, and experience required to effectively treat various presenting issues. Please contact me for a consultation.
(831) 760-9010 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Catherine McGovern
Psychologist, PsyD, RN
Verified
Even happily anticipated life events can challenge your coping skills, resulting in feelings of overwhelm or confusion. An objective ear and a kind heart may be the support you need to help you regain your footing. I work with both men and women who have endured a difficult pregnancy or childbirth, or whose past may be affecting how they are experiencing pregnancy or parenting. Other areas of focus: Children experiencing grief and loss; Adolescents exploring gender, sexuality, autonomy, and next steps after high school; Helping professionals struggling with self-care; Graduate students balancing academic and personal life.
(831) 219-4114 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Waitlist for new clients
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Jennifer Neilson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified
Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, trauma, and/or overwhelming emotions? Are your relationships healthy? Are you feeling fulfilled and living the life you always imagined you would? Do you struggle to make sense of what you're going through? We all have a story to tell, and I'm here to help you make sense of yours. Let's work together. I will help you develop your inner resources to cope with challenges, heal your stuck parts, and live a life you love. Trauma and other labels do not define you.
(831) 264-0845 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Raquel Robinson Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , 69391
Verified
Welcome! I have 16 years experience working with children, teens, adults, and families. I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, co-dependency, trauma, intergenerational trauma, and helping people get through life changes or stressors. I see therapy as a journey of discovery, healing, and finding your life's purpose. I was certified in Clinical Supervision in 2015 and have been providing clinical supervision since 2017. I can also provide therapy for therapists by creating a safe space for processing as well as consultation which is vital in working in this field.
(831) 208-3421 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Pamela M Hughes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Searching for a therapist? I offer counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. I use evidence based counseling techniques with a personable approach to help you make changes in your life. I am easy to talk to and have a passion for helping others.
(831) 264-0301 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Yesenia Flores
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been working in the mental health field for approximately ten years with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, addiction, identity issues, low self-esteem, relationship challenges, struggling with life transitions and more. I have experience working with various populations such as: young children, teenagers, adults, foster youth, probation youth, and elderly adults. Throughout my career, I have learned the importance of self-determination, meeting clients where they are and providing a safe space to process emotions and unresolved issues.
(831) 539-2549 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Bonnie Rose Fernandez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, Artist, Teacher
Verified
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, or feelings of overwhelm? Do you sometimes feel lost or alone, even when you are with other people? Are there painful events in your history that continue to cause you suffering? Our work together can help you find a deeper understanding of these dynamics, and connection with yourself and others. I have a gentle and supportive approach, where together we find the right pace for your healing and growth. I offer a somatic-focused approach to working through trauma and learning new ways to manage thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and situations that can leave us confused or overwhelmed.
(831) 623-5126 x214 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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April Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My focus is working with adults who are striving towards a healthier and happier version of themselves. In many cases life stressors, major changes, and relationship stress can impact our overall wellbeing and can lead to feeling overwhelmed and lost. My goal is to work along side you to build confidence, identify unhealthy patterns, learn to cope with difficult life transitions, and to incorporate healthy lifestyle changes into your daily life. I work primarily with adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, shame, low self-esteem, and relationship issues.
(831) 246-7783 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Wellspring Psychological Services, Inc.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am the founder of Wellspring Psychological Services and supervising psychologist for this group private practice. I specialize in creating mind and body wholeness, helping to bring balance back into life. I have a passion for working with teens and young adults, particularly because the challenges of adolescence require a unique and strong client/therapist personality fit. Students in residency and couples in transition can take advantage of my 15 years of clinical expertise. My mission is to create a therapeutic space where each person is able to fully show up and create a more contented and peaceful life.
(831) 222-6388 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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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 Monterey or for a Monterey 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.