Play Therapy in Pacific Grove, CA

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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: 16 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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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Offers online therapy
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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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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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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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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Olivia Fae Stadler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
I warmly welcome you as you are, and hold a safe space to support your intention for growth as your guide, witness, and companion. I enjoy working with clients who want more than traditional “talk” therapy. I offer experiential therapy, so you can go beyond cognitive understanding to having a transformative experience. I have an active style that is more than simply listening. I would describe the way I work as collaborative, curious, and challenging when it needs to be. I identify as a highly sensitive person (HSP) of gifted intelligence, both of which inform my work. My approach is mindfulness-based and somatic.
(415) 965-4452 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Offers online therapy
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Merry Thomas
Psychologist, PhD, RN
Verified
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." -Mahatma Gandhi I am an experienced, compassionate therapist creating a caring, therapeutic relationship to facilitate healing, overcome depression, anxiety, work through grief and loss, increase self-esteem, strengthen boundaries and improve relationships. My areas of expertise include: eating disorders, abuse issues, depression, stress; helping people recreate themselves and balance their lives to reach their full potential. I offer individual psychotherapy and life coaching. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist and a registered nurse
(510) 470-7238 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Offers online therapy
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Rochelle Hall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Online therapy: While dealing with the ripple effects of COVID-10, we can meet online to enliven helpful, meaningful ways for you to deal with isolation, worry and anxiety. Many tools and practices are available to help us restore calm and equilibrium during times of stress. Therapeutic tools like mindfulness movement practices, resource-focused conversation, journaling and creative exercises are restorative — and readily teachable online. I look forward to offering innovative ways of working with you collaboratively to best meet your particular needs and preferences.
(408) 214-8563 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Offers online therapy
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Nicole Morgan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Sometimes the challenges we face in life can feel overwhelming and impossible to overcome and it is my belief that through authentic human connection, compassion and unconditional positive regard one can open up new doors of self-discovery that will allow them to find meaning, purpose and healing. It is my goal to help shine light on areas of your inner experience that will foster your ability to expand your self-awareness and make life changes. No two individuals are the same, thus I strongly believe in working with you to understand what your unique experience is like and adjust my approach to meet you where you are at.
(831) 264-1697 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Offers online therapy
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Nancy Carnathan-Cribbs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CSAD
Verified
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Spiritual Director, I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have experience working with depression and anxiety, grief and loss, marriage conflicts, parent-child concerns, survivors of sexual and emotional abuse, gay/lesbian/bisexual issues and spirituality. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to explore those areas of your life that are causing you discomfort, pain, sadness, stress and anxiety, preventing you from embracing who you really want to be.
(831) 216-6676 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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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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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Nefertari Rossell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
In working as a therapist since 2008, my capacity to treat individuals includes working with children and adults. With that, I also provide specialty services for women of color as well as those who are seeking spiritually-based treatment. I typically work from a Psychodynamic theory that is relationally-based and solution-focused. The typical person coming to my office is seeking a better understanding of themselves as well as a hope of achieving short-term and long-term goals for self-betterment. I am committed to providing individualized support to each individual presenting to my office.
(831) 508-9735 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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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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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Amy Saum Somers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified
I look forward to connecting with you in a safe and healthy way. I believe you have everything within you to heal and will assist in exploring how trauma shaped your world through attachment or otherwise. We are all wired for connection; together we will mindfully investigate how you join your world presently in order to choose who and how you want to be. I welcome reprocessing any trauma that continues to prevent you from fully living. I enjoy working with individuals (children, tweens, teens and adults), couples and families as needed in support of individuals or couples.
(831) 244-9253 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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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
Offers online therapy
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Connections Family and Behavioral Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Connections Family and Behavioral Services focuses on play , mentoring, role-playing, behavioral and cognitive behavioral methods designed to improve the lives of individuals, children and families; to bring peace to the home and greater ease to life.
Does the world seem chaotic and to not make sense? Does it seem like you should be able to do more, but just can’t? Does it seem like there are social rules everyone else knows? Does it seem like when things go wrong, it’s your fault, but you don’t know why? Are you exhausted from ‘playing the role' of yourself in your life, trying to ‘do it right'? All families want peace, all individuals want greater ease and understanding in their lives. With over 25 years of providing services to exceptional individuals, I know the importance of having the right support for the need at hand.
(831) 453-0442 
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Monterey, CA 93940
Offers online therapy
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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
Offers online therapy
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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
Offers online therapy
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Anthony Paul Martello
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
And for children and young adults, I utilize play therapy and the creative arts.
Are you afraid, confused, or struggling with your relationships? I work with client(s) dealing with interpersonal issues and communication challenges. It may be a husband and wife re-defining their roles with life changes, or an individual considering a career change. The problem often reveals itself at the surface when arguing and verbal conflict ensue, but the source of the problem needs a deeper adjustment, such as adjusting roles or providing more support for a family member. Regardless, clear communication usually allows the individual, couple, or family to achieve the goal of collaboration and compromise.
(805) 608-4102 
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Monterey, CA 93940
Offers online therapy
Josh Short
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have over 20 years of experience providing mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults in individual therapy. It takes real courage when someone asks for help or looks for support and it’s a privilege to be able to offer my services and not a request that is ever taken lightly. When working with youth in particular, one thing I know to be true is that young people are more similar than dissimilar no matter where they come from. They all deserve to be respected and feel valued through a collaborative process where they are the leaders of their sessions.
(831) 215-5456 
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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
Offers online therapy
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Barbara Lutz
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Since 1992, I have counseled families, adults and children. I am an EMDR Institute consultant and facilitator, and use EMDR therapy's adaptive information processing to help clients master the challenges encountered in their lives. I received my PhD in international psychology with trauma focus. My specialties include Trauma, Acculturation and Attachment Disorders in clients of all ages. My immigration experience from Germany has prompted the exploration of the crucial part played by our cultural roots in our decision making process and in our lifestyle choices. I speak English, Spanish and German.
(831) 205-0622 
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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 Pacific Grove or for a Pacific Grove 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.