Play Therapy in Sacramento, CA

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Stephanie Beermann, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Whether it be art, cognitive behavioral, play , sand tray or talk therapy, I tailor the treatment to each individual that I work with.
In response to the current Coronavirus pandemic, my priority is not only your mental health, but physical health and safety. I acknowledge that social distancing is key to preventing further spread of the virus, but mental health struggles do not disappear during times like these, which is why I am providing Telehealth until the current risk subsides and stabilizes. I look to create a safe space for my clients, whether it be children, adolescents, adults, families or couples to support progress towards mental health.
(530) 394-3040 
Sacramento, CA 95834
Offers online therapy
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Kid Counseling Sacramento
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT-S
Verified
This group practice has licensed therapists who are Registered Play Therapists and Nurtured Heart Approach® trainers.
When you’re out of ideas and don’t know what to do, give us a call. We are the premier counseling center for children, teens and their caregivers in the Sacramento Valley. Our goal is to transform kids and their families through the power of play , whether they are experiencing normal transitions or really tough times. We believe that children communicate best through play and art. We help challenging kids use their intensity in socially positive and successful ways by teaching coping skills and joining with parents to help their kids. We want to bring joy back to your home!
(916) 602-3201 
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Sacramento, CA 95864
Offers online therapy
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Sue Ciminelli
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
As a credentialed art therapist, I often use art and play therapy when working with children, adolescents and families.
I have been a therapist for over twenty-five years and have had the opportunity to work with many different clients and circumstances along the way. I provide therapy for children, adolescents, adults, and families. I am constantly amazed by the strength and perseverance of my clients and I greatly appreciate that they allow me into their lives so that we may work through their challenges together. In particular, I have worked extensively with children and parents, many of divorced families. My adult clients are often dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and childhood issues.
(916) 378-6574 
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Sacramento, CA 95816
Offers online therapy
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Dennis Hollingsworth
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC-ll
Verified
Other models used include Solution Focused, Developmental, Family Systems, Narrative and Play .
After splitting time between a non-profit community center and private practice for a number of years, I am now solely focused on private practice. I am excited about the opportunity to continue my work with individuals, couples, families and children. I approach my work with respect, cultural awareness and a strong belief in self-empowerment. Our time together will be supportive, collaborative, focused and goal driven. Although I am continually learning and searching for what works, Reality Therapy/Choice Theory is my primary theoretical approach. I also regularly use Feedback Informed Treatment measures.
(916) 435-6094 
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Sacramento, CA 95821
Offers online therapy
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Sheri Plummer-Raphael
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I often use EMDR, Brainspotting, Mindfulness, Resource Tapping, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and art and play therapy techniques.
My clients most often describe me as calm, and they feel safe creating a healing space together. I love the diversity of human life and enjoy working with people of all ages. Through our work together, you may recover from upsetting experiences and feel greater ease in life. You may notice an increase in energy and motivation, improved relationships with friends and loved ones, and an opening to reconnect as a family. If you want to improve your child's behavior, eliminate addictions, improve performance, or find relief from unexplained physical pain, I can offer you my support.
(916) 945-2864 
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Sacramento, CA 95816
Offers online therapy
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Laini Golden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
When working with your child, will be in our spacious play room, where your child can express himself/herself to their fullest potential.
We all have times in our lives when we are not able to work through difficulties without help. I am devoted to helping people work through these challenges. Sometimes life changes bring up anxiety or lead to depression. But sometimes the cause of inner turmoil is not so clear. My therapy style has been effective at helping people overcome their obstacles, enhance their sense of self-worth, and improve the quality of their relationships.
(916) 571-1565 
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Sacramento, CA 95864
Offers online therapy
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Maria Turner-Lloveras
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I use mindfulness, play therapy , and CBT in my work.
Are you concerned about your child's behavior? Are you struggling to understand what is happening for your child? Are you finding parenting overwhelming? I have experience working with children, adolescents and parents on many issues including loss, attachment, anxiety, anger, impulsivity, and low self-esteem. I also work with complex families dealing with family conflict. Parents are essential to children’s wellbeing and need support to find new ways of understanding and responding to their children. Therapy provides a safe protected space that nurtures exploration, reflection, growth and change.
(510) 692-4893 
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Sacramento, CA 95816
Offers online therapy
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Greenhouse Therapy Group Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Greenhouse Therapy is a low-cost, sliding scale therapy group that is often able to provide therapy services in the home and community setting. We view therapy as a shared endeavor with the child, family, couple or individual, firmly in the role of the expert. We have experience with individuals, couples, groups, teenagers and children with a wide array of challenges and an even wider and more powerful array of strengths. Our therapists have backgrounds in applied behavior analysis, play therapy , family therapy, group therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy paired with a deep respect for the human experience.
(916) 436-7153 
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Sacramento, CA 95821
Offers online therapy
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Ashley Quintanar
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Our close relationships, whether they be with family, friends or are more romantic in nature, play a major role in shaping each and every unique individual. I have seen and experienced how these relationships can impact many of our life’s facets, such as self-esteem, what we value, and how we determine the roles we play in everyday life. I have been intrigued by the impact that our relationships have on us after we have endured a traumatic event, and how so often it is not the event itself that we need to heal from but instead, the way those who are close respond to us when it feels like the world has been turned upside down.
(916) 884-5108 
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Sacramento, CA 95825
Offers online therapy
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Nicole Greenwood
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC, RYT200
Verified
I have experience utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Practices, Psychodynamic, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Play Therapy .
I believe that each of us deserves to feel seen, heard, and valued. I believe that each client has a story that deserves to be heard; I aim to develop a safe dynamic to build upon their story. I hope to support my clients develop clear values and establish practices to support their values. I also support my clients reflect on their development, childhood and life experiences in order to actualize into their authenticity.
 
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Sacramento, CA 95816
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Micaela Marie Van Dine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA
Verified
I also utilize Narrative Therapy for work with trauma victims, play therapy with children, and experiential therapy certain individuals.
The focus of my practice is to help my client find solutions for complex issues. My approach is direct and goal oriented. For psychotherapy, I treat individuals, couples, blended families, and children. I also hold closed support groups for Recovery from Psychological Abuse (specifically narcissistic abuse). I provide private mediation, CCRC mediation, 3111 Custody Evaluations, parenting plans, co-parenting. I work extensively with individuals going through divorce. I enjoy working with children and teens in treating depression/ anxiety, Trauma, Introversion/social anxiety, peer issues, and parental conflict/divorce.
(916) 507-1817 
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Sacramento, CA 95816
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Kathryn Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP
Verified
For children, play and art are a vital part of the therapy process.
The search for a therapist often begins at the point when the pain and struggle outweigh the capacity to cope on your own. Whether the search for a therapist is for yourself or your child, to work on a specific challenge or to work through years of challenges, finding relief from the pain and struggle and a path for growth is often the end goal. My intention is to function as a compassionate guide to find the answers within you, perhaps buried under stress and trauma responses which allowed you to survive to this point in your journey.
(530) 232-4799 
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Sacramento, CA 95816
Offers online therapy
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Isamar Delgado
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Some interventions I utilize in my practice include cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy , art therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, mindfulness and trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy.
To inquire about my availability please call or visit foresightmentalhealth.com--- I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) at Foresight Sacramento. I received my Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology at Palo Alto University. I have experience working in community-based and school-based mental health settings for several years. I have been passionate about a career in counseling at an early age.
(916) 251-0079 
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Sacramento, CA 95814
Offers online therapy
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Melanie Ernould
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I love working with children using a combination of child-directed play therapy , mindfulness, and emotional intelligence-building skills.
I have 12 years of experience working with wonderful children with difficult behaviors and struggles, such as anxiety, ADHD, ASD, depression, and loss. I have the unique combination of a doctoral education and training in Child Directed Play Therapy . I have trained at the Brown University Center for the Study of Children at Risk, acted as a consultant for Head Start, and interned at UMass. I have a BA in Psychology from Smith College, and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Antioch. I am playful and gentle in my therapy, and easily connect with my clients, big and small, authentically.
(916) 262-7229 
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Sacramento, CA 95816
Offers online therapy
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Kristin Kaminski
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I have specialized training and experience in Neuropsychology, Pediartic Psychology, Play Theray and Attachment, Redecision and experiential interventions, and the use of DBT in both group and individual therapy.
My goal is to help families and individuals in crisis. I have 3 areas of passion. First, I love working with children, teenagers, and their parents. Children were the reason I decided to seek a career in psychology. My second area of passion is working with my clients to rewire their brains and change emotional reactions. I integrate mindfulness, coping and self-soothing skills, and other tools in both individual adult and adolescent therapy. Finally, I enjoy neuropsychological and psychological assessments, viewing each one as a puzzle and I put my full effort into understanding the final outcome and treatment recommendations.
(916) 265-2209 
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Office is near:
Sacramento, CA 95819
Offers online therapy
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Allison Hass
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have also been trained in using Art, Sand Tray, & Play Therapy .
Welcome! You've taken the first courageous step toward addressing issues in your life that have left you feeling anxious, depressed, & ultimately stuck. Whether you're struggling with Anxiety or Depression, an Unhappy or Unhealthy Relationship, Grief & Loss, or Trauma from a difficult childhood, I am here to help. I provide a safe & supportive environment along with practical skills, tools, & techniques to help you more effectively manage & cope with these challenges so you can start enjoying life again. Please contact me at (916) 538-1058 or ahass.lmft@gmail.com for more information. I look forward to hearing from you!
(916) 472-2625 
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Sacramento, CA 95829
Offers online therapy
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Nicole Kesler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I provide specialized services in the areas of social-relational issues (including Autism Spectrum disorders)and play therapy .
I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience helping children, adolescents, couples, individuals and families achieve more satisfying interpersonal relationships and work through emotional traumas. I utilize an integrative, strength-based approach and do not claim to have all of the answers to the problem(s) that you may be experiencing. I believe the answer resides inside of you and that through the therapy process (guided reflection and analysis), you will arrive at the answer/solution that will work best for you.
(916) 546-1246 
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Office is near:
Sacramento, CA 95831
Offers online therapy
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Jennifer Welch
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I am certified in Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, have special training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and also utilize play therapy with children.
Sometimes we find ourselves feeling lost, confused and without hope. Other times, we may just be stuck. This is where therapy comes in. I believe the relationship we create together is the foundation for great therapy. I want you to experience relief! Therefore, I utilize an individualized approach to address life's many challenges, inspiring growth. I am confident that the journey of therapy can greatly improve one's quality of life.
(530) 314-7425 
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Office is near:
Sacramento, CA 95864
Offers online therapy
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Sandy Groom Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I provide art and play therapies to children and young teens as well as an eclectic approach with adults.
I am currently providing phone and video sessions as a result of the Coronavirus. Life sometimes brings difficulties, hurts, or trauma that can overwhelm us. I provide a warm, accepting, and gentle approach to helping people grow, heal, and hope again. I work with individuals to discover new ways of thinking, gain new perspectives, and learn skills to overcome anxiety, depression, and emotional pain. Sometimes we need to be heard and believed. Other times we need direction, and relief from distress or anguish. There is good news! There is hope! You can get better; and I am here to walk with you through this journey of healing.
(530) 491-4668 
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Office is near:
Sacramento, CA 95822
Offers online therapy
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Sarah Kovatch
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MFA
Verified
I believe in the healing power of creativity, and I encourage those who might benefit to play with the possibilities.
We are all a work-in-progress, capable of change at any age. Are you hitting a wall with pandemic-related stress? Curious about making a career shift? Struggling with grief? Longing to strengthen your relationship? Wishing you could be more confident? Trying to adjust to changes? Feeling burnt out from caregiving pressures? Longing for some insight? Needing tools to help with anxiety and depression? Wanting accountability with goals and healthy habits? Each new day offers another opportunity to learn, grow, and become who we want to be. You don't have to do it alone. Therapy can help with this process.
(657) 332-2914 
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Office is near:
Sacramento, CA 94203
Offers online therapy


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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 Sacramento or for a Sacramento 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.