Play Therapy in Salinas, CA

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Mari Ulate
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I hold a strong belief that early childhood experiences play a significant role in our beliefs, values, and how we relate to others as children, which impacts how we relate as adults in our relationships.
In my job as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I like to work with people who want to heal themselves and improve their interpersonal relationships. As a student, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Human Behavior from the University of California, Irvine in 2010. In 2015, I earned a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University. My passion for counseling and serving others began when I worked as a peer counselor at my high school, which inspired me to pursue a career in psychology and understand how trauma impacts our relationships.
(831) 215-4103 
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Salinas, CA 93906
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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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Salinas, CA 93901
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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Salinas, CA 93901
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Eddie Bautista
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. During a lifetime, each of us will experience challenges, loss or difficulties and stress in our relationships. Stress has a way of affecting our bodies/lives, which may range from pain, anxiety or depression. It's during these times of stress that you may want help in seeking change in your life by empowering yourself to be on a positive path/growth and personal balance. Therapy is a partnership/journey between the therapist and the client.
(831) 777-5293 
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Beth Goodwin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA , LMFT
Verified
My goals as a therapist are to create a safe and supportive environment in which clients can share their thoughts and feelings freely, to learn more effective coping skills and interventions in order to ease symptoms and solve problems as well as gaining deeper insight about themselves, the world and their future. My approach is to meet clients where they are in life without judgement. Therapy sessions are collaborative where client and therapist examine and question client's distorted thoughts and core beliefs as well as developing positive strategies and healthier ways of thinking as they move forward in their lives.
(831) 296-3392 
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Valle de Salinas Behavioral Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PPS
Verified
¿Se preocupa todo el tiempo? ¿Se siente mal o deprimido? ¿Experimenta con pensamientos negativos y persistentes? ¿Tiene problemas en sus relaciones? ¿Lucha para mantener el equilibrio entre responsabilidades y desafíos cotidianos? ¡Nosotros podemos ayudarle! Lo guiare para manejar la ansiedad, depresión o el estrés elevado que pueden surgir cuando se presentan los problemas de pareja, conflictos familiares, divorcio, separación, dificultades con la crianza de sus hijos, trauma, enfermedad, pérdidas u otros factores de estrés. Ofrezemos terapia individual, de parejas y familiar diseñado para sus necesidades personales.
(831) 215-4143 
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Jaqueline Ma. Ward-Mederos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Life changes, separations, divorce, children having difficulty adjusting to a separation. Adults experiencing difficulties adjusting to sudden changes, grief, and loss. Your household has become a battlefield between your adolescent, spouse and you? Blended family issues? Unexplained sudden changes in your child’s behavior? sudden sleep changes, excessive fears, ongoing cries and temper tantrums? Si tiene problemas con sus hijos y no encuentra una solucion, esta pasando por un divorcio? Su casa se ha combertido en una campa de batalla? Su hijo (a) ha tenido cambios drasticos en su comportamiento, miedos, berrinches? Llame
(831) 256-4365 
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Hildur R Simonardottir
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience. I see children, adolescents, and adults in individual therapy who are struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, life cycle challenges, trauma/abuse and many more. People cope with and try to manage their past and present to the best of their ability. However, at times it can be overwhelming and may also create additional barriers as people often outgrow their coping skills, or their skills and tools are simply no longer working for them.
(831) 508-3636 
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Vanessa Barbosa
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Dr. Vanessa Barbosa (PSY30086) is a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of California. Dr. Barbosa has over 8 years of clinical practice and 5 years of forensic experience assessing and treating a variety of Mental Health symptoms and disorders in both English and Spanish of culturally diverse individuals and families. The types of services range from individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and psychological assessments. Before starting her private practice, Dr. Barbosa worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health and substance abuse clinics, client homes, At-Risk Youth and schools.
(831) 484-7422 
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Salinas, CA 93906
Not accepting new clients
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Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
“Therapy, yeah that’s not for me”, may have been a thought that has crossed your mind once, twice or many times. So look at this as a huge step in the right direction for you, as you look at profiles and possibly make a decision to invest in yourself. I've been in your shoes and looking for a therapist can be scary and intimidating. Your story is for you to share when you’re ready and with someone that you trust . You may be at a point in your journey in which you are experiencing difficult and unexpected feelings and emotions that you are trying to make sense of or find answers to. That is where I hope to help you.
(831) 800-2083 
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Sally Kay Huerta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am a bilingual and bicultural Mexican-American licensed therapist. I have extensive practice assisting survivors of sexual abuse. It is my passion to help all people who might be going through a difficult time and/or have experienced trauma. My goal is give my clients the coping skills and tools to help them grow and spread their wings. I would like to be able to help as many people as possible to help them hurt less, cease any feeling of guilt or shame, and thrive into confident individuals.
(831) 800-2175 
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Salinas, CA 93901
Offers online therapy
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Mary Unruh-Tipton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
My ideal client has some insight and understands that therapy is work. It's not just about having me (or anyone else) solve their problems -- it's something that has to be done jointly. They also need to be willing to listen and change.
(831) 800-2526 
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Kristin Falzett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
All of us have those moments in life where we finally "get" something, those times when everything finally makes sense. As a therapist it is a pivotal moment in the therapeutic process, as a parent it can be very rewarding to see this occur for your child, and as an individual, it can be the difference between getting stuck in a bad place and moving forward in your life. I work with individuals, children and couples who are facing life's stressors and are looking for the tools to improve the quality of their lives.
(831) 789-2657 
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Salinas, CA 93901
Not accepting new clients
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Senechal Consulting
MA, BCBA, ABD
I provide a supportive/safe place for growth/empowerment through education, training, and therapy as clients gain perspective, skills, and self-acceptance and -efficacy to improve their lives. I welcome people with learning, social, gender/sex/sexuality, neuro-diverse or medical concerns. I honor APA/WPATH standards of care for Trans/Queer/Non Binary/Expansive/Agender people. A professor of Biological Psychology, Somatic Psychology/Sexuality, & Mental Health with focus in gender/endocrinology/pharmacology, and 10/22 completing a PhD in CIIS, SF I offer a broad integrated approach to empower clients authenticity and adaptivity.
(650) 866-1499 
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Salinas, CA 93907
Offers online therapy
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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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Office is near:
Salinas, CA 93902
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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Salinas, CA 93901
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Beatriz Velasquez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I’m a bilingual (English and Spanish) licensed marriage and family therapist with many years of mental health experience providing services to different populations and ethnic groups. I work with adults, children, and families concerning issues of depression, anxiety, and disruptive behavior, with a specialization in trauma. I provide treatment that is strength-based and trauma-informed. I have specialized training related to trauma, early childhood mental health, adolescent mental health, and experience working with life transitions.
(559) 206-1934 
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Salinas, CA 93906
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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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Salinas, CA 93901
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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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Salinas, CA 93901
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Jennifer Rios
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Starting therapy can feel intimidating and finding the right therapist can feel even harder. We often face challenges that feel overwhelming and as if we're out of control. Having support and learning skills plays a major role in how we cope and move forward with these challenges, even when it feels like moving forward isn't possible or just too much to face. As an LMFT I aim to work collaboratively with clients to empower and uplift them through life's challenges.
(831) 208-3293 
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Salinas, CA 93906
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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 Salinas or for a Salinas 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.