Play Therapy in North Hills, San Diego, CA

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Maria Anguiano
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I utilize EMDR, mindfulness, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Play Therapy .
The challenges that you face are unique to you, and can't be replicated, just like your strength is unique to you, and can't be duplicated. I believe that you have a natural tendency to heal and I find it an honor to be able to support you along the way. If you work with me, I will support you in developing skills and abilities that will help you reach your own personal goals. I am very grateful for the opportunity to share my passion for helping build up families.
(619) 356-2898
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Kendall Stewart
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
The trainings I have received are in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Training), trauma-focused CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), EMDR, and play therapy techniques.
Working with women and children is where my passion sits. Supporting women in trusting themselves and building confidence is such an honor. Things happen in life that caused you to question decisions you’ve made. Leaving you feeling stagnant. Feeling lost in emotion and without direction. Let’s work on finding yourself and building you back up. Working with kids is also a beautiful experience I have the privilege of doing in this work. Children are amazing little people. In this space we will work together to create tools and a foundation of managing emotions,communication, and strengths.
(619) 304-9429
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Odelia Morovati
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Registered Play Therapist, passionate in working with children through creative interventions (i.
I truly believe we all have the resources within us to grow and heal. However, there are times we become "stuck" in life and overcome with fear or other factors. I am passionate in working with children and adults in helping them recognize deeper/underlying issues or past traumatic experiences that can impair a person's function each day in various ways. I specialize in anxiety, depression, PTSD, and complex trauma (Ie physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, DV, life adjustments, grief/loss). I am trained in EMDR, a research-based treatment that facilitates the brain's own capacity to heal.
(619) 831-6617
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92103
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Virgina (Ginny) Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Verified
I have intensive training in Gestalt Therapy, Ericksonian Clinical Hypnosis, Play Therapy , EMDR, Lifespan Integration, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
After 30 years of practice, I remain excited about new clients, new treatment approaches, and the joy of a client leaving my office with a smile and thank-you. I believe in being in the moment, being present, creating true and authentic contact, and facilitating opportunities for my clients to develop deeper understandings and practical skills. I work with a wide range of human problems, and enjoy the diversity that my practice has deliberately maintained. I work in an eclectic manner. I think meditation, laughter and play , are great for what ails us.
(619) 377-8842
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San Diego, CA 92104
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Center For Educational Therapy
Counselor, MA, ETP, AMFT
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I am also an Educational Therapist working in various schools and clinics. I work with children, adolescents, and parents and all the professionals that orbit their lives. School Anxiety is a particular area of interest. The colleagues I work with support the multi-diciplinary approach to treating the whole child. Professionals I work with have specialties not limited to speech, language, vision, psychiatry, family counseling, parenting, neurodevelopment, teaching, play and more. As an Educational Therapist I offer children and adults with learning disabilities and other learning challenges a wide range of intensive, individualized interventions designed to remediate learning problems.
(442) 233-3215
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Kay Sanchez-Franco
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA, BA
Verified
Verified
I tend to think of therapy as tupperware, it’s the container where we can unload what is weighing us down. Our personal backgrounds; ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, religion, (dis)abilities, to name a few, are integral to who we are. These aspects can have a deep impact on the way we view, think of, the world and experience mental health. This is why a multicultural approach lays the foundation for my work with clients. Navigating healing while at the same time still existing within systemic oppression, marginalization, and erasure/assimilation is not easy. This is a safe container to do so.
(619) 391-2740
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Shannon J. Oliveira
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My goal as your therapist is to help you create a meaningful and enjoyable life. Whether you come to treatment to manage a pre-existing condition/diagnosis, or are looking to improve the relationships in your life; I am happy to assist you until you get to where you would like to be. In today's society; stress, anxiety, and depression can often take over our health, wellbeing, and relationships leaving one with an unsatisfactory life. In treatment we can explore the obstacles that are causing you pain or are holding you back from your full potential, and work together towards creating happiness and contentment.
(707) 674-6193
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Mark Raskin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, PCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mark is a supportive, perceptive and skilled therapist, offering a safe therapeutic space, and capable of being fully present with his clients. He is able to “read between the lines” so to speak, to assist his clients in harnessing and building on their internal strengths, to help them identify and utilize new coping strategies for improved emotional regulation, and to assist and empower them to look for and enact solutions to their distressing problems (both temporary and permanent).
(619) 268-8696
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Ken Noguchi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
My therapeutic approach is holistic and person-centered where I promote a non-judgmental stance, genuineness and empathy. I believe that patients always have the answers within them and my job is to help them in finding these answers and actualizing their potential. I enjoy working with adults who have the following challenges, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, stress, relationship, personal growth, life transitions, cultural and spiritual issues.
(619) 598-1354
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Ca-Lie Cheng-Wang, PsyD
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have over 10 years of clinical experience working in the mental health field. I specialize in treating addiction, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, infidelity, substance abuse, postpartum depression, parenting/family issues, and anger-related issues. I also provide psychological evaluation, forensic evaluation, and neuropsychological evaluation.
(619) 273-0785
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Chris Bucky Bateman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, 106150
Verified
Verified
I help couples connect. I specialize in helping couples feeling disconnected from each other; communicate better, heal from injuries to the relationship or simply start out right in their marriages. I provide a safe structure where couples can share openly, understand why they argue and begin breaking the negative cycle they get stuck in during arguments. Finding a pathway to stay connected as a couple can change your relationship.
(619) 704-7183
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Rachel Cratsenburg
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I’m so honored that you’re here. I imagine you might be here hoping for some kind of shifts and/or changes in your life. I hope that learning a little more about me may help you in your journey to find a therapist you connect with. I’m a multi-racial Asian-American cisgender woman. I witnessed firsthand how the processes of immigration can create challenges and deeply affect interpersonal family dynamics. Navigating questions about who you are and where you belong in the world can be an intensive process, and I love to walk alongside clients as we seek to find ways of living that support the changes you’re looking for.
(619) 503-0738
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Marlee Cornue
Pre-Licensed Professional, APCC
Verified
Verified
I LOVE what I do. My passion is to help individuals grow and heal while they navigate the everyday tasks of careers, family life, and being in relationship with others. I have extensive training and supervision in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
(619) 314-6572
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Jaimi S Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Here is what I believe: Everyone needs an objective person to help support and guide them through life’s challenges, transitions and hurdles. I believe the most important aspect of therapy is a trusting, nonjudgmental, and compassionate relationship with your therapist; therapy should feel safe, and provide you relief. I enjoy working with people from different background to help them discover their true self and overcoming the obstacles that may obscure their journey to happiness and self-fulfillment. I utilize humanistic mindful approaches to support wellness.
(619) 431-4142
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92116
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Not accepting new clients
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Sonia Xochitl Correa
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a MFT student trainee. My ideal client would be someone who is going through major life shifts that has created curiosity around their self identity and questions around their confidence in all aspects of life. Someone who struggles with anxiety and depression who does not feel as if they are "enough" and are having difficulties maintaining healthy relationships around them with a partner/s, friends, and family. Their goal would be to feel a sense of security within themselves exploring the stories and patterns that have led them to have these belief systems that are not supporting their best "Self".
(707) 691-0681
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92104
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Leslie Rennick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling stuck? I can help. Raising a family, excelling at your work and maintaining healthy relationships can all be challenging. Sometimes those challenges can result in fulfillment and sometimes they can be so stressful as to make us feel anxious, depressed, sad, angry or uncertain. Therapy can provide perspective and offer new skills to promote positive change. I offer a supportive environment to assist you in working through your life and relationship challenges in order to create more satisfaction and joy in your life. See more details at leslierennick.com.
(949) 247-8145
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Mark A Patton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
Making the first step towards change can be intimidating and a daunting task. Best that we talk first about getting the right client-therapist fit. For our youth, now more than ever the anxiety, avoidance, irritable moods and anger issues, and grief are showing up in ways that seem impossible to deal with. My approach is to first make the connection, then to help the young person clarify positive and measurable outcomes, and soon after develop the self-confidence to embark on that difficult mission to make things better with parent support. Working with kids 8 to 80 is a pleasure, a challenge, my mission. All things are possible!
(831) 240-4186
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Jenny Vosacek
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe in you. You’ve made it here, which means you’ve already taken action for change. Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered on your path to well being. You do not need to be on this journey alone. As a therapist, my goal is to understand your goals as deeply as possible. This will mean changing the way you think, feel, and act on a daily basis. Over time you'll develop useful strategies to modify your thoughts and behaviors. We will know our work is done when you are thriving in the life that you envision. You will take our work with you after we end and reap the benefits throughout your life.
(619) 664-4742
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Preventative Health for Happy Families!
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I've had the joy of working with children and families for 15 years. I also am the founder/owner of "Preventative Health for Happy Families!" which houses 7 clinicians all with varying expertise and years of experience. We embrace the philosophy of resiliency and take a strength based approach to motivate change. This process works to remove barriers to family closeness and overall happiness. In session, we help with the development of basic life skills: management of difficult feelings, stress reduction, effective communication, parenting techniques, practical goal-setting, or improved problem solving. The end result? Thriving individuals, satisfied couples, cohesive families and happy children!
(858) 633-8510
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Mandy Christina Pfaff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My goal is to help you work through your trauma, anxiety and depression in the short term and implement practices that help you continue to thrive in the future. My mode of therapy includes traditional talk therapy, mind-body solutions, nutritional and holistic referrals/resources. As an avid researcher and practitioner, I incorporate a range of therapeutic techniques pulling from a variety of disciplines- including yoga, meditation, biofeedback and expressive arts. I work with all ages, having had the privilege of treating clients age 4 to age 95.
(619) 335-5627
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San Diego, CA 92108
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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.