Play Therapy in Fort Collins, CO

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Ryann Schoene
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
As a counselor, I utilize play therapy with children and expressive arts to help teens and adults work through concerns.
Welcome! I am a LPCC that specializes in work with children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing a wide array of concerns related to relationships, emotions or life transitions. As a counselor, my first goal is to create a trusting, therapeutic relationship with my clients and to use this relationship as an agent for change. For children and adults, change can't happen unless safety and security are established first.
(970) 438-0879 
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Fort Collins, CO 80526
Offers online therapy
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Kathy Jordan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
I am a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist.
Whether you are struggling with trauma from the past or current, dealing with anxiety or depression that makes it hard to function in your everyday life, or have lost connection with yourself, life can get messy and chaotic. At these times we all can use some help because it is just difficult dealing with it on your own! I can assist you in reconnecting with your true self and learning how to use these hardships to develop the skills to carry you through your life. When you are ready to do this hard work, I am ready to walk beside you on your journey of healing. Caring for you is not a selfish act but an act of self-love.
(970) 999-4797 
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Fort Collins, CO 80525
Offers online therapy
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Kristin Mjelde
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Hello and welcome! My name is Kristin and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. If you've gotten this far, you have already taken one of the hardest and bravest steps in the therapy process. We all need some form of support at some point in our lives and asking for that support is often the biggest hurdle you will face. I have extensive experience and training in working with trauma through all stages of life but my passion is helping children heal and grow. I am trained in Play Therapy , EMDR, Neurofeedback and sexual abuse treatment and can offer parenting support.
(970) 292-7755 
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Fort Collins, CO 80526
Offers online therapy
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Erin M Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
I am trained to provide play therapy , neurofeedback, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoeducation, sexual abuse treatment and parenting support.
My name is Erin Thomas and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Northern Colorado. In therapy, every client is different and has differing needs for the healing process to occur. This is why the most important step to me in working with a client is establishing a trusting relationship at the beginning of therapy so that I can understand how to help in the most effective way. Connecting with others in a way that supports them through difficult times in their lives has been my passion and I continue to look for new ways to help those who struggle.
(970) 875-6079 
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Fort Collins, CO 80524
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Sofia Aguilera
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, RPT
Verified
Having a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential, along with my training and expertise, has offered targeted interventions that are developmentally appropriate to a child’s growth and overall well-being.
“Love is at the root of everything; all learning, all relationships. Love or the lack of it.” -Mr. Rogers. Who we are and how we function in the relationships we form so often depends on our basic need in feeling safe and secure. So much of our existence has thrived because of the nurturance, love, and connection with others. When a safe and supportive connection is created, you are stronger as a person and family member. In my work with children, teens, and families, I seek to understand not only the sources of struggle; I also invite exploration of resources and resiliency often found in such stressors.
(970) 251-7631 
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Fort Collins, CO 80521
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Brook Bretthauer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR, PACT
Verified
I specialize in self empowerment, couples therapy, relationships, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, parenting, premarital therapy, divorce, eating disorders, and play therapy .
I am glad you are searching for a therapist to help you with whatever life issue(s) you may be struggling with. Finding someone you feel safe and comfortable with is vital when deciding on a therapist. As part of my practice, I strive to create a secure and nurturing environment where you can share concerns and vulnerabilities while also making progress toward goals and the changes you would like to have happen in your life.
(970) 323-3036 
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Fort Collins, CO 80526
Offers online therapy
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Alison Reid
Clinical Social Work Candidate, MSW, CSW
Verified
She utilizes solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness based, and play therapy .
When first meeting Alison, you can feel her empathy, acceptance, and excitement to join in the healing process. You can expect mutual respect, dignity, and autonomy from Alison throughout the treatment journey. Alison is oriented in person-centered principles, believing that each client is the expert on their lives.
(970) 364-1964 
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Fort Collins, CO 80525
Offers online therapy
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Erin Pauling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, SWC, VSW
Verified
(I know it can feel hard to find them in tough times, but they're there!) I love asking the deeper questions that make you say "Wow, I've never thought of that before", as well as sometimes using play -based activities and humor to ease into the process.
Have you been told you're too hard on yourself or your body? Are you finding it difficult to try something new without experiencing a lot of anxiety? Are you looking for support in identifying or addressing past or current stressful events? You are not alone. Maya Angelou may have said it best when she said "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." My goal is to achieve a genuine and open therapeutic relationship so you can feel comfortable sharing what you need to share and begin to feel lighter. I appreciate it so much when I'm trusted with information that might not be readily shared with others.
(970) 463-7797 
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Fort Collins, CO 80526
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Four Points Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, PsyD
Verified
If you're looking for a place where you'll feel you matter and are understood, one of our therapists are waiting to meet you. They learn about you and combine this with their talent and expertise to form an individualized approach with your goals and preferences at the center. Our therapists are trained in a variety of areas including EMDR, DBT, CBT, trauma-informed therapy, play therapy (for work with children), hypnotherapy, and more. We'd like you to be as comfortable as possible so we're available for in person and teletherapy sessions depending on your preference.
(970) 410-6435 
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Fort Collins, CO 80524
Offers online therapy
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Steve Blad
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have provided psychotherapy to all ages for 22 years. I do individual, couples, family, and play therapy . I provide in-person (preferred) and Telehealth therapy. I treat an array of clinical issues: depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders (panic disorder, GAD, PTSD, OCD, etc.), eating disorders, schizoaffective disorder, psychosis, personality disorders (borderline, narcissistic, antisocial, etc.), anger, life stress, and substance abuse/dependence. I assist clients dealing with various life stressors including job loss, grief, trauma, adjustment issues etc. I encourage and advocate for coping versus avoidance behavior.
(970) 427-5068 
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Fort Collins, CO 80525
Not accepting new clients
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Holly Shaw
Counselor, PhD, RPT, LPC, EMDR-II
Verified
I am a Registered Play Therapist, and a Certified EMDR Therapist.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults in a solution-focused and humanistic approach. With children, parents and child contribute to writing goals, and I also often work with school counselors and teachers. I am a Registered Play Therapist, and use play therapy and sandtray to help children express difficult emotions. As a Certified EMDR Therapist, I am able to use EMDR with those who have had difficult life events or trauma. I also work with adults -- with EMDR, depression, anxiety and grief.
(970) 266-8062 
Fort Collins, CO 80526
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Michelle Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Do you ever get the sense that your symptoms run deeper than surface level? Many people seek out therapy to resolve issues such as stress, difficulties in relationships, and anxiety and depression only to find out that these issues have a deeper root. There is a pathway to healing! In addition to helping clients manage the ups and downs of life, I specialize in trauma and attachment across the lifespan. I use modalities such as play therapy , EMDR, DBT, CBT, mindfulness, and trauma informed yoga to help children, adolescents, and adults heal from the past and develop healthier patterns in the present day.
(970) 442-7048 
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Fort Collins, CO 80526
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Braindrops Play Therapy & Wellness LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC, RPT-S, EMDR
Verified
Synergetic Play Therapy , is a cutting edge model focused on re-patterning the nervous system.
Supporting children to accept only healthy relationships in their lives. I am a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist Supervisor. At Braindrops we work with family and school systems; develop awareness around what is creating and maintaining challenges; and, bring more regulation and less stress to everyday living. Braindrops benefits families living with a wide host of issues. Working in collaboration with families, training grounded in neuroscience and neurobiology, and on-going support, can create lasting change and growth.
(970) 425-4760 
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Fort Collins, CO 80524
Offers online therapy
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Heather Griffith
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified
With young children, developing these tools often involves play therapy , art therapy, learning new ways to move & use our body, working on cognitive awareness, & doing narrative work.
I have been working with parents and children for 20 years and I specialize in finding the underlying causes of behavior in order to help children develop an identity as competent and confident young people. When working with and supporting parents, we will develop plans together to help build the skills necessary to modify behavioral outcomes in home and school settings. I work from a solutions-focused perspective that can hopefully generate some quick action steps in addition to the underlying work on causes, building self-esteem, and developing identity.
(970) 299-9538 
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Fort Collins, CO 80525
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Hannah Svedlow
MA, LPC
Verified
My approach to therapist is heavily influenced by my training and experience with play therapy as well as psychodynamic approaches, which allows us to examine old patterns and create effective change.
I have the great privilege to support my clients as they navigate the joys and challenges of childhood through early adulthood. My hope is to create an environment where clients feel comfortable, supported and heard as we explore areas such as trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions and other concerns. Client goals can be as unique as they are, and my clients often see themselves deepening relationships, reducing feelings of distress, and gaining a better understanding of themselves.
(970) 517-4877 
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Fort Collins, CO 80524
Offers online therapy
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Kidstuff Child & Family Counseling, P.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, LCSW
Verified
Now offering TELEHEALTH. KIDSTUFF Child & Family Counseling, P.C. specializes in helping kids and families navigate life's challenges and improve overall wellness. We help kids AND ADULTS overcome a variety of issues including family conflict, domestic violence, divorce, blended families, academic and social challenges, bullying, addiction (including gaming,) low self esteem, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and much more. Our LICENSED counselors have many years of experience providing evidence- based techniques including expressive therapies like art, music, play and trauma-informed yoga therapy. Also offering reunification therapy.
(970) 422-1964 
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Fort Collins, CO 80524
Offers online therapy
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Renee Madison
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT
Verified
I use a variety of techniques and theories including: DBT, Emotion Focused Couple Therapy, EMDR, Bibliotherapy, art therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy , sex therapy for couples, Attachment therapy.
Hi- I offer a variety of life recovery therapies for: depression, anxiety, marital issues, relationship problems, addiction recovery, codependency, co-addiction, addictions, trauma recovery, sex addiction, love addiction, internet addition and relationship addiction, adoption recovery, PTSD,financial recovery, grief and loss, domestic violence, childhood abuse. I offer recovery for individuals, and couples, children and teens. I offer compassionate, supportive, interactive help. I assist you to live free from the unhealthy behaviors and gain hope in experiencing the joy of relationships and to have a life worth living.
(303) 900-5368 
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Fort Collins, CO 80524
Offers online therapy
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Andrea Begin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
I have an eclectic practice in which I pull from a number of different techniques and theories, including brain spotting, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, play therapy , gestalt therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Counseling is a journey and admitting that you need help is one of the hardest and most rewarding things you will do. This is an active journey that we will take together. Often we feel that activity and movement will help us to feel better, but underneath that unrest is a range of psychological processes such as depression, overwhelming stress, perfectionism, and anxiety. Choosing to ignore your issues tends to make life more difficult and places a strain on your relationships. Through our counseling relationship we will create goals, set the pace and find your path of healing.
(720) 943-8153 
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Fort Collins, CO 80525
Offers online therapy
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Archways Family Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Archways Counseling Center provides individuals, families, children and parents a safe place to begin their process of change. Clients come to Archways for a variety of reasons including child and adolescent development, difficulties in school, behavior problems, divorce, parenting skills, depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, stress and grief and loss. Archways Counseling Center specializes in working with young children through Play Therapy in order to provide children with an environment in which they can truly thrive.
(970) 237-3784 
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Fort Collins, CO 80526
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Tatum Elizabeth Oman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT-S
Verified
Filial is when a parent has a child centered play therapy session with their child at home.
I work remotely with children 3-13 years old experiencing an emotional or behavioral hardship. I work with many populations, including but not limited to, children exhibiting high anxiety, see and/or hear things and post traumatic stress disorder. Play therapy can help process things so to help get unstuck, increase self awareness, increase self esteem and decrease anxiety. I also offer parent coaching as a part of our play therapy sessions. Parent coaching is offered as a separate entity as well. Video series on filial (parent learning to conduct play therapy at home) and a parenting tool series will soon be available.
(720) 608-2550 
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Fort Collins, CO 80524
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 Fort Collins or for a Fort Collins 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.