Play Therapy in Westminster, CO

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Carrie Rush
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
Verified
I use play therapy and experiential techniques with all clients as tools to dig deeper into their current stories that no longer fit them and create new, empowering ones.
Hi, my name is Carrie! As a Therapist, I work with families, couples, children, and adolescents on a variety of issues. My focus areas are life transitions, postpartum and perinatal loss, LGBTQIA+ family systems, and child and adolescent issues. Let’s work together to create an empowering story for you and your family!
(303) 900-1137
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Westminster, CO 80031
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Carli Wall
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, BA, MA
Verified
Verified
I always tailor my approach to my clients’ needs, integrating progressive theories in my practice such as: Gottman (level one certified), Emotionally Focused Therapy, Satir's Human Growth Model, Somatic Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Play Therapy , Narrative Therapy, and Internal Family Systems model.
The first steps in moving forward in life may involve a deeper understanding of yourself, your relationships and your desires and goals. My therapeutic style is a warm, safe space free of judgment and full of curiosity. Whether you are new to therapy or an armchair psychologist, I will help you build your own tool kit to navigate your challenges and goals. After establishing trust, together we will explore your challenges through awareness of their impact on the relationships that mean the most to you. I feel confident working with me will bring a new perspective, sense of understanding, and tools to use in your journey forward.
(720) 619-3809
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Westminster, CO 80030
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Grace Lloyd
LPC Intern
Verified
Verified
Hi, I’m Grace and I am here to help! I am proud of you for starting the therapy journey. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults in all stages of life. I practice psychology from a psychodynamic lens which simply means I believe that a person’s roots and earlier life experiences impact their current functioning. While therapy goals are built on an individual’s needs, I will always maintain a focus of deeper self awareness during our time together. During sessions you can expect a variety of techniques from play , art, exploring family history, to CBT and DBT tools.
(303) 529-4204
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Westminster, CO 80021
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KidStuff Child and Family Counseling, P.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCSW, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Our therapists utilize many effective modalities including art and dance therapy, play therapy , EMDR therapy, and engaging talk therapy.
KidStuff Child & Family Counseling, P.C. specializes in helping kids, families and adults navigate life's challenges and improve overall wellness. LifeStuff, HardStuff, AdultStuff: whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, our therapists will collaborate with you to create a therapeutic experience to meet your needs. Our therapists are open and welcoming while supporting clients through their healing process. If you have Medicaid health insurance, commercial insurance, or are looking for a reasonably affordable cash-pay option, we have options for in-office and telehealth services.
(719) 394-9745
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Westminster, CO 80031
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VitalCare Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, MSW, RPT, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
Just a few of them; play , art or sand tray therapy, families, teens, aging adults, those working through loss or life transitions and skills-based groups.
VitalCare offers a diverse group of clinicians ready to help you move toward growth, balance, and fulfillment. Therapists tailor their approach to your short and long-term goals. They will help you find your strengths and use them to work with the obstacles, challenges, pain, and fear that may have led you to therapy. To learn more about VitalCare and our therapists, visit our website - https://vitalcare.us/meet-the-team/
(720) 712-1456
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Westminster, CO 80234
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Courageous Counseling Colorado
Licensed Professional Counselor, RPT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
We use Play Therapy and experiential therapies to help children and families work through difficulties, learn more about themselves, and learn new coping strategies.
Kristen Sandine LPC, RPT, Lori Honea LPCC, Wejdan Felmban LPCC, MFT, and Josie Ampaw MSW, MFT have dedicated their lives to guiding children and supporting families. We are all passionate about advocating for and supporting the LGBTQIA+ community through therapy. Josie enjoys supporting adolescents with mood disorders and couples and families who are working towards their relationship goals. Lori has a background in School Counseling, helping kids and teens with issues around school, and also enjoys parent coaching. Wejdan offers therapy for couples and children, Sandtray therapy with EMDR, and Attachment and Strength-based therapy.
(720) 606-6981
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Westminster, CO 80003
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Hannah Bruce
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I have specialized experience working with children/adolescents with various developmental needs and concerns and I utilize Child-Centered Play Therapy , Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy.
My approach to counseling is humanistic and client-centered, and I strive to provide a warm, safe, and accepting environment for all clients. I believe that all people seeking therapy deserve to feel respected and safe, and I strive to connect authentically with each client to meet their needs. I work as a part of KidStuff Child and Family Counseling, P.C. and I have a depth of understanding of trauma, anxiety, depression, conflict, low self-worth, abuse, and attachment disruption. I utilize many effective modalities including play therapy , creative arts interventions, and engaging talk therapy.
(720) 927-8551
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Westminster, CO 80031
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Heather Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MPH, LPC
Verified
Verified
I work with children using play therapy and teens and adults using a wide range of therapy modalities (ex talk therapy, EMDR, somatic therapy).
Life isn't easy. Maybe you feel a vague sense that something is not quite right. Or things might be so overwhelming that it feels like your inner world is collapsing and your external world is turned upside down. Perhaps from the outside things look ok, yet on the inside there is a deep pain, or you feel dead inside. Maybe you are living in the grips of what seems like an endless place of despair and trauma. It is possible to move past stuckness and the cycle of yuckyness to a place beyond survival that allows release, growth, joy and a sense of purpose.
(844) 574-3349
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Westminster, CO 80031
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Renee Madison
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT
Verified
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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Westminster, CO 80031
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McKenna Downing
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
Verified
As a pre-licensed therapist, I follow the solution-focused model's strength-based approach to therapy in conjunction with play therapeutic techniques.
Before pursuing a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, I worked at a non-profit for three years as a personal care aide and in the case management of individuals with developmental disabilities. The populations I served ranged from 12 to 76-year-olds diagnosed with various developmental disabilities and psychiatric disorders. This experience changed my life and perspective. I left this with the understanding that no behavior or reaction occurs within a vacuum. Strong social support networks, personal agency, and resources are critical to personal growth.
(303) 622-0354
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Westminster, CO 80030
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Elizabeth (Liz) Schuler
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFTC
Verified
Verified
It is my goal to provide you with a safe and non-judgmental space to explore past hurts, future longings, and the role you want to play in your life.
Life’s ups and downs can be challenging and sometimes leave us feeling alone and misunderstood. You might be feeling stressed or overwhelmed — or longing for meaningful connections. If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. Sometimes change is expected, and other times it can surprise us.
(720) 706-2668
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Westminster, CO 80031
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Elizabeth Baney
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
Although I am a play therapist, this does not mean I only work with children.
To me, being a therapist is allowing the individual to be their true authentic self and to help guide them to reach their full potential. I have found in my time of being a therapist (intern and post- grad) that each individual has the capacity and the tools already within them to lead to self- actualization. My role is to help guide individuals to reach their full potential self. Each time I sit with a client, I feel honored that they have allowed me to come along on their journey and that they are sharing with me sides to them that they may not share with anyone else.
(443) 244-6360
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Westminster, CO 80234
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Kristina Hill
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, MA, MFTC
Verified
Verified
I use child-centered play therapy .
Perhaps a child at heart, I find I connect with children easily. My typical work includes children ages 3-13 that are experiencing big emotions that appears as anxiety, depression, angry outbursts, temper tantrums, attachment insecurity, and attention seeking behavior. These children need a place to feel safe and to be themselves. I create this space, where I offer unconditional acceptance and children can securely tap into their emotions. Through play , they will let me know what they are experiencing and what they need. The goal is to increase emotional awareness and learn appropriate ways to express their emotions.
(303) 625-6779 x701
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Westminster, CO 80030
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Stephany Gonzalez
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified
Verified
During my time as a pre-licensed therapist, my goal has been to strengthen my work with children and adolescents and to help them communicate through their primary language, which is play .
The moment I realized I wanted to pursue a career as a Marriage and Family Therapist was during my first psychology course in high school. This course sparked my interest in counseling, specifically with couples and families. A core value of mine is how important relationships are with the world, our families, and ourselves. Learning about the developmental stages inspired me to focus on the importance of relationships. Relationships are fundamental to a child's upbringing, not just to children but at all stages of life, starting with childhood, leading to adolescence, and though adulthood.
(720) 573-2429
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Westminster, CO 80030
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Thriveworks
Counselor, PMHNP, LPC, PsyD, APRN, LCSW
We also offer holistic approaches like Acudetox, and non-medication therapies like CBT, Mindfulness or play therapy .
We have a group of 22 great Counselors, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, and Psychologists that can see you tomorrow! Our counselors offer a wide range of specialties, and therapeutic styles. Thriveworks believes that the best time to seek counseling is right now. For this reason, we decided that our offices would not operate on a waiting list. Instead, we do the best we can to get you scheduled in the next 24 hours.
(720) 862-3220
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Westminster, CO 80031
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KidStuff Child and Family Counseling, PC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Our therapists utilize many effective modalities including art and dance therapy, play therapy , EMDR therapy, and engaging talk therapy.
KidStuff Child & Family Counseling, P.C. specializes in helping kids, families and adults navigate life's challenges and improve overall wellness. LifeStuff, HardStuff, AdultStuff: whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, our therapists will collaborate with you to create a therapeutic experience to meet your needs. Our therapists are open and welcoming while supporting clients through their healing process. If you have Medicaid health insurance, commercial insurance, or are looking for a reasonably affordable cash-pay option, we have options for in-office and telehealth services.
(720) 597-7989
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Westminster, CO 80031
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KidStuff Child and Family Counseling, PC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Verified
Our therapists utilize many effective modalities including art and dance therapy, play therapy , EMDR therapy, and engaging talk therapy.
KidStuff Child & Family Counseling, P.C. specializes in helping kids, families and adults navigate life's challenges and improve overall wellness. LifeStuff, HardStuff, AdultStuff: whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, our therapists will collaborate with you to create a therapeutic experience to meet your needs. Our therapists are open and welcoming while supporting clients through their healing process. If you have Medicaid health insurance, commercial insurance, or are looking for a reasonably affordable cash-pay option, we have options for in-office and telehealth services.
(719) 394-9821
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Westminster, CO 80031
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The Child and Family Therapy Center of Denver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, MT-BC, LMT, BCBA
Verified
Verified
We provide INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY counseling, expressive therapy ( PLAY , ART, MUSIC), pediatric MASSAGE therapy, and APPLIED BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS.
The Child and Family Therapy Center of Denver, LLC specializes in providing therapeutic support to children, adolescents and families in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. We focus on helping families identify goals to improve their quality of life and make sustainable change. At The Child and Family Therapy Center of Denver, we support the CLLI, CES, SLS & CHRP Waivers along with Medicaid/CHP+ and Anthem.
(303) 809-3393
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Westminster, CO 80234
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Sybil Cummin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I also offer play therapy for ages 4-11 yrs.
Do you feel like your family is living in chaos? Is your child or teen struggling with school? Peers? With anxiety? I offer a strength-based and collaborative approach while working with children, teens, adults, and families. I would be honored to help you and your family learn the tools to make and maintain the changes needed to live the life you want to live. Although many therapists, including myself have a reduced fee, services are still not financially accessible for many families. I supervise Master's level interns with a sliding scale between $65-$25 per session. Everyone should be able to access mental health care.
(303) 647-9362
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Westminster, CO 80030
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Beth Peters
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
We use research supported techniques like EMDR, CBT and play therapy to help clients achieve desired goals.
If advice from friends and family is not working, it might be time to seek input from a professional. Our team and I have the desire and expertise to help! We create a warm, non-judgmental space where we can identify what is creating stress for you or your family. If you are tired of struggling to enjoy your relationships or day to day life because of pain related to trauma or parenting, let's figure out how to change what you can control and how to cope with things beyond your control.
(303) 704-3612
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Office is near:
Westminster, CO 80031
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Play Therapy

Who is play therapy for?

Play therapy is generally targeted to children between the ages of 3 and 11 who have social, emotional, or behavioral difficulties. Play therapy has also been found helpful for children who have experienced physical or emotional abuse or witnessed atrocities. Play therapy is also often recommended for children who are undergoing major medical procedures or who are suffering from chronic illness; many children’s hospitals are equipped to offer play therapy on-site. Play therapy is also sometimes used for adults; creative writing, music, and art are expressive forms that can all be adapted for therapeutic purposes.

Why do people need play therapy?

Children often do not have the language skills or words to know or to express what is troubling them. Yet they often spontaneously draw or use playthings to depict scenarios that reflect problems in their everyday life. Play therapy provides children with an array of objects and play situations to act out their feelings or experiences so that therapists can get a clear picture of what children might be struggling with and help them find solutions. In addition, play therapists are skilled at helping children understand their inner experience and find words for them, necessary steps toward helping children learn to control their own behavior and come up with solutions to problems they encounter.

What happens in play therapy?

A child enters a comfortable playroom where they are free to choose the objects they want to play with. The play therapist will typically observe how they play with the toys—whether a sandbox, puppets, dolls and action figures, trucks, costumes, drawing and painting materials, or more—because such play provides clues to a child’s family and social relationships, difficulties they are encountering in the world, and what going on inside themselves. Sometimes the therapist may ask the child to use the play objects to tell a story about their family. Using the same instruments of play, therapists can help children discover more advantageous ways of thinking and behaving.

What kinds of problems do play therapists treat?

Play therapy can help children who display destructive or self-destructive impulses; children who seem angry, sad, or fearful; children who experience frequent social, emotional, family, or school difficulty. Play therapy is often of value to children who have experienced a loss or distressing family experience, who are regularly exposed to family conflict, or who have been physically or emotionally abused. Play therapy can help children who are perpetrators of bullying as well as those who are targets of bullying. It helps children learn to identify their feelings, to express them in constructive ways, and to regulate them so they can get on with the business of development.

How long does play therapy last?

Play therapy sessions may last for 30 to 45 minutes, and they usually occur weekly for about 20 sessions. Each session is tailored to the individual child and the kinds of problems they are struggling with. Play that is highly repetitive often indicates a problem requiring further exploration. Therapists typically measure progress through session-to-session changes in play behavior.