Play Therapy in Windsor, CO

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Kelly Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I also have experience using play therapy and sand tray therapy with children.
I am so excited for the chance to get to work with you, your kiddo or your family! I've been working with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors for over 20 years. I also enjoy working with couples and families. I have experience working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma and substance abuse. My clients have overcome challenges in their relationships, marriages, careers, and family lives. I also focus on trauma, grief and loss. When working with children or adolescents, I believe in working with the entire family. Parental involvement is crucial to the success of treatment.
(970) 553-4215
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Windsor, CO 80550
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Kelly Thoene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Kelly is well versed in both traditional therapeutic techniques as well as creative modalities such as expressive therapies, play therapy and guided imagery.
Kelly Thoene is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addiction Specialist with more than 20 of experience specializing in trauma (PTSD), depression, anxiety, panic disorders, mood dysregulation (Bipolar), behavior management difficulties (ODD, Conduct Disorder and DBD), substance abuse, gender dysphoria and LGBQT+ issues. Kelly Thoene has experience counseling children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups in inpatient, residential, day treatments, intensive outpatient, schools and outpatient settings.
(970) 645-8731
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Windsor, CO 80550
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Lighthouse Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MFT
Verified
Verified
She offers modalities that include Family Systems, EMDR, TF-CBT (trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy), CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy), Behavioral, Attachment and Emotion Focused Therapy, Anger Management, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Systems Therapy, EMDR and elements of Play Therapy .
She started practicing in 2009. Before this she was in education for 12 years. She specializes in trauma, individual, couples and family therapy. She treats individuals, children, couples and families. She has experience working in outpatient, crisis intervention, foster, adoption, family systems, premarital, marital, perinatal and postnatal and intensive in home therapy.
(970) 592-5832
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Windsor, CO 80550
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Darla Kraft
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT-S, CTS
Verified
Verified
My specialty is Play Therapy and trauma.
I believe each and every person who walks through my door is unique with unique individual needs. I believe that it takes tremendous courage and strength to seek out counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor, and a Certified Trauma Specialist with the National Institute for Trauma and Loss with Children and Adolescents. I am also EMDR level 2 trained. I work with families and children ages 3-18 that have trauma in their history. I teach play therapy to other mental health professionals. I have been in the mental health field for 30 years.
(970) 644-6317
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Windsor, CO 80528
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August Alvarado
Psychologist, PhD, LP, NCSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We'll explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences through talk, play , or art.
“I hate school. I have no friends. My parents don’t get me. I’m always in trouble. I can’t do anything right. Life just sucks.” Every morning you put on a mask just to get through your day. No one understands what you are going through, and you feel alone in the world. Maybe you can’t remember the last time you truly felt happy or yourself. Or, something bad happened, and your memories continue to hold you captive. You want to feel better, but you’re scared to let someone into the dark places. Parents, you see your child’s pain and all you want for them is to be happy. You want your care-free kid back.
(970) 444-1040
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Windsor, CO 80550
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Tracy Main
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, IPT-CST, RPT, LPC
Verified
Verified
I can help you develop a deeper understanding of your child and help them heal through the magic and wonder of play .
As a Registered Play Therapist who specializes in working with children 10 and under, I believe and know that children cannot process the same way that we adults do, which is why talk therapy won't work well for them. For children, play is their language and the toys are their words (Landreth). I am trained to communicate and use their play to reach their goals ( little do the kids realize what important work they are doing!) My job is to help them realize their best selves while helping you as their parent and caregivers understand and parent them in ways that can speak not only to their strengths but yours as well.
(970) 315-7373
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Windsor, CO 80550
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Kristin Mjelde
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
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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Windsor, CO 80528
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Brittany Pivik
Counselor, MS, LPCC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I have extensive training use experiential play therapy with children from trauma backgrounds, but this technique can be used with all children.
We all face difficult challenges that can make it hard to face on our own. I believe in helping individuals overcome these hardships whether it be children, individuals, or couples. We can work together to create goals that help you accomplish your best self and ensure that you have the support to do so. I like to use humanistic and holistic approaches with clients that tailor to each persons specific needs and I also use trauma-informed approaches for those who have experienced trauma. I use play therapy techniques with children and provide parenting support and consultation. I do not have after school availability currently.
(970) 341-2452
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Windsor, CO 80528
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Spoken Bloom Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Through connection and a solution-focused approach, I work with clients as they navigate specific hardships and complicated circumstances that they are wanting support and guidance in. By providing insight and opportunity for self-reflection, I help clients to recognize barriers they are capable of overcoming. I work specifically with clients to better understand themselves by processing Core Values, Inner Critic, Inner Child, Self-Acceptance, Attachment Styles and Strengths Work. I specialize in Anxiety, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Boundary Setting, Family Systems, Inner Critic Work, Self Worth and Cognitive Distortions.
(970) 594-7079
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Windsor, CO 80550
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Not accepting new clients
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Jennifer G Schleinkofer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LLC
Verified
Verified
I am no longer accepting new clients at this time. If you are a former client who would like to return, please reach out.
(970) 999-1446
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Windsor, CO 80550
Not accepting new clients
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Shoshanna K. Shachtman
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
My primary objective when clients begin counseling is to create a safe and nonjudgmental environment to speak openly. I believe in the progression of change and enjoy working with various challenges that life presents to us. I strive to use a collaborative style of counseling, focused on helping clients gain a sense of empowerment. My emphasis is on the importance of increasing insight and awareness, as well as strengthening one's relationships and support systems.
(970) 341-2133
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Windsor, CO 80550
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Kaitlin Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS, EMDR, IFS
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
If you have found yourself at a crossroads in your life or relationship, then I am here to help. I am an individual, couple and family therapist specializing in trauma healing, self-esteem, and transitional difficulties treated both individually as well as in the context of a couple or family. I use a strengths-based approach to therapy and believe that people are geared toward healing and growth. While providing resources and tools for healing, I support clients on their journey towards health and well-being.
(970) 372-6785
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Windsor, CO 80550
Not accepting new clients
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Foundations Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Foundations Counseling is the largest and most trusted private counseling organization in Northern Colorado, serving Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, and surrounding areas. We are a group of highly-trained, expert counselors with multiple specialties. We provide counseling services to individuals, couples, and families of all ages and backgrounds, using proven, research-based techniques. Our priority is offering the highest quality counseling services in a confidential and dignified atmosphere. When you come to Foundations Counseling, you can rest assured you are getting the very best possible care. We believe you can have the life of your dreams. We are here to help you achieve it.
(970) 446-5348
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Windsor, CO 80550
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Mary Beth Freeman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I view counseling as a dynamic process between a client and therapist. My theoretical orientation is dependent upon what would be most appropriate for the client. I view each client as unique and I use techniques that are designed to meet that client's specific needs. I listen carefully to my clients so that I can empower, confront when appropriate, teach, encourage, and guide them so they can grow emotionally, spiritually, psychologically and socially. I respect the clients I work with. I want people to participate in a healing process without fear that they will be judged or coerced.
(970) 785-7321
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Windsor, CO 80550
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Marcia McConnell Ranch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Neuroscience offers promising directions to empower behavioral change. I employ emerging knowledge and strategies to help you change your brain. Using principles of positive psychology, I create an appreciative framework for therapy. Mindfulness practices assist my clients to move beyond difficulties and experience sustainable change. Stress, anxiety and depression are at epidemic proportions for Americans. As a skillful, experienced therapist, I will build a partnership with you to address problems, build your personal resources and discover your path to a more rewarding, enriched life.
(970) 422-1085
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Windsor, CO 80550
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Jaime Carden-O'Brien
Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDRII
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
People come to counseling for many different reasons. Jaime believes there is no one size fits all solution. I work with you to find what is going to be the best option for the goals you have for your, or your child's, life. Jaime believes all individuals have within them the tools to make change in their lives. Life, irrational beliefs, trauma and problematic behaviors can all get in the way of an individual’s ability to access what they have within them to make the changes needed to feel more fulfilled in their lives. This is where counseling comes in, helping to clear the obstacles in the way leading you to a happier feeling life
(970) 372-6416
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Windsor, CO 80550
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Alicia Young
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Life's barriers sometimes get in the way of living life as abundantly as we would like. I know that it can be hard to seek help. I would be honored to come alongside you and see if we can find a way to overcome the barriers in life. Using a holistic approach, I will listen with empathy and together identify changes to be made and how to make those changes. Moreover, we will identify other important people in your life, including other health professionals with whom coordinating care will enrich your experience.
(507) 698-1307
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Windsor, CO 80550
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Lisa R Downs, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life is just messy and hard sometimes, healing from all that life throws at you can be even harder. Healing from trauma is possible and it's not something you need to do alone. I have been walking with people on their healing journey's for over 20 years now. People of all ages and all walks of life have passed through my door and I am still in awe at the courage and tenacity of those who truly want to heal. Your life can be different and better than you ever imagined!
(970) 516-4574
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Windsor, CO 80550
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Kristi Hensley
Registered Psychotherapist, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can get very messy, and things happen we just don't know how to handle. If you are going through something you are just not sure about such as relationship issues, abuse, anxiety, depression, affairs, raising teenagers or are just having trouble coping from day to day. Let's sit down and I will listen as we collaborate on ways to handle life in a more positive manor.
(970) 387-4237
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Windsor, CO 80550
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Kyle Douglas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I view therapy as a place to safely tell your story. Each story is unique and is comprised of its own set of characters and settings. It is my privilege to explore your narrative and to bare witness to the obstacles of the past, the trials of today, and the triumphs of tomorrow. I also hope to join you in your attempt to write each new exciting chapter of your life. Together we can work to create a story that you are proud to call your own!
(970) 459-1990
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Windsor, CO 80550
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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.