Play Therapy in Westport, CT

See all therapists in Westport
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Chelsea Ackerman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Westport, CT
Chelsea Ackerman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CAS, NCSP, LPC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and teens with anxiety, ADHD, and other emotional, behavioral and social challenges. I believe in an individualized approach to therapy, incorporating cognitive-behavioral techniques, play therapy , social skills instruction, and emotional regulation strategies. My practice is aimed at ensuring that each client develops a healthy sense of self and feels equipped to handle the stressors of everyday life. I also believe in the significant role parents play in their child's wellbeing and, therefore, incorporate parent education and consultation as a key component of my approach.
(475) 242-8509
View
Westport, CT 06880
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Laura R Hart, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westport, CT
Laura R Hart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
I offer play therapy for young populations and cognitive behavioral and dialectical interventions for teens and adults.
Are you struggling with issues of depression, anxiety, aging, chronic pain or life transitions? Through gentle, guided support, I can help you feel more comfortable and confident while utilizing a strengths-based perspective and mindfulness techniques. We will work together to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety, help process grief and improve your relationships. I have a deep commitment to helping children, teens, adults, older adults and caregivers with issues such as depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, addiction, dementia, and life transitions.
(203) 680-3817
View
Westport, CT 06880
& Online
Photo of Elizabeth (Betsy) Wolfe, Psychologist in Westport, CT
Elizabeth (Betsy) Wolfe
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My background in psychology, music, and theater allows me to bring unique skills to play therapy with children so that I'm never reluctant to be as imaginative, playful, and serious as children need me to be.
Parents, if you are feeling worried when your child struggles, I will help your child become less anxious or depressed, and more resilient. We will also discover the knowledge and skills you need to be the best parent you can be. If your preteen, teen, or young adult child is struggling with executive functioning skills so crucial for successful academic and personal functioning, I can help them become more efficient, productive, and comfortable. Teens or adults grappling with depression, anxiety, or social discomfort, I will help you arrive at what you need in order to fashion a more satisfying life.
(203) 318-4369
View
Westport, CT 06880
& Online
Photo of Susan Goodman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westport, CT
Susan Goodman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSJ
Verified
Verified
In addition to play and talk psychotherapy, I integrate a combination of approaches in a collaborative, flexible and creative way.
If you are concerned about your child or teenager, I can help. I work with children, teens and young adults who are struggling with emotional and social difficulties that may interfere with feeling more secure. Parents contact me for guidance with a broad range of issues including anxiety, relatedness issues, depression, school avoidance, learning challenges, trauma and grief. Together, we can demystify symptoms difficult to understand, so you and your child can feel deeply connected. I enjoy working with tweens, teens and young adults on identity and relationship issues, family conflict, school pressure, perfectionism, anxiety, depression, motivation and self-esteem.
(203) 409-8594
View
Westport, CT 06880
& Online
Photo of Westport Family Counseling, Counselor in Westport, CT
Westport Family Counseling
Counselor, LMFT, LCSW, EdD
Verified
Verified
We treat children as young as three years old and have a play therapy room in our office.
Are you feeling stuck in your life? Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns in relationships? We create a safe, non-judgmental space to explore your behaviors, feelings and beliefs. We help you to become more connected with your intuition and gain clarity and awareness to live a more fulfilling life. Whether couples therapy, individual counseling, family therapy, or behavioral issues in children, our team of therapists can help. We work with young children, adolescents and adults and treat a variety of issues.
(203) 599-4207
View
Westport, CT 06880
& Online
Photo of Elaine Levy Cooper, Licensed Psychoanalyst in Westport, CT
Elaine Levy Cooper
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, NCPsyA, LP
Verified
Verified
I use an age-appropriate combination of play and talk therapy to help young children and teens work through their social, school and/or family anxieties.
As a child/adolescent therapist and parent-child specialist, I know that parenting will always have its challenges and that a certain amount of stress is inevitable, even under the best of circumstances. However, this current pandemic, with its consequent uncertainties and increased challenges and stresses on families, is unprecedented. If you are a parent who is having difficulties or are the parent of a young child, teen or young adult who is having difficulties, talking to a professional can be helpful.
(203) 583-8179
View
Westport, CT 06880
& Online
Photo of Monica E. Rothstein in Westport, CT
Monica E. Rothstein
MEd, CAES
Verified
Verified
I'm a child therapist and school psychologist with over 25 years of experience helping children and parents. Children feel comfortable meeting with me to help with concerns at home and at school. Anxiety, peer concerns, behavior, and learning challenges are common issues that we address through a variety of techniques, including play and talk therapy. I also provide parent coaching, offering practical, evidence-based strategies for raising healthy children. In addition I am available for school observations, consultations with school staff, and review of psycho-educational evaluations.
(203) 769-9935
View
Westport, CT 06880
& Online
Photo of Mary Dobson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Westport, CT
Mary Dobson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEDS
Verified
Verified
My mission is to empower you to define and claim the authentic, peaceful life you were born to lead; letting go of self-judgment, guilt, and maladaptive patterns to uncover strength and resilience. I believe in the transformational, healing power of a trusted therapeutic relationship. I possess advanced training and expertise in a variety of evidence-based modalities. Collaborative assessments and thoughtful, intentional treatment planning yield a customized course of action tailored to match your presenting problem and case disposition. I look forward to working with you, and am honored to play a role in your unfolding story!
(561) 264-5409
View
Westport, CT 06880
& Online
Photo of Christine Lawlor, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westport, CT
Christine Lawlor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Everyone struggles with a variety of issues and we are dedicated to their healthy growth and development. I utilize play therapy for children and a cognitive behavioral approach for adolescents as well as adults. Through the journey of self discovery you can become more aware of how your decisions have been affecting your life. This awareness leads to an understanding of yourself and how you can change these patterns to improve your life potential. I believe there is hope in all circumstances and we are all a work in progress.
(203) 424-0018
View
Westport, CT 06880
& Online
Photo of Elizabeth Chatel, Marriage & Family Therapist in Westport, CT
Elizabeth Chatel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Engaging with small children through play therapy , and drama therapy techniques and using art and music to connect with even the most reluctant teenager.
It makes sense that you may be feeling overwhelmed. The competing priorities of family/life/career can have your head spinning.If you feel like your most important relationships are suffering, reaching out to a therapist is the first step. I love to treat families as a whole, allowing for all of the different perspectives to weave together to form a much more complex picture of what is happening. However, I also believe that you can affect change in a relationship system through individual work.
(203) 819-7386
View
Office is near:
Westport, CT 06880
Photo of Willie Brevard, Licensed Professional Counselor in Westport, CT
Willie Brevard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
My practice style is Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Family therapy, and Play therapy .
Is your present situation affecting your emotions and behavior? Let me help you explore your issues, renew your mind and move you in a positive direction-body-mind-spirit. I work with individuals (children, adolescents, and adults), couples, and families. Working in the public schools for 30+ years enhanced my skills as a therapist.
(203) 779-6682
View
Office is near:
Westport, CT 06880
& Online
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Devon Suozzi, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westport, CT
Devon Suozzi, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
Verified
In treatment, I incorporate several therapeutic modalities in treatment including play therapy , dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, relational, behavioral and family systems.
Everyone struggles with a variety of issues throughout their lives. It is my goal to help people through these struggles and come out with a better understanding of themselves and improve on their ability to cope in the future. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working in hospitals, schools, mental health clinics and private practice.
(203) 826-2514
View
Office is near:
Westport, CT 06880
& Online
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Natacha Alvarez, Art Therapist in Westport, CT
Natacha Alvarez
Art Therapist, LCAT, CLAT, ATR-BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Creative and expressive approaches such as, play and art therapy, are also utilized especially with children or teens.
I believe that we all possess the ability to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, which can serve as a guide in helping us to overcome long-standing or temporary upsetting obstacles in life. I have worked as a clinician in diverse settings. I provide psychotherapy in Spanish and English to children/adolescents, families, and also adults. I specialize in treating trauma related issues, difficulties with depression and/or anxiety that can, at times, create problems in different environments (work, school, at home) and within relationships. I'm licensed to practice and provide therapeutic services in Connecticut and New York.
(347) 652-2151
View
Office is near:
Westport, CT 06880
& Online
Photo of Martin H. Klein, Psychologist in Westport, CT
Martin H. Klein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in individual psychotherapy and couples counseling. I work with teens and adults who are in crisis or need assistance facing everyday challenges. I see couples who are having interpersonal conflicts and communication difficulties. I am a compassionate listener with a good sense of humor and a warm, engaging style. I view each person as an individual and will tailor treatment to best meet your unique needs. I am trained in goal directed cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as well as more in- depth existential psychodynamic analysis that focus on how both current and past experience influences patterns of behavior.
(203) 350-0496
View
Westport, CT 06880
& Online
Photo of Selbe Potter Ruggiero, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westport, CT
Selbe Potter Ruggiero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ADC, QLC
Verified
Verified
Anxious? Depressed? Substance abuse issues or addiction torment? Body image, weight and food a frequent obsession? Relationship problems? Not sure what to do in your life, need direction? If any of these questions haunt your life or trouble you, I can help. My professional training is extensive allowing me to customize treatment to individual personality, need and goals. I am a certified clinical supervisor associated with Columbia, NYU and Yale. Much of my work is Evidenced Based Practice which insures the best treatment outcomes. This foundation creates success, competence and well being. I can help you live your best life.
(203) 434-1370
View
Westport, CT 06880
& Online
Photo of Joyce Colburn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westport, CT
Joyce Colburn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a caring and pragmatic problem solver for individuals and couples who will listen closely and partner with you to resolve your issues and help you move forward with your life. I have over 20 years of experience treating clients with depression (including postpartum), anxiety, marital and family issues, career and life transitions, pre-teen and adolescent issues (for both children and parents), and issues concerning the elderly. I also treat alcohol and drug abuse and post-traumatic stress (PTSD). Please call me for a free phone consultation to find out how I can help you.
(203) 309-4438
View
Westport, CT 06880
& Online
Photo of Elizabeth Madeo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westport, CT
Elizabeth Madeo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Take a deep breath. By coming here, you have taken the first step toward finding support. I am offering both telehealth and in-person sessions. In my decade of experience, I have helped children, adolescents and their families work through anxiety, depression and life transitions. I also support adults experiencing fertility issues as well as peri- and postpartum anxiety or challenges as they enter into parenthood. My aim is to empower clients to speak their truth, reflect, and tap into their strengths and resources to feel calm and contentment in daily living.
(203) 832-3827
View
Westport, CT 06880
& Online
Photo of LIFT Wellness Group, LLC, Marriage & Family Therapist in Westport, CT
LIFT Wellness Group, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CEDS
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Your mind matters. The mind- and the thoughts contained- determines a destiny. How badly do you want to address your compulsive eating? To what length would you go to rescue your relationship? What would it feel like to be free of your self-defeating thoughts? Using cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and evidence-driven, proven strategies, we work to advocate and coach clients to create a vision of how they would like to feel, and together, draw a map of how to get there.
(203) 803-4987
View
Westport, CT 06880
& Online
Photo of Katie Liebenberg, Psychologist in Westport, CT
Katie Liebenberg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in children, adolescents and their families who are going through difficult times in their lives-depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, divorce reaction, and behavioral problems. What I love about the work I do is that, although I see people at some of the hardest times in their lives, as we work together, they find the skills, strength and desire to grow and change.
(646) 480-7123
View
Westport, CT 06880
Photo of LIFT Wellness, Marriage & Family Therapist in Westport, CT
LIFT Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CEDS
Verified
Verified
Let's talk! Albert Einstein once said, "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it." The first step in conquering ANY troubling issue must begin with seeking help and resources beyond your current supply. Our multidisciplinary team of specialists are wholly committed to the personal triumph of each of our patients over their presenting problem, and our outcomes reflect that investment! You've taken care of everyone else. Now, this is the time for you. Let's broaden your network of support in order to level up, to view and interact with your situation in new ways, with expanded support and energy.
(475) 222-1599
View
Westport, CT 06880
& Online

See more therapy options for Westport

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.