Play Therapy in Panama City, FL

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Rachel Leon Freiberg
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Commonly employed therapeutic modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, person-centered therapy, and play therapy (for children).
Rachel Freiberg was born and raised in Parkland, Florida. After completing her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Criminology at the University of Central Florida, she obtained her Master's in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University. She then furthered her training and became a Registered Play Therapist by the Association of Play Therapy .She has extensive and diverse experience in school, community health, substance abuse, and penal facilities. She is comfortable in individual, family, and group settings. She is especially experienced in the area of child and adolescent trauma.
(407) 326-0765
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Panama City, FL 32404
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$125 (individual)$175 (couples)
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Mindi Lunday
Counselor, EdD, MA, MA, LMHC-S, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Certified Trauma Counselor, and Certified Addiction Counselor.
Sometimes life is just hard! Whether you are struggling with the ups and downs of life, or life has thrown you curve balls such as abuse or divorce, getting through can be hard...but you do not have to do it alone. I am here to be your coach, confidant, encourager, and friend, and to help you learn the skills needed to weather the storm. I am a faith-based counselor, incorporating Christ into sessions, and practice play therapy with children and adolescents. Come find hope and healing, and include a contact number! I look forward to working with you!
(850) 387-1747
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Panama City, FL 32401
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$100 per session
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Loving Therapy. Gainesville, FL and Online
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I do Play Therapy and Couples Counseling.
'The first duty of love is to listen.' When someone truly listens the problems come to light and can be healed, resolved. Your unique capabilities and telling of your story in the ways you choose to resolve what brings you here are highly valued in the counseling process. I may use assessments and diagnoses but may also help with adjustment or not need to label. I assess the problem and offer researched solutions proven to work. I use a variety of therapies, including a person centered approach and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also offer Equine and Canine Assisted therapy. I offer tele-therapy and remote video counseling.
(850) 780-0346
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Panama City, FL 32406
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Cathy Supon Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
We live in paradise here on the Gulf Coast, but we have had our stressful moments in the past couple of years -- Hurricane Michael and the slow rebuild, the pandemic, and the continuing housing and employment issues continue to impact our community. My goal is to help people live the best life in spite of difficult times. Depression, anxiety, and life stresses can make life feel unmanageable at times. We can work together to address your issues to make life more pleasant. Compassion, a non-judgemental attitude and a listening ear is there for you. Please reach out today.
(850) 344-1720
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Panama City, FL 32404
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Hughley's Mental Health Services, LLC
Counselor, LMHC, MCAP, ICADC, SAP
Verified
Verified
Hello, I am Marvin Hughley, LMHC, MCAP, SAP, and owner of Hughley's Mental Health Services. I have over 15 years experience in the Counseling Profession. I am a Military Veteran who graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors Degree in Criminology and I have a Masters Degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University. I am a State of Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Masters Level Certified Addictions Professional, and a Department of Transportation (DOT) Substance Abuse Professional.
(850) 972-1338
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Panama City, FL 32405
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Erin Schramm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, CGP
Verified
Verified
Life can often throw us curveballs making finding the joy in life difficult or even impossible. Have the daily stresses of life made it difficult to get out of bed in the morning? Are you stuck in achieving your goals, keeping you from becoming the individual that you want to be? Have sadness, anger, anxiety or fear become your norm? Here at Solid Rock Solutions, we strive to provide individualized treatment and therapy options that can help you find your footing and look forward to a new day.
(850) 204-9316
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Panama City, FL 32401
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Coleen L Hernandez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified
Verified
Have you ever felt like life is crashing down on you, everywhere you turn is a closed door? Or maybe you just need someone to talk to? Therapy can be your missing piece! This can be your open door. Divorce, kids, stress, work, trauma, or just life in general brings all of us on different journeys; therapy can help you gain healthy insight and learn positive coping strategies for wherever you are at in life.
(850) 290-0541
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Panama City, FL 32401
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$75 (individual)$85 (couples)
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Maura Lee Pratt
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Have you thought about what it would be like to stop “getting by” every day & start living a more valued & meaningful life? Are you having issues in managing life? No matter what you are going through, I am here to help. I believe therapy is a process, formed by the bond between therapist & client, working side-by-side. I meet you where you are, go at your pace, & assist you in achieving your goals. With my life experiences, education & training, I have lots of skills/tools at my disposal to find the right ones for you to begin living a healthier & happier life. I look forward to exploring this journey with you.
(850) 426-4543
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Panama City, FL 32405
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$130 (individual)$130 (couples)
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United Hands Counseling & Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We are a group of therapist who offers services in the state of Florida and Virginia. Collectively we have experience partnering with adults, children, couples, and families seeking help with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, PTSD, grief, life transitions, family conflict, and relationship concerns. We have worked in a verity of mental health settings, providing each of us with a unique set of skills to aid in your mental wellness journey.
(850) 788-0603
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Panama City, FL 32401
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$120 (individual)$120 (couples)
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Christy Carpenter
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS
Verified
Verified
**Same/ Next day appointments are often available** Feel like life's challenges are just too much sometimes? Or does your child struggle with ADHD, behavioral, or self-esteem issues? If you battle depression, anxiety, marital or family issues, behavioral concerns, grief, or other hurdles, I can support you through your journey. Besides my formal training, I've lived through many major life transitions, myself: military family life, the death of a child, marital issues, & job loss and change. I understand the complicated feelings involved. I've navigated these situations and I can help you find your way, too.
(850) 290-0705
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Panama City, FL 32405
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$95 (individual)$95 (couples)
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Lois Collier
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
We are accepting New Clients. Harbor Counseling is a safe place that provides client centered therapy and care. If you find yourself or someone you know struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, or self-esteem issues, Harbor Counseling is the place you will find support and understanding. I provide counseling for parents and children, individual counseling and couples counseling to help my clients achieve their personal growth goals.
(850) 498-1550
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Panama City, FL 32405
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$125 (individual)$125 (couples)
Not accepting new clients
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Denisha Smith
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
There is no ideal client, just an ideal concept, the belief in self. We work to build that through conversations about your past present and future, and conquering trauma as a means of living in the now.
(727) 291-9049
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Panama City, FL 32404
$129 (individual)$129 (couples)
Not accepting new clients
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Alexia Marcellino | Pivotal Psychotherapy Practice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you’re here, you may be struggling. Struggling with past trauma & can't seem to move forward? Dealing with depression & lack of motivation? Tired of feeling not heard in your relationships? Crippled by anxiety? Perhaps, you’re struggling with a major life transition, your identity, or grieving the loss of a loved one? Are you ready to get help from someone who'll offer you a safe place to work through & overcome the painful, frustrating, or stressful challenges you're currently experiencing?
(561) 556-6845
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Panama City, FL 32404
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$120 per session
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Sasha Velez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-DBT
Verified
Verified
Welcome! As a solution-focused clinician, I am trained and certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I can teach you simple, effective stress-relieving techniques that complement talk therapy. My non-judgmental approach balances the need to listen and validate your experiences while also challenging you to address and resolve life barriers. I have 8 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families struggling with a variety of challenges. My experience derives from my work within the fields of child services, outpatient services, schools, correctional facilities, and residential facilities.
(407) 606-6119
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Panama City, FL 32404
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$110 (individual)$110 (couples)
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Brandy Haiman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
There are many reasons why people seek counseling with me. Sometimes it's to deal with long-standing psychological issues with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in one's life such as a divorce, a death or work transition. Therapy provides insight & new perspectives into life's challenges, creates solutions & confidence to make changes. I create a safe, warm, non-judgmental environment for my clients to explore their choices & emotions so they are able to gain insight, self-confidence & new coping skills in order to navigate life's obstacles more effectively.
(850) 633-1242
Office is near:
Panama City, FL 32402
$90 per session
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Better Living Solutions
MM, MT-BC, CEDCAT
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
Are you, or someone you know, struggling with an eating disorder, negative body image, poor self esteem, lack of confidence, and/or unhealthy relationships/struggles with food and exercise? Better Living Solutions provides collaborative care by licensed mental health professionals, registered dietitians, and certified eating disorder specialists. We can provide you with a full assessment, create a treatment team based on your individual needs, and provide activity guidelines/recommendations and meal support. We also have several group therapy options and will educate you and your support team on tools that are recovery focused.
(850) 344-7598
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Panama City, FL 32401
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Miles Haas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Throughout my career I have provided care to people from different backgrounds including veterans, law enforcement, first responders, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities. I have experience working with people who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and bipolar disorder. I provide individual, couples, and group therapy. I enjoy helping couples and families navigate challenges that arise in their dynamics, and combine session work with both individual and family sessions as needed.
(850) 498-1450
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Panama City, FL 32405
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$115 (individual)$130 (couples)
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David Longton
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, MA
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with life transitions, anxiety, depression stress, or ADHD? Do you find it difficult to communicate with your partner? Are you experiencing difficulty with your children? My goal is to provide my clients a safe, nurturing environment that allows them to explore and seek the help that they need or want and achieve their full potential while maintaining positive, healthy relationships. I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families.
(850) 605-2436
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Panama City, FL 32401
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$60 (individual)$70 (couples)
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Jay Gould - Counseling On Call
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Hello! First off, if you are motivated to see changes in yourself and progress in yourself, I believe I am the therapist for you! I am a holistic therapist passionate about helping individuals connect with themselves, build confidence, and develop tools to live a thriving and harmonious life. I have great experience working with individuals dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, women’s issues, as well as life transitions. My approach is uniquely tailored to your needs and I will be dedicated to supporting your personal growth.
(954) 466-7458
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Panama City, FL 32401
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$25 (individual)$25 (couples)
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Karen A Peters
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I work with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, and small group settings. Some of my areas of clinical focus include adults and children dealing with developmental disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, depression, adjustment problems, abuse & neglect, adoption, behavioral challenges, domestic violence, anxiety, work problems, and parenting. I utilize a variety of techniques for an individualized approach for my clients. I have experience working with LGBTQ+ clients and their families as well.
(321) 730-3347
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Office is near:
Panama City, FL 32404
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$150 per session

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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.