Play Therapy in Plantation, FL

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Cátia Coelho
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, RMHCI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clients may benefit from an integrative approach drawing on CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Art/ Play Therapy and Psychoeducation.
I am passionate about the human mind, emotions, behaviors and appreciate the impact a mental health professional's support can have on someone's life. For over 10 years, I've been working with children, adolescents (including their families), and adults, supporting them during some of their most challenging times, including those facing anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, eating disorders, anger issues and life transitions. My patients are encouraged to identify what matters to them in life, set meaningful goals and learn techniques and coping mechanisms that help them overcome some obstacles that they might face on their journey.
(954) 466-5403
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Plantation, FL 33324
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Dr. LeAnn DeHoff
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, RPT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
LeAnn DeHoff, PhD is a licensed therapist in the state of Florida, a Registered Play Therapist, and I have a PhD in international psychology (i.
LeAnn DeHoff, PhD, LMHC, Inc. is now doing business as The Lux Center of Counseling and Education. Our mission is to honor each person's inner-experience and support healing through counseling. We work with children, couples, and families, using client-centered and evidenced-based methods to help identify and regulate emotions, change behavioral & emotional patterns, and learn new ways of working with others. We believe in empowering people at all ages to tap into their authentic self so they can find motivation, relief, and work towards ongoing self-care.
(954) 860-3742
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Plantation, FL 33324
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Andrea Phillips
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Through storytelling, play , and art, in a non-judgmental safe space I collaborate with you to shift how you relate to what brings you into therapy.
The change you seek is within your grasp. I would be honored to partner with you to actualize that reality. My name is Andrea Phillips; I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (IMT2694). I work with individuals, couples, and families to explore what is going on in their life and facilitate a conversation that encourages change. Now change is a funny thing; we want it but at the same time we fight against it. As a therapist, I navigate my clients through this process. So what will be the difference that makes a difference for you? To answer that, I employ directive conversation and engaging activities.
(754) 600-8878
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Plantation, FL 33324
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Kelly Griffin
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Kelly uses a humanistic approach that integrates evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, play therapy , and medical models.
Kelly has worked with clients of all ages (3+) to help navigate depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, health conditions, caregiving, and family systems. She is passionate about helping you structure your goals to find the most effective methods of achieving them.
(954) 289-9158
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Plantation, FL 33324
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Haley Ferguson
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
She uses evidenced-based modalities including Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Multicultural Counseling, Play Therapy , and Art Therapy.
Hello and welcome! As a therapist, Haley specializes in working with those who are navigating emotional distress, life transitions, cultural related challenges including harm and oppression, LGBTQ+ related issues, and family/relationship concerns. Her approach is compassionate, intersectional, empowerment-based, and rooted in self-determination. She's worked with children (9+), teens, and adults on developing tools to help them navigate life's challenges.
(954) 737-3109
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Plantation, FL 33324
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Marion Rose Dyess
Counselor, PsyD, BCPC, LMHC, DAPA
Verified
Verified
I am also a formally trained Play Therapist, in addition to being a Certified Parent Coordinator and most recently Supreme Court Family Mediator ,helping those who are divorced agree on parenting issues in post marriage relationships.
Are you searching for a different experience in life? If you are motivated and want to change, I want to help! I have been practicing in Boca Raton for over 20 years. Trained with an additional specialty in children and teens, I have also worked extensively with inviduals and couples. In addition to my practice I have been a Professor at Lynn University, Nova Southeastern University and the New York Institute of Technology. I am a Qualified Forensic Expert in Children and Families and most recently a Certified Gottman Therapist for couples. REMEMBER! asking for help is a sign of your strength
(561) 999-9890
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Plantation, FL 33324
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Lisa Still
Pre-Licensed Professional, RCSWI, EMDR
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Lisa is trained in EMDR, Play Therapy techniques, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
Lisa's experiences and expertise are working with clients through trauma, life transitions, ADHD, adjustment disorders, anxiety, and depression. She works with children (4+), adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
(954) 860-3742
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Plantation, FL 33324
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Sierra T Mihovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Sierra is trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), play therapy techniques, sand tray therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Sierra Mihovich, LCSW is dedicated to social work and therapy. Sierra received her undergraduate and Master's degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. She has experience in private, community, and school-based settings, providing therapeutic interventions for children (2+), teenagers, and adult women.
(954) 860-3742
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Plantation, FL 33324
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Merieme Amrouss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
She primarily utilizes eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), play therapy , and mindfulness evidence-based modalities to help clients meet their goals.
Merieme's primary objective as a therapist is to advocate and empower her clients to live to their fullest potential. She wants to provide you with support to help you heal and grow through life's transitions. She has worked with children, teenagers, and adults to help them cultivate tools to navigate through difficult times. She also has experience working with couples and families improving communication techniques, setting boundaries, and rebuilding stronger foundations.
(954) 860-3742
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Plantation, FL 33324
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Eric Thomas Mundt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have specialized mostly with children in play therapy , parenting skills training in filial therapy, and working with couples in creating teamwork in parenting.
Video Telehealth sessions currently available!!!!!! There is no ideal client. Every client has different wants and needs from treatment and it is my pledge to provide you with the most dedicated, professional, caring service possible each and every time.
(561) 503-3059
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Plantation, FL 33318
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Brenda Okyn
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I incorporate an eclectic approach to counseling, utilizing such techniques as art, play therapy , cognitive behavioral therapy, tools to alleviate anxiety and stress, and guided meditation.
How do you handle stress? Do you suffer from anxiety? Depression? Bereavement? Poor self-esteem? Parenting issues? Divorce issues? Bi-Polar? As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I can assist you in finding solutions by alleviating emotional pain, and empowering you with the capacity to resolve problems in a caring, safe, and trusted environment where your innermost thoughts can be expressed without fear of judgment.
(954) 266-0635
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Plantation, FL 33317
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Shan Monroe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified
Verified
Greetings! My name is Shantreirra Monroe “Shan” and I am pleased to introduce myself. I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience providing counseling and supportive services. I have skills in utilizing a variety of tools to help children and adults move beyond obstacles, so they can grow and thrive. I understand that life has a way of hitting us with curve balls, beach balls and occasionally hammers. I use a wide range of clinical skills to effectively explore and help clients navigate tough times.
(754) 551-5156
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Plantation, FL 33317
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Stephanie Wietrzychowski
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I focus on strength, not stigma, and healing the mind, body, and spirit. I am trained in clinical, holistic, and creative treatments. Whether it’s coping with trauma or helping your child perform better in school, I can help you develop the tools to thrive, not merely survive. I also provide teletherapy or sessions at our Plantation office.
(858) 292-5645
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Plantation, FL 33317
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Chanrika Morley
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe each individual is unique in their own way. My goal is to help each individual reach their full potential. Collaboratively, I will work with you to find your true self and bring out the strengths that you already posses. I have been working in the field of mental health since 2013. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with trauma, human trafficking, behavioral disorders, Depression, Anxiety, other severe and persistent mental illnesses, intellectual disabilities and other special needs. Whether you or someone you know is dealing with these issues, I am here to help.
(954) 519-7791
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Plantation, FL 33324
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Sigi (Sigalit) Ashwal
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHC, MA
Verified
Verified
Congratulations! By searching for a therapist, you're taking a courageous first step toward improving your mental health. Choosing a therapist can be overwhelming but I believe it boils down to two things: finding a therapist with experience in the areas you need, and forging a strong therapeutic relationship with him/her - the single most important variable to success. I have advanced degrees in Education and Mental Health Counseling and had intensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the renowned Beck Institution for CBT. I'm also a member of the American Counseling Association.
(754) 799-8419
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Plantation, FL 33324
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Infinite Therapeutic Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you looking for a results-driven therapist? At times we experience situations or periods of time that cause unwanted feelings, such as feeling stuck, sometimes angry, sometimes anxious, or sadness.... Where we try everything we can think of to make the situation or feelings change, without success, leaving us feeling exhausted, defeated and even hopeless. We are a multi-disciplinary team that believes counseling is space for people to feel safe, a place to discover solutions together, resulting in feeling empowered. We offer individual, couples, and family counseling for those looking to Transform their Lives and Relationships.
(954) 866-4460
Plantation, FL 33324
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Raw FIT Wellness
Counselor, MS
Verified
Verified
Holistic and integrated transformation is my foundation as a counselor, coach, and wellness professional. My background as a personal trainer allows me to work on my client's lifestyle and create more fulfilling and thriving habits for them using traditional and alternative methods. I aim to bring resolution and insight whenever you feel lost or unsupported. With broad experience in mental, emotional and physical health, I focus on building up my clients and customize my techniques to their needs. My end goal is to transform and heal the present through integrated approaches of mindfulness, emotional, and physical wellness.
(954) 231-0555
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Plantation, FL 33325
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IndiHeartandMind Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DBA, LCSW, MSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Our ideal client is the one that feels as if they've tried everything, They've knocked on all the doors with no response. The lost, the depressed, the hurting. Regardless of your issue at the heart of it is pain. That's the focus for our practice. Having experiences dealing with Mood and Behavioral disorders, Mental and Developmental Disabilities, Substance and Dual Diagnosis disorders and Relational there shouldn't be any area we're not equipped to address.
(561) 693-0664
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Plantation, FL 33324
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Robin Horvitz
Counselor, JD, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Is your child or teenager struggling with anxiety, stress, changes in mood, or problems at school? Perhaps there is family conflict, including parental divorce or separation. Or they might be coping with bullying, relationship drama, or low self-esteem. As parents, we want nothing more than for our kids to be happy. We want them to learn healthy ways to manage their emotions and feel good about themselves.
(954) 231-4463 x3
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Plantation, FL 33324
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Sarine Salama
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I am a bi-lingual Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor for MHC interns with 10 years of clinical experience. My expertise lies in working with anxiety, depression, and challenging behaviors with various populations. I also have experience working with Alzheimer's patients and their care takers as well as children with autism and other developmental disabilities and assisting their family members with creating appropriate care plans.
(786) 501-2792
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Plantation, FL 33317

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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.