Play Therapy in Tallahassee, FL

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Emily Tupps
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I utilize various behavioral health treatment modalities including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Art Therapy, and Play Therapy .
I specialize in working with children of all ages and their families. I believe that each child and family is unique and deserves to live a happy, healthy life. I have over 8 years of counseling experience and became licensed as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in 2013.
(850) 250-2675
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Tallahassee, FL 32303
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Cecile Elisabeth Michelotti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about helping children, teenagers and adults process and heal from difficult life experiences. Regarding children, I was a Registered Play Therapist and help children process and express themselves through developmentally appropriate therapeutic play . For several years I have been working with young children who have experienced trauma, especially sexual abuse. I know how devastating the experience of sexual abuse or assault can be to children and their families, and I can help you navigate the process of healing, as well as working with the victim's advocate, child protection team and court.
(850) 583-8415
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Tallahassee, FL 32301
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Dr. Rachel Mock & The Center for Support
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, ATR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. I try to offer affordable mental health counseling, because I believe that therapy should be accessible to all who need it. I also offer art therapy, play therapy , and life coaching. I want to help you to feel better--and help you to achieve the goals that matter to you. If you want, you can try a phone or online session (so you can do therapy from the comfort of home). I really look forward to working with you. At times, therapy takes effort, but it's rewarding to see the results!
(850) 660-7142
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Tallahassee, FL 32304
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Sandra M Barlow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. For over thirty years I have worked with children of all ages and their families and some individual adults. As I near the forty-year mark, I am moving toward retirement and am no longer engaging with new clients. However, a wonderful therapist has joined our office. Rebecca Salter, LMFT (850-322-3196) is an experienced marriage and family therapist and is working toward her Registered Play Therapist credential. I wholeheartedly recommend Rebecca if you are looking for therapy for your child or family.
(850) 462-3821
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Tallahassee, FL 32308
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Susan J Strickland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MT-BC
Verified
Verified
Although much of my work involves the traditional verbal interaction, I also use music, play , drawing, and storywriting as appropriate and acceptable to the situation and the client(s).
I feel privileged when a distressed family, couple, or individual allows me to accompany and guide them through their healing journeys. My clients include children (age 8-18) and adults who are dealing with issues such as anticipatory or post-death grief, difficulty adjusting to life transitions (including but not limited to adolescence, launching of children, empty nest, job loss), depression, stress or anxiety, traumatic stress, couple problems, divorce, blended or adoptive family adjustment, and adult survival from childhood sexual abuse.
(850) 610-5186
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Tallahassee, FL 32303
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Alex O'Brien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT
Verified
Verified
I am a Registered Play Therapist.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and specializing in children, ages 3-12 who have a history of trauma/abuse, are struggling with current life stressors, behavioral concerns, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have a passion for strengthening child-parent relationships and focus on children’s strengths during treatment to help them learn more adaptive ways to get their needs met, all while coming from a trauma-informed approach. I value the therapeutic relationship and strive to create an environment where children feel safe, secure, and understood in order to express themselves and ultimately, lead to healing.
(850) 605-3139
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Tallahassee, FL 32308
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Sarah Farmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
And I often incorporate expressive therapies through art, play and music.
I believe in a strength based approach which means every client has a natural strength that can be used to improve upon any situation. My goal is to help clients identify and utilize the skills they already possess. Therapy approaches I often use to achieve this goal are EMDR, CBT, motivational interviewing, etc. I enjoy working with clients who are seeking to process through trauma. We have all experienced it at least once in our lives, and I love working with clients seeking to process and overcome these experiences. I practice a judgement free environment and enjoy learning as much from my clients as they learn from me.
(850) 446-7853
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Tallahassee, FL 32308
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Psych Healing
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My training includes Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy , and Crisis Intervention.
Hi! I am a highly energetic and motivated Licensed Mental Health Counselor that thrives to help others reach their undiscovered potential. I have over 15 years of experience working in mental health with diverse populations and demographics. I have a desire to innovate how mental health is perceived and facilitate treatment. My approach emphasizes the mutual development of goals for therapy and the provision of ongoing evaluation of the therapeutic process. I seek to create an integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to treating mental health through evidence-based practice and techniques.
(786) 627-6412
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Tallahassee, FL 32301
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Ashton Williams-Wiley
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I am glad you are here. I am Ashton, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida, and dually licensed in Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I am also a Registered Play Therapist and qualified to supervise clinicians in Florida seeking licensure. My background consists of working in schools, communities, private practice, and non-profit sectors with children, teens, and young adults. My specialties include play therapy , where I can help children aged 5-12 reconcile what is going on in their world and offer strategies for coping with tough ordeals experienced within the family, school, or community.
(352) 604-4751
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Tallahassee, FL 32301
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Stephanie Byer
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My prior experiences include working with teenagers and adults at the residential and outpatient levels of care and utilizing play therapy with children in an elementary school.
Sometimes life becomes so overwhelming and we do not know where to turn. Through the counseling relationship, you and I can work towards helping you grow in the direction you want through a positive, safe environment where you feel able to express yourself. I strive to empower all my clients to be self-compassionate, confident, and have the courage to endure vulnerability and discomfort in order to lead a more connected, meaningful life.
(954) 466-8314
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A Time to Change Counseling Center, P.A.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have extensive experience with mood disorders, trauma and addictions and work with all ages. I am trained in EMDR and use that technique with both children and adults if appropriate. My clients often state when they first spoke to me they felt immediately at ease and did not feel judged. I am able to assist my clients in seeing patterns in their life story and work to identify and change core beliefs such as "I'm not good enough", "I'm defective" or "I cannot trust others."
(850) 378-4548
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Tallahassee, FL 32301
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Mosaic Creative Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, ATR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
There are times in life when it feels like things are simply falling apart. Trauma and life stressors can leave us feeling alone and shattered, but trying to pick up the pieces can be overwhelming. Do you have experiences that you've tried to talk through but nothing helps or maybe the past is too difficult to speak out loud. Have you lost touch with parts of yourself that are creative, joyful and confident? Whether you just experienced a traumatic event or are recovering from years of stress, there is hope and the possibility for change! Mosaic Creative Counseling helps create something beautiful out of these broken pieces.
(850) 403-6208
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Tallahassee, FL 32308
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Cortnie Baity
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Hello, my name is Dr. Cortnie S. Baity, LMFT and I am the owner of Onward and Upward Psychotherapy & Consulting Services, LLC., now serving all Florida and Georgia residents. I understand that throughout our life’s journey we all will face difficult moments and/or seasons. In order to grow through these times we must embrace the human species’ primal need for survival: meaningful social engagement.
(850) 741-7598
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Tallahassee, FL 32303
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Nakita Carroll
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I offer individual, couple, and family therapy via telehealth. Ever wonder how your relationship is fairing? Or not sure if counseling is something you need? Maybe things are great and you want to strengthen and deepen your connection. A Relationship Checkup is a great way to get a pulse of your relationship's health! Leading experts in the field have developed a tool to give insight to strengths and challenges often faced in relationships and marriages. Our service will give you access to take the Gottman couples assessment, a 1-hour therapist consultation, and a personalized recommendations for next steps.
(407) 871-6172
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Tallahassee, FL 32308
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Tonya Eaglin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Depressed? Anxious? Family issues or phase of life concerns? I would like for you to come to a place where you will find warmth and acceptance in a friendly atmosphere. You will enter an atmosphere without judgment. Here is a place where you can be genuine and feel at home. Let's work on becoming a better you! Let's make that first step together. My passion is making the family and relationships whole. I specialize in premarital, marital and divorce counseling along with family therapy.
(337) 447-4693
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Tallahassee, FL 32303
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Kathryn Scrivener
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can take us to places we don't want to go, and give us an education for which we did not want to pay. I understand this and can help you navigate life's uncertainties. I have assisted clients learn to love themselves, find the resources they need, and heal from the situations life brings to us. I offer a compassionate and non-judgmental safe place to explore, process, and heal. You might not feel like it, but you are stronger than you know. I will be your biggest cheerleader, your advocate, your support in times of stress. I will also challenge the old ways of thinking and doing things.
(850) 318-8460
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Tallahassee, FL 32308
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Deborah Michelle Trosten
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My mission over the last 26 years and in developing and opening Comprehensive Counseling Services, LLC is to be able to provide counseling in a way that will reach as many individuals in need. My fundamental view is, “Counseling ought to fit into people’s lives, not interfere.” “Counseling ought to be available to all regardless of any and all emotional & mental health needs.” If you have been turned away before due to your specific needs, including; mental health needs and/or circumstance, the appointment times that just don’t fit your schedule or due to financial concerns, you have my promise that, I will "NOT TURN YOU AWAY".
(850) 695-3804
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Tallahassee, FL 32301
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Keonia Abrams
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, RMHCI
Verified
Verified
"Everything gets greater later!" My name is Keonia, I am a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern who will help you through those tough times of feeling unheard, sad and alone. You may be experiencing something in your life at this current moment and feel as though you can't catch a break. You may need someone to talk to so that you feel heard and someone that can empathize with you. Sometimes we feel like our back is against the wall and we have no one but ourselves. We will unpack those feelings you struggle with on a daily basis to help you to live a happy healthy life.
(850) 809-0051
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Tallahassee, FL 32303
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June C Singletary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Marriage with NO problems?" I HEAR YOU LOUD AND CLEAR..."What idiot said that?" YOU would be right. "NO PROBLEMS" means NO: Prior separate upbringing experiences, Prior different religious experiences, Prior different sexual experiences, Prior different values in many different topics, Prior different problem resolution skills, Prior unequal education or occupation ideals, Prior Emotional skills in conflict resolution by one or both. SO, DON'T TELL ME TWO PEOPLE WITH ALTOGETHER DIFFERENT IDEAS, IDEALS, VALUES, AND EXPERIENCES in a broad range of traits CAN WALTZ INTO MARRIAGE WITH "NO PROBLEMS".
(850) 900-1985
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Tallahassee, FL 32301
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David L Williams III
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My mission is to provide the highest quality of care through therapeutic modalities to help guide you to clarity and understanding in life’s most challenging moments. I make a conscious decision to sit with individuals and families in their darkest times, while honoring integrity and confidentiality. As an experienced therapist, I have expertise in mental health, depression, anxiety, trauma, couple/family therapy and much more. I aim to help you achieve more fulfilling relationships, an increased sense of self, the ability to cope better with life, enjoy increased work productivity and improved adjustment to life’s many transitions
(850) 788-3028
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Tallahassee, FL 32304

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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.