Play Therapy in Roswell, GA

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Alexandra Carver
Counselor, APC, NCC, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
At Early Connections Child and Family Counseling, I work from a play -based and cognitive behavioral therapeutic lens to help you and your child acquire effective tools and reach goals to live a happy and connected life.
Is your child dreading school mornings? Are you, as a parent, struggling with navigating how to connect with your teen? Are you feeling frustrated with constant meltdowns from your little one? I understand how these tricky feelings can feel monumental in the moment. As a parent, you are looking for that missing puzzle piece to help your child reach a calm and confident place. I will provide you and your child a safe space to explore effective solutions and find healing through these challenging seasons of life. Parents, you should never feel alone!
(678) 786-2427
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Roswell, GA 30075
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Mary Huffstead
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, CPCS, RPT
Verified
Verified
Dr. Mary Huffstead is a licensed professional counselor, national board-certified counselor, registered play therapist, and certified professional counselor supervisor. Dr. Huffstead has extensive training in individual, family/couples, group and play therapy . She has a wealth of experience with a diverse client population ranging in age from primary school through adulthood. Her primary clinical work encompasses anxiety, depression, trauma, work/school issues, family conflict, domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse or neglect, biracial identity development, interracial relationships, and transracial adoption issues.
(678) 841-8086
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Roswell, GA 30076
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Alex Hopkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a Registered Play Therapist, I specialize in providing play therapy to younger children, and a variety of talk and creative therapies to tweens, teens, and college students.
Hello! I am Alex Hopkins of Early Connections Child & Family Counseling. I specialize in counseling kids, tweens, teens, families, and college students. If you are a parent of a child or teen who is struggling, you are not alone. Your young person may be experiencing anxiety, anger outbursts, depression, loneliness...and these big feelings can surface as big behaviors. They may need a counselor to help express themselves in a way that honors their developmental level, and build better coping skills. As a parent, you may need guidance in creating connection and harmony in your home, and caring for the emotional life of your family.
(678) 672-6392
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Roswell, GA 30075
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Early Connections Child & Family Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC, CPCS, RPT-S
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, and Owner at Early Connections Child & Family Counseling.
Sometimes we find ourselves in a challenging season. With changes at home, struggles at school, parenting pitfalls, or increased stress, we can feel uncertain and discouraged. For kids, this can look like increased anxiety, fears, depression, loneliness, and anger. And these BIG feelings can surface as BIG behaviors wreaking havoc at home. As a parent, you need support too - guidance on how to care for your family’s emotional well-being while juggling all, and I mean ALL, the things and taking care of yourself too.
(678) 379-1535
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Roswell, GA 30075
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Dunia Lobo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CPCS, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
I am a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and help children in the clinical play therapy setting.
Clients and Colleagues recommend me for my exceptional ability to connect, understand and show compassion, resulting in positive outcomes. For over 20 years, I have promoted mental health, personal growth and wellness in children, adolescents and adults so they can achieve their full potential. I encourage and support my clients while preparing them with the necessary tools and knowledge to be empowered. I assist my clients through their life journey, taking into account each person in his/her full dimensions: mind, body and spirit. I strongly believe in the human capacity to heal, grow and overcome life's challenges.
(678) 901-4203
Roswell, GA 30075
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Alysa Hughes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT, PMH-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist.
It takes courage to be open and vulnerable. I cherish the moment a client decides to share their vulnerabilities with me, or when a child invites me to play along. I know these moments bring about trust, and a client’s trust means everything to me. My overall goal with each session is to provide a safe and accepting environment while empowering clients to become the best versions of themselves.
(678) 831-9677
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Roswell, GA 30075
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Emily G Seibert
Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified
Verified
I also offer play therapy and expressive arts therapy as fun and creative approaches to meet younger clients' needs.
I enjoy helping children, adolescents, and adults face their current challenges and find healthy solutions to their problems. I have experience working with a variety of clients and clinical challenges such as behavioral problems at home or school, social skills, self-esteem, life changes/transitions, anxiety/stress management, and more. I work with the family system, as well as the individual, to help clients achieve their goals. I strive to create a supportive and respectful atmosphere. It is my aspiration to help clients feel empowered and cared for during the counseling process.
(678) 883-7768 x3
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Roswell, GA 30076
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Stephanie Lemmey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Through books, play , music and Art, young clients are free to express themselves in therapy.
Hello! I am Stephanie Lemmey of Early Connections Child & Family Therapy. I specialize in treating and connecting with children, adolescents and their families. I work cooperatively with parents to set and manage attainable goals for their children. I am passionate about helping young clients reach their full potential and my goal is to empower children to make healthy choices for themselves. I enjoy giving my clients a toolbox of coping skills to use everyday!
(404) 476-7175
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Roswell, GA 30075
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Perimeter Therapy Associates, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
We use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Family Systems, Play Therapy , Attachment Theory,Mind/Body Techniques, and DBT to address the following: Depression/Post-Partum Depression Anxiety,Life Changes and Adjustments,Premarital Counseling, Relationship Issues,Parenting Issues, ADHD, Assertiveness Skills,Workplace Stress,Problem Solving, Communication, Coping Skills,Anger Management,Grief and Loss, Medical Issues.
Perimeter Therapy Associates provides psychological services for children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples, and families experiencing life transitions, relationship difficulties, depression, post partum depression, anxiety, grief, parenting concerns and other mental health issues. Our approach to therapy is tailored to the unique needs of each client, facilitating positive change in a warm and caring environment. We assist clients in making fundamental changes in the way they think and act thereby improving their ability to solve problems, cope and communicate effectively. We also provide supervision for LAPC's working toward LPC licensure.
(678) 824-2031
Roswell, GA 30075
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Jennifer Kuck
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdS, LMFT, LPC, CSAT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I specialize in strengthening couple and family relationships, whether daily challenges or more serious issues involving infidelity, addiction, or betrayal trauma. I work to increase happiness through strengthening, remodeling, or rebuilding relationships. I help clients build communication, conflict resolution, and life skills as well as increasing connection. I work with people across the lifespan, from children to adolescents, to adults, individually or in a relationship. As a play therapist, I am skilled in working with children and adolescents. As a marriage and family therapist, I love to help build couple and family skills.
(770) 288-5973
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Roswell, GA 30076
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Kristi Cronan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT
Verified
Verified
I have a passion for empowering children, adolescents, and adults to feel worthy, understood, functional, and complete. No matter what struggles you are facing, I am here to partner with you to create a non-judgmental environment that improves your quality of life through research-driven treatment plans. If you are a parent seeking help fostering healthy behaviors, connection, and emotional regulation in your child, I provide collaborative and neurologically informed play therapy , creative-expressive therapy, and talk therapy sessions that are tailor-made to fit your child or adolescent's developing mind, personality, & interests.
(678) 616-8121
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Roswell, GA 30075
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Counseling Services of Atlanta
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Verified
We also have a Spanish-speaking therapist and play therapy for ages 3 and up.
Counseling Services of Atlanta offers individual, couples, family, and group therapy. We offer therapy and counseling services for both adults and children of all ages including video sessions. We now have 4 male therapists and 20 female therapists! We can treat a wide variety of mental health concerns and sessions are available by phone if needed. We are centrally located to provide services for Marietta, Smyrna, Kennesaw, Powder Springs, Austell, Mableton, Dallas, Douglasville, Hiram, Acworth, Atlanta, Peachtree Corners, Lawrenceville, Alpharetta, Roswell, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Duluth, and Tucker areas.
(678) 771-6943
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Roswell, GA 30076
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Diane Wood
Counselor, EdS, LPC, CPCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have additional training in Play Therapy , Sand Tray Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Mindfulness.
With 23 years experience working with children and families, previously as a school counselor, I now work as a Licensed Professional Counselor in a busy private practice in downtown Alpharetta. My therapeutic philosophy is based on the belief that a counselor's role is to empower clients with the tools to unlock their fullest potential. I love working with clients of all ages as they strive to overcome their challenges with insight, growth and solutions.
(770) 545-6995
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Roswell, GA 30075
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Charity L Simpson
Pre-Licensed Professional, LAPC, NCC, MS, MDiv
3 Endorsed
3 Endorsed
Therefore, in addition to traditional talk therapy, I often integrate practices of mindfulness, spiritual exploration, and experiential and creative counseling methods such as play and sand tray therapy.
If you would like a counselor who will help you address life's challenges without talking down to you, please give me a call. I am a collaborative, relationally-oriented counselor who strives to create a warm environment filled with genuine acceptance of you, no matter where you are in life. If you are tired of wasting your energy on so called problem areas with little to no improvement and would like to figure out a way to use your strengths to address these challenges, I would love to work with you.
(678) 321-6554
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Roswell, GA 30075
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Jennifer Harbin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, CCH, RPT
Verified
14 Endorsed
Verified
14 Endorsed
Specialized training in EMDR, Exposure Response Prevention, Play Therapy , DBT, Faith-Based Counseling, and Nervous System Regulation (Polyvagal theory and Synergetic Play Therapy ).
Our goal is to help you navigate through concerns and anxieties that may be getting in your way like: Trauma, OCD, Anxiety, Depression, and Stress. Jennifer is an integrative therapist, sometimes called a prescriptive therapeutic style, which means she is committed to seeking and maintaining a knowledge base of a variety of therapeutic modalities. She is then able to utilize and blend what approaches or aspects of a model will be most helpful to each client-so truly individualized care.
(678) 400-2093
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Roswell, GA 30075
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Janette Berne
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT
Verified
Verified
Becoming a registered play therapist (RPT) has given me the skills to work with children as young as 5.
PLEASE NOTE: OFFERING BOTH IN-PERSON AND ONLINE SESSIONS. Therapy is an investment of time, energy and money. When done well, the results can be life-changing. Having had decades of experience working with individuals and families in Atlanta, I'm in a unique position to help you discover and implement the solutions you need. Pulling from a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities, I'm able to serve many different clients. I use creative methods to engage clients under 11. Combining experience and specialized training, I can help you work through personal issues and maintain more satisfying family and personal relationships.
(770) 651-0376
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Roswell, GA 30076
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Kim Valdes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS
Verified
Verified
If your child and adolescent is creative and likes art, sand tray play , mandala art this is how I approach challenging and uncomfortable and expressing feelings, negative thoughts to positive thoughts, and experiences that have jarred there sense of self.
If you are seeking help virtually with your school age child or adolescent with anxiety or depression I am here to help. I strive to create a safe and nurturing environment in which your child can be supported in their efforts to release, heal and learn new skills. Underlying my work with children is a child centered, gestalt, experiential approach, and CBT. The tools I like to use when in therapy are: play therapy , sand tray play , expressive art, and mindfulness exercises. With teens I use a mandala expressive arts integrating interpersonal neurobiology approach to healing depression, anxiety, and low self esteem.
(404) 975-1145
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Roswell, GA 30076
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Dawn M Foster
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have 20+ years of experience, as well as having worked as a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor for 17 years.
I am now offering the choice between in person or online video counseling to help persons of all ages who feel anxious, overwhelmed, stressed or depressed. It's so important that you have a voice and your needs are met. What you want and need, first of all, is to be really heard and feel understood. I always begin by listening deeply. The journey of healing and change can be made a bit lighter when shared with a caring therapist. I provide supportive and interactive help to enable you, or your loved one, to overcome anxieties and fears. Together we can make your life and relationships better.
(678) 509-6133
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Roswell, GA 30076
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Erinisha L. Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I mostly use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and play therapy .
Are you feeling stressed, uncertain, anxious, and overwhelmed by daily stressors or life transitions? Maybe you are experiencing emotional stressors, social deficits, or connection/relationship difficulties? My goal as a therapist is to help you develop a creative plan to learn and implement coping skills to overcome these struggles. I treat clients from all walks of life and of all ages. I treat a wide range of issues including anxiety, stress, depression, grief, anger, work or school issues, relationship issues, trauma, parenting, behavioral issues, and marital issues including divorce.
(770) 545-6752
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Roswell, GA 30076
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Erin M Ruppel
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My specialty areas include parenting, play therapy , crisis counseling, anger management, and addiction.
Whatever we put our attention on will grow stronger in our life -Maharishi Mahesh Yogi I have a passion for helping others in many areas in their lives. I practice from a holistic view as I believe that healing takes place from a whole individual perspective, including mind-body-spirit. You may not have a labeled mental illness but may still benefit from my services to help guide you through life experiences. I can help guide you to a better understanding of you.
(678) 345-8556
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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.