Heather Christensen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S

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Heather Christensen, LCSW, RPT-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Englewood
(201) 500-3541 Website

Heather Christensen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S


Location

Curative Play
163 Engle Street
3rd floor
Englewood, New Jersey 07631
(201) 500-3541

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Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431
(201) 500-3541

As a Licenced Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor with advanced training in child psychoanalytic psychotherapy, I specialize in working with children ages 3 through adolescence. I have over 20 years of clinical experience working with children to help them cope with a range of emotional, developmental, or situational issues. Because children are not developmentally able to use language as adults do, I primarily rely on play therapy and other expressive arts techniques to access and understand their problems. Children enjoy coming to the playroom as it offers a safe place to explore, learn, share and grow.

Play therapy is an evidenced-based treatment that is used for multiple mental health conditions and concerns including anger management, grief and loss, divorce, crisis and trauma, generalized anxiety, socialization difficulties, ADHD, autism, depression, oppositional and defiant behavior, and separation anxiety.

I offer ASD Therapeutic Play Dates. Your child is carefully paired with a compatible peer for ongoing play dates. The pair is supported and encouraged as they forge a meaningful and progressive relationship. This modality is a fun and effective way to meet a range of social and emotional goals.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 14 Years
  • School: Yeshiva University
  • Year Graduated: 1996
  • License and State: 44SC05061800 New Jersey

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $90 - $150
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • 1199SEIU
  • AMERIGROUP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Association for Play Therapy / Registered Play Therapist-Supe
  • Certificate Date: 2005

Heather Christensen's Groups

Therapeutic Play Dyads (ages 4-12)

Your child is paired with a developmentally compatible peer that has similar and / or complimentary treatment goals including such play skills as conversation and finding common interests, conceptual processing, compromising and flexibility, frustration tolerance, and fairness.

More about this group

Location

Curative Play
163 Engle Street
3rd floor
Englewood, New Jersey 07631
(201) 500-3541

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431
(201) 500-3541
Specialties
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Divorce
  • Parenting
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • all child related disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Child Centered Play Therapy
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • DIR Floortime
  • Directive Play Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sandplay
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Heather Christensen, LCSW, RPT-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Englewood

Heather Christensen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S