Play Therapy in Cedar Rapids, IA

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Melissa A Kress
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
I specialize in play therapy for all ages, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which works on identifying patterns in thoughts, feelings and behaviors, so we can work on positive changes going forward.
Sometimes putting yourself first is one of the most challenging things to do, asking for help taking care of your mental health feels overwhelming these days. Add in daily stressors of managing schoolwork, job stress, family drama, peer conflict and just struggling to function normally can be too much for children and adults. As adults we may worry about how we look and seem to others, or have some other underlying issue we aren't comfortable sharing with others or may struggle to build deeper meaningful relationships to build our support network. Counseling can offer an outlet to process your concerns outside of that network.
(319) 450-7861 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Offers online therapy
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Ashley Willhite
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
My educational background, training, and experience in Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy and Mindfulness allows me the flexibility to personalize each person’s path towards wellness.
Everyone deserves to lead a life of fulfillment. Each one of us has the capacity to experience genuine happiness, but oftentimes the pressure from relationships, school, social media, career, and daily responsibilities obstruct our sense of peace. My desire is to assist you in discovering your inner power and resiliency to conquer life’s challenges. I strive to provide a warm & nonjudgmental space where you are safe and comfortable to share your unique story. My therapeutic style is encouraging, supportive, yet challenging, to assist you in achieving desired changes and reach your full potential.
(319) 264-1401 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Not accepting new clients
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Angela Cantrell Fielding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT
Verified
I am a licensed independent social worker with over 15 years experience. I have provide therapy services to toddlers with their parents, children, adolescents, teens. I am a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) trained in Adlerian Play Therapy and have specialized training in the evidenced based treatment of Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). My office provides a PCIT suite to offer PCIT services effectively. I am also trained in trauma informed Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
(319) 596-6334 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
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Rhonda King
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RPT
Verified
Rhonda is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, licensed through the Iowa Board of Behavioral Science, a Registered Play Therapist and has completed Level 1 & 2 training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
IN-PERSON or TELEHEALTH APPOINTMENTS! Accepting New Clients! King Family Therapy Services works with families, couples and individuals of all ages. We offer treatment plans, customized to maximize successful outcomes, for each person seeking services. Rhonda is a compassionate professional, empowering clients with a collaborative, strength-based approach to therapy, using clinically tested, evidenced-based interventions.
(319) 316-6936 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
Offers online therapy
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Holly Miller
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
I use MCBT, CBT, DBT, Sand Therapy, and Play Therapy .
I have experiences with a variety of clients. I have worked with kids as young as 4 and adults in retirement age. I have helped with issues from depression, anxiety, anger management, and other mental health disorders. I connect with the needs of my clients and adjust to making their treatment unique to them. I do have experience working with trouble youth and adults, that have criminal backgrounds.
(319) 264-2516 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Offers online therapy
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Thea Bedell Play Therapist
Counselor, LMHC, RPT
Verified
As a play therapist, my passion is assisting children and their families in being able to process and heal through traumatic and difficult situations. I believe children are resilient and their main source of communication is through their play . I highly value offering a safe, accepting, and non-judgmental environment for individuals to begin making the changes and progress they are hoping for. By making these changes, our clients have the ability to live the life they want and do so successfully.
(319) 480-4055 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Alicia Marie Gerber
Counselor, LMHC, ACTRP
Verified
*accepting new private insurance* I believe that everyone is unique and deserves a therapeutic approach that will meet their needs. I have worked hard in creating a personalized approach to therapy which allows each person to be the center and go through their journey at their pace. A dedicated play room, allows children to explore and process at their level through play and creativity. With Teenagers, my focus is on their skills & strengths and building them up to help them meet their goals and overcome obstacles. With adult clients I provide a safe place where they can process openly without fear or judgement.
(319) 774-1117 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Stephanie (Keiper) Grobstich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, t-LMFT
Verified
**Currently Accepting Client's for Play Therapy ** I firmly believe that no one should have to walk their journey alone and that together we can find the results you are hoping to gain. I work with individuals, kids, teens, and families to find solutions to their problems by looking at the larger systems at play . I focus on utilizing the strengths within my clients to instill hope that change is around the corner.
(319) 271-6435 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
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Kim Korte
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
I have specialized training in Play Therapy and believe children can PLAY to heal, PLAY to learn, and PLAY to feel better.
Hello. I'm a licensed mental health counselor with 18 years experience. I specialize with clients dealing with trauma, abuse, grief, anxiety, depression, behavior and school problems. I enjoy helping my clients process and heal from traumatic events or work through stressful circumstances. I also enjoy helping clients learn more effective ways of thinking and behaving, helping them create healthier relationships and life choices and to see them feel better about themselves.
(319) 774-7326 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
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Lindsey Swales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT-S
Verified
With 10 years experience as a licensed therapist, I utilize a variety of evidence-based practices to provide individualized treatment to my clients including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Adlerian Play Therapy , AutPlay, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Each day presents new opportunities, challenges, gifts, and stressors, no matter what stage of life we are in. I believe everyone is deserving of mental wellbeing, and that we all hold the strength and resilience to achieve it. I believe that compassion and connection are the keys to growth and change, and I use my strengths of empathy, humor, and a non-judgmental approach to build strong, trusting relationships with my clients. I strive to create a warm and nurturing environment for clients to experience feelings of safety and stability to heal and cultivate lasting change.
(319) 220-5405 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
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Psychiatric Associates
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
I prefer to use a blend of different psychological techniques along with a sense of humor. I also like to use a narrative therapy approach, motivational interviewing, and solution focused therapy. I like to use sand tray and different forms of bi-lateral tapping to help kids with trauma. I also like to incorporate different types of play , video games, and art projects when working with kids and pre teens, and teens. I like to use EMDR when working with adults with trauma. I like to incorporate some techniques to help aid people with dissociative traits. I use CBT, narrative therapy, and motivational interviewing often.
(319) 552-5911 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
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Tasha Wiele Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT
Verified
My background is in clinical social work with further training in Adlerian Play Therapy .
As a clinician trained in Generalist Practice as well as Adlerian Play Therapy , I enjoy working with many different ages. I have over 15 years experience working with children, teens, adults, and families facing a multitude of issues as a social work professional. Contact me to discuss how I might help you, your child, or your family.
(319) 214-7724 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
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Brooke Arp
Counselor, MS, MSE, LMHC, RPT, EMDR
Verified
By using different therapy modalities that may include, EMDR, Play therapy , CBT or Christian counseling, you can enhance your ability to heal and move forward through these tough steps.
My goal is not only finding the safe, confidential space within therapy but also the ability for each individual to walk away with a greater sense of connection and understanding of themselves. With this increased acceptance of self you are able to focus on your present and future goals, relationships with others and manage emotions in a healthier manner. This road can be difficult at times, but taking the first step with starting therapy can help you achieve what you envision for your life.
(319) 264-2939 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Waitlist for new clients
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Amber Bennett
Counselor, MS, LMHC, RPT-S
Verified
As a play therapist, I believe in using the power of play , which is a child's most natural form of communication, to connect with clients and help children resolve their challenges in a safe, nurturing environment. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Play Therapist with seven years of therapy experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. I was awarded the 2018 Play Therapist of the Year by the Iowa Association for Play Therapy . I have received extensive training under the direct instruction of Dr. Terry Kottman, the creator of Adlerian Play Therapy .
 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Heather Morgan-Sowada
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
My training in play therapy gives me the tools to be successful with young children experiencing numerous concerns.
I am unfortunately not taking new clients at this time*** I strongly believe that whether someone is simply going through some uncomfortable stress, or enduring a very painful transition in life, together we can find answers that will renew hope and help you feel empowered to change your life. I practice Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and recognize that the patient is the expert in their own life. I work collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families to find unique solutions to complex problems. I believe focusing on patient strengths, not weaknesses, elicits hope and leaves room for meaningful and long lasting change. ​
(319) 774-6546 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Not accepting new clients
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Kathryn Stack- Tanager Place
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
My approach is informed by play therapy , dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).
I have current openings to see children, teens and young adults in both our Cedar Rapids and Coralville locations. TeleheaIth options are available. I have experience working with a diverse array of people and presenting issues. I became a licensed therapist because of the impact good mental health care made on the lives of the people I love. I'm committed to developing collaborative and transparent relationships with clients and their families.
(319) 595-4806 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
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Andrew Beer
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, RPT-S
Verified
I offer: Adlerian Play Therapy , AutPlay® Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical-Behavior Therapy (DBT), Family Systems Theory, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Sandtray, Solution-Focused Therapy and Theraplay.
My passion as a therapist is to help guide you or your loved ones toward desired growth and help manage hardships life throws your way. I have experience working with adoption, ADHD, anxiety, autism, attachment concerns, behavioral problems, college students, Conduct Disorder, depression, families, foster-care, low self-esteem, ODD, self-harm and suicidal ideation, social skills, and trauma. I enjoy working with these populations individually, in the family setting, and group therapy.
(319) 408-8851 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Gabby Hartman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
My education in theories of therapy includes play therapy , Structural Family Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Asking for help with a problem does not come easily. Many people find themselves "stuck" or needing assistance with issues in the emotional or mental areas of life that are holding them back from their full potential. My philosophy as a therapist is to be that individual in someone's life who helps them achieve that potential- at their pace, and by their own standard. I strive to offer assistance to the family or individual who comes in for therapy in a collaborative manner, and to work towards goals with a unique approach to their situation.
(319) 254-5545 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Erin R. Forbes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
I also have training in EMDR, play therapy and DBT.
As a therapist, I believe that a person is more than just the sum of their experiences. Each one of us is made up of our unique thoughts, emotions and ideas. I have devoted my career to finding ways of honoring who you are, as well as who you want to become. My clients range from children to adults, and my special interests are with teens, parents and families. I am clinically trained to help individuals and families experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, impulsivity, conflicts and grief. My style is direct, non-judgmental and supportive, as we work together to create a treatment plan that uniquely fits your needs.
(319) 670-3545 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Offers online therapy
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Heidi Powers
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
I love play therapy and have found it to be an effective way of encouraging children to express feelings, improve communication and solve problems.
Do you have increasing concerns about your child’s mood and behavior? Perhaps your child has experienced a change, loss, traumatic experience or is struggling with peer relationships. As a parent, when your child is hurting, you hurt with them. While it can be difficult to ask for help, you don’t have to face these struggles alone. Many children experience mental and behavioral health challenges that are treatable. Through therapy, your child can develop healthy coping tools, improve emotional regulation, and learn positive and appropriate ways to get their needs met.
(319) 900-1662 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
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Play Therapy
Generally for children ages 3 to 11, play therapy is a form of counseling that relies on play to help therapists communicate with children and understand their mental health. Because children develop cognitive skills before language skills, play is an effective way to understand a child. The therapist may observe a child playing with toys--such as playhouses and dolls--to understand the child's behavior and identify issues.

If you're looking for play therapy in Cedar Rapids or for a Cedar Rapids play therapist, these professionals provide play therapy, play therapy children, child play therapy, play therapy for children, sandplay therapy, family play therapy and group play therapy. They include play therapists, play psychologists, play psychotherapists and play counselors.