Play Therapy in McHenry, IL

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The Tabor Therapy Group, Inc.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
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I have a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Trauma and Crisis Counseling, a masters degree in Human and Social Services and a bachelors degree in Psychology. I have experience working with individuals in a variety of mental health settings. On my time off, I enjoy being with my two grown children, my extended family, and my three cats. For exercise, I dance and swim. During quiet time, I read, crochet, and play the piano.
(779) 223-0255
McHenry, IL 60050
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Judith A Marquardt
Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is one who is seeking help with the desire to heal. My mission is walking with them through their traumas, fears and pain - to help them find their path to inner peace and wellness. I utilize the therapy approach that is safe and comfortable for the client- whether it is Cognitive, Art Therapy or Sand Play Therapy . I address each client as an individual with their special needs. Many of my clients have faced the ramifications of divorce, domestic violence, sexual abuse and other change of life events.
(815) 661-2448
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Olivia Surprenant
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC
Verified
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I love working with kids and adolescents and have experience with Play and Art Therapy.
Hello and thank you so much for visiting my profile! A little about myself: among my close family and friends, I have always been the listening ear and shoulder to cry on. I am empathetic, kind and passionate about advocating for mental health. My goal as your Therapist is to create a safe space for you to feel heard and valued. I want for you to feel proud of yourself for taking this step in your journey of self-discovery and understanding. I look forward to getting the privilege of working together!
(779) 243-6043
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Haley Lochan
LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
" I also provide Cognitive Behavioral, psychodynamic, DBT, and play therapy interventions, as well as mindfulness-based approaches to help you to think, feel and live better.
Hello! I am a trauma-informed therapist who is fluent in Spanish and an ally to the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. I am certified in Crisis Intervention and am drawn to clients who can relate to domestic violence, human trafficking, depression, anxiety, ADHD, life transitions, and complex trauma. I also can help if you have trouble with sleep, motivation, phobias or stress. I see children, adolescents, adults, and families. Even if you are not sure what you want from therapy or how to get there, I will meet you where you are at in your journey, and together we will figure out a plan for you to live your best, most fulfilled life!
(847) 851-4546
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Madysen Ostrowski
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I find benefit integrating play therapy into my treatment and believe Family Systemic work is key.
"When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it's our job to share our calm. Not join their chaos". -L.R. Knost ***You do not have to be alone or watch your child be unable to deal with emotions effectively, go through behavioral changes or experience a negative world. Finding a meaningful life can be challenging. Allow me to help you and/or your child find a life that is happy, healthy and peaceful. I specialize in working with female teens struggling with Depression, Anxiety and self-harm as well as children (and parents) with ADHD and behavioral issues through behavioral intervention.
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Jaimie V Senese
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Play therapy is integrated in my work with children, as play is a child's natural means of expression and a way for the child to learn to cope with emotional stress.
“Healing takes time and asking for help is a courageous step” (Mariska Hargitay). You don’t have to heal alone, engaging in therapy for you and your child is the first step in helping you both heal. Therapy can be a tool used to help you and your child learn skills to make the world feel safer and happier. Please allow me to help you and your child live a more peaceful and calm life. I specialize in working with children and teens who have ASD, sensory processing issues, behavioral issues, anxiety, and ADHD. I also involve parents in the therapy process, as parents play a vital role in helping their children grow.
(779) 261-3056
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Center for Therapeutic Svcs & Psychodiagnostics
Counselor
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At Center for Therapeutic Services and Psychodiagnostics, we are committed to helping you with the most comprehensive, holistic services that are established in evidence-based treatment. You are unique and your circumstances are unique! We will apply a broad range of dynamic assessments that are individualized and tailored to fit your unique needs. We take a creative approach to treating complex mental health problems both on an individual and group level.
(779) 704-4110
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Kimberly J Malczynski
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I want to assist you in uncovering your true potential that allows you to lead a life that is worth celebrating. We cannot change difficult situations in the past, but we can work together to better understand and resolve these obstacles. We can work together to help you change relationships, behavior patterns, or negative outlook that may hold you back from experiencing a fulfilling and meaningful life. If you are looking for support and guidance or you are ready to make changes in your life, I can help you work toward achieving your goals.
(815) 673-7431
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Kimberly J Malczynski
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I want to assist you in uncovering your true potential that allows you to lead a life that is worth celebrating. We cannot change difficult situations in the past, but we can work together to better understand and resolve these obstacles. We can work together to help you change relationships, behavior patterns, or negative outlook that may hold you back from experiencing a fulfilling and meaningful life. If you are looking for support and guidance or you are ready to make changes in your life, I can help you work toward achieving your goals.
(815) 869-4858
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Sabrina Sherrin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I believe that therapy is a time for people to explore and better themselves leading to a more fulfilled life. I work from a person-centered approach meeting the client where they are at, but also utilize strategies from all different practices. I believe that the client is the expert in their own life and needs someone to show empathy, support, and guidance. I approach each session as a unique situation and involves the client in every step.
(815) 393-1139 x707
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Amanda Karlen-Eannarino
Counselor, PsyD, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have been providing psychological services to Mchenry county for the last 14 years. My experience is diverse and my approach to therapy is evidenced-based. I comprehend mental health issues from not only a psychological, but also from a social and neurological perspective. With this being stated I have developed a unique and comprehensive understanding of my clients. I have worked with several challenging clients and pride myself in my ability to modify treatment interventions for each client's unique needs. Essentially treatment is a team approach and I am here to walk with the client on the path to recovery.
(815) 390-4835
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Kirsten L Honkala
Counselor, MA, LCPC, BHCMS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can be challenging sometimes and you just need someone to listen and help you work things out. Maybe you're struggling with stress, anxiety, sadness or find yourself using substances or other distractions to escape. Maybe it's your child or teen who needs help. Perhaps you feel you and your partner, or you and your children just need a neutral party to help you understand and hear each other better.
(224) 218-5279
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McHenry, IL 60051
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FJ Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
3 Endorsed
3 Endorsed
I have been providing psychological and behavioral services in the Chicagoland and Grand Rapids, Michigan area for the last 14 years. In session I am empathetic and positive, working collaboratively with each client, in overcoming life challenges. Due to the vast amount of experience I have gained in both psychotherapy as well as behavioral modification, my therapeutic approach is diverse and can be non-directive, guiding the client at their own pace, or directive in nature. My goal is to assist each client to a happier, healthier, productive life, in a safe environment.
(815) 401-0766
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Stableway Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
We are a cooperative of professionals who are dedicated to providing effective, thoughtful, and compassionate psychotherapy. At Stableway Counseling Services we work to provide our clients with highly personalized therapeutic care and understanding. We would love to see each individual experiencing life at their full potential. However, we understand that there are many things that can get in the way of that. It is our hope to offer a space for others to explore, grow, learn, and become the person that they would like to be.
(815) 570-4154
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McHenry, IL 60050
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The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health
Psychologist
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The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health is a private outpatient group practice with offices in McHenry County and the Chicago suburbs. We work with clients of all ages and strive to provide a welcoming, inclusive and empathic environment for those we serve.
(815) 701-9420
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Cherry Hill Counseling
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Cherry Hill Counseling is one of the longest-standing counseling practices in the Northwestern suburbs of Chicago. Cherry Hill has seven locations including: Lake Zurich, Vernon Hills, McHenry, Deer Park, Chicago, Grayslake, and Wheaton. Our counseling services include: individual therapy, family therapy, counseling for children and adolescents, marital and premarital therapy, group therapy, and psychological testing.
(847) 386-2109
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Kimberley Ann Giannini
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning but anyone can start today and make a new ending" -Maria Robinson. We cannot change what has happened in our past; however, we can start today and change how our future pans out. My name is Kimberley Giannini and I want to assist you in creating a meaningful purposeful life through creating a better understanding and resolving life obstacles. I am dedicated to assisting my clients in achieving personal life sanctification and well-being. My approach to therapy is evidence-based and holistic.
(708) 572-4760
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McHenry, IL 60051
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Yeschek and Associates Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAMS-IV
Verified
Verified
I am a Christian therapist that has been working in the field for over 30 years. I help people learn new ways of thinking and relating and provide tools to overcome depression, anxiety, subtance abuse, sexual addictions, and relational problems.
(708) 732-3527
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Kelly Canavan
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MSEd, LCPC, NBCC
Verified
Verified
Do you feel like your emotions are getting the best of you? Do you feel like you could be a better parent or partner? Do you feel like you are drowning with no hope in sight? My purpose in working with you is to help you deal with your emotions more effectively so that you can improve your life. Too often people have all the ability and just don't know what step to take next. My purpose is to help you make those decisions. We also added a new therapist to handle the increased demand of kids (12-18). Together we both have over 30 years of experience working within schools. Erin Miller - profile also on Psychology Today
(815) 769-5331
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Carol Fetzner
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have 26 years experience in the provision of therapy in an outpatient setting to treat a diverse array of presenting problems. I assist clients in problem solving more productive and healthier ways to cope with their unique challenges. A guiding principal in my work is to aid clients in achieving congruence between the person they wish to be and the person they are, thereby continually striving for authenticity. I wish to aid my clients in achieving their fullest potential in order to live gratifying lives personally and professionally.
(815) 345-4028
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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.