Play Therapy in Oak Park, IL

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Alexander Serrano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS Ed, LCSW
Verified
I strive to be authentic, genuine and transparent with all of my families. If you feel lost or have become frustrated with your child, I'm here to listen and help. Together, lets figure out a solution that works for both you and your family. Speaking of transparency, I'm a kid at heart. I play Mario Kart, 90% of the pictures on my phone are of my dog and still get a little bummed out when I lose at UNO. I tell you this upfront because I expect us to be open and honest with each other throughout this process. In addition to working with young children and adolescents, I also work with adults who are diagnosed on the spectrum.
(312) 586-9395 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
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BlackBird Behavioral Health
Psychologist, LCPC, PsyD
Verified
Our resource base includes EMDR, interpersonal/client-centered techniques, guided visual imagery, life mapping, creative therapy, play , CBT, writing, psycho-education, role playing, relationship and communication up-skilling, bibliotherapy, psychodynamic strategies, gestalt techniques, existential tools, parenting skills training, and empathic listening.
Sometimes life can be challenging... therapy may help you to process experiences, memories, relationships, thoughts or feelings that cause discomfort or pain. Perhaps you lost your balance or have a longer term issue you need to manage. We recognize the importance of the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle for positive change; and our approach is client-centered and interpersonal, yet solution focused and evidenced based. We are very empathic therapists and our safe, confidential, and non-judgmental therapies will make it easier for you to explore your world.
(708) 274-7655 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Sandra M Roberts
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I have specialized training in infant mental health and young children, play therapy , school-aged children and adolescents, adults, family and marital therapy, working with chronic illnesses and pain, dealing with trauma, loss, and grief.
On the journey throughout the lifespan, we inevitably encounter challenges and obstacles along our way. My role as a psychologist is to help you cultivate awareness and compassion in the process of exploring your experience and your relationships with others, and facilitate your ability to harness your innate resources for growth. I work with people at all stages of the lifespan: in the beginning relational dance between parents and infants and throughout childhood, to adolescence when families help their children launch, with young adults navigating the world, with couples learning how to be intimate partners, when separation or divorce occurs, and throughout adulthood.
(708) 377-5866 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Liz Schallack
Counselor, MS, MA, LCPC
Verified
I enjoy using play therapy , creating art with my clients, and using traditional talk therapy, as well as taking a proactive, problem-solving approach to parenting concerns.
Psychotherapist Irvin Yalom once said, "It's the relationship that heals." I am a firm believer that the relationship with my clients is key, and I wouldn't trade the therapeutic relationship for anything. My primary approach is rooted in deep empathy for my clients. Each client is deserving of and will receive my unconditionally positive view of them. I believe that each client is the best expert on themselves, and I allow them to take as much lead in session as is appropriate. I assume a collaborative view of therapy, actively working with my clients, be they child, adolescent, or adult.
(331) 703-3132 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Samantha K Agins
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
By using play therapy , I can help kids learn to process and experience their emotions in a safer way while supporting you as a parent so that your child can better connect with you and the world.
Does your child seem "off" and "not like themselves?" Do they have a hard time calming down? Do they seem angry or worried all of the time? It can be scary and frustrating when you notice your child isn't living with ease and joy. You've tried all of the behavioral approaches, read all the books, and yet your child continues to struggle. You wish your child was available for connection and playfulness but there's something getting in the way. Your child might be feeling one way and showing something completely different to you and you want to better understand what they are going through. I hear you and I see you.
(708) 272-1294 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
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Alex Valdez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, Type 73
Verified
I primarily utilize cognitive-based, strength-based, and play therapy .
Life often throws unexpected and difficult challenges that make daily tasks feel overwhelming. Feeling stuck or feeling constantly down can get exhausting and have long-term effects on your health and life goals. If this describes you or your child, reaching out and asking for help in the form of therapy can be a great step in breaking out of this feeling. Therapy may cause some discomfort but it may be needed to gain awareness of yourself and overcome some of the roadblocks in life.
(708) 627-8607 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Keisha-Marie Alridge
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, MA
Verified
My therapeutic approach is an open space allowing people to freely express themselves through talk, play , movement, and fun.
Please call me Keisha-Marie, and I use they/them pronouns! I am a Black Queer person who conducts therapy and psychological testing remotely. As you or your child's pre-licensed psychologist, I will approach concerns with a foundation of consent, trust/belief, and individualized consideration. I ask your willingness to tell me what is on your mind, experiment with new things, and feel through challenges as we develop our trust. We will collaborate and get to know each other through my relational and expressive style. I am committed to providing psychotherapy that supports you or your child to achieve what you or they want and need.
(872) 206-9442 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Not accepting new clients
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Trevor Pontillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I believe that if we can give children and their families tools to cope with challenges early in life, we are setting them up for successful healthy futures. Because of this, I have focused on providing support to children, adolescents, and their families dealing with behavior issues, struggles with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, histories of trauma, and difficulties with school performance. My treatment is client-centered, and uses a variety of clinical techniques, including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Play Therapy , and Parent Support.
(630) 528-2040 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
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Anne Drake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified
Although I am a Registered Play Therapist, Play Therapy is only one of the modes I use.
Does your child's anxiety, ADHD or other issue lead to big feelings and reactions? Big feelings can be overwhelming to children, causing even bigger reactions. These feelings can impact your child, and your whole family, daily, even doing things they enjoy. It can impact them at home, in school and with friendships. Using strategies such as play therapy or art, we can teach your child new ways to understand and manage these big feelings, bringing more calm and peace to your child and family.
(785) 425-0018 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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Rita Sussman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I do play therapy and consult with other professionals and schools.
I'm an experienced,reliable and compassionate psychologist who works with clients to lessen depression and anxiety, gain emotional strength, and work through problems at home and at work. As people learn how their experience has impacted their lives, they gain insight that leads to understanding. As they gain control, they make changes in their relationships and quality of life. I work with children, adolescents and adults who are Caucasian, African-American, of diverse ethnicities nationalities and religions. My experience is that being in therapy with a person who is listening closely to what is happening and how you feel about it is empowering.
(312) 487-4672 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Jessica Wall Lcsw Am
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, AM
Verified
I provide psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to children, adolescents and adults through play and talk therapy.
In my work, the first goal is to create a safe and supportive environment that allows for greater understanding of the concerns, symptoms, and struggles that bring you to treatment. Change is possible with the willingness to explore one's inner life and contend with the conflicts inhibiting you from a greater sense of freedom. Psychotherapy/psychoanalysis is a demanding endeavor but the benefits are immeasurable!
(872) 259-6057 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
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Carolina Rada
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, RPT-S
Verified
I am a registered play therapist and supervisor (RPT-S).
Therapy is an intimidating process. It requires you to face the struggles keeping you from reaching your full potential. Life is full of transitions. At each, we learn to adapt and adjust. However, these transitions can be difficult and can lead to debilitating symptoms like anxiety, depression, and anger, etc. Perhaps these are not happening to you, but you notice them in your child and are unsure of how to help. So, even though therapy can be intimidating, it can be the risk you need to take, to move forward towards the positive outcome you desire. If you are ready to take the next step, let me partner with you in this process.
 
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Oak Park, IL 60303
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Terry L Stagman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
For many years, I have been helping my clients to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. One of my main psychotherapy approaches is cognitive-behavioral therapy, a well-established, efficient and effective form of psychotherapy. It directly targets the patient's thinking, and behavior, patterns that are producing psychological problems, and teaches the patient to change those patterns. In marital and family therapy, I help the parties to communicate better with one another and to reach agreements acceptable to all. If the children have behavior problems, I often help the parents to become more effective disciplinarians.
(312) 854-2763 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
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Sarah H Krcmarik
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
We all have words in our heart that are difficult to speak. Therapy is a great opportunity to bring voice to those words and make sense of their meaning so we can have a greater understanding of who we are and our place in this world. I view therapy as a unique opportunity to know and understand yourself in more profound and meaningful ways so as to allow true clarity, purpose, and healing in everyday life. We will move at a pace that feels comfortable to you, and, ultimately, we will work together to bridge your inner emotional life to past and current experiences to then provide a renewed and hopeful understanding of yourself.
(708) 627-2274 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
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Innovative Counseling Partners, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAATC
Verified
I love to work collaboratively to explore one’s personal experiences and identity to help facilitate healing and self-growth. I have experience working with clients who have struggled with a wide range of mental health disorders including PTSD, substance use, and positive identity formulation. In addition to art therapy interventions, I use other counseling techniques in an eclectic approach, integrating mindfulness, CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic theory. As an art therapist, I also identify as an artist. This provides my clients many opportunities to learn more about themselves while also learning art skills.
(708) 578-8666 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
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Ken Chen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am a bilingual (Mandarin) Clinical Psychologist. My style is warm, practical and straightforward. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, autism, substance-related disorder, ADHD and trauma. I have worked extensively with culturally diverse school-aged children (5-18), and I also enjoy working with and providing support and coaching for the parents/caregivers. I use a collaborative approach with clients of all ages to help develop treatment goals that are observable and developmentally appropriate.
(708) 401-6925 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
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Madeline I Brigell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I truly enjoy meeting new people and building a trusting therapeutic relationship. To me, therapy is a celebration of your strengths, passions and unique qualities. I would love to collaborate with you to help improve your understanding of yourself, relationships with others and develop skills to help you cope with stress, anxiety and sadness. I always listen supportively to you in session and can help you process past experiences that have been difficult for you. I am particularly interested in using mindfulness based therapies, yoga-informed therapy as well as creative interventions with kids and families.
(773) 901-1293 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Jessica B Sittig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, R-DMT
Verified
My specialty is providing therapeutic services to children and adults. I utilize a client centered approach to join with my clients in the therapeutic process and offer gentle, non-judgmental support through the journey of therapy. I meet you where you are.
(708) 949-4682 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Laura Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
Therapy is a unique relationship that is designed specifically to help change the ways you experience yourself and others. Yes, our life experiences, genetics, biology, etc. change us, often unexpectedly. Meaningful change requires an approach that considers these factors in a safe relationship that fosters self-reflection and considered action.
(312) 728-3078 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Kate Giandonato & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Very rarely in our lives are we given the opportunity and the space to truly look at ourselves, where we have been, and the person we are looking to become. At Kate Giandonato & Associates, we create an environment where you can safely look at yourself, relationships, and potential barriers to achieving your goals. Our relationship-based training in Social Work + Child Development has given us the background to notice and work through the conflicting messages, thoughts and emotions present not only in the parent-child relationship, but in every relationship. We work with our clients to better understand and negotiate these most important relationships.
(773) 888-4992 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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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 Oak Park or for an Oak Park 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.