Play Therapy in Saint Charles, IL

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Sarah Anne Creasor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
When treating children, I incorporate play therapy to help them express themselves.
Taking the first step takes a lot of courage. Wherever you are on your journey to a more authentic, healthy you, I can help. My warm, caring approach combines compassion, trust, and strength-based practices to provide a safe, judgment-free environment for individuals and families to learn and grow. Together, we can set short/long term goals, identify negative thought and behavior patterns, develop a variety of coping skills, and gain new insight with each session. I provide services to children, adolescents, and adults. I also offer group sessions. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, mood disorders, stress & time
(331) 260-9699 x702 
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Saint Charles, IL 60174
Offers online therapy
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Lisa Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I utilize concepts and interventions from several therapies including family systems, existential, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, attachment theories and play therapy to provide the best treatment for you.
I feel that therapy is a process that people enter when they are searching for growth, change or acceptance. I can assist you with learning new skills or help you discover those skills that you didn't realize you posessed. I emphasize the process of change in the context of a life span development and treat children (5+), adolescents, adults and families.
(630) 733-1748 
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Saint Charles, IL 60174
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Dawn G Zappitelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Charles offers a warm, safe environment where play is encouraged, and art is created.
Successful counseling occurs when you find a therapist you can connect with, who makes you feel heard and values your thoughts and goals for the future. A positive therapist who enjoys learning who you are, and building on your strengths. If you allow me to walk with you in your struggles and victories, I will give you fair and honest feedback, and will challenge you to attain your goals. My Masters Degree from Aurora University, my rich work experience, as well as my own life journey give me valuable insights and wisdom that help me relate to my clients.
(630) 517-0139 x204 
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Saint Charles, IL 60175
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Jennifer Cataldo
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
I also use play therapy , art therapy as well as evidenced-based Christian counseling for clients who prefer this approach.
Do you need a safe, confidential place where you can feel comfortable expressing thoughts and feelings? I understand the difficulty of discussing past hurts and experiences. I provide a nonjudgmental place to heal and find hope and humor along the way. In appointments, we will help you let go of dark times and find light in the present and future. Everyone struggles, we are all working to the best of our ability. I provide an objective, safe place with skilled guidance to help you heal and create hope.
(815) 426-9130 
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Saint Charles, IL 60174
Offers online therapy
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Agnieszka (Aga) Dabrowska
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
I specialize in children's natural language of healing- PLAY ! Theraplay & SandTrayTherapy will allow your child to regulate the nervous system, balance emotions & let go of painful past experiences.
Are you a parent of a youth who struggles with behavioral difficulties, anxiety, sadness, low self-esteem or concentration? I am here to support you and guide your family from frustration and power struggles to emotionally balanced, calm & well connected family who laughs together. I believe that the healing process starts by building and restoring healthy connections, boundaries, trust and playfulness. Keeping these four elements in mind, my clinical focus is on guiding children and their parents, who have experienced balance disturbing events in life (trauma, grief, divorce, stress, change of schools), into well being again.
(331) 979-3091 
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Saint Charles, IL 60174
Offers online therapy
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Bridgette Maurino @ Calming Corner Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
  I utilize aspects of art therapy along with play therapy .
Is your child, teen, and/or young adult struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, adhd, school stress, self-harm, etc. Has your child been admitted into an inpatient psychiatric unit or attend an intensive outpatient program (IOP)? Are you stressed from the struggles your child, teen, or young adult is going through?? CCT creates a safe, comfortable space for you, we provide support and feedback in a caring environment. It is my goal to help you learn skills and tools to better manage your or child's symptoms.
(630) 412-7675 
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Saint Charles, IL 60174
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Christine Creighton
Art Therapist, LCPC, ATR-BC, ADHD-, CCSP
Verified
I utilize a multi-sensory approach including art making, expressive play , movement, behavioral techniques, and developing coping strategies to help build communication skills and reduce problematic behaviors.
The focus of my art therapy practice is to help clients navigate life's challenges through self expression, processing emotions, increasing coping strategies, and fostering creative problem solving. I specialize in working with children and adolescents facing emotional or behavioral challenges including: school issues, mood disorders, grief/loss, trauma, low self esteem, communication issues, autism spectrum disorder, and developmental disabilities. I am also an ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP).
(630) 318-2112 
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Saint Charles, IL 60175
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Meghan Dean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I utilize multiple different approaches to best help and address the presenting problem, including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play therapy , Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
I believe therapy is a process that helps you gain awareness of your strengths, behavior patterns, and thinking in order to provide the opportunity to make significant and meaningful changes in your life. I am dedicated to everyone I work with and committed to finding the best strategy to help you find peace and fulfillment. I am focused on helping you learn the skills to ultimately help yourself. After 20+ years of experience in the field, I have gained expertise with anxiety, emotional and behavioral challenges, parenting, mood disorders, self-esteem, ADHD, stress management, and family of origin issues.
(331) 214-3083 
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Saint Charles, IL 60174
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Lexie L Garza
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, ALMFT
Verified
As a marriage and family therapist I serve couples, families and also individual needs. There are many different needs that I serve one of them being mental health disorders such as Anxiety and Depression. Other presenting issues that I have worked with include, low motivation levels, lack of self esteem, school concerns, marital/ couple concerns, parent/child concerns and I can help process past trauma.
(630) 354-0795 
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Saint Charles, IL 60174
Offers online therapy
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Karen Hammond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
Are you tired of living with anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress or some other mental health concern?.Do you struggle navigating life transitions? Welcome! I have a passion for bringing healing and improving one's quality or life. I meet each client where they currently are on their journey, with no judgement, using customized treatment, while providing guidance to help clients find relief from the challenges they are experiencing.
(630) 381-5392 
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Saint Charles, IL 60174
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Tanya Gluzerman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families in outpatient, residential, and school settings. I provide psychotherapy as well as psychological testing if needed. I completed my post-doctoral training working with children and adolescents on the Autistic Spectrum including those with sensory integration issues, co-morbid ADHD, and learning disorders. What makes me unique is that I have also worked with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders (e.g., anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ODD, OCD, ADHD, conduct disorder, and PTSD). I am particularly interested in women's issues and family therapy. I am also fluent in Polish.
(630) 984-6691 
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Saint Charles, IL 60175
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Monica R Harp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MAT, MSW, LSW
Verified
My objective is to empower my clients' by tailoring therapy to each individual based on their needs and goals through a client-centered, strength-based, approach to therapy. I believe that therapy is a journey we take together. Life can often take unpredicted turns that can cause us to lose direction and I feel that being able to walk alongside my clients through those turns is a privilege that I am grateful to have. I specialize in addictions, chronic illness, chronic mental illness, anxiety, stress, relationship and family issues, grief and the unique issues caretakers face.
(630) 948-8900 
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Saint Charles, IL 60174
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Kristina Lamb
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Reaching out can be hard! I am here to help ease that process. The focus of my practice is to help clients navigate challenges through processing emotions and increase coping strategies, while creating a strong therapeutic alliance to enhance the optimal growth process for the individual.
(847) 533-9513 
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Saint Charles, IL 60175
Offers online therapy
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Morgan Pappas
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
I completed my doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg. I am passionate about women's issues and I developed a therapy program for reducing postpartum depression while increasing the mother-infant bond for my clinical research project. I obtained an emphasis in Health Psychology that included training in hypnosis, relaxation techniques, pain management, and stress reduction. Additionally, I have an extensive background in domestic violence ad sexual assault. My therapeutic approach is eclectic utilizing interpersonal psychotherapy, CBT, feminist theory, solutions focused therapy, and client centered therapy.
(630) 360-8913 x704 
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Saint Charles, IL 60175
Offers online therapy
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Joy Pascoe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Type 73
Verified
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified School Social Worker. Joy enjoys working with children, adults, seniors, and multicultural populations.
(630) 517-3033 
Saint Charles, IL 60174
Offers online therapy
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Dana Hauk
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
We have all been there. Feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, or just stuck.Though it may seem out of reach, relief is possible. Together, we can utilize therapy to gain an understanding of your current concerns and build on your strengths to achieve lasting improvement in your experiences and relationships. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is an integral part of creating healthy, lasting change. I will work hard to build a trusting, collaborative relationship with you. Ultimately, my hope is you will leave therapy with the skills to advocate for yourself, face challenges, and establish and maintain satisfying relationships.
(331) 225-1726 
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Saint Charles, IL 60174
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Be Present Therapy and Wellness
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Your path to feeling your best starts here! I work with you in order to establish realistic, attainable goals that will help you feel better and manage your symptoms. As a woman’s focused practice, I specialize in anxiety, OCD and pre and post natal mood disorders. Using CBT and ERP has been proven to be the most beneficial treatment for these conditions. I also hold certifications in domestic violence and sexual assault crisis intervention. Additionally, I believe the mind and body are truly connected and often work with clients to gain insight into potentially unhealthy lifestyle patterns.
(630) 426-3495 
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Saint Charles, IL 60174
Offers online therapy
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Shannon Woods
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, CATP
Verified
Hi, I'm Shannon. I am a licensed social worker, having earned both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Aurora University. I specialize in child and adolescent therapy and am a certified child and adolescent trauma professional. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents, working for over 20 years in early childhood prior to pursuing a career in social work. I also have a background in art, having studied in the field for years.
(630) 326-6479 x706 
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Saint Charles, IL 60174
Mari Wittum
Counselor, MSCP, LCPC
Verified
I will provide a safe place, an open mind, a compassionate heart, and a listening ear. Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or in a crisis? I will provide an appointment within 24 hours if needed. Not in a crisis but just need some life coaching, I will help with that too. I utilize an eclectic approach taking into account age, background, and the individual needs of each of my clients. In my 25+ years of experience I have assisted individuals, adolescents, couples, families when faced with challenges in journey of life.
(630) 796-4448 
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Saint Charles, IL 60174
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Carol Elendt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified
It takes courage to begin therapy, and I would be honored to step into this process with you. My desire is to provide empathic therapy for adults, adolescents, and children who are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma symptoms, or relationship issues. For people experiencing loss, you will find a safe space to grieve. I enjoy working with clients who have diverse beliefs and also offer a Christian perspective for those seeking a faith-focused therapist.
(630) 592-4866 x206 
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Saint Charles, IL 60175
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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 Saint Charles or for a Saint Charles 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.