Play Therapy in Greenwood, IN

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Deia Howell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I use a client centered approach and would often use play therapy techniques and motivational interviewing during sessions.
Committing to the therapy process can be intimidating and it can leave you feeling a little overwhelmed. As a client, you are asked to disclose the most personal aspects of your life and to process through things which may be overwhelming. As a therapist, I will do my best to make you feel comfortable to process through the issues which you sought treatment for.
(317) 854-5980
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Greenwood, IN 46143
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Madallyn Warner Bagley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, IMH-E
Verified
Verified
Are you seeking support for your child? I work with families who are ready to make changes and work towards healing. My expertise is with youth and their families, using play based interventions to best meet the needs of children. I utilize play therapy to support parents and caregivers in deepening their connection with their children, and supporting children in expressing feelings, self regulation and accepting limits. I have experience with addressing trauma, depression, anxiety, attachment and relationship problems, nuances and challenges of parenting and exploration of gender and sexual identity.
(317) 779-7574
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Greenwood, IN 46142
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Katie Raines
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I also work with children as young as 4 yrs old, which can include play therapy , art therapy, divorce support, & assisting with behavior/anxiety issues.
I'm not currently accepting additional new clients at this time...this will be updated when my availability changes. Sanctuary Counseling Center is all about you, the client. The purpose of my practice is for you to find refuge and healing during life's toughest times. I am here to provide you empathy, encouragement, and partnership which can change the trajectory of your life. You are safe here.
(317) 653-4351
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Greenwood, IN 46142
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Rachel Ackerman
Counselor, LMHC-A, LPC, ATR, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
My approach as a registered art therapist is to use creative and sensory exploration to navigate deeper feelings when words are difficult to articulate. Art therapy is ageless; any age can benefit with no artistic skill required! Some challenges I help children process through include: anxiety, trauma, ADHD, school related issues, and divorce. I also offer the option of traditional talk therapy to work through parenting, pregnancy, anxiety, depression, and life changes. Parents talk through discipline, bonding, anger, and building trust with their kids. Tele-therapy is also available for Indiana and Illinois residents.
(317) 559-8193
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Greenwood, IN 46142
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Emily Yang
Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I strongly believe that early intervention in the lives of our children and teens can change their trajectory in life. I began my career as a school counselor and am deeply moved by the struggles our children and teens are facing. As parents it can be difficult to seek help, but in my experience it impacts children in remarkable ways when their parents acknowledge their struggles and pain. We all want to be heard and understood. Let me support your child or teen in a non-judgmental and loving environment.
(317) 961-7701
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Greenwood, IN 46142
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Generations Counseling Services, LLC
Counselor
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
Are you looking for practical solutions to your problems? Would you like to get in to see someone right away -- not in a few months? Are you looking for a qualified therapist who is invested in you and helping you reach your goals? If so, give us a call. We are well-trained, available, and willing to work with you to find the help you need. Our goal is to help you find real solutions to real problems, and ultimately, to help you become your own therapist so that you can be the best version of yourself you can be.
(317) 659-8002
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Greenwood, IN 46143
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Stephanie Deel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a provisionally licensed Social Worker who helps children and families navigate life challenges associated with anxiety and depression, Autism, ADHD, grief and trauma. I especially enjoy working with women, school-age children and older individuals. I earned a Master’s in Social Work from Indiana University in 2019 and am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trauma, Motivational Interviewing and Strengths and Empowerment. My style is warm and engaging and I find compassion-focused strategies to be particularly effective as I help my clients overcome challenges and achieve their goals.
(317) 743-8202
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Greenwood, IN 46143
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Luke Hatton
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LSW
Verified
Verified
Difficulty in the face of thoughts and emotions is common, but something to remember is that all these things are adaptive and can be compensated for or re-adapted to meet your needs! Many people believe that they must take care of themselves alone, but community and seeking help is always a good idea and can grant us a different perspective! Finding support, gaining aid, as well as having a space to feel comfortable, safe, and heard is incredibly important for cultivating the correct environment for change!
(317) 676-2039
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Greenwood, IN 46142
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Ashley N Maurer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am so happy to see you here taking steps towards your emotional wellbeing. You certainly deserve it! My passion is to help those who are experiencing challenges in their day to day life by providing emotional support. I take a relational focused approach to therapy services. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment to help you meet your goals. I provide empathy, compassion, and skills that help with improving emotional wellness. I believe that no individual is without hope with the right support in place. I would be honored to be a part of your mental health journey.
(317) 434-3116
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Greenwood, IN 46143
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Grace Hanson
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I value the counseling relationship and have a desire to practice with a client-centered, strengths based approach. I have a great deal of experience working with families, and specifically with children and adolescent clients. Life experiences also drive my clinical passions, including working with those struggling with difficult emotions and complicated family situations and relationships. My experience also includes working with pre-teens and teens struggling with emotional dysregulation and difficulty with communicating their thoughts and feelings effectively.
(317) 961-7074
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Greenwood, IN 46143
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Emily Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am so glad you decided to take time to invest in yourself. Life often takes a toll on us, and we stay so busy it is hard to make time to take care of ourselves. I have worked with people with a variety of symptoms and from different walks of life. The thing a lot of people are missing is connection, and I strive to help create that connection and start moving forward. I work with men and women with the transition to parenthood and with couples in strengthening their marital friendship. I have experience work with trauma and have extensive training in this as well as being certified in EMDR.
(317) 434-3197
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Greenwood, IN 46143
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Lacey J Rentschler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
The decision to begin counseling can be intimidating, exhilarating; and, ultimately, a life changer. Counseling at Sunstone Health & Wellness is done in a very relaxed, conversational way to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Most of the time, we know the solutions to our own problems. But there are those rare occasions when we all need a little extra support, education, and resources to help us continue on the path to living the best life possible. Counseling can be a powerful tool to create change and take action in the life you've always wanted to live.
(317) 215-5779
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Greenwood, IN 46142
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Melissa Russell-Plunkett
Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Sometimes life gets crazy--but that doesn't mean you are! You feel different, defeated, and depressed. No one understands you. You're overwhelmed and can't imagine how life will ever get any better, so why try? Yet here you are searching for an escape from the numbness creeping up on you. Maybe you are tired of faking your way through each day and want to experience authentic happiness. Let's embark on a journey to help you become who you want to be instead of merely enduring who you are. You can be confident, courageous, and content in life.
(317) 743-2387
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Greenwood, IN 46142
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Abram Sinn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you struggling in life or a relationship? Perhaps you and your partner just can't stop arguing, or your new child has caused you to feel as though you have lost control of your relationship. Has your marriage been forever redefined by an affair and you're wondering what this means? Are you experiencing anxiety about a decision, unable to move through a transition, and feeling undefined in a world full of definitions? You are not alone. I have committed my life to helping people like you. Let me help reduce conflict, increase communication, and rebuild trust and healing.
(317) 434-1250
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Greenwood, IN 46142
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American Behavioral Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, PsyD, LCSW, LMFT
Verified
Verified
American Behavioral Counseling is a trusted counseling provider that offers hope to individuals, groups, couples, families and children in Central Indiana. Our mission is to provide personalized counseling services that meet your individualized needs in a safe and understanding environment. Our team of therapists are trusted experts that can help you in a wide range of specialties, including substance abuse addictions, family therapy, couples or group therapy, depression, alcohol treatment, and anger management. Our goal is to invest the time it takes to get to know you, and to empower you with the right solution for you.
(317) 349-5513
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Greenwood, IN 46143
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Marla Rausch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Does anyone really ever understand how tiring it is to act okay and always be strong when there is so much chaos going on inside of us? Maybe we are to the point where we just do not have the energy to do the things we want to do or perhaps even used to enjoy doing. We might be struggling with deep emotions no one else understands. Maybe there are things we don’t even know how to put into words. Therapy is a special place where you can learn more about who you are and find out how to get to where you want to be in life.
(317) 868-1120
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Greenwood, IN 46142
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Katie Simpson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that every person has the power to change their current situation for the better, no matter what obstacles they may be facing. My goal is to collaborate with each person, as each individual is the expert in their own life, to help them develop healthy coping strategies, learn new skills, gain insight, and find purpose and meaning in their life. Therapy is a place to create hope that things can get better, to empower change, and encourage healing.
(317) 868-1220
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Greenwood, IN 46143
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Harper Rose Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSAYC
Verified
Verified
I truly love my job. I will laugh with you, challenge you, and support you. I enjoy being part of the process of change. I want to help you explore, heal, and grow. I have been serving individuals, children and families for 19 years. Allow Harper Counseling to help you find your joy, light, and strength so you can lead a happier and healthier life. I am EMDR Certified, and also Certified Sexual Abuse Youth Counselor (CSAYC). I have completed all required trainings for Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). I look forward to serving you.
(317) 204-8997
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Greenwood, IN 46143
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Firefly Children and Family Alliance
Counselor, LMHC, LCSW, LMFT
Verified
Verified
We offer skilled, licensed therapists who have experience working with individuals, children, and families who have faced trauma, abuse, neglect, substance use, foster care, and adoption. We use a range of evidence-based modalities, ranging from individual counseling to group services, to help individuals heal and families find happiness together.
(317) 662-2521
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Greenwood, IN 46142
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Traci Kay Schank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
* Unfortunately, I am not accepting new clients at this time * “There is a disconnect between who I am and who I want to be" "I am ready to turn over a new leaf!". Let me help you take control of your life, thoughts, self-esteem, and motivation. We can work together to help you get back to a life of joy and a passion to live again. My ideal client is ready for growth, self-exploration, and inspiration! You have already made the important first step by searching what possibilities might be out there. If you are ready to do some work, give me a call! I am a structured clinician and my motto is "I don't waste your time".
(317) 751-5675
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Greenwood, IN 46142
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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.