Play Therapy in Metairie, LA

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Elisabeth Edwards
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC, NCC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
I have skills in Story Informed Trauma Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, EMDR, Premarital and Play Therapy .
Are you struggling to connect with others? Has the family fighting become too much to bare? Do you have things unprocessed in your story? Have you reached your max capacity for handling daily life? Look no further! Help is here! I create a safe space to process unresolved issues in your story. We all need help from time to time. True bravery is asking for the help and allowing someone to help you, even through the most difficult times in your life. Life is sweeter when you are connected with our community. Don't be afraid to reach out! Don't be afraid to ask for help! You're so worth it!
(985) 898-4826
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Metairie, LA 70001
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Living with Intention - Lainie Breaux
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
**PLEASE CHECK BACK. I AM CURRENTLY FULL AND CANNOT ACCEPT NEW CLIENTS. THANK YOU.**When an atmosphere of trust and collaboration is created, healing can begin. My clients have shared with me that I am amicable and non-judgmental, warm hearted with a sense of humor and play . Within this space, clients who are learning to live with problems like a change in life, addiction or trauma can explore their life experiences, learn to use their current strengths and add new skills to move towards their goal. It takes time and patience, honesty and courage, plus support to look at one's self and stick with new thoughts and behaviors.
(504) 826-8944
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Metairie, LA 70002
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Empowered Path Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with clients utilizing Story Informed Trauma Therapy, Play Therapy and Sand Tray modalities.
I have been working with clients for four years. Through my life experience and education I believe developing supportive relationships has the power to reduce the effects of trauma for the child, parents and families. Allowing a safe space for people to explore their emotions and develop skills to create a congruent environment around them and navigate the unknowns in life.
(504) 732-1546
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Metairie, LA 70002
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NOLA Art Therapy and Counseling, LLC
Art Therapist, MS, ATR, LPC
Verified
Verified
We have 3 other clinicians on staff including another art therapist and counselor, a clinical social worker, and a counselor who utilizes talk, art, and play .
Sometimes extra help and support are needed to successfully navigate through the challenging and difficult situations that arise in life. By seeking therapy, you will receive our support while we work as a team to better understand your challenging life situations. If you make a commitment to change and work on improving yourself and your situation, therapy can give you the tools you need to face future life challenges. In a comfortable and supportive environment, we offer a highly personalized approach made to meet the needs of each individual client and/or family to help them achieve personal growth.
(504) 273-7851
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Metairie, LA 70005
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Emma Boelter
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, PLPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am in the process of becoming a registered play therapist and specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults.
Hi there, welcome to my page! Here’s a bit about my approach to counseling: I am a highly relational individual and see the client-counselor relationship as the foundation to all meaningful therapy. I deeply believe that each one of us intrinsically possesses unique value and is deserving of love, respect, and the opportunity to evolve. I believe that my clients, both adults and children, are the experts on themselves. It is my intention to create a non-judgmental space and support my clients as they excavate through the layers that prevent them from accessing their natural intuition, and move in the direction of growth.
(504) 732-0351
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Metairie, LA 70005
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Allison Lugo
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am a member of the American Counseling Association and Louisiana Association for Play Therapy .
I enjoy working with adults, families, adolescents, and children. I have worked with issues such as grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, divorce/separation, family issues, coping with life changes, self-esteem, emotional regulation, and bullying. The needs and goals of my clients are to discover personal wellness and empowerment. I also help build a better bond and understanding between parents and their children/adolescents.
(985) 238-3714
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Metairie, LA 70005
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Melissa J Aubert
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have a special interest in providing Play Therapy , which gives young children a safe and effective means of expressing their feelings and experiences so that they can work through conflicts.
As a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist, I offer a variety of services for children, adolescents, and adults. I conduct Neuropsychological and Psychological evaluations for head injuries, neurological conditions (e.g., seizure disorders, stroke), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, developmental disorders (e.g., Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Deficiency), auditory processing disorders, and lead poisoning. I offer general intelligence assessment for employment, Gifted placement, and school admission, as well as psychological evaluations for surgery clearance (e.g., bariatric surgery candidates). For more information on the services I provide, please see my personal website: www.nolaneuropsych.com.
(504) 315-1006 x2
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Metairie, LA 70002
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Kathryn Sinclair Lanier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, RPT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Does your child or teen have social, emotional, behavioral, or academic difficulties? Do you have parenting or family challenges? Does your household need a reset in how you’re getting along? I can help! I prescriptively use humanistic therapies: client-centered, solution focused, existential, transactional, gestalt, and play therapies.
CLIENTS: tots, kids, teens... and their parents too! ISSUES: social, emotional, behavioral, academics, parenting, and family functioning. GOALS: self-awareness, self-regulation, self-acceptance, autonomy. HOW: Working from a firm foundation of respect for the dignity of the individual in the client-therapist relationship, I help clients develop mentally, emotionally, behaviorally, and socially. By providing a safe, confidential, warm and empathetic counseling experience, my clients' thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can be explored, understood, and improved so life can be enjoyed once again.
(504) 608-7462
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Metairie, LA 70005
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Claire Barry-Thomas
Counselor, MEd, PLPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I also draw from other therapies such as: solution-focused and play therapy .
My areas of focus include children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of issues. As a school counselor, I have experience in working with children and adolescents with behavioral challenges, anger management, impulse control, and social/emotional issues. I also work with professional educators, especially in issues that relate to or are a result of their career in a school setting. If your issues are in an area that I do not feel qualified to treat, I will discuss this with you and refer you to a professional who is better qualified to work with you.
(504) 677-8362
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Metairie, LA 70001
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Leslie C Higgins
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with children and adults in a personalized approach tailored to each patient's unique situation. My theoretical background is rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, play therapy , and psychodynamic therapy, but I pull from many sources in creating a treatment plan. I enjoy tackling diagnostic puzzles and working closely with patients and families to get to the bottom of what causes disruption in someone's life. Most consider me direct and no nonsense. I trained in Exposure Response Prevention for OCD treatment in both children and adults and enjoy these treatment challenges.
(504) 702-6887
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Metairie, LA 70006
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Cat F. Schully
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I believe that the tools to succeed are already within your teen and together we will use art, sand play , writing/storytelling, painting, role plays, and so much more to access them!.
Are you looking for the perfect counselor for your anxious teen? Is your child artsy, theatrical, or creative, yet struggles with confidence, perfectionism, and nervousness? Maybe they thrive in their art or drama class but making friends causes anxiety. If this sounds like your child, then I am just the counselor they need! I am a theater kid myself and fully understand the many strengths and challenges that come with being an artist.
(504) 569-5390
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Metairie, LA 70002
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Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCSW
Verified
Verified
JFS therapists use a variety of treatment modalities depending on client needs that include but are not limited to: * Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) * Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) * Insight-oriented psychotherapy * Play therapy * Solution-Focused Therapy * Person-Centered Therapy.
JFS counseling services are designed to provide guidance and psychotherapy for individuals and families on how to cope with interpersonal and family problems. Our staff of compassionate, highly skilled mental health professionals specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Counseling is provided on an individual and group basis and our services are available to the Greater New Orleans community. JFS therapists are all Masters-level mental health professionals or Masters-level student interns. They are well-trained and up-to-date on the newest Best Practices standards and evidence-based protocols.
(504) 229-6535
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Metairie, LA 70002
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Gasper James Bongiovani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified
Verified
I also utilize therapeutic play and activities.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples, addressing a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, family issues, relationships, self-esteem, anger management, ADHD, personality disorder, behavioral challenges, etc. I have 16 years of experience providing intensive outpatient counseling to individuals and groups. I strongly believe that counseling is a partnership between the therapist and the client, designed to arrive at the needed objectives and goals. Whereas the therapist has skills and training, the client is always the expert on themselves and their families. Only through working together with regard for the dignity and worth of each individual can challenges be alleviated and strengths enhanced.
(504) 556-2635
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Metairie, LA 70002
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Beth Cooney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use play therapy when working with young children.
Everyone has times in their life when they could really benefit from therapy. Taking the first step can be hard but it will help you feel so much better. I am passionate about helping my clients live a happy life and becoming their best self. Many people come to therapy because they feel stuck. I offer a warm and supportive environment to help my clients through their toughest times. I work with children, adolescents and adults struggling with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, grief and loss. I help clients with adjustment problems, relationship difficulties and life transitions.
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Metairie, LA 70005
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Allie Buckwalter
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS , PLPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with children (ages 3+), teenagers, adults, and couples. My experience includes working with children, teenagers, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and behavioral issues. My main area of focus is working with children, incorporating play therapy to help them process their emotions, improve their behavior, and navigate familial issues. I have also worked with couples who struggle with lack of communication, co-parenting, and life changes.
(504) 588-6065
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Metairie, LA 70005
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always hope llc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBA, MA, LPC-S
Verified
Verified
I also conduct group therapy and play therapy .
Are you struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Mood Changes, and ready to change your mindset? My name is Tishlinn S Fountain, MBA, MA, LPC-S, and I am here to assist you with being whole. . I love to assist individuals who have the desire to implement change in their lives. I have experience helping others with ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Trauma with children and adults, Stress Management, Domestic Violence, Anger Management, Behavioral Issues and Self-Esteem.
(504) 800-8824
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Metairie, LA 70002
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Megan Nicole Long
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe in the power of creative interventions, so my work with children, teens, and young adults often harnesses the therapeutic power of play , sandtray, and art-based interventions.
My clients often are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and anxious because of life changes and constant feelings of worry and overwhelm. The kids, teens, and young adults I work with often need to feel heard and set goals of better understanding their big emotions. A major part of this work is including parents and caregivers to provide tools and strategies that can help at home. My clients often have trouble expressing their deepest feelings and want to have better relationships with friends and family. Anxiety sometimes feels like it gets in the way of close relationships, but, together, we can discover new ways to reconnect.
(504) 509-5324
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Metairie, LA 70006
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Amelie Marguerite Prescott
MA
In this work your dreams will come into play .
Our work together will facilitate your being in the present moment, not stuck in the past or concerned about the future. Incidents from your past can be "desensitized", allowing your attention to come into the present, giving you more energy and the ability to concentrate. The clinical name for this work is EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, which is the treatment of choice for those afflicted with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).We will use Art to communicate and express deep feelings. Children respond well to this type of treatment.
(504) 608-0630
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Metairie, LA 70001
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Matthew T. Watson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes we just need a band-aid to get us through a rough patch, and other times a deeper dive into long-standing patterns and struggles is the right focus - both are valid approaches! Choosing the right therapist is an important step, so let's chat about questions you might have and make sure you get the right fit. I work with individuals, couples, and children, and from time to time I also offer group workshops. I have specialized training in EMDR, Play Therapy , and have over a decade of clinical experience. I am currently an LPC Board-approved clinical supervisor as well as an adjunct professor in Loyola's Counseling program.
(504) 527-8986
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Metairie, LA 70002
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B. Gerard Woodrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I utilize Reality-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Play Therapy , Motivational Interviewing while employing positive strategies to exemplify emotional resilience.
Hello, thank you for visiting my page. Therapy is a very intimate yet necessary process in order to change negative dynamics in life. I approach therapy through engagement and fostering relationships. My approach is conversational, positive, and process based. I cater to individuals struggling with the realities of their life. Whether its stress from work or relationships, bullying at school, trauma from assault, or anxiety from your environment; I will assist you with processing those issues while strengthening your esteem and perspective.
(504) 226-8313
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Metairie, LA 70003
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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.