Play Therapy in Bethesda, MD

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Oladipo Adedeji
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
He uses EMDR therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), play therapy , and spiritually integrated psychotherapy to address concerns of clients, groups, and families.
Oladipo Adedeji is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland and a Resident in Counseling in Virginia. Oladipo has 6 years of experience providing individual and group psychotherapy to clients of various demographics (ages 4-65). People across the lifespan often experience low self-esteem, low motivation, irregular moods, discrimination, poor impulse control, family stress, school-related or work-related conflict, substance abuse, and grief. Oladipo partners with those experiencing these barriers to help them cope and develop more meaningful relationships in their communities.
(240) 201-2692 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Rebecca Whitmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, MEd
Verified
I use contemporary modalities based in neuroscience including; Intensive Short Term Psychotherapy, IMAGO Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy, Play Therapy , Sand Therapy, Gestalt, Mindfulness, and Somatic Intervention.
We overcome difficulties, adjust to changes, and manage difficult emotions best when we do not have to go at it alone. I offer a supportive partnership to help you identify your goals and build capacity to experience joy, compassionate self regard, and healthy rewarding relationships. I have over 35 years of experience helping children, couples, adults, and parents who may be feeling stuck, alone, sad, anxious, or unable to find the forward motion to reach goals for well being. Together we can create a safe space to address difficult emotions, and identify resources and habits that support resiliency and wellness.
(240) 775-2294 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Stephanie Prigal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
I utilize Non-Directive Play Therapy , Sand Tray Therapy and Theraplay as well as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
My therapeutic approach emphasizes the importance of meeting the client and family where they are at and building a connection through trust and understanding. I have experience working with children as young as 5 years old, adolescents, adults and families. I specialize in supporting clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem challenges, socialization and attention deficit disorder. When working with adolescents or adults, I utilize a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness.
(240) 201-9566 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Maggie Meyer
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, RPT
Verified
In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist, I practiced 17 years as a Registered Dietitian working with children, adolescents, & adults experiencing disordered eating behaviors.
Reaching out for support can be extremely difficult, but it is the first step towards unlocking all of the possibilities and potential for you, your child, and your family to heal and re-connect. Therapy is a gift and allowing me the ability to experience this journey with you and/or your child is a gift to me. I strive to create authentic, engaging and trusting therapeutic relationships and enjoy working with clients to strengthen their connections. My goal is to be a source of both practical and emotional support for you and your family. I believe therapy is nourishment for social, emotional and physical wellbeing.
(301) 900-8361 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Brittany LaFleur
Counselor, MS, LCPC-S, RPT
Verified
Brittany is a certified Child & Adolescent Trauma Therapist, Registered Play Therapist & Board Approved Supervisor.
Brittany LaFleur is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Supervisor (LCPC-S) with a deep passion for aiding individuals in their journey towards becoming their best selves, hence why she started Your Best Self therapeutic services in 2018. Brittany creates a safe and confidential space to guide clients’ exploration of their inner worlds. She has a dynamic, compassionate and direct style of connecting with cleints.
(301) 205-5422 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
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Michael Stahly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Drawing on my experience as a martial arts instructor and a grounding in play therapy , I take a creative, non-directive approach that works well for many kids and families.
I specialize in helping people grapple with existential concerns, often related to grief, loss, and finding a path in life. I work well with people who are disillusioned with the world today and who struggle to reconcile their values with the tasks of daily living, as well as those who have suffered significant losses need help to find their footing once more and to reengage in their altered lives. I do not structure sessions, teach skills, or assign homework.
(301) 918-5435 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers online therapy
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Samantha Congdon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Samantha's specializes in Narrative, Art/ Play , CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, etc.
Samantha Congdon, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in states Maryland and California. Samantha currently practices in the state of Maryland and provides Teletherapy to client's who reside in Ca and Md. Samantha works with children, adolescents, and families utilizing a collaborative approach to fit each client's individual needs. Samantha grew up in California and went to school at the California State University of Chico, where she received her Bachelors of Art in Psychology, and Master's of Science in Marriage Family Therapy. Samantha is here to support you, your child or family with any life stressor.
(240) 713-5748 x105 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Waitlist for new clients
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Joann S Stern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
I have helped clients gain relief from anxiety and stress through Talk and Mind/Body Therapies -- Mindfulness, Yoga, Somatic Experiencing, Breathwork -- and Adult-Centered Play Therapy .
Stressed, anxious, even panicked at times? in these times, facing the unknown, at times thinking the worst, it can be difficult to attain calm and serenity. Through Talk and Mind/Body Therapies, I can help you find relief from anxiety and stress and engage in life.
(301) 685-0618 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Emilie Gomart (-Berg)
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT, MSc, CSHP
Verified
She has advanced training in EFT (Emotionally Focused couple's Therapy), systemic therapies, mindfulness and somatic therapies, play therapy , Circle of Security parenting and in sexual health and sex therapy.
Emilie is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family therapist (LCMFT) and an AASECT (American Association for Sex Therapy) certified Sex Therapist who joined Jonah Green and Associates in early 2018. Emilie’s expertise is in working with couples and families to improve their relationships and build more meaningful and more resilient bonds with each other. She has experience working with children and adolescents with a wide range of challenges. She makes sure to support parents and strengthen parent-child bonds . In addition, Emilie also works with couples on relationship and sexual issues, including separation and divorce.
(240) 292-8430 
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Bethesda, MD 20816
Offers online therapy
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Anna White
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT, CFTP
Verified
Through individual, family, and play therapy , you and your family can feel healthy, empowered, and connected.
Among families, kids, adults, and couples alike, feeling healthy, happy, connected, and confident can be hard. For so many people and families today, the pressures of the world, fast changes in life, and challenging or traumatic experiences interrupt the connections we wish to have. Maybe for you or your family, this means more and more conflicts, feeling alone and unsupported, being unsure how to make things better, or not knowing what you want or need. Whether you feel lost and disconnected, frustrated, overwhelmed, angry, scared, or lonely, there are ways to restore your feelings of connection, purpose, confidence, and direction.
(240) 541-5570 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Amanda Wiggins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LGMFT
Verified
I use an integrative model with techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy , Art Therapy, Experiential Therapy, & Solution-Focused Therapy.
I work with children, teens, and adults facing stressors such as life transitions, emotional and behavioral concerns, anxiety, depression, separation and divorce, blended families, parent child relationships, as well as identity, personal, and relational growth. My training as a MFT has helped me develop a collaborative, systemically informed therapy style. I believe clients are the experts in their own lives, and I can serve as a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental presence to facilitate exploration and self growth.
(301) 720-1706 
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Offers online therapy
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Pam Herrick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LGMFT
Verified
Our connections to one another and the communities we work and play in are foundational to our health and well-being. It is through relationship that we learn about ourselves and how best to be in relationship with others. At times, stress can threaten to overwhelm, priorities can become unclear and uncertainties can mount. We all benefit from a consistent and trusting relationship in which to identify our feelings, thoughts and behaviors, to be supported in our efforts to determine and utilize our own strengths and resources, to build our coping strategies, and begin to create the change we choose to work on in any stage of life
(301) 417-5032 
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Bethesda, MD 20817
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Carly Garrett Schreiner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I utilize CBT, DBT, mindfulness practice, art, play therapy , and psychodynamic approaches in my therapy practice, as I believe therapy should be a holistic treatment approach that is strength-based and flexible for the client.
My core belief in therapeutic practice is that everyone has inherent value and strength, that with the right support, can be harnessed to create positive changes and meaningful growth. Offering a safe place where self-exploration, processing, and healing can be done, I will help you to build insight, resilience through healthy coping skills, and empowerment in reaching your therapeutic goals. Whether it is improving communication, changing behaviors, healing from trauma, or having a consistent and dependable ally in your mental health, I will support you each step of the way.
(240) 202-3939 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Karla Najera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
I incorporate evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused CBT, Play therapy , mindfulness and more.
I provide therapy in English and in Spanish. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults in a number of settings (schools, clinics, non profit agencies and due to the pandemic-teletherapy). Many of the clients I’ve seen, have worked through trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief and loss as well as adjusting to other life transitions. I am also passionate about first and second generation Latino/a college experiences and life dilemmas due to engrained cultural norms.I also work with Individuals through pet bereavement.
 
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Bethesda, MD 20817
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Amy Pelletier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Amy has completed training in expressive and play therapies and in using CBT to treat mood and anxiety disorders.
Amy has over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings, including outpatient mental health, school-based, and private practice. She is dedicated to helping children and families navigate life’s challenges. Amy’s approach to therapy involves creating a safe and supportive environment for her clients where she uses cognitive behavioral therapy and play therapy techniques to help clients experiencing a range difficulties, including anxiety, OCD, depression, ADHD, emotional dysregulation, and behavior issues.
(301) 417-5840 
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Bethesda, MD 20817
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Sonne Goode
Counselor, LGPC, NBCC
Verified
Play therapy , mindfulness, and a strength-based approach are found within her counseling.
Sonne Scarola is Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) in addition to a Professional School Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). She is devoted to supporting clients in achieving their goals and making positive change through an eclectic approach including cognitive behavioral and solution focused perspectives.
(240) 679-8448 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Quinn K Smelser
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC, RPT
Verified
I am a nationally recognized expert and published author on play therapy , family therapy, ethical practice, trauma informed care for children, LGBT and gender identity, grief and loss, and spirituality.
You have taken a very courageous step in seeking therapy. I have counseled children, families, and individuals at all stages of life. Over the course of my career, I have worked in urban, rural, and suburban communities, under government-funded grants, and through private funding in homes, schools, and residential treatment. Using an integrative approach that is trauma-informed, evidence-based, and family systems oriented, I draw from attachment theory, neurobiology research, systems theory, cognitive-behavioral theory, and existentialism. I also am an approved clinical supervisor in Maryland.
(240) 213-7314 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Not accepting new clients
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Bethesda Play Therapy and Healing, LLC Center
Counselor
Verified
We offer more than play therapy , we are a healing center.
Here at Bethesda Play Therapy and Healing Center, our clinicians provide integrative psychotherapy to children, teens, adults, caregivers, and families in English and in Spanish. We strive to hold safe space and form authentic connections during your growth and healing journey and practice seeing the best in people so you can see the best in you. There is power in asking for and accepting help and our team of clinicians is here to help you heal from the inside out.
(240) 698-3371 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Dara Goldberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
In my practice I use combination of talk, play and relaxation training to meet your specific needs.
Reaching out to a therapist can be a difficult decision and a brave choice. In my practice, I work with my clients to build upon strengths that already exist to help you gain the skills to reach their fullest potential. I would like to help you have the opportunity to create meaningful change in your daily lives. I provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents, individuals and their families who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, and learning challenges. I have experience advocating for clients in the form of working with teachers, participating in IEP meetings, and educating the community.
(301) 861-0746 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Christopher Ray
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
With children, I use play and talk therapy to assist them in identifying strengths and reducing negative symptoms of distress.
Although you may not believe it, you are stronger than you think. Through our work in therapy, I will help you to find your strengths and learn to leverage them in times of need. I work collaboratively with children, adolescents, and adults in individual and family therapy. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, relationship concerns, in addition to behavioral concerns in children.
(240) 589-7737 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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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.

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