Play Therapy in Bethesda, MD

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Sonne Goode
Counselor, LCPC, NBCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Play therapy , mindfulness, and a strength-based approach are found within her counseling.
Sonne Goode is Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) 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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Judy Wang
Counselor, CPC, LCPC, RPT
Verified
Verified
I am a certified EMDR therapist through EMDRIA and a Registered Play Therapy thru the Association for Play Therapy .
Seeking counseling services for yourself or your loved ones can be a difficult process. With so many choices, it can be hard to choose who will be best suited for you or a member of your family. As you review my website, I hope you find I am a good fit for any of your needs. I truly believe the potential for overall well-being starts and ends with trust, compassion and effective communication that facilitates growth.
(702) 447-0424
Bethesda, MD 20815
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Masha Kartashev
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LGMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I integrate play therapy when working with children and offer therapy to families who could benefit from identifying where the strengths and difficulties within their relationships reside.
Relationships are the cornerstone of our lives. When our connection to others—and ourselves—is suffering, we in turn suffer. Perhaps you’ve been feeling out of step with your feelings and suspect that events from your past may be contributing to your difficulties relating to others currently. Or maybe you’re a parent who has concerns about your child’s fears and anxieties. Working with individuals, couples, children, and families in counseling, I help them navigate relationships with vulnerability and authenticity.
(410) 784-4494
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Bethesda, MD 20817
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Jonah Green and Associates, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Modalities include play and talk therapy, family therapy, individual therapy, and couples therapy to achieve the best results for children and families.
Ours is a highly regarded group of experienced, compassionate and skilled therapists who work with children, adolescents, and families. We have been cited in Washingtonian Magazine and Washington Parent magazine as top therapists, based on polls of both therapists and families. We work closely with families to address a variety of emotional, family, and relationship concerns. We welcome clients with a variety of ethnic/racial/religious backgrounds, family structures (single parent, divorced, etc.) and sexual, gender, and developmental differences.
(240) 813-9203
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Kathryn Rickard
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work with adults of any age, and have specialized training/experience with families and with children/adolescents, including play therapy for pre-school and young children. My clients find relief from painful symptoms (e.g., depression, anxiety); address troublesome behavioral problems (e.g., anger management; school/work performance); improve family/ interpersonal relationships; and access greater creative and spiritual potential to fulfill life goals. I work with many clients who have been exposed to trauma, violence, abuse, or loss, and with adoptive and foster children/families. My clients often address issues of ethnic, cultural or sexual identity, and challenging life transitions.
(202) 609-8905
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Bethesda, MD 20815
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Marjorie Theard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic approach is eclectic, but draws primarily from CBT, play therapy , and client centered therapy.
For the past 20 years, I have worked with children, adolescents and their families both as a special education teacher and a clinical social worker. I specialize in anxiety, social skills and behavioral struggles at home and at school, ADHD, challenges with inflexibility, problem solving and autism.
(240) 534-1775
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Bethesda, MD 20810
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M. Christine Schultz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Included are emotion regulation practices; the use of symbols; art & play techniques; therapeutic hypnosis.
Are you weary of feeling lonely, tired, sad? Perhaps you're scared or confused and don't know what to do about your marriage--the two of you are almost like strangers, or you fight all the time, or you're facing infidelity? Maybe you know your child is troubled, and you're not quite sure how to be of help. A special strength of mine is healing connections--connections between people as well as personal connections to the inner self--whether I see you in a couple, a family, or as an individual.
(301) 882-1059
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Bethesda, MD 20815
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Nancy Gund LPC, LMFT
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have a specialty in child play therapy to address typical concerns such as school avoidance, fears, oppositional behaviors, ADHD and adjustment to divorce.
I work with adults, couples and children in my family practice. Adults and families come for services when someone is struggling with issues such as depression, loss/grief, anxiety or a child in the family is behaving in ways that are concerning. I have 25 years of experience helping clients forge new and more comfortable ways of addressing life challenges.
(202) 738-5296
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Bethesda, MD 20816
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Pulchery J Thelusma
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
TELETHERAPY AVAILABLE. Ideally, I want to create an environment that allows my clients to find their way, learn about themselves, and grow to be leaders in their treatment. The approaches I use give clients the ability to take the initiative, evaluate and then make a plan of action. Making the decision to enter into therapy is a challenge in itself. But in the end I want to meet the client where they are at and go from there. Where applicable I use Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness, play therapy , career/coaching and other modalities in practice.
(301) 329-6751
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Peter Aron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWC
Verified
Verified
I utilize play /expressive therapy and sandtray to enable children to express and work through their inner dynamics; teach mindfulness to increase regulation; work with feelings and sensations in the mind and body to help develop self-awareness and release and integrate distressing thoughts and emotions; and use EMDR.
I work with children and teens and their families. I address issues including problematical attachment with parents and/or caregivers, negative self-image, trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, oppositionality, poor communication and social skills, acting out behaviors, sibling problems, and difficulties in school. As a therapist, I establish a safe "container" in which to work with children and parents together in order to strengthen a child's positive sense of self, reinforce the family system and bonds of attachment, and promote behavioral and emotional regulation. I work with teachers and school administrators to help children learn and thrive in school
(301) 281-4144
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Bethesda, MD 20813
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Christine Kalil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, RPT
Verified
Verified
I am also trained in play therapy , so I enjoy using creative approaches if preferred.
**Currently only accepting ADULT clients** Sometimes, the idea of meeting a new therapist can be a daunting, whether or not it's a person's first time. I do my best to ensure that my office is a welcoming and judgment-free space where clients can feel comfortable sharing about their lives and difficulties. I believe in a person's capacity to heal and grow, and I believe that my role is to facilitate this experience in a way that is unique to each client's personality and strengths.
(202) 335-2859
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Bethesda, MD 20816
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Philip B Callahan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
I am trained in a psychodynamic and relational approach that includes the use of play therapy , art, music, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness. I have spent the last 20 years working clinically with children and adolescents in school settings in Baltimore City, Montgomery County and Prince Georges County. I currently combine my work as a school counselor in a special education facility with private practice.
(240) 560-5252
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Jennifer Steiger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with children and adolescents struggling with problem behaviors and mental health disorders. I have found that through play therapy , motivational interviewing, and working closely on coping skills and emotional regulation, children are better able to combat the daily challenges faced at school and at home. Every individual is unique and finding the methods that allows each clients to benefit from therapy and lead a successful life is essential to my practice. I am also a native Spanish speaker.
(301) 298-1841
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Bethesda, MD 20810
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Jonathan Rhoads
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience using CBT, play therapy , and other approaches including sand tray, to create a safe, nurturing environment in which to heal and grow.
If you are looking for a supportive and approachable therapist to help you, your child, or your adolescent build effective coping strategies and create goal oriented solutions to help you improve your quality of life, I can help. My passion is adolescents and children. Some of the issues I focus on include anxiety, depression, adjustment problems, and social skills enhancement in young people. I have extensive experience in helping children, adolescents, adults, and families with complex underlying medical and/or developmental diagnoses deal with the impact these conditions have on their behavior, emotional happiness, and interactions with others.
(301) 859-3897
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Bethesda, MD 20817
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Stephanie Natter
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC, CGP, LCPAT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Our therapists come from a variety of backgrounds, bringing their own distinctive experiences, strengths and specialties and utilizing a range of therapies, including art, play , movement and traditional talk therapy.
I understand that there are many things in life that influence us and take a toll on our emotional well-being. I believe that with effective support, guidance and understanding, you have the ability to not only find the answers to your problems, but the strength to make positive changes in your life. Expressive Therapy Center offers a family-focused and individualized approach that is unique to each client and his or her family's needs.
(301) 861-4416
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Not accepting new clients
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Phyllis Zhu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am trained in somatic approaches that connect the mind and body, including TF-CBT, mindfulness, EMDR for PTSD/trauma, Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping), sandtray therapy, parts work/inner child work, play therapy , and creative modalities.
I believe that every person has the ability to heal within themselves and that healing starts by expressing our stories. Sometimes we are looking for a guide to accompany us on this journey. I specialize in working with teens and adults who may be feeling "stuck" in their lives through shame, fear, or anger and have experienced childhood trauma and neglect that continues to impact your relationships, identity, and self-esteem. I hope to support you in finding your voice, changing your body and mind's response to old patterns, and being more proactive and in control of your choices.
(410) 305-7827
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Bethesda, MD 20810
Not accepting new clients
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Sammi Rosenfeld
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, DC LPC, MD LCPC, PA LPC, MSEd
Verified
Verified
I am a mental health and school counselor passionate about supporting the growth of children and young adults. I am experienced with both school-age children, young adults, and adults. I have also spent a lifetime in the world of professional dance and the creative arts. My experience in dance and the body highly influences my therapeutic lens. I view utilizing all bodily senses in my counseling techniques as integral to client growth. I take an integrative approach to my work; in one session we may talk, play , draw, or move. Some moments may be more directive and some may be client-led.
(202) 935-7358
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Bethesda, MD 20815
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Jacob Kahn
Counselor, MA, LGPC
Verified
Verified
Primary focuses of my treatment include: Child and Family Therapy, Play Therapy , Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and more insight-based and relational therapy such as through an Intersubjective approach.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. IN-PERSON AVAILABLE. In-home sessions available for children and families 0-8 years old. Just as each individual is unique, I see treatment as unique as well, meaning no single therapy approach can claim to be the solution to every individual that walks through my door. For as unique as you are, together we can make sense of your concerns, work towards your goals, and the quality of life you want and deserve. I have experience working with individuals across ranges of age, race, gender, socioeconomic status, and reasons for treatment.
(301) 708-2735
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Bethesda, MD 20817
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January Bryer Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I will meet you where you are in life, and will use adventure, play , experiential, mindfulness, and expressive art activities to help you get where you want to be.
You see your child struggle and you don't know how to help. You hoped that this was just a phase that they would grow out of but you can't ignore the "red flags" you continue to see. You desperately want to fix things for them, but what you have tried isn't working. You're starting to realize that figuring it out on your own isn't the solution. You want help, but you're worried about judgment and labels.
(410) 431-2478
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Bethesda, MD 20817
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Helen E DeRossi Lcsw-C
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
I use a combination of therapeutic modalities in my work, which include but are not limited to, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, humanistic, existential, family systems, play therapy and coaching.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from New York University in 1992. Being a native of New York City, I have worked with people from all backgrounds and walks of life. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents and their families. In addition, I have worked with couples and families, particularly around divorce/custody issues. I have day, evening and week-end hours available. I do not accept insurance, but do provide an invoice/super bill to submit to your insurance company. I do this to keep the focus on client care, rather than billing.
(443) 232-2907
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Bethesda, MD 20817
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