Play Therapy in Silver Spring, MD

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Penny Zimmerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
I enjoy using Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness, CBT, Play , Sand Tray, and Art Therapies; Theraplay, TF-CBT, and Attachment-Based Parenting in my work.
My clients are smart, successful people who want to create change in their lives. Does your life look good on paper, but you don't feel happy or fulfilled? Experiencing mild to moderate anxiety or depression? Maybe, like many, you suffered trauma, now interfering with your quality of life. You want insight and action, process and results, to feel and perform better. Maybe you are the concerned parent of a child, seeking help for emotional or behavior problems. You want a trusted therapist for your child who will include you in their treatment, and who will provide you with information and realistic strategies you can use at home.
(301) 888-5343 
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Not accepting new clients
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Healing Harmony Health & Wellness with Shana LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Trauma shatters your world and the world around you, including your personal and professional relationships. Finding your wellness requires having a therapist who understands your needs. I specialize in working with trauma and its related disorders. I bring creativity and above all else sincere caring for my clients. With children, I implement and integrate play and sandtray therapy to facilitate and increase the child's confidence. For adolescents and adults, I create a warm self-honoring environment that increases in their ability to develop positive tools to navigate through their traumas, challenges, anxieties, and fears.
(240) 453-4828 
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Silver Spring, MD 20902
Offers online therapy
Lesley K Sanders
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am passionate about working with young children and their families who are experiencing challenges with academics, parenting, separation and divorce, as well as regulatory and behavioral issues. I provide psychological, developmental, and admissions testing. I also conduct play therapy , family therapy, parent guidance, divorce mediation, as well as school consultations. Early intervention and prevention as well as parental involvement is essential and paramount for optimal and favorable treatment outcomes.
(301) 684-8146 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Peter Aron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWC
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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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Sheryl J Frank
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I work with children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with learning challenges, ADHD, stressful family dynamics, depression, and anxiety. For many children and adolescents, there are struggles with behavioral and emotional regulation that are making life difficult for them and their families. Through dialogue and/or play , we develop innovative and creative strategies to help with self-regulation. For adult clients, through developing understanding of ADHD, depression and/or anxiety, I help clients make changes in their thoughts, feelings, and actions that lead to alleviation and reduction of symptoms.
(301) 825-5033 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
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M. Christine Schultz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified
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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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
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Mindology Counseling and Wellness Center
Verified
our trained therapist use Play Therapy to help children with social or emotional deficits learn to communicate better, change their behavior develop problem-solving skills, and relate to others in positive ways.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN FEELING: Worried about future; Stressed about work; Discouraged and not motivated for life; Feeling I am not good enough; Feeling lost, loneliness, hopeless, and confused...WE WILL HELP YOU FEEL: Fulfilled life with purpose and joy; Ready for whatever life obstacles are ahead of you; Connected with the people who you are close to! You have been struggling for some time with negative thoughts and feelings that just won't seem to go away. You are in the right place. We can help! Mindology is a professional and licensed private counseling practice that is specialized in treatment for Trauma, Substance Abuse and other mental/behavioral disorders, in order to empower and help our clients to overcome day-to-day life challenges; achieve personal goals and improve the qualities of life.
(301) 701-2481 
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Silver Spring, MD 20904
Offers online therapy
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Intrapersonal Commitment to Wellness, LLC
Counselor, LGPC
Verified
ICW has implemented an evidence-based approach in-which ABA, CBT and Play /Sand-Tray therapy has shown to improve emotional and adaptive functioning.
Mark believes that individuals are uniquely gifted with a purpose to seek self-actualization and contentment to optimize intrapersonal wellness. He attributes the complexities of humanity to have enabled him to implement or utilize an eclectic approach to counseling. A therapeutic process is a safe place for individuals to learn more about themselves, mental health awareness, and spiritual connection. As noted within the inner-person, counseling requires a commitment to address cognitive and emotional deficits to seek wellness to promote a healthy balanced lifestyle.
(301) 494-8853 
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Silver Spring, MD 20904
Offers online therapy
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Clare Sarsony
Counselor, LGPC
Verified
I have particular experience working with autism spectrum disorder, family counseling, and play therapy .
We all deserve a space where we can explore and grow into our authentic selves. I can't wait to connect with you and help you feel your best. I'll provide a judgment free space where you can explore what "best" means and how you'd like to get there.
(240) 213-9524 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
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Diane Rudzinski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
I have certifications in Child Play Therapy & specialize in advocating for children & their caregivers to improve child school & home success, especially in regard to behaviors, attention, mood & defiance issues.
I have had a lifetime of working w/all ages & types of people: physically, cognitively, developmentally & emotionally challenged children/ adolescents/adults & their loved ones; individuals struggling w/difficult life transitions & w/mood, trauma, abuse, loss, grief & relationship issues. I work from a strength-based perspective, w/respect for client self-determination, helping clients identify & achieve their goals & build their strengths. Together, we will therapeutically work to create & follow a plan for your success.
(202) 688-5932 
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Silver Spring, MD 20902
Offers online therapy
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Philip B Callahan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
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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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
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Rachel Ravin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Children learn how to initiate and engage in appropriate conversations, respect personal boundaries, and join others in play .
I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in helping children, adolescents, and their families. I have extensive experience working with preschoolers, school-aged children, and adolescents with social, emotional, behavioral, and educational challenges. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, social difficulties, learning disorders, divorce, and loss. Kids are sometimes sad when they sit by themselves at lunch. Others may be frustrated when they are not picked for games. Children may not have the social language skills, impulse control, social judgment, and/or abilities to develop and maintain friendships. I help children and adolescents develop these skills in individual and group therapy.
(443) 666-3339 
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Silver Spring, MD 20902
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Judith Gallant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
If you are struggling with issues that prevent you from being as happy as you would like, I can help. For over 35 years, I have specialized in working with children and adolescents, as well as adults and couples. I utilize play therapy with young children and look to their parents as partners in treatment. With older children and adolescents, I use various approaches depending on their emotional development and issues. For those of us a bit older, life transitions including college, marriage, becoming a parent and loss can be stressful, but also create opportunities for growth.
(301) 587-2552 
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Vernon Byrd Coulon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
My holistic approaches include Inner Child healing techniques, EFT-Emotional Freedom Techniques, TBT-Transformational Breathing Techniques and Play Therapy for Adults.
We all deserve to be happy. Sometimes events and circumstances may get in our way. Using holistic approaches to compliment traditional talk therapy, I hope you will let me help you on your journey of self-discovery and healing. Whether you are dealing with traumatic issues or life challenges, these methods work! As one client shared with me, "after years in talk therapy, this is the first time that I am beginning to feel integrated and whole." If you are ready, please accept my offer to share this journey with you.
(301) 804-2305 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
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Amy C Greene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MPH
Verified
Exhausted adults raising worried and distracted children are welcome here! I truly enjoy working with parents, helping them truly see and understand the special spark their children possess. Working with children and adolescents energizes me - their words, actions, or inactions powerfully communicate if we are curious enough to wonder. I employ a humanistic approach with a down-to-earth style, engaging in talk, play , art, and movement as well as cognitive behavioral interventions. I believe in educating my clients through the therapeutic process and am committed to bringing the best evidenced based approaches into our work.
(301) 709-6794 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Not accepting new clients
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George N. Rathbone
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, EdM, LPC, CCBT, PBSF
Verified
George specializes in working with individuals who have complex behavioral and social support needs, and with their families and support systems. Our clientele often manifests both developmental and behavioral support challenges, and these are sometimes complicated by other physical, genetic or medical conditions. Practice specialties include counseling (family, group and individual), Applied Behavior Analysis, Positive Behavior Support and cognitive/behavioral approaches. We also offer innovative, role- play social groups that combine virtual practices with tangible materials. Groups are fun, productive and highly engaging.
(301) 960-3857 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
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Sarah Heller Inc.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
I use play therapy and family therapy with children and their parents.
My down to earth style, arising from over 25 years of experience working with adults, adolescents and children, creates a comfortable, safe environment where together we learn to understand you. I provide individual, couples and family therapy to enable you to better cope with life's continuing challenges. I have extensive experience with individuals who are having trouble coping with depression, anxiety and trauma history. I also enjoy working with couples who are struggling in their relationships. I have a certificate in Advanced Trauma Treatment and I use Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my work with couples.
(240) 752-6789 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Not accepting new clients
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Lauren Siegel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I tailor my therapeutic approach to the individual, and include play , cognitive-behavioral tools, family work, and relational techniques.
I am a psychologist with The Kingsbury Wellness & Learning Group, a multidisciplinary team of dedicated professionals working collaboratively to provide exceptional therapeutic and educational services to children and adults of the Greater DC community. I provide psychotherapy, parent guidance and consultation, and comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations. If you or someone in your family is experiencing difficulty related to learning, behavior, or emotional well-being, I can help.
(301) 321-7889 x102 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
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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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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Kathryn Rickard
Psychologist, PsyD
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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Silver Spring, MD 20910


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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 Silver Spring or for a Silver Spring 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.