Play Therapy in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

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Nicole Runyon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
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I am very fortunate to have been able to help many individuals, couples and families through difficult times in their lives. I have the greatest passion for my work. It is such a direct way of helping others and I have always been interested in that.
(313) 528-6826
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Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
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Sonia Jishi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
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It is a passion of mine to help individuals heal while providing a safe and open environment to discuss life challenges you are facing. I have experience working with individuals of all ages and my ability to make an impact in someone’s life has helped me grow the proper foundation to work with my clients.
(313) 306-8738
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Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
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Kylie Capps
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW, CTP-C
Verified
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Have you been thinking about finding additional support for your child? Have you noticed increased stress, overwhelming emotions or moods, difficulty with school after COVID-19, or other emotional, social, or behavioral changes? Maybe you have wondered if they could benefit from working with someone. Therapy can help your child or teen. Our goal is to provide your children with the tools they need to support life-long mental health practices. These are applicable tools that they can use to return to a place of stability, balance, and joy throughout their lives.
(313) 217-6072
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Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
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Agnes Ward
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
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I provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I focus on treating depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, marital and family issues, behavioral problems, and personality disorders. I also treat children with Asperger's Disorder, ADHD, and social skills deficits. I have had extensive training in the treatment of eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorders. I am committed to providing the latest and highest quality of research-supported treatment to help cope with life's demands and stressors, as well as help you improve your functioning and reach your fullest potential.
(586) 804-7908
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Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
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Kayla Pacic
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a counselor, it is my hope is to create a space where individual's feel safe and can express themselves freely without judgment or fear. My goal is to work collaboratively with each individual to build an understanding of how present and past events, emotional experiences, and relationships have shaped their life to help improve their path of emotional well-being.
(586) 800-2590
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Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48230
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Sylvia Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CTP-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Working with children as young as four, adolescents, and adults, I am extensively trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, play therapy , trauma-focused interventions, and utilize techniques that will best suit your needs.
Your experiences may be bringing up new feelings, thoughts, and experiences, or may be bringing up old ones. I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment where we can explore your feelings and experiences to gain self-awareness, understanding, and discover how to get back to the life you love. I am extremely passionate about helping others get to the root of their current behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. My specialty is in processing trauma, complex trauma, and secondary trauma. I also am experienced in treating other difficulties such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationships difficulties, and grief.
(248) 923-4375
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Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
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Christine Elizabeth Crawford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, ACSW, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I have also learned that play is the language of children.
I have been practicing social work for the past 36 years with children, teens, and families. I started My career working for a youth residential care facility. This experience working with the child welfare and juvenile court system has taught me that most parents are doing the best job they know how to do. I spent the last 24 years working in the Michigan public school system with k-5 students. I have worked with students diagnosed with various emotional and developmental disorders during my tenure. I work with individuals, groups and families.
(313) 367-4002
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Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
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Belinda Aliahmad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Verified
With an educational background in Criminal Justice and Social Work, Belinda is also a committed member of the National Association of Social Workers. Belinda has 5 years of experience in a variety of settings such as, child welfare, crisis counseling, adoption services and school settings. Belinda works with a variety of clients, including adolescents, young adults and women suffering from domestic violence and sexual assault. Belinda uses trauma-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy , parent-child psychotherapy, while also incorporating meditative practices, relaxation techniques and similar strategies.
(586) 571-8024
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Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
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Peggy Woehrlen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LMSW, LMFT, PC
I am happy and honored to work with those individuals (child, teen, or adult) who is interested and invested in becoming their "best selves." It is my professional goal to provide compassionate and attentive psychotherapy in a supportive, practical and effective manner. I work with a wide range of mood and behavioral disorders. Further, I provide coping skills and/or strategies for parent coaching, performance anxiety,chronic health challenges, and life stage adjustments. Finally,, I have many years of clinical experience working effectively with trauma survivors.
(248) 387-9974
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Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
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Elizabeth Zech
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS, LLP
Verified
Verified
As a clinician, my goal is to offer a safe and open environment for clients as they explore the thoughts, feelings and challenges of their daily lives. I work with individuals, couples and family units struggling with issues related to various life changes and collaborate with my clients to identify goals and work towards healthy resolutions.
(734) 301-4722
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Grosse Pointe, MI 48215
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Lisa Strudgeon
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdS, LMFT, LMHC, RPT-S, QS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I'm so glad our paths are crossing! You've been struggling for a while now from stress, divorce, or transgender issues. Let's discover more about you and your issues together. I believe everyone has everything needed to develop into the best human being possible, but sometimes we lose track of our selves in the chaos of life. You know there's more in store for you out there and I want to help you reconnect with yourself and guide you to a more grounded, peaceful place on your journey in happiness. However you’re looking to grow I’d love to help you find what works best and assist you in making changes when you're ready.
(989) 394-4587
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Grosse Pointe, MI 48215
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Melissa Coughlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
Accepting new clients with openings this week. I’m Melissa, a Licensed Social Worker, in Ohio and Michigan; with a master's degree in Social Work that I obtained from Cleveland State University. I also hold a Pupil Services Social Worker registration which allows me to practice in a school setting. I have always wanted to help people, and I never realized how I could tie that into a career path and love my job so that it didn't feel like work. I stepped into the world of counseling 11 years ago and haven't looked back. I believe that the key to therapy is meeting clients where they are and acknowledging that change takes courage.
(616) 585-0244
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Grosse Pointe, MI 48215
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Tasha Leno
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
The journey to self-discovery and exploration of self is by no means easy, but you can rest assured your quest will be guided by a thoughtful and confidential presence. Perhaps you have found yourself at a crossroads or you are facing an obstacle that warrants psychological assessment or treatment. Whether you are here by choice or by unexpected events, once you commit to revealing a struggle or telling your story, you want the person you're working with to be competent, compassionate and understanding. I am here for YOU. Building a comfortable and safe environment in the absence of judgment is my top priority.
(734) 404-7496
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Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
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Elizabeth Winterholler
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
Verified
I am a Limited Licensed Psychologist who provides individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in treating mood disorders, anxiety, grief, trauma, substance abuse, and women's issues. I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have extensive experience working with parents and children to address family conflict, and a variety of childhood emotional and behavioral disorders. I have specialized training in treating children and adolescents with ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, social skills deficits, and academic challenges.
(586) 204-1532
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Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
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Emma Peck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Whether life is presenting current challenges or the trauma you experienced in your past is preventing you from living in the present, therapy can be a powerful tool to help process those intense emotions and find ways to soothe. Enduring trauma can prevent us from living our life to the fullest, whether it’s repetitive negative thoughts, physical responses, painful memories, or feeling overwhelmed with everyday stressors. Emma provides a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to heal and gain new insights on their own unique experiences. Emma works with all developmental ages; including children, adolescents, and adults.
(586) 271-0868
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Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
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Maria Barretta
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Passionate about catering the best support to each individual, I am dedicated to staying at the forefront of education and training in this constantly developing field. My career started in Early Childhood Education, where my passion for working with young children and their families directed me to grow expertise into additional areas by pursuing and excelling in the Oakland University Counseling Master's program. As a Counselor for the Oakland County Sheriff's Department, I was an acting subject matter expert for substance abuse, impulse control, depressive and suicidal ideation, and schizoaffective disorders.
(248) 595-7675
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Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
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Daniel Thomas Bukacel
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified
Verified
Daniel Bukacel is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Oakland University and a Bachelors in Psychology from Grand Valley State University. With a diverse professional background working with adolescents, adults, families, and couples, Daniel seeks to empower individuals in overcoming difficult experiences and life transitions while achieving inner growth and personal goals.
(248) 479-3418
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Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
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Emily Robson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have dedicated my practice to working with young children, adolescents and adults. My practice focuses on supporting clients to address their challenges, by exploring thoughts and behaviors, to ease emotional and social concerns.
(313) 351-9232
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Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
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Ashley Bloom
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
*Openings between 10AM-4PM (updated 1/4/2023). I offer a unique background in crisis interventions, acute psychiatric, and behavioral therapy to provide services for a wide variety of client needs. I believe in empowering the individual, and utilize elements of CBT and person-centered counseling towards evidence-based solutions to a variety of mental health concerns. I believe in honing interpersonal skills, including communication and boundary-setting, through the therapeutic alliance and offer a warm, relaxed, and authentic approach to treatment. Please call 586-242-0027 to schedule. I look forward to hearing from you!
(586) 474-5149
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Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
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H3-Hope, Healing & Health, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MPA, GC-C, GRS, EMDR
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
H3 strives to promote optimal mental health by treating the mind, body and spirit. We have (3) Locations: Downtown Detroit, St. Clair Shores & Royal Oak. Your wellness journey is a sacred one for which we hold the greatest respect. We are committed to creating a safe space where you can find passage into a place of peace and well-being. Our key goal is to help our clients become empowered to make informed decisions about themselves, their relationships and their future goals.
(586) 789-9879
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Office is near:
Harper Woods, MI 48225
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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.