Play Therapy in Southfield, MI

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Nicole Lee Pollack
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
OPEN DOORS SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP is Program Designed for Children and Adolescents who have difficulty initiating and maintaining social interactions. OPEN DOORS Social Skills Groups are designed to provide children the opportunity to develop valuable social strategies for enhanced interactions with peers and family. We focus on promoting communication, and as a result, they begin to explore their fears while strengthening appropriate responses to negative emotions. Format include techniques such as role play , goal setting, art, drama and more! Participants grouped by age and all ages are welcome. Assessments and follow up recommendations are available.
(947) 777-0141
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Southfield, MI 48076
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Tayler Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Verified
In-person or virtual session your choice! I specialize in anxiety, depression, self esteem, self-care, relationship issues (building trust, forgiveness, strengthening communication, learning how to love yourself, dynamics and more). My hope is for you to feel heard in a safe, positive, and nonjudgmental space. In my practice, I use a person centered approach while utilizing many different interventions like Mindfulness, Role Play , CBT, MI, Homework, Meditation as well as traditional talk therapy! My goal is to build a therapeutic trusting relationship with you, so that I can support you along the way to better health and happiness.
(248) 422-1187
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Southfield, MI 48034
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Carin J Goodrich
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
With a specialty in Child and Adolescent Counseling I use specific techniques such as play therapy , artistic expression, and family therapy to help young clients cope with various issues.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been working as a clinical mental health therapist for more than 15 years. I have a specialty degree in Child and Adolescent Counseling and enjoy working with adults as well. I believe in building positive coping skills, resiliency, and a positive outlook on life by having clients be an active part of their treatment. Using behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and play therapy techniques (for children) are some of the ways I can help clients achieve their goals.
(248) 817-8329
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Southfield, MI 48034
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Child and Family Solutions Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Using play therapy , family therapy, and individual therapy, I work to develop an understanding of your child and your family.
As a clinical therapist with over 35 years of experience, I work with adults, families, children, and adolescents. I specialize in treating children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, life transitions, A.D.H.D, as well as family systems issues such as parenting issues and school related issues. Developing social skills and coping skill development is also a focus of my practice. While I integrate a number of clinical approached, my experience as a clinician, researcher, and school social worker has taught me to rely heavily on treatments that have demonstrated effectiveness
(248) 567-6994
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Southfield, MI 48076
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Kenisha Parham
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, TLLP
Verified
Verified
I utilize a Person-Centered and Strength-Based approach to meet the unique needs of the families that I work with, which may include the use of play therapy techniques, mindfulness, and relationship focused therapy.
Are you currently a new parent or expecting a new baby and experiencing anxiety or depression with this new role transition? I specialize in working with women in the perinatal stages who may be experiencing difficulties adjusting to parenthood, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and trauma. I also have training in supporting parents and children through the early childhood stages who may be experiencing attachment and bonding issues, early childhood trauma, as well as parenting and behavioral problems.
(248) 306-8948
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Shayne McNichols
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have experience using art, music, and play therapy along with talk therapy to process thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
I value every encounter with an individual. I am grateful to be in a field, as a Therapist, where I can enjoy divine connections daily - thanks to the incredible courage of people. Specifically, thanks to a “yes” to the journey of growth, healing, and one's readiness to get "unstuck." Although I believe that the therapy office is a place where much of an individual’s healing and recovery from life challenges takes place, I also understand that the real tests happen outside of those four walls. I want to help you to prepare for those tests, cope, build healthy relationships, and affirm yourself in the positive.
(616) 244-2279
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Southfield, MI 48033
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Worthem Family Practice
Limited Licensed Psychologist, TLLP
I feel a client deserves to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of what life challenges causes an individual to seek counseling. I am a compassionate and patient person which has caused my clients to feel very comfortable with me as a Clinician. I believe a person can benefit from guidance in all areas which is why I seek to treat the "whole person": body, mind and spirit.I attempt to bring a person to a place of healing from their struggles by allowing the client to have an input in the therapeutic process.
(248) 266-3205
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Southfield, MI 48076
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Sean McGraw
Counselor, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Have you found yourself being misunderstood and questioning your current relationships, career, and life path? Are you finding it difficult to figure out who you are, where you want to go, and what you can do differently to lead a more fulfilling and authentic life? If you or someone you know is struggling, feeling stuck, and not motivated, I get that, I have been there, and I can help. Using respect, compassion, empathy, and humor, I want to work with you and understand your situation so you can identify who you were meant to be and truly live the life you want to lead.
(586) 789-9068
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Southfield, MI 48076
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Transformational Choices Therapy Southfield
LMSW, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! Transformational Choices Holistic Therapy in Southfield is currently accepting new clients. Our mission is to provide affordable, comprehensive, and holistic mental health services to individuals, couples, families, children, and groups throughout southeast Michigan. We believe that every individual deserves a life of total wellness. We believe that our clients are the experts in their own lives, and have the right to self-determine issues of health, relationships, and personal fulfillment.
(248) 368-0104
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Southfield, MI 48075
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Dottie E Foster
Counselor, LPC, MA, ACS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My passion and commitment are to help individuals and couples become whole in every area of their life; so they can be the best versions of their selves. I lead each session with empathy, warmth, and focus; so that we can get to the “root" of the problem, which often leads to additional stress, depression, and anxiety. My grounding belief is that we are all broken in different ways and i​n different places, but you do not have to remain broken.
(313) 251-2535
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Southfield, MI 48034
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Bethany Stokes
Counselor, LLPC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My name is Bethany, I am a graduate student from Wayne State University with a Master’s degree in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health. I am a dedicated, passionate professional with sixteen years of experience working with children/adolescents within various platforms of education. With two years of experience counseling young adults and adults. I believe that counseling is a tool that is full of different interventions, techniques, and resources that will provide my clients with the proper guidance for developing healthy lifestyle skills.
(248) 900-2179
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Southfield, MI 48076
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A Better Tomorrow Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Effective counseling and psychotherapy services by an expert professional!!! It is my goal to put my clients first and the challenges they face are my first priority. I have nearly 5 years of clinical and professional counseling experience. I have been considered among professionals as a highly qualified expert with children, youth and adolescent behavioral disorders, experience in trauma recovery and therapy PTSD, job and work-related stress, depression and anxiety. I provide services to all starting at the age of 4 years old and older regardless of race, gender, or religion.
(248) 331-8637
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Southfield, MI 48075
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Heather Willis
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, QMHP, CMHP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Do you feel like you are losing control of your life and/or emotions? Are you tired of feeling frustrated at home, school or work? Are you feeling disrespected or confused in your relationships? Do you feel sad or anxious and don't know how to keep your head above water? Let me help you. I think that everyone can benefit from having someone with them on the path to progress. You will find that in time your situation will improve, you will have the chance to restore family relationships, build self-esteem, reduce anxiety and reach other personal goals.
(248) 292-3372
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Southfield, MI 48076
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Marqueisha A Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Verified
I navigate my practice by utilizing a specific skills set such as providing empathy, person centered treatment plans and active listening. I aim to provide support specializing in self-care, stress reduction, self -esteem, and anxiety management. As a clinical therapist my practice is modeled from the person centered theory. While working with clients I focus on the person and what you can do, not a condition or disability. I know the most important aspect of therapy is meeting people where they are and helping them to achieve their highest potential by providing coping strategies, and interventions to assist to building their life
(586) 238-3621
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Southfield, MI 48076
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Raina Penn
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, TLLP, CMHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome to your journey to living a balanced and full life. My goal is to assist you in uncovering your authentic self and live unapologetic to challenges in your life. Whatever your reasons are for arriving to this page, I know, together we will strive for greater fulfillment through a safe and private haven. Allow me to assist you in releasing emotional pain, survival distress, unresolved trauma, transitioning, and being misunderstood. You have mad the first step yo resolve underlying barriers, develop effective tools to rediscover your power, and confidence to move up into your greatness. You have the answers to your healing!
(313) 251-4468
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Southfield, MI 48075
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Jeremy Fulwiler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACCEP, CTS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am here to support your most loving, vivid, relational and authentic self; and to help bring care to the ways and places your wholeness is or becomes blocked. I also specialize in supporting couples to drop beneath old narratives and into real feelings, where connection and meaningful change can occur. People reach out to me to support a variety of needs and longings, which I deeply appreciate. I notice that the clients who find our time particularly valuable are those who are seeking deeper connections with themselves, others and the world. Our work together steps beyond diagnosis, into vast possibility.
(248) 213-8472
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Southfield, MI 48033
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Accepting New Clients - Kris Kuchta
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As an experienced clinician, I approach every client as if they were my first one; unique and original. I believe people are resilient and have the capability to feel peace and acceptance within themselves and their relationships. My experience and passion is working with adults and adolescents who are seeking assistance with depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorders, anger management, life transitions, relationship issues and school/work-related concerns. From this experience, I learned the value of practicing compassion while challenging clients to look internally and lead a life that nurtures well-being and self-acceptance.
(248) 963-7084
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Southfield, MI 48076
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Ingrid Nelson-Stefl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Verified
In my 36 years of practice, I've focused on being the best therapist I can be and have become a much more active one as I've come to appreciate the usefulness of evidence-based therapies as well a psychoanalytic psychotherapy, all tailored to the individual needs of my clients and, if applicable, their families. Often people can be too hard on themselves, think badly of themselves, get easily overwhelmed, have angry outbursts, feel depressed, worry a lot, feel bothered by painful past events, feel stuck, and not know how to cope. And, parents can try many things and end up feeling lost regarding their child's behavior problems.
(248) 421-1996
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Southfield, MI 48034
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Amanda McGee
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified
Verified
Often life's circumstances can leave us feeling heavy, scared, uncertain, lost and confused. However, these feelings do not have to define our future. Learning how to handle and work through life's uncertainties is one of the many beautiful outcomes of therapy. Therapy is a collaborative treatment process. I am here to guide and assist you in your journey of healing and self-awareness.
(248) 218-9415
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Southfield, MI 48034
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Bethany Christian Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
Bethany is staffed by Christian therapists who have had extensive training and experience. Our counselors are licensed, certified, or have developed documented excellence in their areas of expertise. We specialize in abuse/neglect issues, adoption/post adoption issues, anxiety and depression and sexual abuse or other childhood traumas.
(248) 283-4187
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Southfield, MI 48075
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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.