Play Therapy in Apex, NC

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Brett Maher
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I also work with children ages 4 & up, utilizing Play therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Are you feeling like your life needs a change but you are not sure where to start? It seems, as life becomes more complex, more and more people are suffering from the devastating effects of stress, depression and anxiety and can benefit from the support and insight that therapy provides. I am a NC Licensed Psychologist working clinically with a wide range of ages and issues. I've worked in the field for 20 years, in schools, day treatment, and the private practice setting with adults, families, couples and children; focusing on adjustment difficulties, relationship problems, childhood abuse and maladaptive coping.
(919) 429-8751 
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Apex, NC 27502
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Sydney Menigoz
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Specific techniques that I utilize in my practice include: specialized training in Play Therapy , Sandtray Therapy, and EMDR Therapy.
I work to provide a holistic, personal form of care that provides each client with the tools they need to overcome life's challenging moments. I take an integrative approach to helping others better understand how their patterns are impacting their lives and what options they have to do things differently. I utilize a creative, expressive approach to combine art and music into my practice to simulate new pathways in the brain and reprocess trauma. Implementing creativity is a critical component in the healing process and has particular power when working with children and adolescents.
(919) 804-1182 
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Apex, NC 27502
Offers online therapy
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Edla Prevette
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, RPT
Verified
My primary focus is to help children, parents and adults reframe, rethink, then refresh their views, opinions, and actions. I enjoy taking research based theories and sharing the information in a pragmatic way. I believe my authentic and genuine interest in helping others is what enables my clients to "flip" their thinking and actions for positive change. With children I use various play and cognitive behavior therapies to help in navigating the academic, emotional and social stress they are faced with in today's digital world. Additionally, I work with parents to offer effective ways to parent their children for optimal success.
(919) 283-0078 
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Apex, NC 27539
Offers online therapy
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Heather Hale
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHC-S, RPT-S
Verified
As a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and intensively trained EMDR therapist I have a specialty in working with children, adolescents, and families.
I am sorry at this time I am not accepting new clients, I am still accepting consultants and supervisees. Parenting can often feel challenging and overwhelming. Perhaps you find yourself worried about your child or adolescent and scared because you don't know how to help. It is common to feel embarrassed that the family you dreamed of and prayed for isn't the ideal image you had imagined. Seeing your child and family struggle is a scary and lonely feeling and sometimes the parenting books piled next to your bed don't have the answers you need. There must be a way to help your child.
(910) 294-4348 
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Apex, NC 27502
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Cathy C Hedgepeth
Psychologist, MA, HSP, LPA
Verified
In my part time private practice I offer counseling/therapy to adults, children (ages 4 and above), and parents. My areas of special interest include anxiety, depression, and parent education. I enjoy working with adults who are dealing with life challenges and seeking personal growth. When seeing children I typically use a child centered play therapy approach. I also have experience with cognitive behavioral interventions Theraplay, and EFT. These techniques are helpful in treating individuals who are experiencing anxiety, regulation of attention and impulse control, trauma, and attachment difficulties.
(919) 289-0392 
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Apex, NC 27502
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Kathy B Spurlock
Counselor, LCMHC, SEP, TEB
I have a wide variety of skills in my toolbox, including play therapy , CBT, DBT, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing and Transforming The Experienced Based Brain (transforming touch).
**Currently not accepting new Clients**. Life can be challenging at times and wrought with frustrations, sadness or anxieties. However, with therapy, those challenges don't have to be insurmountable. I believe therapy is about guiding you toward an emotionally healthy path in order to create the life you desire. The fact that you are searching for a therapist who feels like a "good fit" for you or your family, is an important first step (and a very courageous one). My goal is to support you along your journey by providing a non-judgmental and respectful atmosphere, as we jointly work toward you finding personal contentment.
(919) 759-5429 
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Apex, NC 27523
Not accepting new clients
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Jason Robert Cole
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, CAMS-II
Verified
At Reframe Counselings Services, PLLC we have knowledgeable and caring therapists who specialize in individual counseling, couples therapy, family counseling, parenting skills/strategies, play therapy .
Jason Cole is a mental health counselor with experience working with children, adolescents and adults using a variety of theoretical perspectives in individual, group, couples and family therapy sessions. His area of expertise is in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults with a diverse range of needs and difficulties in traditional talk therapy. Jason enjoys working with clients to create and meet life goals through times of difficulty or uncertainty, and has worked extensively in the areas of life changes, anger management, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, behavioral issues, and depression.
(919) 289-8053 
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Apex, NC 27502
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Laura T Ashord LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have a practical, eclectic approach to therapy drawing from a rich resource of experience, employing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), communication therapies, relaxation therapy, Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT), Play Therapy , Mindfulness therapy, Family Therapy and Parent Training.
I am a native North Carolinian, having lived and worked here most all my life. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have practiced Social Work since 1988. I provide psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, adolescents, children and families. I received my Bachelor's degree in Social Work (BSW) from NC State University in 1986. Through an advanced standing program at University of South Carolina in Columbia, I earned my Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) with an emphasis in Children and Families in 1988. I became licensed (LCSW) by the NC Certification and Licensure Board in 1993.
(919) 348-2445 
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Apex, NC 27523
Offers online therapy
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Megan Garriss
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
I'm trained in a variety of modalities to meet most counseling needs. I provide specialized individual child, teen, adult, and family counseling. I utilize strategies and skills from CBT, Mindfulness, DBT, Play Therapy , Art Therapy, Parent training, ADHD coaching, and more. In person and virtual sessions available to meet everyones needs. As a CPP approved provider with BCBS State Health Plan, I offer $0 copay to most State Employees
(919) 694-4229 
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Apex, NC 27502
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Deborah Howell
Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified
As a registered play therapist, Deborah incorporates directed and non-directed play - the language that children best use to communicate.
CHILD-TEEN - Are you concerned about your child? Are they anxious? angry? irritable? Or maybe you would just like to give your child some additional skills as they progress through their current developmental stage. Allow us to come alongside you. Give your child the gift of learning coping skills that will not only help them now but that they can take into their adult life. Children and teens are part of a larger family system so you are an integral part of treatment. Our goal is to strengthen the relationship between you and your child.
(919) 899-4743 
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Apex, NC 27502
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Mallori Thompson
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, FT
Verified
The counseling interventions I utilize are Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy , Existential Therapy, Sex Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Making the steps to improve your overall well-being can be difficult. You may be suffering from anxiety, sadness or a recent loss, regardless, therapy can help. My approach is collaborative with my clients and is based in narrative and systems therapy. I aim to learn about my clients along with the families or systems they exist within and use their authenticity as a way to spark new pathways to change. Creative interventions that promote healthy communication and relationships are what I thrive in. I provide counseling services to children, teens, individuals, couples and families.
(919) 642-4395 
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Apex, NC 27502
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Integrative Wellness Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Play Therapy , EMDR, Couples counseling, CBT, Life coaching, Educational coaching services, Diet and Nutrition Services, Occupational Therapy, Yoga and Reiki, Music Therapy, and more!.
At Integrative Wellness Services, we take the "village" approach. We view our client's needs as as being connected to a larger scheme of things and work tirelessly to get to the root of what concerns them. We believe that all mental health challenges must be supported by more than one approach, and all of the approaches need to be working together, like a village! Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do.
(919) 887-7964 
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Apex, NC 27502
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Jennifer E Thakur
Counselor, MEd, LCMHCA
Verified
I enjoy helping children, young adults and families achieve their counseling goals using research based strategies and techniques. I will incorporate mindfulness, yoga, art and play into the therapeutic experience. I also use cognitive behavioral therapy to help client reframe negative behaviors and thoughts into healthy, positive behaviors.
(919) 276-8864 
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Apex, NC 27502
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Elizabeth Summers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Every person is an individual and deserves to be respected as they are. I work to make sure that we build treatment around your needs, ensuring that you are part of guiding your own path. Using knowledge, heart, humor, and care we will heal wounds and develop personal resources to alleviate the concerns that brought you here. Talk, music, expressive therapies, and experiential interventions will be used support the process of the individual, couple, or family. Together we will heal, cope, and connect. We all have a story to tell and together we can begin to write yours.
(814) 364-4164 
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Apex, NC 27502
Not accepting new clients
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Cherie L Spehar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACTP, RPT-S
Verified
“We’re all just walking each other home.” - Ram Dass—All of us have traveled a path of challenges that have left us feeling overwhelmed, lost and scared. When faced with the fears and shadows that tragedy, change, pain and loss bring, we can become disoriented, scared, and despairing. Do you recognize that place, a landscape of shattered beliefs and lost identity? Reaching for light in the dark is a sign of your resilience. Come rest, be nurtured, and experience healing in a uniquely personalized journey, woven with an abundance of compassion, connection, warmth, and authenticity. Here, science and the mystical unite.
(919) 367-1958 
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Apex, NC 27502
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Cynthia D Hughes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Good psychotherapy requires a "match" between client(s) and therapist and avoids "stretching the client to fit the couch." Finding the right psychotherapist involves both clinical skill and personality match. A good therapist is genuine, warm, and offers a human relationship with guidance and good advice. What I offer as a clinician is an active style of psychotherapy with a high regard for where you are in your journey, what your goals are, and what things can be pointed out and changed along the path to growth and improved relationships. As a Marriage & Family Therapist,
(984) 203-6882 
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Apex, NC 27502
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Regina Brinkley Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCS
Verified
You know what it feels like to sit at your kitchen table or on your front or back porch with a close friend or family member & talk the hours away? Some conversations bring laughter. Some bring tears. Some bring clarity. Therapy can take those conversations to the next level. You can expect therapy with me to be very relaxed. Put your feet up! Bring in your lunch! Check your phone! Tell me about your dog! Show me pictures! You tell me what is working and not working for you in therapy & I'll adjust. We'll move at your pace towards goals you set.
(919) 355-9647 
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Apex, NC 27502
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Melissa Aguilar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed in how to manage your emotions or perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed in your relationships (marital, parent-child, parent-teenager, family, or friends)? Do you find yourself becoming irritable at small things or simply being someone you do not want to be anymore? If the answer is yes to any of those questions, I am glad you have found my page. We all have difficult times throughout our life and it is okay to need and ask for help. Difficult times or difficult symptoms vary from person to person. I am here to help guide you and find ways to alleviate your concerns.
(919) 351-6417 
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Apex, NC 27502
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Stonebridge Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, PLLC
Verified
Asking for help is the first step towards feeling better and leading a happier, healthier life. Mental health is an important part of overall well-being. Most of us, at one time or another, are impacted by mental health concerns. We have therapists that treat adults, children, and teens. If you don't even know where to start call or e-mail the office and we will help guide you in choosing the right therapist and check your insurance benefits. To learn more about each of our therapists and their individual specialties, please visit our website www.sbcounseling.com/therapists
(919) 434-6398 
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Apex, NC 27502
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Sara Salter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Believing that children are born with great potential, I have a passion for working with children, adolescents, and their families. When approaching therapy, I understand the importance of fostering a trusting and collaborative relationship in which clients can feel safe to explore their thoughts, feelings, and life challenges. In order to help you achieve your goals, I adhere to a positive, strength-based, and solution-focused approach that is highly collaborative and individualized. My services are provided in a professional and respectful manner, while maintaining the utmost confidentiality.
(754) 333-5179 
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Apex, NC 27502
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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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