Play Therapy in Downtown, Charlotte, NC

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Tiffany Austin
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHCA, NCC, RN
Verified
Utilizing Child-Centered Play Therapy , Tiffany facilitates the development of self awareness, esteem, responsibility and accountability, and to strengthen social and adaptive coping skills.
Tiffany is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina. She works with clients across the Lifespan beginning at 3 years old, focusing on struggles with life adjustments, anxiety, trauma, depression, behavioral concerns, identity and self awareness, relationship concerns, as well as grief and loss. Tiffany believes that psychological wellness is about connection to and awareness of our self and relating well with others. Tiffany will work with you to process complicated thoughts and feelings and bring about meaningful awareness that lead to deeper connections in relationships.
(704) 270-8514 
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Downtown
Charlotte, NC 28204
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Debra Little
Counselor, MA,, LCMHC-A, NCC
Verified
When working with children I use Person-Centered Play Therapy , a developmentally appropriate approach.
Acceptance, empathy, and respect are the core values I live by and believe necessary when establishing a safe space while walking through the challenges you are experiencing. I get it, it is hard taking the first step to seek help. You may have been going through some difficult situations for a long time, but it does not have to remain that way. I believe you are the expert of your life and I honor that by providing a sacred space for you to process your thoughts and feelings. Together, we can discover your natural ability that fosters the change you seek.
(704) 270-5036 
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Downtown
Charlotte, NC 28209
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The Stone Center For Counseling & Leadership
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS, NCC, BCC
Verified
Services include: Individual Therapy, Play Therapy , Marriage & Family Therapy, Parent Coaching, "4Kids Sake" Parenting Programs, Separation/Divorce Programs, Counselor Trainings/Workshops, Organizational/Corporate Trainings & Workshops: Leadership, Family Life, Wellness Programs, and many other related topics.
The Stone Center For Counseling & Leadership is a private practice dedicated to providing professional counseling, consulting & coaching services. We provide services for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. We offer our "4Kids Sake Parenting Programs" which are designed to support you as you face the various challenges of raising healthy children. We also provide Trainings, Seminars, Workshops and Consultation Services related to Leadership, Self-Growth & Development, Family Life Issues (including parenting, marriage and other family related issues) to organizations and Corporations. Our trainings and workshops assist individuals to be more productive in both their work and home life.
(704) 209-7442 
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Downtown
Charlotte, NC 28203
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Taylor Quick
Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
All children experience difficulty in the course of growing up (at home, school, with other children, etc.) or may behave in some way which concerns their parents or teachers. You can always seek extra support to help your child overcome these difficulties and increase their resilience. If you and/or your child’s teacher or pediatrician are concerned about your child’s adjustment or behavior, play therapy is the developmentally appropriate way to help your child. I provide a safe and understanding environment with a variety of toys and expressive arts materials for your child to communicate what they may not say in words.
(336) 281-6755 
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Downtown
Charlotte, NC 28210
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Danielle DeFrancesco
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, NCC, CCMHC, MCAP, CCTP
Verified
She has significant clinical experience conducting Play and Sand Tray Therapy, and frequently integrates Person Centered and Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) interventions into her work with adults.
Danielle has dedicated her time to improving the mental health of persons of all ages (2 y.o. and up) and from all backgrounds. She has a passion for working with a wide range of emotional and behavioral disorders, and excels in treating complex childhood trauma. She also specializes in treating drug and alcohol addiction. Danielle believes in the power of advocacy and empathic listening as tools for change in the form of empowerment, self sufficiency, and self esteem. She combines evidenced based practices with creativity and holistic wellness, to create an environment conducive to meeting the unique needs of her clients.
(704) 246-3254 
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Downtown
Charlotte, NC 28226
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Waitlist for new clients
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Gilda Suiter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
If you’re looking for a therapist who believes in your resiliency and your ability to overcome barriers that prevent you from achieving your hopes and dreams, consider allowing me to work with you. Working with you from a solution focused and person-centered approach, you will learn strategies and skills that can assist you in moving past challenges that you're experiencing. I focus on working with children & adults who have ADHD, anxiety, depression and personality disorders. I also provide grief therapy, as well as play therapy for children & families. Let's talk to see if we're a good fit for you. Be well and thank you.
(704) 270-8392 
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Downtown
Charlotte, NC 28209
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Courtney Krajenka
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I rely on cognitive-behavioral therapy while incorporating art, music, humor, play , and technology.
I find it a privilege and honor to walk with children and adolescents through challenging seasons by applying evidence-based interventions in an empathic, safe and playful environment. I am Dr. Courtney Krajenka, and I have over six years of experience working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings. I love connecting with children and helping them grow from challenging experiences and circumstances.
(704) 703-2882 
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Downtown
Charlotte, NC 28211
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Erin Stewart
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHCA
Verified
I offer play therapy and creative therapy modalities that are trauma-informed, age-appropriate, and fun.
You aren’t quite sure when parenting became so overwhelming, but all of the unexplained tears, slamming doors, and tantrums are leaving you feeling hopeless and desperate for a solution. After the stress of a big transition or life-changing event that was really hard for your family, you don’t know how to help your child cope. You miss feeling connected to your child and are embarrassed by the calls home from school or the unnerving social media activity.
(704) 467-7497 
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Downtown
Charlotte, NC 28226
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Tiffany Henry
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
I am a licensed counselor that provides therapy for children, adolescents, adults and their families. My goal is to provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere for every person that allows me the opportunity to help them navigate through some of life's toughest challenges. I use a variety of approaches and techniques that fit clients based on their personality and area of comfort. In my work with children I utilize play therapy to help them reach their goals. My experience includes but is not limited to issues such as anxiety, depression, oppositional defiance, ADD/ADHD, parenting challenges, and bipolar disorder.
(704) 440-4229 
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Downtown
Charlotte, NC 28211
Not accepting new clients
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Debra P Martin
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
I am trained in Non-Directive Play therapy with small children and pursuing certification in play therapy .
Life is a journey that can often become difficult to maneuver. However, facing life's struggles can empower us to be the people we are intended to be. This process is often mentally and physically exhausting. I would be honored to walk alongside you, your child, and/or your family on your personal journey of self-discovery. I love children and specialize in non-directive play therapy with children 3-7 years of age. Additionally, I work with adolescents and teens navigating the often difficult times of transition through middle/high school. Finally, I have a heart to work with women in life transitions.
(704) 441-3307 
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Downtown
Charlotte, NC 28226
Offers online therapy
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Katie Burnett
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
I am also trained in Play Therapy and EMDR.
+ + + + + My waitlist is currently full + + + + + Seeking support takes courage, and I'm glad you are here. Are you struggling with relationship issues or various life transitions? Are you an overwhelmed parent? I can help you utilize effective strategies that work for your family. Whether you are feeling anxious and burnt out or simply needing some support in navigating a deeper level of self-exploration and growth, I can help. I utilize a holistic, relationally based approach to facilitate healing and self-connection. My role is supportive in helping you discover the unique set of strengths and resources within yourself.
(704) 707-3513 
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Downtown
Charlotte, NC 28211
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Thomas Michael Peterson
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC, CCMHC, BC-TMH
Verified
I take great pride in consistently maintaining an understanding of the key roles that a client’s culture, identity, ethnicity, race, gender, and other aspects of diversity play in the counseling process.
I have a preference for utilizing many of the counseling techniques within cognitive behavioral therapy because I believe that although individuals will undoubtedly experience hardship and difficulty within their lives, I feel that problems with emotions and behaviors are many times a result of how one thinks and feels about a situation. Because I believe that counseling is not a “one-size-fits-all” process, I will always maintain awareness of the uniqueness of a client’s situation and adapt my method to suit his or her needs.
(704) 385-4079 
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Downtown
Charlotte, NC 28210
Not accepting new clients
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Emily Cannon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I specialize in Play Therapy , a treatment model most appropriate for pre-school and elementary aged children.
Your story matters; tell it. Making the decision to pursue counseling is brave-I know because I've done it. I don't think I have the right to sit in the "therapist chair" without having worked on my own issues in the seat you are thinking about taking. I have been in counseling at various times and am committed to an ongoing process of self-awareness and growth. It's an honor to be part of someone's journey-to build the trust necessary to walk through pain, vulnerability and ultimately growth.
(704) 802-9068 
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Downtown
Charlotte, NC 28217
Offers online therapy
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Jessie Nealen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
I am trained in Child- Centered Play Therapy and Child-Parent Relationship Training.
I strongly believe in the inner strength, inherent dignity, and capability of each client that I work with. My goal is to provide a safe environment where clients feel understood, accepted, and are able to grow. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, I help children, teens, adults, and families work through a wide array of issues.
(980) 326-4725 
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Downtown
Charlotte, NC 28217
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Kristi L Miller
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MAEdS, LCMHC, RPT
Verified
I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor and a registered play therapist.
I work with children, adolescents, and young adults (ages 3-21) who are struggling emotionally or behaviorally. I have extensive experience with trauma and complex trauma cases.
(704) 272-2964 
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Downtown
Charlotte, NC 28226
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April D Duncan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified
A play therapy consultation is a helpful tool for caregivers who need more insight into their child’s mental health needs.
Do you have a child or teen who is struggling with things such as anxiety, depression, anger? Do you have a young child who has tantrums and difficulty listening at home and school? Are you a parent who needs help managing your child's behaviors? As a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, I provide play therapy consultations for caregivers in need of additional support for their children. With the COVID-19 pandemic, many caregivers are experiencing long waitlists for clinical services. This consultation can help you gain a better picture of the therapeutic services that are the most appropriate for your child's needs.
(704) 610-1101 
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Downtown
Charlotte, NC 28204
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The Jenkins Creative Counseling Center, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP, RPT-S
Verified
We care about you and your ability to thrive! JCCC is a proud believer in positive psychology and the ability to work past all of life’s curveballs. We employ unique and fun mental health-based therapies for an explorative approach towards healing. We utilize different techniques such as Play Therapy , Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (horses), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and much more! Our creative approach to therapy is a unique way to assist many clients with overcoming various challenges in their lives.
(704) 237-6722 
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Downtown
Charlotte, NC 28210
Offers online therapy
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Ashley Etheridge
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified
I teach coping and social skills to your child through play and art interventions.
Is your child an artsy and creative type, who beats to the sound of their own drum? Do their classmates or teachers not “get” them, which is taking a hit to their confidence? You know your child's ADHD, Anxiety, or Aspergers diagnosis means parenting looks different for your family. As a parent, you feel like you have already tried everything. You are ready for specific direction and strategies to best help your child. You feel they would benefit from a creative environment that includes artistic options as they learn about their thoughts and feelings. Most importantly, you want a safe place where your child can be themselves.
(980) 352-1946 
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Downtown
Charlotte, NC 28210
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Caroline Swindell
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC-A
Verified
Some of the other areas I specialize in is sex and couples therapy, play therapy , expressive arts therapy, trauma, depression and anxiety, and body image issues.
Asking for help and being vulerable in therapy can be scary, but my goal is to create a support space for you to heal and make a change. For all clients I use an anti-racist theoretical foundation to ensure equity in my practice. When establishing a therapeutic relationship with my clients, my goal is for clients to see themselves as the experts of their own lives. By following a child/person centered strategy, we work together to dig deep and develop tools to understand their needs and boundaries so my clients can be successful.
(704) 288-0912 
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Downtown
Charlotte, NC 28212
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Leslie Petruk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC, BCC
Verified
My clinical experience includes working with children ( play therapy ), individuals, women seeking to balance career and home, couples and families.
Are you frustrated in your current life situation? Going through a life transition? Struggling as a parent? Having Relationship or Marital difficulties? Grieving a loss? Feeling Depressed or anxious? Seeking direction and feeling overwhelmed? Looking for a change but unsure where to begin? Counseling can help with these issues and help you get back on track while also gaining new self-awareness and healing. I work in a collaborative manner to assist you in achieving the goals and healing you are seeking. I am also a Board Certified Coach and provide Success Coaching services, and seminars on parenting, marriage & relationships and related topics.
(704) 635-6179 x21 
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Downtown
Charlotte, NC 28203
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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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