Play Therapy in Cornelius, NC

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Elizabeth Boyd
Counselor, LCMHC-A, NCC
Verified
Verified
With children, I use a play therapy approach that empowers children to develop and utilize decision-making, communicate emotions, improve self-control, and experience increased confidence.
Life transitions and loss can bring seasons of emotions that we do not know how to handle or express. Counseling provides a space to learn strategies and reach new levels of self-awareness. I believe the counseling relationship provides a unique opportunity to express both our struggles and identify our strengths.
(980) 332-2388
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Cornelius, NC 28031
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Andrea Miller
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, MS, EdS, LCMHC-S, RPT-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor.
Do you have a child struggling home or school? Let me help you. I can help your child with anxiety, ADHD, self-esteem, and other issues. I offer a compassionate approach to working with children and families. I can support you with daily parenting challenges and support your child in overcoming obstacles. I also work with individuals and can help give you the support you need for healing and living a happier and healthier life.
(704) 741-6762
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Cornelius, NC 28031
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Misty L Collier
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified
Verified
My practice includes work with families, couples, and individuals ages 3 and older. My office is small and I work part-time because I also teach at colleges in Charlotte and surrounding areas. My clients have told me they feel very comfortable working with me and they appreciate my direct and results-oriented approach. Although I assist my clients with a wide variety of problems and challenges, my specialties include play therapy , trauma, and work/life issues. I love my job and I am always happy to help!
(704) 966-7362
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Cornelius, NC 28031
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Karola Richardson
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in play therapy , but I may incorporate CBT, DBT, expressive arts, and child-parent relationship training in our work together.
I primarily work with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, foster and adoption concerns, attachment disruption, adjustment concerns, and anxiety & depression. As part of my individual work with your child, I think it is vital to include parents in the therapy process and will provide support and teach you skills to help you to communicate effectively, manage behaviors, and ultimately cherish your relationship with your child. I am LGBTQ+ friendly and enjoy working with clients who are part of this community. I love Harry Potter, video games, reading, and spending time with my pets!
(704) 237-6715
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Angie DeFilippi
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
Verified
With children 3 and up, she uses play therapy , an evidence-based approach.
Angie DeFilippi is a Board Certified, Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) that specializes in perinatal anxiety and mood disorders, PTSD and trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, parenting skills, and child and adolescent counseling. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Child Centered Play Therapy , Child Parent Relationship Training, and in perinatal anxiety and mood disorders. Angie practices from an integrative, person-centered approach and uses a variety of therapeutic techniques in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), EMDR, expressive arts therapy, play therapy , and sandtray.
(980) 246-4082
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Sachi Mehta
Psychological Associate, PsyD, LPA, HSP-PA
Verified
Verified
I have been working with children and adults of all ages in individual therapy / family therapy and play therapy for over 18 years. My expertise is in the areas of working with anxiety, depression, psychosis, grief, suicide, complex trauma, relationship concerns, developmental concerns for all ages, PTSD, and diversity issues, dementias. I specialize in comprehensive neuropsychological and diagnostic assessment for Autism, ADHD, Personality, medical necessity, forensic, fitness for duty, educational, TBI, dementias, etc. I speak several languages and have won several awards for multicultural and diversity focused work.
(704) 271-1997
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Sarah Beth Maier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, RPT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am also a Registered Play Therapist and have extensive experience and training working with children as young as 3 years old.
Children and adolescents are often faced with a myriad of obstacles, adjustments and stressors throughout their growth cycles. Through an integrative approach, I work with children and their caregivers to find ways best suited to master these obstacles and surmount life's challenges. As stated by Erik Erikson, " Play is the most natural method of self-healing childhood affords" and I dedicate much of my work to empowering children to use their inner strengths and abilities in creative ways that meet their needs. Just as adults process with their words, children do so in their play .
(704) 727-4349
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Samantha King
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
I use Experiential methods such as EMDR, Gestalt, Play , Expressive arts, Narrative, Adventure, and Equine- Assisted Psychotherapy.
I offer therapeutic wellness interventions with the process and goals of empowerment, positive/ balanced lifestyle choices, and optimum functioning. I enjoy working with children and adolescents (age 6-18) and adults who are seeking support and facilitation in their healing and growth/ learning toward a "self- actualizing" potential where they truly are their "best self". I am most helpful for clients who are willing to be active participants and personally responsible for the change/ transformation process inherent to experiencing wellness. Together we treat root cause issues of common symptoms such as anxiety, depression, emotional/behavioral imbalance, trauma, and relational issues.
(704) 666-4851
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Cornelius, NC 28031
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Kellye Hutton Slaggert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPMHC
Verified
Verified
Play is used to provide a fun, non-threatening way of learning and developing new skills.
Clinical Specialties: Autism, ADHD, learning challenges, developmental disorders, behavioral issues, emotional regulation, depression, anxiety, fears, divorce, bullying, social thinking skills, parent training/coaching, DIR/Floortime, abuse prevention and Sibshops.
(704) 751-4598
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Cornelius, NC 28031
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Sarah Feurer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
I am a registered play therapist and provide evidence-based play therapy modalities while working with children.
I understand that the most difficult step in therapy can be making the first phone call and scheduling the first appointment. It is also important to feel comfortable and at ease with the person you choose to see for counseling. I aim to create a peaceful, safe space for my clients to explore and process their emotions or life stressors. I enjoy working with clients of all ages, and have professional training in treating both children and adults.
(919) 759-5817
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Cornelius, NC 28031
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Nicole Sales
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
Verified
I have a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a concentration in Play Therapy .
I think one of the greatest honors and privileges I have as a counselor is walking alongside my clients throughout their journeys – through some of their darkest and most challenging moments. If you are struggling, you do not have to struggle alone. I am here for you! I aim to provide a safe, welcoming and compassionate environment for my clients, so that each person who enters my office feels comfortable. Therapy is a collaborative process, so together we can explore whatever it may be that is causing you or your child distress.
(980) 414-6854 x5
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Cornelius, NC 28031
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Davidson Family Therapy
Counselor, LCMHC, LCMHCA, LCAS, MSW, LMFTA
We offer Play Therapy , Equine & Animal Assisted Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy and more.
Congratulations on taking your first step towards growth and wellness! We are proud of you for considering counseling for yourself or a family member. Davidson Family Therapy is strengthening families through compassion & creativity in the Lake Norman community. We are here to help you every step of the way, by promoting healing and personal development. We celebrate and honor the creativity required to heal our deepest pains, which is why we offer an array of services involving animals, art, play , nature, and more.
(704) 754-8052
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Cornelius, NC 28031
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Manisha M. Parekh (Cavendish)
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I treat children using child-centered play therapy , using the child's language of play to guide interventions.
I am a strong believer in the power of people to change, if given the right tools and the right amount of support. The process of change can be both exciting and frightening at the same time, and as a psychologist, I work with my clients to help them decide if they are ready to make changes and what changes are the right ones to make. In the end, however, the choice to change is one that only the individual can make, as he or she is the only expert on himself or herself.
(704) 216-4190
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Jeanette Diekman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I approach therapy using methods and techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Play Therapy , and other integrative and eclectic therapies.
I believe that people can better their lives through therapy. Whether you are struggling with stress and anxiety, depression, adjustments to changes in your life, family issues, or unresolved hurt from your past, learning coping skills can make your life more manageable. I understand that counseling is a very personal experience, and stress the importance of feeling comfortable in my office, where you will be free to discuss your thoughts and feelings without judgement.
(704) 343-6766
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Cornelius, NC 28031
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Joanna Von Staden
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a clinical mental health counselor with a concentration in play therapy , I utilize a variety of evidence-based approaches working with children, adolescents, and families who are navigating different learning abilities, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief.
Life is a journey full of transitions that can bring unexpected change and heavy emotions. Children and adolescents often struggle with navigating and regulating such big feelings. Regardless of age, I believe we all have the ability to channel our inner strengths when given the correct tools and proper support.
(704) 286-9196
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Caroline Conklin
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques including Play Therapy , and Child-Parent Relationship Training (CPRT).
Fostering growth, hope, and freedom is the heartbeat behind my work with clients. Mr. Fred Rodgers once said “Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable.” I wholeheartedly believe the essence of that quote, and I use that theme in counseling to help you, your loved one, or your child make (life, etc.) more manageable so that one cannot just survive but thrive. Although I work intensively with my clients, my approach is flexible, evidence-based, interpersonal, warm, and client-driven.
(704) 272-2878
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Summer Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified
Verified
I provide a person-centered approach that focuses primarily on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), although I also offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Play Therapy as appropriate.
Hello! It has been a joy of mine to work with children, teens and young adults dealing with life transitions. My passions include working with clients who are experiencing stress, trauma, and/or behavioral issues. I can assist clients in developing the skills necessary for self-regulation, self-control and increase their self-esteem and self-confidence. I consider myself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity and sense of humor with a realistic approach to counseling.
(704) 946-8660
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Deborah C. Kish
Counselor, MACC, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Many individuals suffer silently when overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or struggle with deeper issues that affect relationships, family, work and daily living. There is hope, acceptance, compassion and healing in therapy. I create a non-judgmental, nurturing, safe space for clients to explore their struggles, process their pain and acquire skills to accomplish set goals. I walk alongside each client to help them regain their power, happiness, peace, confidence and ability to live the life they deserve.
(704) 842-3336
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Dr. Sarah Stuchell
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Although you may feel alone in your problem, I guarantee that you are not, and will help you develop individual and relationship skills to overcome your problem(s). I am an avid proponent of examining the systemic nature of problems, which includes taking inventory of the mental, physical, spiritual, societal, and relational aspects that may be effecting you. I will help you deconstruct your life and experiences, and help you reconstruct a healthy psychological paradigm that heals you and brings meaning and purpose to your life. You will ultimately feel more alive, genuine, and hopeful about yourself and your future.
(949) 337-1360
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Cornelius, NC 28031
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Shannon Kersey
Psychological Associate, LPA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
It’s hard to know how to start an introduction like this. It can quickly feel like I am trying to “sell” myself to you, which is not the point. It's for you to get to know me. I have found therapy to be most beneficial under two conditions: first and foremost, a person HAS to be ready. Ready to make changes; ready to dig deep. I think we have all been guilty of continuing the same patterns of behavior, hoping things will magically change one day. I advise a healthy mix of tangible change along with exploration to identify how core beliefs, negative thoughts and family dynamics impact present behaviors and relationships.
(704) 680-6209
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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.