Play Therapy in Hillsborough, NC

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Claudia Shapiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I offer play therapy , both child-centered and more directive activities, as well as psychodynamic and evidence-based approaches (DBT) with older clients.
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and families on a variety of issues, including but not limited to behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, adoption/foster care, trauma, and family stress. While I provide therapy to child and adolescent clients, I offer research-based parenting strategies for parents to support the child's treatment goals.
(919) 296-0718 
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Aimee Vandemark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My specialties include working with women and their partners throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period as well as parents of young children, partnering with them to gain insight into their child's social and emotional experiences and utilizing play therapy with the child.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and I truly look forward to working with you. It can often be an overwhelmingly difficult decision to reach out for help and I appreciate the challenges that you may face. For the past fifteen years I have worked in diverse settings with individuals wanting an emotional balance in their lives, or with parents and children to strengthen their relationship, but always with the common goal: to feel better! My therapeutic approach focuses on your strengths and work towards using those strengths to make desired changes in your life.
(919) 926-0146 
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Lilianne R Smith
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, RPT
Verified
I am Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credentialed through the Association for Play Therapy (www.
Life has so many struggles, problems and transitions and it often feels difficult to cope. I believe we all have the capacity to bring about change; as a therapist I guide and support my client toward growth and healing. I help you to explore your feelings to build self awareness and insight regarding your personal concerns. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults.
(919) 504-5473 
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Elissa Tubergen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
I utilize an eclectic, holistic approach; examining all social factors, and I operate within evidenced-based modalities such as CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, play therapy , and mindfulness.
I have experience working with young children, adolescents, teens, individuals and families who are struggling with emotional and/or behavioral difficulties. I understand that reaching out requires courage and vulnerability. My main goal is to create a safe and trusting environment for you and/or your child. I approach each client as a unique individual and strive to create a collaborative, trusting, and empowering environment.
(984) 204-7201 
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Pope Behavioral Health and Wellness, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
When working with clients, I utilize predominately Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Play Therapy techniques.
"Are you or your child struggling to manage stress in the home or school setting? I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, specializing in working with children and adolescents. I have experience working with youth dealing with issues, such as anxiety, depression, defiant behaviors, adjustment, school issues, and family conflict since 2007. I work with children and families to identify goals for personal success and work collaboratively to assist them in reaching those goals. I welcome clients of all ages, and I also enjoy working with adults struggling with anxiety and depression to assist them in making personal growth".
(919) 999-7457 
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
Offers online therapy
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Ping-Tzu Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Changes often raise fear and curiosity. I particularly enjoy working with clients who are full of curiosities and who are willing to explore unknowns and perceive unknowns as gifts. I am interested in supporting clients’ fear related to changes, and helping clients work on variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, traumas, identity development (e.g., sexual orientation and cultural identities), etc. Prior to arriving in the US, I was a mental health provider in Taiwan. In my early career, I practiced child play therapy and animal-assisted psychotherapy.
(919) 752-3997 
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
Offers online therapy
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Dana S Breedlove
Psychologist, PhD, LP, HSPP
Verified
Have you or your children been experiencing increased stress during this difficult time of social distancing? Is your child more emotional, disinterested in school, or struggling to complete homework? Are you running out of ideas for how to help your child? Let me help you, your child, and your family. ​Often there are simple changes that can be made to help life run more smoothly at home. My experience as a school psychologist, special education teacher, and mother, and my understanding of mental health and child development, provides a unique perspective for problem-solving when your child is struggling.
(984) 300-3567 
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Firefly Behavioral Services Pllc DeAnna Tapp
Counselor, LCMHC, PsyD, LCSW, APMHNP
Verified
The counseling process is a partnership. We believe some of life's most difficult moments can be processed and healed through the therapeutic relationship. Whether you are in a hard life transition, dealing with chronic anxiety, or working on a challenging relationship, counseling can be the vehicle to help get you to the other side. We seek to build a compassionate, safe relationship with you so that we can work together to explore what’s happening in your life. Our staff strife to support you in the way that you need, while providing comprehensive services based on evidence based modalities.
(984) 459-7454 
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Stephanie J Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
I enjoy counseling individuals with a focus on personal growth, social connections, and wellness action planning. I typically work with children, youth, families, and adults at better managing symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem, and family conflict. I utilize eclectic approaches to play therapy , mindfulness, self-esteem enhancement, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
(919) 289-8121 
Office is near:
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Not accepting new clients
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Anne Storelli
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LMFT
Verified
I also use Sand Tray therapy, art therapy and play therapy .
Life can be challenging, and most of us need help at one time or another. I offer a safe place to process thoughts and feelings, a place to be heard and understood - an experience that is increasingly rare in our modern, fast paced lives. Taking time to explore your interior world can be a tremendous opportunity for growth in your own sense of well-being and in your relationships with others. I enjoy working with adults and children, couples and families, focusing on your personal challenges and empowering you to find a way to meet your goals.
(919) 587-8073 
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Durham, NC 27705
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Shelby Cesario
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-A
Verified
Hi there! I am so happy you are here. I specialize in working with children and adolescents/teens dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment difficulties, low self-esteem and behavioral issues at home and school. I work with clients to create a safe space in which to gain greater self awareness, improve coping skills, and improve mental and emotional well being. I use a strengths-based client centered approach incorporating cognitive behavioral techniques, holistic therapies such as walk and talk as well as yoga techniques and expressive therapies such as art, play and sand therapy.
(919) 899-7695 
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Offers online therapy
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Casey Kenny
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
5 minutes to watch this informative, whimsical video to learn more about play therapy , https://www.
Telehealth and in-person. Being a parent is TOUGH. I will listen to your concerns/hopes while providing a nonjudgmental environment to explore the issues your child and family may be facing. I am passionate about childhood mental health, and only work with children and teens (ages 2-16). Some children I see experience issues with adjustment, anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, self-esteem, trauma, and interpersonal conflict. Some children ask to come to therapy; some don't. I focus on building trust and rapport with every client I work with.
(984) 207-1914 
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Durham, NC 27705
Offers online therapy
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Marianna Ginn
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as Integrative Play Therapy with children.
*Bilingual Clinical Intern* Hi, I'm Marianna. I am passionate about coming alongside people who are hurting and creating a safe space to pursue healing and growth. It is an act of bravery to step into a therapy room, and I do not take that lightly. I greatly value the therapeutic relationship and will treat each client with dignity and respect. We will work together to develop your goals and a plan for our time. I am available to work with both English and Spanish-speaking children, adolescents and adults.
(919) 980-9342 
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Durham, NC 27705
Not accepting new clients
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Karen Landis, LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
The modalities that I use for treatment are: Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy , Motivational Interviewing, Insight-oriented therapy and brief Solution Focused Therapy.
Hello, my name is Karen Landis and I am a clinical social worker. I have a private practice in Durham, NC. I have 25 years of experience of working with families and children. I have 12 years of experience working with individual adults. I treat clients with anxiety, depression, ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Adjustment Disorders, school-related issues, grief and loss, parent-child relational issues and more. I have also worked with some children on the higher-functioning end of the Autistic Spectrum.
(919) 351-8357 
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Durham, NC 27712
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Paula Sanders Newman
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHCS, NCC
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Educational Psychologist who serves children and adolescents and their families in Durham, Wake, and Johnston counties. I take a strengths-based approach to help children and families develop the insight and skills necessary to meet personal and situational challenges; and, improve functionality. I enjoy helping children and families identify and achieve their goals. I employ elements from a range of therapeutic techniques (i.e. Play Therapy , CBT, TFCBT, Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology). I welcome extended family members, members of faith communities, and any other supports families want to utilize in the treatment process.
(919) 330-0079 
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Durham, NC 27705
Offers online therapy
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Lea Ray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Individual play therapy supports children's emotional growth and healing and helps them gain social skills and learn to problem solve.
If your child suffers from anxiety, depression, or challenging behaviors, or has experienced a traumatic event, it may be hard for you and your child to get through the day. You may worry about your child's future, or feel that you can’t be the parent you want to be when it's a battle just to get through basic daily activities. Individual play therapy , or Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, can turn this around. Both are evidence-based treatments to help children learn how to handle their intense feelings and improve their relationships with others. I will involve you in the treatment process.
(919) 276-8622 
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Durham, NC 27705
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Edie Campbell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LMFT, PLLC
Verified
Now offering 90 minute couple sessions. I am an experienced, licensed marriage and family therapist working with couples, individuals and children. I can help put your history in its rightful place and create a healthy narrative that will allow you to flourish. Let's partner to gain insight on potential blockers and craft practical solutions to move you past them, creating harmony in your relationships. Call today to schedule a free 30 minute meet & greet.
(919) 794-8394 
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Durham, NC 27705
Offers online therapy
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Jon Lentz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Sometimes people feel unable to move on from things that have happened in their life, stuck in their moods, jobs, or unfulfilling relationships. I work from a primarily psychodynamic point of view to help clients better understand what might be getting in the way of living the life they want. I will value working collaboratively with you to facilitate the healing process. I have extensive experience working with children, college aged individuals, adults, veterans, and seniors with short and long term interventions.
(984) 207-1784 
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Not accepting new clients
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Leon Monroe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it" --Ferris Bueller. If you are looking for strategies to both slow down and move forward, you will find benefit in our sessions. I am a former software programmer and have helped many from the tech industry navigate mental health issues related to their work. Many of the people I work with are seeking relief from social anxiety, management of depressive symptoms and a better work/life balance. Each phase of life presents heightened developmental tasks, need sensitivities, crises, and opportunities for new learning. The Path Begins Here.
(919) 636-3704 
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Kaitlyn Hove
LPC Intern
Verified
I am currently pursuing my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. I believe therapy allows room for people to learn more about themselves, their story, and how they relate to others. I am passionate about creating a space for others to experience compassion, support, and empowerment. My counseling approach involves cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness as I believe our behavior is often influenced by our thoughts as well as narrative therapy because our stories are important.
(919) 364-6538 
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Durham, NC 27705
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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.

If you're looking for play therapy in Hillsborough or for a Hillsborough play therapist, these professionals provide play therapy, play therapy children, child play therapy, play therapy for children, sandplay therapy, family play therapy and group play therapy. They include play therapists, play psychologists, play psychotherapists and play counselors.