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Nikki Fisher
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am trained in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Play Therapy .
I am a a Licensed Associate Counselor with a passion for helping children and young adults find their strengths and develop the skills to better their lives. In counseling, I value creativity, collaboration, and each individual’s uniqueness. I enjoy working with clients who experience anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or who are looking to increase their total wellbeing.
(609) 293-4067
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Marlton, NJ 08053
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Jessica A Ocasio
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
" I use creative approaches such as art therapy, journaling, walk & talk sessions, bibliotherapy, therapeutic games and play therapy .
I believe the needs and abilities of each individual are different and work with you to determine what approaches and techniques are most in line with your needs and strengths. I believe a productive therapeutic relationship is positively established through the use of genuineness, warmth, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. I have a diverse range of experience including the areas of Autism; Domestic Violence; Sexual Abuse/Assault; Childhood Abuse and Neglect; Childhood PTSD/Trauma; and Loss, Attachment and Separation issues in relation to foster and adoption. I primarily work with women, children and adolescents.
(609) 601-5415 x7014
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Marlton, NJ 08053
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Mary Wightman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples counseling, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing for trauma, ERP treatment for OCD, and am a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor.
*Online Therapy* Are the Covid 19 restrictions creating more stress in your relationship? Is staying in the same home with your spouse or partner 24/7 becoming a challenge? Conflicts can be much more painful and obvious when you are together all the time. Now, more than ever, feeling safe and loved by your significant other truly matters. Let me help you and your partner find a new way to see each other. Through online therapy we can figure out what keeps you separate when you want closeness. Together, you can learn to navigate conflict differently, notice more moments of connection, and rekindle the love you have been missing.
(856) 452-4614
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Marlton, NJ 08053
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Center for Counseling and Education LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS, RPT-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
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2 Endorsed
Certifications: Approved Clinical Supervisor, Registered Play Therapy Supervisor, Certified Gestalt Therapist, Certified EMDR Therapist and Consultant, Certified Attachment-Focused Family Therapist, Certificate in Adoption Studies.
We are a dedicated and compassionate group of exceptionally trained therapists working together to provide a wide range of services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. We are widely respected for our ability to offer state-of-the-art therapeutic services for all ages in a caring, friendly and confidential environment. A plan for each client is developed based on their unique personal history, strengths and needs.
(856) 985-9091
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Marlton, NJ 08053
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Greater New Jersey Therapy Partners
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified
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Play Therapy is an evidence based modality that inspires children to express themselves through play , the language of children.
Are you or your child struggling during these difficult times? We can help. At Greater New Jersey Therapy Partners we are a team of Licensed therapists. Our versatility ensures a great fit for you and your family. Our therapists are specifically trained to meet the unique needs of children and adults. We specialize in adult and childhood issues including anger and aggression, anxiety, illness, depression and behavior issues. We are a therapy provider as well as a therapist training center, so you know our therapists are leaders in the industry.
(856) 259-1394
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Juliana Londono
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy working with individuals and groups who are experiencing life transitions, imposter syndrome, anxiety, and depression.
(856) 512-1274
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Marlton, NJ 08053
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Annette M Pineiro (Clark)
Counselor, MA, EdS, LAC
Verified
Verified
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS VIA TELETHERAPY AND IN PERSON** Annette M. Pineiro is a Licensed mental health therapist specializing in individual, couples, and family counseling. She provides therapy to clients of any age, race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, and disability. Her goal as a therapist is to create a warm, safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can share their stories. Annette supports her clients to reach realistic goals by providing them with motivation, empathy, and effective coping skills.
(856) 259-1268
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Marlton, NJ 08053
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Susan Hoey
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a hard-working, passionate, and empathic person who is dedicated to her clients. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families; however, I see individuals of all ages with a variety of presenting issues (e.g., stress, anxiety, depression, postpartum mood disorders, such as postpartum depression, grief / loss, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders). It is important for my clients to be aware that in addition to obtaining my LPC, I have finished extensive training in the field of psychology as I completed an APA accredited doctoral program in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
(609) 557-3091
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Marlton, NJ 08053
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Miriam Rosario
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ACS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Happiness, confidence and peace of mind require a commitment to self-reflection. Powerful feelings and personal struggles present obstacles. Being sensitive to life's complexities, I provide a safe environment to express feelings at your pace. During our time together we focus on the issues that are of importance to you and help strengthen your ability to manage the demands of life.
(215) 983-2111
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Marlton, NJ 08053
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Innovative Behavioral Concepts LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My name is Elrita M. Godbold and I am a licensed clinical therapist with fourteen years experience providing evidence based treatment to a diverse client population. I have my Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology and my Master's Degree in Social Work. My expertise is with trauma, anxiety and mood disorders and my passion is working with children and adults on the Autism Spectrum. I believe in treating the whole person utilizing Mindfulness Based Strategies and a holistic approach. I'm looking forward to working with you and facilitating positive change together.
(609) 542-1824
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Marlton, NJ 08053
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Josiana M Cetta
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
As a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist, I have considerable experience working with clients across the lifespan struggling with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment issues, learning challenges and attention deficits. My specialty areas include autistic spectrum disorders, anxiety, post-secondary transition, trauma, and bullying issues. I offer individual and family treatments using evidence-based interventions that fit the needs of each client. I am formally trained in cognitive-behavioral, behavioral, and psychodynamic therapies.
(215) 839-0028
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Marlton, NJ 08053
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Kimberly Leibovitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LSW, CSSW
Verified
Verified
I treat children, adolescents, teens and adults for a multitude of issues including anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, family/relationship issues, and school/social related issues. My name is Kimberly Leibovitz, MSS, LSW, and I am honored that you are considering me to help with recent struggles. I aim to provide a warm and safe therapeutic environment. I am a clinically trained psychotherapist and I earned my Master's degree from the Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. I also help parents to manage children with challenging behaviors. I am here to help even during these challenging times related to COVID-19.
(856) 452-7721
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Marlton, NJ 08053
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Melissa Acquavella-Lightfoot
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Treating adults, children and adolescents I guide individuals through the process of gaining insight as well as coping skills to make changes that will lead them closer to contentment, happiness, and to achieving their full potential. Being human means experiencing emotions! From birth our life experiences and how we deal with our emotions results in certain patterns of behavior and thinking which can often lead to discontentment, confusion, impulsivity, fear, anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, behavioral and learning issues, etc.
(856) 481-0002
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Marlton, NJ 08053
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Ripples Of Change Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome. My name is Kristel and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey. As a clinician with over 10 years of experience, I believe it is important to build a positive working relationship built on trust and respect and I strive to understand the challenges you are dealing with as well as your strengths and goals. My experience includes working with those struggling with anxiety and depression, trauma history, relationship and communication challenges, and those in need of coping skills and building confidence.
(856) 300-6452
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Marlton, NJ 08053
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Vanessa Woods
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ACS
Verified
Verified
Whether you are having difficulties navigating the nuances of a relationship, parenting, multicultural issues, gender identity issues, self esteem or anxiety, I can help. I believe that you are a person first and my approach is to understand you first as an individual, then how your environment impacts you, and lastly how we can align your goals and visions into action. Life is not easy, and sometimes you need someone in your corner to help with insight and to empower you to achieve your full potential. Whatever that means for you, I am passionate about my work as a therapist, and I am here to help you navigate your life stressors
(609) 256-6848
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Marlton, NJ 08053
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South Jersey Coping Clinic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LSW
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with individuals and groups who are experiencing life transitions, imposter syndrome, anxiety, and depression. I like to work side by side with my clients. I enjoy making others feel understood, not alone, validated, and most importantly helped. Times can be challenging but your experience in your journey towards better mental health does not have to be. I hope to get the opportunity to work with you. I will be an encourager, I will challenge both you and I to think out of the box, and I will show up in each and every session.
(856) 356-0163
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Marlton, NJ 08053
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Holistic Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MTS, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hi, My name is Taunjenette Poole and I am a caring well train therapist specializing in the treatment of couples, women, children and families. My educational degrees are MTS, MSW and LCSW. With over 20 years experience in the mental health field. I am eager to provide quality evidence based treatment to help client heal and face life challenges. My Core Values is Responsiveness is treating everyone we encounter with the level of care we would want for our own family members.
(856) 454-8101
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Marlton, NJ 08053
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Bianca Falso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
Regardless of the challenges that may bring someone to therapy, Bianca assesses and develops a customized plan to meet their individual goals. She views therapy as a time to be curious about one’s self and to build awareness and impact day-to-day functioning. By uncovering the patterns, individuals and families apply new and transferable skills learned in therapy to meet their goals.
(856) 348-5636 x3017
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Marlton, NJ 08053
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Growing Tree Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I created this practice as a place where families can receive support for developmental disabilities, special needs, and psychological disorders across the lifespan. The majority of our referrals are to investigate specific diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, Intellectual Disabilities or other developmental disabilities. Therapy is rooted in a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model and we place a great deal of importance on the therapeutic alliance we build with patients. Our passion is to provide supportive, educational and therapeutic services to assist the growth of the child from birth and beyond.
(609) 557-3277
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Marlton, NJ 08053
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Sharon Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
The therapeutic process can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. I encourage those who may be struggling with life stressors or a particular disorder to take your life situation into your own hands by reaching out & making change happen. I encourage you to make an appointment with me & see for yourself how much relief you feel in just the first session. Life can be difficult & sometimes we all need an objective, trained professional to listen, without judgment, to our concerns, perceived failures, fears, & past hurts. You only get one life, LIVE IT NOW! HIPAA compliant video conferencing appts also available.
(215) 385-5606
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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.