Play Therapy in Morganville, NJ

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Photo of Emily S Lowenfels, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Morganville, NJ
Emily S Lowenfels
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am also a huge proponent of play therapy .
My ideal client is person who has been experiencing some difficulties understanding and or manipulating through their environment. Perhaps this client needs a group to work overcome shyness and learn to speak up for themselves or perhaps this client misreads social situations. My ideal clients range from 3-35. I service struggling parents/families and teens/young adults/adults in areas of depression, anxiety, and self-care. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, I will be offering teletherapy sessions as an option to any individuals who are having a difficult time adjusting to this ever evolving health crisis.
(973) 287-4706
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Morganville, NJ 07751
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Joseph Chlebowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
To me, it's a privilege to work with my clients to find the solutions that help them cope with the struggles in their lives. I work with individuals, couples and families to help them overcome struggles, achieve goals, and establish better communication. Although I help my clients work through a broad range of issues, I specialize in DBT, personality disorders and performing interventions. Additionally, I am a fitness enthusiast and love to encourage my clients to lead healthy lives in all aspects.
(862) 288-7652
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Morganville, NJ 07751
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Nicole Gusman Hall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
When feeling overwhelmed, depressed or anxious, the process of finding a therapist can seem like a daunting task. Your energy is low, you have little motivation, and you don't feel like talking to anyone. Somehow, despite all of that, you're expected to sort through a list of strangers and choose one that you are going to open up to. It seems counterproductive. It's not. You've taken the first step by deciding that it's time... that enough is enough... and that you need to talk to someone. Hopefully, that someone is us.
(732) 649-7283
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Morganville, NJ 07751
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Michele R Kleiman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My approach to therapy considers that the mind and body are integral parts of a whole being. Achieving balance between these parts is an important component of the healing process and my goal is to help clients achieve this stability. Anxiety and depression can be unbearable and sometimes immobilizing; relationship problems can weaken our capacity for experiencing happiness; death, divorce and trauma can leave us hopeless and empty. My therapeutic approach strives to help client's emotional wounds heal in order to regain inner peace and improve personal growth.
(732) 402-0379
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Morganville, NJ 07751
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Tracy Trattner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, Life, Coach, LCSW
Verified
Verified
TELETHERAPY ONLY. I am a warm, genuine, and compassionate therapists who work with adolescents, young adults, and adults in a nurturing and non-judgmental environment. With patience, and understanding, I will help clients and families overcome obstacles and make positive, lasting changes. Together we will strive to understand troublesome behavioral patterns that interfere with the capacity to lead a more satisfying and fulfilling life. My approach is to help clients find their strengths, while creating opportunities to grow emotionally healthier and stronger.
(732) 993-7261 x547
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Morganville, NJ 07751
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Marisa Montalvo Stefani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
**Note: Our office is currently accepting new patients and we look forward to hearing from you** Happiness, peace of mind, and satisfying relationships with others are things that most people strive to have in their life. In order to overcome emotional obstacles, you must first start with a therapist whom you can develop a trusting relationship- someone who creates a safe, comfortable, nurturing and non-judgmental environment where you can begin to rejuvenate, reconnect and renew.
(732) 709-1434
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Morganville, NJ 07751
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Jewish Family and Children's Service of Monmouth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
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JFCS works with clients from a variety of social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. All the therapists work hard to build trusting relationships with their clients, so that they can feel safe and empowered. Clients can meet us at one of our 2 Monmouth County locations (Absury Park and Morganville). If they are elderly or disabled we also provide in-homes sessions. We have a variety of services available including:
(848) 216-0757
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Morganville, NJ 07751
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Lydia Arlene Christian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As a therapist I first begin by meeting my clients where they are. My second aim is to understand the client as a whole and not just their diagnosis/issue. I don't focus on the diagnoses/issues, i like to assist my clients in being the best version of themselves. I believe that everyone is an individual, even in sharing the same diagnosis or life issues, I strive to treat every client as an individual when treating. It sometimes can be challenging to find a therapist you trust as well as connect with. I strive to always keep an open mind as well as show empathy.
(718) 223-4995
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Morganville, NJ 07751
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Rena Beyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Many of us struggle in life, however seeking treatment is the first step towards realizing and achieving change. My goal is to offer compassionate, nonjudgmental, and supportive therapeutic services to help you achieve your goals in a safe environment. I utilize a multi-technique approach combining techniques from Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy as well as Play Therapy for my younger clients. I also offer Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, and trauma. I have advanced training in trauma and have had successful outcomes for clients of all ages.
(856) 302-0388
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Marlboro, NJ 07746
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Lisa Zaffarese
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
While I utilize many therapeutic interventions, Play Therapy is at the heart of my practice.
Hi! I'm Lisa. I am a National Board Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist. Profound Insights serves the various needs of children, adolescents, young adults, parents and families.
(732) 515-4160
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Manalapan, NJ 07726
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Paint the Stars Art Therapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCAT, NCC, ATR-BC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
We specialize in Clinical Art Therapy, utilizing additional creative outlets such as play therapy techniques including sand-tray, and traditional psychotherapy techniques.
As dedicated therapists, our top priority is to help your child not only achieve greatness but to believe in that greatness as well. Have you tried other counseling options but none have helped? Paint The Stars Art Therapy offers a wide variety of creative outlets to be used alongside traditional psychotherapy in order to help children cope with various issues. We specialize in working with ages 3-22 and have found that children and adolescents need alternatives to talking. We also work with adults seeking alternative therapy options. We are happy to lend an ear -- and a paintbrush.
(732) 820-3292
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Marlboro, NJ 07746
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Sheila Franklin Gilstein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
Dance/Movement Therapy and Play Therapy are perfectly suited for children to work through behavioral and emotional issues.
I have been the leading provider of socialization groups for children with ADHD, Anxiety, and Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Monmouth County for the past 20 years. Every child can learn ways to interact positively with other children. By using a combination of play therapy , dance/movement therapy, and cognitive-behavioral strategies in the groups, children learn to be successful with their peers. I offer individual counseling sessions on parenting issues and for those children that need help with selective mutism, anxiety, and specific behavior issues not applicable to the group situation.
(732) 479-1113
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Marlboro, NJ 07746
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Shari J Carpman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT
Verified
Verified
As a Certified Play Therapist, I have a fully equipped therapeutic playroom in which I utilize art, toys, games, projective play and sandtray to help children/teens resolve psychosocial difficulties (incl trauma).
Are you frustrated by your child or teen's behaviors? Do you struggle with a child who acts out when he/she has a problem? Do you or your child have difficulty managing emotions such as anger, anxiety or sadness? I can help you understand the root of these problems, as well develop the tools to resolve them. I am a licensed professional counselor and a registered play therapist who utilizes evidenced based, creative, assessment and treatment approaches in working with adults, and children. My specialties include anxiety and mood disorders, acting out & self injurious behavior, parent/child relationships and adjustment to divorce and bereavement.
(732) 820-3293
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Marlboro, NJ 07746
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Lisa F. Ligammari Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Lisa F. Ligammari, LCSW, Counseling Services & Associates is a group practice which includes 7 female therapists. We work with a diversity of clients and enjoy both play therapy for little ones and talk therapy for adolescents and adults. We can tailor interventions and techniques to help assist you with your goals. With over 20 years of experience and certified in psychodynamic analysis and a certified clinical supervisor, my goal is to offer everyone the best care with the right therapist for you! We all have our specialties and our modalities of treatment techniques! Feel free to call or email for your first appointment!
(732) 372-4318
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Manalapan, NJ 07726
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Estelle Lewis LCSW Enterprises PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Verified
My approach to psychotherapy is generally ego supportive, cognitive behavioral, psycho dynamic and mindfulness When children are in therapy, play therapy is a soothing tool that children respond to positively.
Covid-19/Corona Virus has changed our lives . Many of us wonder when the "social distancing" and mask-wearing days will be over. Many of you may be traumatized by your experiences as a professional in the health-care industry; many of you may have suffered (financial loss(es) due to this pandemic and many of you may have already gotten through the illness of having caught the virus. Please know that support and encouragement is available via teletherapy until we can meet in person. Learning how to cope is the first step towards feeling better.
(917) 746-1037
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Manalapan, NJ 07726
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Amanda Levitt
Counselor, MS, LAC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Have you been looking for ways to handle change, loss, or the unknowns of life? Being human means experiencing a wide range of emotions and finding a balance. It takes a lot of courage to reach out and connect with a therapist and I am here to support you and meet you where you are at! I work with children, teens, and adults mainly experiencing anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and adjustment issues. I love to bring creativity into the therapeutic setting utilizing art, play , and ecotherapy along with creating a safe atmosphere for clients to fully express themselves and work towards healing.
(732) 605-5485
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Marlboro, NJ 07746
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Children's Art Therapy
Art Therapist, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT, LPAT
Verified
Verified
Hi, I am Jodi Goldberg, board certified and licensed Art Therapist, owner and primary Art Therapist of Children’s Art Therapy. I have office locations in Hoboken and Manalapan, NJ, as well as offering telehealth services. During my career as an Art Therapist, I have worked with children and adults in settings such as outpatient hospital units, domestic violence and homeless shelters, schools, nursing homes/rehabilitation facilities, in addition to private practice. At Children’s Art Therapy, I see children ages 3-21 and also offer services to parents, as I believe it is necessary to connect the therapy process to home and school.
(848) 204-0573
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Manalapan, NJ 07726
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Daniel Zykorie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Supporting and helping struggling children, adolescents, adults, and their families is not just a career choice but a passion for me. Difficulties related to stress, sleep, mood, anxiety, behavior, trauma, socialization, relationships, & education are proactively addressed. You don't need to feel desperate, at your end, hopeless, or helpless. Navigating people through a difficult period toward progress with patience, understanding, compassion, empathy, experience, reassurance, and solutions is my aim. Armed with skills, insight and confidence we will harness your strengths and resiliency to build you toward lasting positive change.
(732) 820-2545
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Marlboro, NJ 07746
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Exceptional Wellness Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PAT
Verified
Verified
We know how difficult and stressful life can be. Our staff is committed in helping you reach your goals which will lead to a more fulfilling and happier life. At exceptional wellness we are dedicated to making our clients feel that they are of top priority. We work with children, adolescents, College students, adults, couples and families on identifying and fulfilling their goals. Reaching out and asking for assistance is the first courageous step in your journey. If you are ready to take that step please contact us. We look forward to meeting you!
(908) 300-5871
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Marlboro, NJ 07746
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Lauren Gerardi Phd
Psychologist, PhD
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Verified
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with experience treating children, adolescents, and adults with a wide variety of emotional and behavioral concerns. I practice a style of psychotherapy which focuses on building a warm, empathic relationship between therapist and client, and on helping the client to gain a better understanding of their own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I aim to help each client achieve his or her own goals and fulfill their potential.
(732) 702-3715
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Marlboro, NJ 07746
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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.