Play Therapy in Pequannock, NJ

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Love Play Grow
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCSW, LPC, RPT
Verified
Verified
We work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families who are looking to enrich their lives with the skills they need to love, play , and grow into their best selves.
(973) 832-1554
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Pequannock, NJ 07440
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Melissa Ferra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
You cannot change the past, but you can take control of your future. Together we will uncover long-standing behavioral and thought patterns that may be holding you, your child, or your family, back. We will work on new ways to cope, and help you move forward to a more exciting and fulfilling life.
(609) 751-5903
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Pequannock, NJ 07440
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Cherilyn Balchan Paladino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over fifteen years of experience working with adults, children, and families. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy. I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I have extensive experience working with survivors of trauma (children and adults), child abuse and neglect, domestic abuse, foster/adoption issues, parenting, relationship issues, depression, and anxiety. I have worked in crisis centers, children's system of care, adult and children's group homes, ran therapeutic and psycho-educational groups, and have done intensive in home clinical work.
(201) 580-2918
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Pequannock, NJ 07440
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Michelle Pichardo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Have you been experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues or recovering from trauma? Perhaps you are experiencing problems with your partner, your family, becoming a parent or your employment and are struggling to cope with the stress of life at the moment. My goal is to help you unpack the major themes and patterns in your life and what they are trying to teach you. My approach utilizes integrative techniques for the mind, body and spirit to build awareness and gain insight to better manage emotions, thoughts, and negative self-talk so that you can improve your quality of your life.
(973) 382-7521
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Pequannock, NJ 07440
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The Parent TRAIN
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Verified
My desire to and appreciation of helping children and families led me to join forces with other like-minded professionals to create the ParentTrain. With several licensed therapists available, we can usually find the unique fit for your family's needs. Our staff includes: behaviorists, clinicians, and learning consultants as well as therapists that specialize in adoption and foster care issues. Whether you need assistance with behavioral issues at home or school or just need some tools for your parenting toolbox, we can help. We even can provide services in your own home!
(973) 512-4418
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Connections Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As an Infant Mental Health Specialist I incorporate therapeutic play , Dyadic, CPP, with Trauma Focus and CBT approaches.
At times life become daunting, leaving you feeling uncertain, depressed, confused or anxious. Other times you experienced a life altering event or have some relational difficulties that seem overwhelming. When your goal is to find positive solutions that help you see a brighter future and the best of you who you are, our office offers you a safe place based on trust and understanding, without judgment. You will feel secure to share your difficulties, but also to wonder on the possibilities for your life. In our office we welcome you, we embrace and celebrate each person, and validate the contributions you bring to our world.
(973) 604-8023
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Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
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New Beginnings Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Perez-Strumolo offers EMDR, cognitive-behavioral, play , attachment-focused, couples and solution-focused therapies.
Dr. Lysandra Perez-Strumolo is a NJ licensed psychologist, an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist, & bilingual (Spanish & English). Services aim to promote healing & development so clients can experience a meaningful & healthy life & further develop skills for coping with difficult challenges. Dr. Perez-Strumolo has specialized training in treating children, adolescents & adults with anxiety and symptoms related to psychological trauma (single, complex, or relationship-related trauma). Dr. Perez also offers couples therapy for those interested in improving communication, commitment and enjoyment in their intimate relationships.
(862) 260-8541
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Wayne, NJ 07470
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Mindful Therapeutics, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SAC, BCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I can provide individual, play or family therapy in the comfort of your home or at a mutually agreed upon location. I specialize in working with children, teens and families.
(973) 833-5112
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Wayne, NJ 07470
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Lana Grintsvayg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
I incorporate play -therapy, Floortime modality, art, behavioral techniques and relaxation exercises into my work.
I am a compassionate, experienced (more then 20 years of practice), positive therapist. I will help and support you while you are dealing with problems, burdens, or fears that come your way. I work with children and adults, who experience difficulties coping with challenges of daily living, adjusting to situation change or struggling with relationship problems. My approach has a collaborative, integrative perspective, deeply rooted in humanistic and person-centered values.
(201) 345-1309
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Wayne, NJ 07470
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Helen M Castiglione
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Help is provided through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, play , and sand therapy and creative exploration of emotions and behaviors through art, music, and movement.
Helen Castiglione is a passionate and dedicated practitioner who understands the many and varied needs of children, adolescents, adults, and families in our modern and ever-changing daily lives. In our stress-filled, demanding and busy world with rapid digital change, Helen strives to develop meaningful therapeutic relationships with a hopeful perspective. With issues and needs related to anxiety, attention and focus, executive functioning, social skills development, emotional regulation, and behavioral challenges, Helen creates an emotionally safe space to allow children, adults, and families to grow and change.
(862) 247-4499
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Wayne, NJ 07470
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Samantha Deutsch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
With empathy, warmth, and humor I utilize a wide range of strengths-based therapeutic techniques including, but not limited to, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy , nurtured-heart approach, and mindfulness.
I’m passionate about creating and maintaining a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to explore experiences, as well as empower clients to discover inner strength and resilience. By using a variety of therapeutic techniques based on individual needs, I work collaboratively with clients to help them reach their goals.
(862) 212-1050
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Wayne, NJ 07470
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Hanisch Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
We provide a safe & nurturing environment to address any mental health/behavioral health needs to meet your goals. Our mission is to empower our clients to feel confident within their lives, while building healthier habits to thrive in their future. We have a staff of highly qualified clinicians that works with individuals/families including, but not limited to, child play therapy , anxiety, depression, substance abuse, sexual behaviors, mood disorders, anger management, criminal justice involvement, domestic abuse, and caregiver stressors.
(973) 310-5291
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Wayne, NJ 07470
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June M Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling lost? Have you felt dissatisfied with things in your life lately? Do you feel like you are just existing instead of living? Or perhaps you have recently suffered a loss or unexpected major life change. I know that's an uncomfortable place to be. I would really like the opportunity to sit down and talk with you to see how we can work together to improve things and help you create a life worth living.
(973) 821-4681
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Wayne, NJ 07470
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Susan A Fishlock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
Do you feel overwhelmed, frustrated, anxious, or depressed dealing with life's difficulties? You are not alone as many people in different stages of their lives come across a bump in the road. I have the expertise to help you deal with these issues. Working from a strengths based perspective, I believe it is important to recognize the progress you have already made dealing with these life issues. Often, I have been told by clients I have worked with that I am approachable with any issue, whether it be a hard day at work or a serious long term issue.
(862) 214-2412
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Office is near:
Wayne, NJ 07470
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Maureen Gaffney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, worried or looking to increase your happiness? Sometimes, life events and stress can make everyday activities seem overwhelming and beyond reach. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults utilizing a variety of techniques to address anxiety, depression and other behavioral and emotional disorders. In our sessions, any thought or feeling that arises will be met with respect and unconditional support as we explore it's significance in your life. I welcome the opportunity to work collaboratively with you to achieve all of your life goals! One Small Change can Lead to Great Results!
(862) 239-5401
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Wayne, NJ 07470
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NJ Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Do you find yourself feeling worried regarding your family, relationship or work? Are you concerned about your child's behavior or your relationship with them? Many of my clients have considerable insight into their situation, but most find it difficult to change unproductive behavioral patterns or just "make" themselves feel better. I believe that change begins with knowing that no one is perfect...that every once in awhile we can all benefit from someone who will listen and guide us through our personal journeys.
(201) 669-4674
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Wayne, NJ 07474
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Rich Weiner
Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Verified
The hardest part about getting support is getting started! I will provide you with a comfortable and non-judgmental space. You will be heard and supported. You will gain confidence and skills to deal with difficult feelings, situations and people who may be obstacles to your greater happiness. The greatest change happens when people are empowered to make changes in their own life. I help people find their inner strength and inner wisdom to see their challenges more clearly so they can change their lives for the better.
(973) 601-5854
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Wayne, NJ 07470
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Peter Berzins
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Peter Berzins is a licensed clinical psychologist (# 4806) in NJ and NY. He specializes in individual psychotherapy to adolescents and adults, as well as working with athletes using Sports Psychology. Dr. Berzins is an expert in treating anxiety and sports performance issues using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Dr. Berzins has an extraordinary ability to connect with his clients to help them thrive in their environment. Beyond that, he has extensive experience providing therapy to college students and helping them transition into adulthood. Dr. Berzins has over twenty years of experience working with adolescents and adults.
(973) 988-4243
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Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
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Sharon Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life can be very difficult. There are times that you may question your ability to make decisions in your life especially when life is overwhelming you. Society is busy around us and we feel that no one can give you the time to share your inner conflicts to help determine the path you want to take in your life. You may feel all alone in a world filled with people. There are ways to rebuild your life, change self defeating behaviors and gain new skills and tools to enhance your life and your relationships. Therapy is about change.
(973) 310-2036
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Towaco, NJ 07082
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Nadine Jordan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS
Verified
Verified
Psychotherapy has the greatest impact when it is collaborative and interactive. I provide a safe, supportive, empowering space where, together, we can explore and untangle those elements of life that challenge you. Learning how to manage stressors, break old patterns, set healthy boundaries, and weather the upsets of life through self-care, mindfulness, and self-compassion, will be some of the main goals of our work together. Therapy is about identifying your strengths and learning how to integrate your experiences - especially the traumatic ones - in service of building a fuller, more confident, and most authentic sense of self.
(973) 545-7512
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Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
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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.