Play Therapy in Red Bank, NJ

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Photo of Jill Berlin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Red Bank, NJ
Jill Berlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I utilize many different treatment approaches including EMDR, Safe and Sound Protocol, play therapy and Sandtray therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified School Social Worker with a Master's degree from Widener University and additional post graduate training focused on the needs of children. Throughout my career, I have worked with children and their families in group homes, partial care programming, wrap around services, and as a School Social Worker. I take pride in creating a safe, warm and nurturing environment for clients to explore their experiences.
(848) 252-1350
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Red Bank, NJ 07701
$150 per session
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Kara Zlotnick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work with children, adolescents, young adults and families who want to make their lives happier. I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help children and adolescents who are feeling sad, irritable, frustrated, angry, or anxious. Through therapy, I work with families to help children cope with school, social, family, or health problems. In addition to CBT, I incorporate other treatment techniques to best help you and your child (e.g., play therapy , interpersonal therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, family systems, and psychodynamic techniques).
(732) 820-3312
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Red Bank, NJ 07701
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$180 per session
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Amanda Graham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I love to include aspects of play , art and sand in to traditional talk therapy.
My heart lies in working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families, so they can live fulfilled and happy lives. My primary goals as a therapist are to connect with you, and your child and to collaborate with you both along the way to ensure the highest quality care for you and your family.
(848) 333-6575
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Red Bank, NJ 07701
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$160 per session
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Katherine Neff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I use a variety of approaches in my work including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), EMDR, sand tray and play therapy .
Raising children can be challenging (to say the least!). As parents, we often encounter situations with our kids or adolescents that we need help navigating. I can help with these challenges. Finding a counselor who is the 'right fit' for your situation and your family is important. My goal is to make this as comfortable as possible. I provide an atmosphere of trust, support and acceptance which will allow you and your child to explore concerns in an emotionally safe environment. I'm happy to consult with you by phone to help determine the next steps your child and family.
(732) 412-3219
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Red Bank, NJ 07701
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$160 per session
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Tara Jogee
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The Association of Play Therapy defines play therapy as, "the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development.
Seeking help and support is often times not an easy thing to do, but my role is to help guide you. I am passionate about my work, and building effective, therapeutic relationships with my clients. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have several years of experience working with children, adolescents and their guardians/families. My experience ranges from hospitalization programs to outpatient settings.
(203) 424-2893
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Red Bank, NJ 07701
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$100 per session
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Joseph Zdeb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist and trained in Sand Play Therapy .
I obtained my Master's in Social Work from Kean University and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW. My practice is located in the heart of Red Bank, NJ in a comfortable and relaxed setting. I have worked in numerous settings with children, adolescents, and adults who are attempting to cope with a variety of social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. I work with those facing trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, adoption, and relationship conflict. While I use a variety of different therapeutic approaches I believe a safe and empathic environment to discuss issues impacting your life will help lead to the results you desire.
(908) 287-1025
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Red Bank, NJ 07701
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$145 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Annette Provencher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I utilize play and art therapy, and CBT.
Finding help for your self or a member of your family can be exhausting. I recognize you are trying to maximize your and your family's well being and I can help. Do you or someone you love feel anxiety or panic? Does it interfere with school, work, relationships? I can work with you and your family to decrease anxiety and improve your quality of life. Is depression or anger causing unpleasant interactions in your relationship or between family members? Let's work together to find the root cause and develop healthy alternative communication techniques and ways of coping.
(732) 707-5423
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Red Bank, NJ 07701
$130 (individual)$150 (couples)
Not accepting new clients
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Caitlyn Stephens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have extensive training in sand play therapy , and EMDR which has been proven effective in treating trauma.
I primarily work with children, adolescents, and young adults. I specialize in working with childhood trauma, depression, and anxiety. Symptoms may include suicidal thoughts, self-harm, flashbacks, nightmares, difficulty sleeping, excessive worrying, irritability, temper tantrums, behavioral concerns, etc. I create highly individualized treatment plans to address all of your concerns. I can help you or your child discover new coping skills, inner resources, and solutions to the challenges you or your family are facing.
(848) 235-9552
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Red Bank, NJ 07701
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Nancy Tighe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
EMDR, Sand Play and Hypnotherapy are beneficial in relieving pain that is frequently associated with prior traumatic events yet to be unraveled and processed.
If life's challenges feel overwhelming, are causing you pain, have you feeling stuck or off balance; I would like to help. I provide a warm, friendly, and nonjudgmental environment that fosters healing, change, and personal growth. Therapy is a collaborative and creative process. I use a supportive, client-centered approach that allows us to explore current challenges and/or past painful events to help you find balance and empower you to move forward in your life. I incorporate many therapeutic modalities in my practice to partner with you to identify your goals and most importantly reach those goals!
(732) 719-1693
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Red Bank, NJ 07701
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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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Red Bank, NJ 07702
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Lighthouse Counseling & Sand Play Training Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Lighthouse Counseling & Sand Play Training Center, LLC was conceived in 2000 in a tiny office in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey by Gretchen Morgan and Mary Pat McGeehin. Their search for effective treatment led them to include the use of Sand Play Therapy , EMDR, yoga and therapeutic group work with their clients. This was in response to the expanding body of research which illustrated that the mind-body connection was integral to the healing of mental health issues. In 2004, they expanded their practice to include like-minded affiliate clinicians and moved to a larger facility in Eatontown, New Jersey.
(732) 380-1575
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Red Bank, NJ 07701
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$175 (individual)$205 (couples)
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Kathleen Griffin, M.A., L.P.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Verified
For children whose behavior or preoccupations interfere in their social or academic success in school, play therapy is one way I work to uncover feelings and issues and help children ages 2 through 10 work through difficulties in a nonthreatening atmosphere.
I tailor therapy to meet your specific needs and expectations. You may be looking for help with relationships among family members or want to learn specific parenting techniques. You may be recovering from a traumatic life experience or uncomfortable and debilitating feelings. I can help you to increase self confidence and resolve these feelings by working together in a supportive, respectful way to explore issues. I also provide hypnotherapy as part of the psychotherapy process as needed.
(973) 360-0123
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Red Bank, NJ 07701
$130 per session
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Farah N Skow
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am certified in sand play therapy and I incorporate elements of play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy in my practice.
My clinical experience has been in the treatment of anxiety, trauma, depression, ADHD and behavior management, family and school problems, issues related to grief/loss, and issues related to self-esteem and self-image. I primarily work with children, adolescents, and young adults (up to 26 years).
(732) 507-9751
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Red Bank, NJ 07701
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$135 per session
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Jennifer Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT, ACS
Verified
Verified
For children from 3-12 years old, I utilize Child-Centered Play Therapy to create an arena where they can solve their own problems through metaphorical play .
I am seeing clients in my offices and/or using Telehealth. I combine a ‘wholistic’ approach for all my clients, from children to adults, using science and evidence-based techniques. This may help them get emotionally regulated, make better decisions, widen their Window of Tolerance, and have access to being more calm. I follow your lead on developing real solutions 'here and now'​ for personal, family, social, and vocational challenges. Have questions? I have a great website and Watch and Read More page that informs and educates you on the methods we can use in session.
(609) 293-3145
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Red Bank, NJ 07703
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$160 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Fallon Sanchez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I can pull from multiple therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Sand Play Therapy , Solution Focused, Person-Centered, Strength-Based, and Motivational Interviewing.
Sometimes in life we are faced with circumstances that we have no control over. As a therapist, I aim to provide an environment that empowers my clients to regain control of their lives through an individual, trusting, and judgement free approach.
(848) 253-6318
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Red Bank, NJ 07701
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Joanne R Laush
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
Other complementary therapies that I use along with psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based and rational emotive behavioral therapies are hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique, Psychodrama and play therapy .
In my professional capacity as a licensed social worker and psychotherapist, I have had the honor to accompany persons of all ages and backgrounds in their quest for insight and self-discovery. I believe that trust and vulnerability are at the core of the client-therapist relationship and that the client’s innate wisdom and judgment rule supreme. With that in mind, strategies and interventions in achieving clearly defined yet dynamic goals arise through a process of critical inquiry. In this process, I have witnessed individuals redefine and recreate who they are as they move toward greater lucidity and self-fulfillment.
(848) 253-3693
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Red Bank, NJ 07701
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Stephanie Siciliano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RYT
Verified
Verified
Welcome to my page! I greet you with great respect and compassion. My name is Stephanie Siciliano; I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Yoga Teacher, and certified in Sand Play and EMDR. I provide counseling, trauma informed yoga, sand play , and EMDR to adults, children, and families. I have served the community for 15 years; specializing in trauma and its effect on the human spirit and well being. I graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in 2008 with a BA in Psychology and later received my MSW at Hunter College School of Social Work.
(848) 217-3060
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Red Bank, NJ 07701
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$150 per session
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Lina Jaramillo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SAC
Verified
Verified
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I use my knowledge and skills to help you work towards gaining awareness in order to make the changes necessary to reach your personal goals. I provide a safe and supportive therapeutic environment in order for you to feel comfortable as you begin your journey of change and personal growth. I have experience in diverse treatment settings and work with individuals of all ages struggling with issues such as anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, grief, self-harm, family issues, and relationships. Contact me today to begin your journey towards change.
(732) 410-5441
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Red Bank, NJ 07701
$160 per session
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Ray Costa
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the direction of your life? Is your job not emotionally or financially satisfying? Do you find yourself having difficult, short-lived relationships, or worse - none at all? Is depression and/or anxiety wearing you down? It is my experience that our difficulties and problems are primarily determined by reactions to how we think and feel. I can help you understand how your thoughts and feelings prevent you from getting what you want, and then help you find ways of creating more success in the areas you desire to change. I offer a relaxed yet interactive environment in a comfortable, private office.
(908) 652-7014
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Red Bank, NJ 07701
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Integrative Therapy Institute of NJ
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
The Integrative Therapy Institute of New Jersey (ITI-NJ) is a group practice in clinical and counseling psychology that provides psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, and families. ITI-NJ operates at a number of locations throughout the state of NJ and the great majority of our therapists are in-network with all major insurance plans.
(732) 517-7658
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Red Bank, NJ 07701
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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.