Play Therapy in New York, NY

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Child Therapy NYC- PAC PSYCH
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
PAC Psych has the first PCIT treatment facility in NYC with a play room, viewing room, and back-up room as recommended by the developers of PCIT.
PAC Psych is a small group private practice conveniently located on the upper west side of Manhattan run by Dr. Hayley Cooper. The mission of Parent and Child Psychological Services is to bring well researched and empirically supported therapies to children, adolescents and their families with a particular focus on anxiety, attachment and young children experiencing behavior difficulties both at home and in school. We believe that a collaborative relationship with parents and sometimes schools is often the best way to achieve successful results.
(646) 600-5234 
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New York, NY 10025
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Ozlem Bekar
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
With children and families, I utilize attachment-based interventions, play therapy and parent-child psychotherapy.
Understanding the dynamics behind the repeating processes in your life, whether they are symptoms or undesirable patterns, is the first step for meaningful and durable change. I work with both adults and children who have different forms of anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, or stressful life transitions. I also work with children who present with developmental or behavioral issues. Here is a video that I prepared about children's mental health during the pandemic: https://youtu.be/e1PVkqh9Ihg
(347) 514-8397 
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New York, NY 10001
Offers online therapy
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Sydney Pollock-Tobert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
In our sessions together, I use an eclectic approach of modalities including play therapy , talk therapy, psychodynamic theory, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, trauma-informed therapy, the Ackerman Relational Model, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Looking for a therapist for you, your child, or your family can be challenging. It can be hard to find someone who is the right fit. I am a licensed clinical social worker working with children of all ages, families, and adults. I have experience working with those who have experienced traumatic events, grief and loss, anxiety, depressive symptoms, divorce/separations, behavioral concerns, family conflicts and life transitions.
(929) 410-5188 
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New York, NY 10025
Offers online therapy
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Álvaro D Moreira
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I see children through play therapy , and adolescents and adults in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
I work from a psychodynamic position, with the aim to raise the curiosity over behavioral patterns that do not fit with the way we think of ourselves. I work with adults from a diversity of backgrounds and I believe the strength of my approach lies in helping people to expand their understanding of complex issues, not only by listening to their explicit and implicit narratives, but also paying attention to dreams, body language, and to the experiences and images that arise during sessions. I use psychoanalytic theory as a lens to process what takes place—an approach that does not necessarily need a couch or multiple sessions a week.
(917) 540-7011 
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New York, NY 10003
Offers online therapy
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Brittany L. Croley
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCAT
Verified
I also use expressive songwriting, musical improv, art therapy and role- play .
I am a dually licensed psychotherapist in NY state (LCAT#002007 + LMHC#011627.) I hold graduate training from NYU, as well as Advanced Post-Graduate training from Johns Hopkins University. I work in a private group practice in TriBeCa, Manhattan, and I provide remote tele-therapy services, as well.
(917) 809-6656 
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New York, NY 10007
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Megan Lothian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
In my work with children & adolescents, I integrate modalities such as play and art based therapies.
My approach to therapy is psychodynamic/analytic, relational, & attachment-focused. Essentially meaning that I believe past experiences and significant relationships inform the present, and that the therapeutic relationship can be a place for reparative healing and new experiences. I have a strong commitment to working from a trauma-informed lens, and prioritize understanding the entirety of a person and their environment. This includes providing the space to explore sociocultural & political systems that influence a person’s identity and life experiences, which are inextricably connected to one’s emotional & relational world.
(929) 207-8259 
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New York, NY 10155
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Anthony Cianci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, CPsyA
Verified
In my work with children and adolescents I use a combination of talk and expressive play therapy to help youth better understand and manage their behavior, feelings and impulses.
I am a clinical social worker with extensive experience treating children, adolescents and adults of diverse backgrounds. I have advanced training in contemporary psychoanalysis and utilize an integrated approach tailored to suit an individual's unique needs. I believe the central goal of all psychotherapy is to develop the ability to put into words our thoughts, feelings, memories and fantasies. I am attentive, supportive and encourage reflection on both past and present life experiences. I strive to create an environment that encourages openness and vulnerability and place high value in a strong, working therapeutic relationship.
(646) 791-3120 
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New York, NY 10001
Offers online therapy
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Ailish Coughlan
Art Therapist, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified
Children demonstrate their difficulties through behaviors and utilize play and metaphors to explore their experiences.
I provide a supportive environment to help you gain insight and build lasting skills to cope during life's challenging moments. I work with adults, children, adolescents, and parents. We will work together towards a healthier and happier way of being. In our psychotherapy sessions, I consider our relationship to be an important aspect in our work. I include aspects of art therapy and psychoanalysis and find that a psychodynamic approach has a lasting affect on mood, relationships, behaviors and patterns. I can creatively encourage ways to help you express and untangle your concerns, as well as, bring about change.
(917) 791-4173 
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New York, NY 10001
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Jessica Fox
Art Therapist, MA, ATR, BC, LCAT, MSEd
Verified
Using the arts, play and talk will assist in healing and finding self.
When coming in for therapy you will be given the utmost comfortable setting to feel at ease and talk about what is on your mind. After each session, the areas you want to change or develop will be by us working together. You will begin to grow and learn about yourself. The sessions will bring on positive changes that will empower you to want to continue to work on yourself. Transformation and healing can happen if you allow it.
(516) 604-3486 
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New York, NY 10026
Offers online therapy
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Emilie K Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Along with traditional talk-therapy techniques, we can tap into non-verbal tools like art and even play to ease your journey of exploration and healing.
If you're viewing this profile, you're likely on the search for a therapist. I'm so glad you are taking this step in your self-care. Whether you're navigating everyday stressors, going through a transitionary period, or wading through the impact of trauma or loss, you deserve care that sees the whole you. I work from an anti-oppressive lens, acknowledging the impact of interpersonal, systemic, and intergenerational traumas. Together we'll examine the experiences, relationships, and values that have shaped your life thus far and use this to imagine and work toward a future that feels whole, well, and fulfilled.
(332) 239-6095 
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New York, NY 10011
Offers online therapy
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Rebecca Falk Hillman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Welcome to my practice. I'm a licensed clinical psychologist and help adults struggling with a variety of issues including anxiety, stress and life transitions, as well as those who are simply interested in self-exploration. No matter what brings you to pursue support at this time, I prioritize establishing a trusting, safe and respectful space in session and strive to help you get out of therapy whatever it is you are seeking from the experience. I also work with children of all ages and offer both play and talk therapy, as well as parent coaching to assist with behavior management.
(646) 849-3255 
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New York, NY 10028
Offers online therapy
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Taproot Therapy, LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C, CDWF
Verified
At Taproot Therapy, our goal is to target the main root of your concerns as a means to create lasting change in your life. We specialize in anxiety disorders and depressive disorders. Anxiety and depression can uproot your life! We are here to help you feel grounded and supported. Our team supports a variety of needs. Our clinicians and coaches specialize in behavioral issues, play therapy , mindfulness, pregnancy loss, shame resilience, families, adolescents, transitions during the teen years, skill building, vulnerability, young adults, and LGBTQIA+. We specialize in CBT, DBT, shame resilience, and play therapy .
(646) 600-8278 
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New York, NY 10016
Offers online therapy
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Shira Spiel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
With children I utilize play therapy (even on video!), mindfulness, as well as behavioral methods.
In understanding how our histories and present circumstances affect us, we cultivate empathy for ourselves and those around us. The past few years have brought multiple global and local crises we have had to navigate through collectively. Whether you or your child are personally working through conflictual relationships, painful past experiences, work/school stress, or problematic behaviors, our societal context can amplify these difficulties. Therapy illuminates the patterns we find ourselves in, and also provides ways of coping with the distress resulting from these patterns.
(917) 994-9601 
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New York, NY 10025
Offers online therapy
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Silvia Christina Juarez
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Through Play Therapy techniques I help children to improve their self -confidence and self efficacy and deal with their frustration for not being able to achieve their goals.
I am a Bilingual Psychotherapist (English-Spanish). I graduated as a Clinical Psychologist in Argentina. I have been in practice in New York City as a psychotherapist for 18 years. My goal is to help people by assisting them to develop individual coping skills which will relieve the symptoms. I work with individuals who struggle with Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, couples and families with relationship issues among other life stressors. I believe every person is unique and for this reason I offer a personalized approach. I am truly dedicated to providing and empathetic and non judgmental environment where your concerns are heard.
(917) 970-9388 
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New York, NY 10021
Offers online therapy
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Caitlin Kelly
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
She holds additional certification in Play Therapy and Grief Counseling from Brooklyn College and has been a member of the adjunct faculty in Brooklyn College’s psychology department and in Hunter College’s educational foundations department.
“As no one else can know how we perceive, we are the best experts on ourselves.” Though attaining complete self-awareness may take a lifetime to acquire, ultimately the greater our self-awareness the more success we will have in changing ourselves and changing the way we interact with others. Caitlin, an experienced counselor, has counseled patients for a decade and a half, providing counseling services for adults, children and adolescents. She is especially knowledgeable about the unique challenges facing performing artists of all ages.
(929) 419-2112 
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New York, NY 10016
Offers online therapy
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Lisa Rogers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in private practice in New York City. I treat Adults, Adolescents, and Children. I provide Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Marriage Therapy, Group Therapy, Play Therapy , Mindfulness, and Sandplay Therapy. In addition, to the many clinical issues I treat (Anxiety/Depression) I provide specialized treatments in Substance Abuse/Dependence, and Methadone/Suboxone (Medication Assisted-Treatment- Counseling), ADHD/ADD, and Social Skills training (all patients/ Asperger's).
(917) 970-1955 
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New York, NY 10006
Offers online therapy
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Irina R Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Together, supported by my access to expressive and non-verbal modes such as movement, art, and play in addition to the traditional "talking cure," we address your concerns in order to shake up the old narrative and create new choices and new possibilities for change.
I don't believe in diagnostic labeling; yet we don't waste time reinventing the wheel. The personal issues you want to confront and resolve in therapy and the unique ways in which you are stuck call upon my creativity, long, varied professional experience of theories and methods--from Freud to object relations to body work--and life experience of other cultures and modalities to find new ways for you to healthily move forward.
(718) 569-8268 
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New York, NY 10022
Offers online therapy
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Min Zhou
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
I also specialize in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and play therapy for children and family.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience in areas of depression, anxiety disorder, life transition, relationship issues and developmental disabilities. I strive to offer a safe, collaborative, and nonjudgmental space for you explore feelings, decrease stress, build self-compassion, and find more joy and fulfillment in life. Being an Asian immigrant, I understand the struggle from cross-cultural and intergenerational issues, and I work with both English and Mandarin-speaking clients. I also specialize in working with children, teenagers with emotional disturbance and behavioral challenges and their families.
(332) 263-3887 
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New York, NY 10002
Offers online therapy
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Mari Grande
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LCAT, EMDR, SEP
Verified
Feeling anxious, confused, or want more from your life?Thoughts and feelings can be overwhelming, especially when it feels like you are going in circles. If you want help you've come to the right place. In my sunny and warm office we find ways to weave fun and play into our sessions, even when we are dealing with difficult material. Using Art Therapy EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, and Hypnotherapy we work on ways to make more sense of your life in a way that makes sense to you. This often brings relief and clarity.
(646) 941-8155 
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New York, NY 10017
Offers online therapy
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Emma Lieber
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, LP
Verified
I see a wide range of clients: children in play therapy and adolescents and adults in both therapy and psychoanalysis.
Psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapy offer a space to speak that is absolutely singular. It is a rare thing to be genuinely listened to. Free from the expectations and etiquette of other forms of speech, those who engage in psychoanalysis and therapy find themselves speaking in new and often surprising ways. It is here, in the moments at which elements of ourselves that had previously been unacknowledged become finally articulated, that we change: symptoms fall away, anxiety alleviates, repetitive forms of behavior and relation shift. The result is a process that is challenging, thrilling, and transformative.
(646) 558-6718 
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New York, NY 10001
Offers online therapy


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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.

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