Play Therapy in New York, NY

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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
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Erika Vidales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Erika (she/her), takes a holistic approach to therapy, and utilizes various modalities based on your needs. She is Queer and Trans affirming. Erika is informed by psychodynamic theory, play therapy , DBT, CBT, and mindfulness practices. Erika identifies as first-generation, Mexican American, and Latina. She is passionate about self-discovery, exploring intergenerational issues, family stress, family systems, multicultural and racial partnerships/unions, and exploring identity.
(646) 849-1975 
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New York, NY 10003
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Ilana Attie
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My practice creates a safe space for children and adolescents to express themselves through play and talk.
In my practice, I aim to create a comfortable space within which to explore emotional, interpersonal, and behavioral difficulties. I work with children, adolescents and adults in individual, couple, and family psychotherapy. Through a collaborative process, I help patients discover connections between problematic patterns of thinking and relating, and the ongoing challenges they face. These connections – between thoughts and feelings, past and present, internal experience and external situations – can help a person think in new ways, generating possibilities for growth and change.
(646) 974-9362 
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New York, NY 10023
Offers online therapy
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Dr. Kassandra Cerda
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MSEd, PsyD
Verified
I believe in the power of play and creativity as tools in psychotherapy, and I use these mediums to help patients access their internal world.
Feeling lost, confused, or misunderstood is a natural experience. However, when we are faced with chronic feelings of discomfort, our lives and relationships can become severely disrupted. Psychotherapy provides an opportunity to identify, express, and process difficult thoughts and emotions. As your therapist, I will provide you with a warm, safe space to explore your inner world and enhance your self-understanding. With this insight, you can reclaim power over your emotions and behavior to make choices that are more aligned with your personal goals.
(646) 780-7716 
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New York, NY 10024
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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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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Brittney Schwab
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Charlie Chaplin once said, "To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it!" It's time to play and heal and grow.
I'm a seasoned clinician with deep respect and empathy for the experience of others. For over twelve years, I've practiced psychotherapy in various schools, clinics and hospitals throughout NYC. My practice honors intersectional identities, and I’ve worked especially close with individuals from LGB, Queer, Trans/NB/GNC, Black and Latinx communities. I specialize in the treatment of mood disorders, grief, trauma, ADHD, and family conflict. My lived experience complements my professional experience, making me uniquely qualified to provide the empathic, trauma-informed care you are seeking.
(914) 219-6407 
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New York, NY 10031
Offers online therapy
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Ilana Palgi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
The benefits of incorporating time in nature, play , and mindfulness into our lives is increasingly demonstrated by research.
I offer both psychotherapy and wellness counseling in my practice. In psychotherapy, we collaborate to understand and work through difficult thoughts, emotions, or experiences, and we address areas in your life in which you may feel stuck. I often work with adults who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, and/or stress related to work, relationships, and difficult family dynamics. I draw on AEDP, a dynamic and experientially focused treatment, which uses the mind, body, and emotions in making change.
(917) 818-3146 
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New York, NY 10023
Offers online therapy
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Eileen Fitzgerald
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Play is the medium of communication for children in therapy, equivalent to adults' verbal interactions.
As a therapist, I love working with children: learning about their families, their strengths, challenges, the problems which are worrying them and affecting their behavior. In our sessions we play and create things together, as play is the medium of communication for children in therapy, equivalent to adults' verbal engagement. Through talk and play , we develop an authentic emotional connection, in order to build a strong therapeutic relationship. Trust and collaboration are essential to the work of therapy for children as well as adults.
(347) 658-5080 
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New York, NY 10024
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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
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Ayanna Obando
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC
Verified
Ayanna incorporates methods from various interventions including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, play therapy and narrative approaches to treatment.
Ayanna is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who works with individuals looking to overcome the effects of adversity and trauma. She treats a range of trauma and stressor-related disorders including developmental and complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and issues related to adjustment and life transitions. Ayanna also provides support to individuals struggling with depression and anxiety. She helps her clients to navigate interpersonal/relationship challenges, family conflict, parenting, self-esteem, and personal growth.
(646) 681-7768 
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New York, NY 10018
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Sonia Alexander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I create an open, empathetic, non-judgmental space and draw from a variety of philosophies and modalities including: psychodynamic, CBT, trauma-informed, somatic, feminist and relational approaches, and art and play therapy . I bring an awareness of and curiosity about the impacts of systemic oppression, historical trauma, and early childhood experiences, to work with you to move towards goals of your choosing, whether those be internal or external. I have worked most with teens, parents, families, and young adults, from a variety of race and class backgrounds, and in particular Jewish and LGBTQ+ communities.
(332) 206-4725 
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New York, NY 10003
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Rebecca Brauntuch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Are you feeling anxious, depressed and overwhelmed? I am a certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating these difficult feelings. I work with children, adolescents, and adults. My main objective with any client is to make them feel comfortable, and allow the therapy space to feel safe and honest. From there we can explore what treatment modality works best for you. Each client is different, and mindfulness, CBT, anxiety reducing techniques, trauma related approaches, and play therapy are all techniques I have used with various clients.
 
New York, NY 10017
Offers online therapy
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Christine Girard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I work with children in play therapy but work also very much with the parents and the child-parent(s) dyad.
I am committed to creating an atmosphere of trust, respect, and honesty. I listen attentively and believe that the relationship that we create together is the most important tool for our work together. My orientation is also psychodynamic, which means that I believe in the central role of the unconscious, past history and emotional forces. I apply this approach to many kinds of issues (depression, anxiety, addiction, difficulty in interpersonal relationships, general sense of dissatisfaction with life). My goal is to help you develop the awareness, insight, and psychological skills that you will be able to use later on your own.
(646) 600-5037 
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New York, NY 10024
Offers online therapy
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Kate Papacosma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW
Verified
My areas of focus include psychodynamic theory, attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-informed care, play therapy and playfulness, and mindfulness.
People seek my support for a variety of reasons, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship- and work conflict, parenting, life transitions, and more. I work with adults, adolescents, and children using an integrative approach, offering a unique balance in response to the needs and preferences of each client. When working with children, I collaborate closely with their parents to ensure consistency.
(929) 323-2129 
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New York, NY 10001
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Maria Lakis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Children have troubles and worries too! And they have a special way of expressing their feelings and concerns through the language of play and art.
I work with all ages, but specialize in children, adolescents and young adults. My approach is eclectic, grounded in a psychodynamic orientation that utilizes a variety of tools, tailored to individual needs. My clients and I work toward goals in a non-judgmental atmosphere of empathy and understanding. Some issues I have been able to help people with are: relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, life transitions, self esteem, parenting, childhood issues such as separation anxiety, behavior and school problems, ADD, adoption, and divorce. I also have experience with artists and the issues they face. Therapy makes positive change!
(646) 461-4323 
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New York, NY 10024
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Betsy Schur Levy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I see children for play psychotherapy and do parent and family counseling.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in New York City. I have been practicing for over 30 years. I work in an insight oriented and supportive therapeutic environment concentrating on ego functioning and interpersonal relationships. I deal with issues of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, mood regulation and the management of emotions and conflict. My therapeutic goal is to help each patient to develop more self-awareness and insight so that they can make better choices and achieve more personal satisfaction - while decreasing the anxiety and conflicts that limit their daily emotional experience and self-confidence.
(646) 362-6824 
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New York, NY 10021
Offers online therapy
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Psychotherapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Based in NYC, Psychotherapy Services works with children as young as 5 years old, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing challenges in their lives. We draw from various methods of therapy: Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Schema Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family and Couples Therapy, Play Therapy and mindfulness practices to help clients make positive changes in their lives. We believe that all individuals have a remarkable capacity for self-healing and growth. We welcome individuals of all races, ethnicities and gender preferences.
(646) 350-2361 
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New York, NY 10031
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
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Eugenia Cherkasskaya
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have training and experience in psychodynamic psychotherapy, trauma-focused modalities, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, couples therapy, and child play therapy .
Starting psychotherapy can be an exciting and anxiety-provoking process as you take active steps to make changes in your life and relationships. I approach psychotherapy as a collaboration and work in an integrative way, tailoring interventions to individual needs. I believe that therapy's aim is not only to make improvements but also to manage disappointments. To this end, we can simultaneously engage in meaningful explorations while developing important coping skills, including mindfulness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance. I offer individual, couples, and family psychotherapy to adults, children, and adolescents, and work with different family and relationship configurations.
(646) 846-2763 
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New York, NY 10013
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