Play Therapy in Portland, OR

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Photo of Heather Mulkerns, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portland, OR
Heather Mulkerns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified
I also see children and teens and incorporate play therapy .
Therapy is a collaborative process of relational and emotional growth. I will help you to find the roots of troublesome patterns in your life so you can feel more fulfilled, improve relationships, grieve losses and experience more joy. I blend psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and cognitive/ behavioral methods. I have also been trained as an EMDR specialist. My website, drheathermulkerns.com, has more information.
(503) 404-3485 
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Portland, OR 97214
Not accepting new clients
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Chantel Good
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
I primarily use Emotion-Focused Therapy, Play Therapy , Mindfulness Based practices, Expressive Arts, and Family Systems.
Therapy is an intentional pause amidst the chaos. I believe it is a unique and set apart time to heal, grow, and change. Your story and the lived experiences that give shape to your story matter. Together we will utilize these to help you in the present while considering your future hopes and goals. As a MFT graduate student intern our work together may entail exploring your patterns in relationships, beliefs and values, experiences within society, emotions, strengths, and support systems.
(503) 782-6208 
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Portland, OR 97221
Offers online therapy
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MindTree Holistic Counseling & Wellness Center LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
MindTree Holistic Counseling & Wellness center offers individual therapy for adults, child/teen therapy, family therapy, play therapy , trauma psychotherapy, marriage & couples counseling, sex therapy, gender affirming care & EMDR We also offer wellness services like Reiki Healing, Hypnotherapy, Ayurveda, Nutrition counseling, Yoga and meditation are offered.
At MindTree we treat the person as a whole, by integrating the healing of mind and Body. Our dynamic team of independent practitioners provide a collaborative health care model and create a personalized Holistic Wellness plan for individuals, children, couples and families. We believe in the philosophy that mind and body do not operate separately, rather interdependently. All of the Holistic Counseling techniques that MindTree offers are evidence-based, peer reviewed, and represent current best practices in the field.
(503) 210-9420 
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Portland, OR 97221
Offers online therapy
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Catherine M Saunders
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Client-Centered Individual, Family & Couples Counseling, for Adolescents, Adults, Children, Families and Couples utilizing Play & Art Therapy, Personal Healing and Empowerment through Mindfulness, Dynamic Personalized Treatment Planning, Goal Setting & Problem Solving with Caring Attention to Identity, Culture & Inclusion, Grief Counseling.
I am partnering with Mindful Therapy Group for scheduling and billing. Please call 971-352-6971 or email highlands@mindfulsupport services.com. I believe every person has natural healing abilities and wisdom. My role is to help clients determine their way to growth, healing, positive action and improvement of life quality through relationship with self and others. I base my work on theories from Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic and Family Systems Therapies to carve the therapy that works personally for each client.
(971) 306-4938 
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Portland, OR 97221
Offers online therapy
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Mindy L Feather
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT
Verified
I am a registered play therapist specializing in work with children.
My goal is to give kids a safe place to explore their thoughts and feelings and then empower their caregivers with information and insight into their child's experience. I can also provide supportive techniques for caregivers in filial therapy and attachment methods which include playful activities that help you enjoy parenting again. I am passionate about treating children with anxiety and trauma concerns. My decade of experience has been focused on working with children who have been through the trauma of grief, divorce, neglect, and sexual, physical, or emotional abuse.
(503) 782-4061 
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Portland, OR 97215
Not accepting new clients
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Jessica Reed
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
Some of the things we can explore are loneliness, codependency, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, being queer/questioning, unhealthy relationships to food, body positivity/neutrality, conscious discipline parenting skills, play therapy , sandtray, couples therapy, family systems, and managing difficult life transitions.
Currently Accepting New Clients, couples, children, families, and individuals. I believe we all have the tools within us to overcome our challenges. My approach is to walk alongside you as we name and process the obstacles you face. I hope to provide a safe space that is inclusive and affirming of your needs and to help you find self acceptance. I offer exploration of attachment styles and tapping into underlying emotions through Emotion Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I also have a background in child development where I taught preschool for over five years and currently working at an eating disorder clinic.
(503) 966-8415 
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Portland, OR 97221
Offers online therapy
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Jeanne V Bjorklund
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT-CA
Verified
Some of my specialties include adults recovering from childhood abuse/neglect, understanding and resolving loss and grief, strengthening couples and marriage preparation, and child-centered play therapy .
Most folks can handle the ups and downs of life unless their closest relationships are in trouble. That's what brings people to me. With over two decades as facilitator of personal and relational growth in individuals, couples and families, I am psycho-dynamic (seek to 'peel back the layers') with individuals, helping them to become free from the emotional baggage of childhood. I offer a systems-oriention with couples and families along with some Gottman tools and Prepare and Enrich. I developed a therapeutic program for a children's home in CA and served as their therapist and staff trainer for 5 years.
(503) 887-8574 
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Portland, OR 97239
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Emily L Trum
Art Therapist, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified
I love working with kids and teens. Whether its a play therapy session with a seven year old who is learning to build skills around emotional regulation or a teenager exploring their identity as an individual, it is wonderful. I also enjoy supporting kids and teens process life challenges that are impacting their quality of existence so that they can move through them and begin to heal. There is nothing like supporting an individual to see themselves through the light of their strengths and how they can take those strengths out into the world.
(971) 363-5383 
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Portland, OR 97239
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Elizabeth Fisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PhD
Verified
Have you been through a difficult experience? I specialize in emotional and relational disorders arising from trauma, sexual abuse, attachment disruptions, and less-than-optimal early childhood experiences. These types of experiences can create life-long distress and difficulty with relationships. Finding the right therapist is an important first step in healing from trauma. My orientation integrates modern neuroscience with relational psychotherapy. In addition to traditional methods, I utilize expressive approaches such as sandtray, play therapy , psychodrama, movement, and art therapy in my practice. I will tailor your sessions to meet your unique needs and ways of expressing yourself.
(541) 526-7218 
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Portland, OR 97219
Offers online therapy
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Carrie Love
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I offer play therapy , PCIT therapy, and I provide information about infant bonding and development.
If you have wondered why your infant or child: does not bond or connect with you, has behavior problems, does not respect you, seems angry or withdrawn, has temper tantrums often, has excessive or no energy, is vindictive, is not connected with the family, or you ask yourself am I a good parent? Then please seek my support. As a young adult, do you feel: anxious, often worried, rejected, withdrawn, sad, depressed, or discriminated against? If so, please seek my support. If you are a young couple struggling with your relationship, I am here to help. Please come Talk With Love!
(971) 265-6157 
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Portland, OR 97217
Offers online therapy
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Lanette Ambers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I believe there comes a time in most people's lives when it's helpful to have a supportive person to guide them through challenges they may be experiencing. It takes strength and courage to decide to begin therapy. If this is something you are considering for your child then you should be commended! As a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist, I engaged in Synergetic Play Therapy (TM), "a research-informed model of play therapy blending the therapeutic power of play with nervous system regulation, interpersonal neurobiology, physics, attachment, mindfulness, and therapist authenticity." - Lisa Dion, creator of Synergetic Play Therapy
(503) 567-6230 
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Portland, OR 97232
Not accepting new clients
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Robin L Magdahlen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MFT, RDT
Verified
These approaches include drama/ play therapy , psychodrama, art, guided imagery and sand tray.
My intention for you is to gently but dynamically create opportunities for growth and healing through flexible and creative alternatives to break through old patterns. I like to collaborate with motivated clients who are willing to work to change their lives. My goal is to help you discover your own solutions to your problems and concerns in an environment that is welcoming, empathetic and non-judgmental. I do that by carefully attending to your thoughts and feelings. Although I will offer specific "interventions" I believe that change occurs during therapy when there is strong motivation combined with the quality of our connection.
(503) 766-5714 
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Portland, OR 97219
Offers online therapy
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Priscilla Klockner
LPC Intern, MA
Verified
I use Play Therapy and Parent-Child interaction to assist children and families from birth through the teen who struggle with issues related to behavior problems, academic problems, autism and aspergers, developmental delays, and attachment.
(503) 342-7494 
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Portland, OR 97232
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Christina W. Enticknap
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LLC
Verified
I specialize in working with children and families dealing with relational difficulties, divorce, adoption, foster care, physical and sexual abuse trauma, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, postpartum issues, self-esteem, school challenges, and parenting/ discipline. I use a variety of tools in my practice including talk therapy, expressive arts, play , and sand tray.
(503) 822-6242 
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Portland, OR 97202
Offers online therapy
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Katherine Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Hello! My name is Katherine Jones and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon practicing therapy with children, families and adults since 2015. My therapeutic style is calm, warm and compassionate. I love providing a safe, healing space to help you feel seen, heard, accepted and supported as we work together on your desired goals. My approach integrates several different modalities based on your preferences and needs. I use trauma informed and attachment based therapeutic approaches as well as cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness, play therapy and art therapy.
(503) 455-8523 
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Portland, OR 97232
Not accepting new clients
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Madeline Harmon
Pre-Licensed Professional, CSWA
Verified
I specialize in working with humxns of color and non-binary femmes of all ages dealing with trauma (specifically family of origin trauma), relationship concerns, workplace stressors, racism, sexism, cultural dislocation, identity development and spiritual/ancestral reconnection. I deeply enjoy working with BIPOC youth (7-17) who need support navigating this world as neurodivergent, queer, trans and/or living. I support children age 5-7 in processing big losses and life transitions using play therapy . I support all humxns in developing consistent care practices rooted in traditional ancestral knowledge.
(971) 260-4373 
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Portland, OR 97205
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Gold Dust Clouds Counseling LLC by Camille McPhee
LPC Intern, MS, MA, Intern
Verified
I may find use for art or play to help a person work through issues and express more deeply.
Are you seeking a humanistic, creative and genuine approach? My objective is to build trust and set goals with you in safe space. While acknowledging challenges and setbacks sometimes arise along the way when we explore our inner world, we look to the future and will work toward growth, developing new insights and learning skills all within the context of your life and issues. Whether you feel unsure of your purpose or direction in life or you feel you are entering a new phase or working through old patterns, let's talk! I also work with children/teens and their families and have 17 years of experience working in schools.
(503) 386-0274 
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Portland, OR 97214
Not accepting new clients
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LaShawnda Q. Jones AOC Counseling Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LMHC, CADCII, NCC
Verified
I adhere to an eclectic approach with a strong reliance in modalities such as family systems, client centered therapy, CBT, psychodynamic therapy, MI, solution focused brief therapy, and play therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, and families with aim at the culturally specific population such African American & other racial minorities.
I believe that everyone including families can reach an optimum state of integrated health. When speaking of integrated health, it involves not just the mental and emotional health but there are the spirit, body, and environment as well. I believe that in order to be an effective counselor, you meet the individual or family where they are and help them to either understand, adapt, or cope with the causative and/or efficacy.
(971) 256-5641 
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Portland, OR 97213
Not accepting new clients
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Kelly Mehigan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSWA
Verified
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is at the core of individual and family work. When working with children, I believe in the power of play , art, and connection to build relationships and skill-build along with process challenging life events. I support families with increasing communication, building compassion and connection while honoring families’ inherent strengths and background. During individual therapy with adults, our work will be geared towards finding balance in navigating the unknown and building coping tools. In all aspects of my work I am committed to working from an anti-oppressive and affirming lens.
(503) 461-8747 x28 
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Portland, OR 97213
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Liz Gregory
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RPT-S
Verified
It feels overwhelming to reach out for help & yet you, your family your relationships are too important to allow them to suffer. As an Individual, Child & Family Therapist I will help you re-set your path for balancing your life. In our work together you will learn healthier ways to communicate, techniques to help you cope with unexpected challenges & mindfulness skills to help you stay focused and calm. These benefits will change your life & go beyond symptom relief. Areas of expertise: PTSD, Play Therapy , Separation/Divorce, Parenting Challenges, Relational Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Behavioral & Emotional Concerns and more
(503) 928-6542 
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Portland, OR 97221
Not accepting new clients


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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.

If you're looking for play therapy in Portland or for a Portland play therapist, these professionals provide play therapy, play therapy children, child play therapy, play therapy for children, sandplay therapy, family play therapy and group play therapy. They include play therapists, play psychologists, play psychotherapists and play counselors.