Stacey Clayton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Not accepting new clients
I am trained in play therapy and sand therapy which allows children to express emotions and resolve inner conflicts.
Is your child’s worry causing you to worry? Could your teen's “acting out” or behavioral issues be caused by anxiety, depression, or some underlying issue that you may not be aware of? Many children and teens struggle to manage symptoms on a daily basis. This often results in poor school performance, issues with peer relationships, family discord, and other behavioral concerns. If you’re at a loss or feeling frustrated, therapy can be a helpful way to gain an understanding of why a child may be struggling. You and your child can then learn various ways to cope with stressors. Call me for a free initial phone consultation.
(848) 212-8156
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Toms River, NJ 08753
Not accepting new clients
I am trained in play therapy and sand therapy which allows children to express emotions and resolve inner conflicts.
Is your child’s worry causing you to worry? Could your teen's “acting out” or behavioral issues be caused by anxiety, depression, or some underlying issue that you may not be aware of? Many children and teens struggle to manage symptoms on a daily basis. This often results in poor school performance, issues with peer relationships, family discord, and other behavioral concerns. If you’re at a loss or feeling frustrated, therapy can be a helpful way to gain an understanding of why a child may be struggling. You and your child can then learn various ways to cope with stressors. Call me for a free initial phone consultation.
Jessica Hart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
I practice from a Person-Centered approach and specialize in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I utilize multi-modal techniques to treatment as therapy is not always "one size fits all". With a background and education in counseling, behavioral neuroscience, and coaching I am able to serve my clients in a wide variety of areas of support through the use of talk therapy, play therapy, and biofeedback. My therapeutic work experience includes serving clients ranging from children to geriatric end of life issues.
(732) 253-4641
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Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
I practice from a Person-Centered approach and specialize in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I utilize multi-modal techniques to treatment as therapy is not always "one size fits all". With a background and education in counseling, behavioral neuroscience, and coaching I am able to serve my clients in a wide variety of areas of support through the use of talk therapy, play therapy, and biofeedback. My therapeutic work experience includes serving clients ranging from children to geriatric end of life issues.
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Ocean Counseling and Wellness, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
I will help you find emotional balance through the use of psychotherapy, sand play therapy and mindfulness principles that will be tailored to your specific needs, challenges and concerns.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15 years of experience working with individuals, teens, couples and families. Recognizing your need for help with life's challenges and choosing to begin therapy takes hope and a great deal of courage. My practice offers a safe, warm and calming environment where you can share your life story and begin the journey of healing, growth and change. I can help you with life's transitions, relationship and communication issues and personal growth, specializing in women's empowerment and strengthening families.
(732) 585-1790
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Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
I will help you find emotional balance through the use of psychotherapy, sand play therapy and mindfulness principles that will be tailored to your specific needs, challenges and concerns.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15 years of experience working with individuals, teens, couples and families. Recognizing your need for help with life's challenges and choosing to begin therapy takes hope and a great deal of courage. My practice offers a safe, warm and calming environment where you can share your life story and begin the journey of healing, growth and change. I can help you with life's transitions, relationship and communication issues and personal growth, specializing in women's empowerment and strengthening families.
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Swan Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
We also specialize in Play Therapy for the younger children and have a fun and unique approaches for the teenagers.
If you're looking for help with your child/teenager, family dynamic or you yourself, you've come to the right place! We also provide adult therapy and couples therapy. At Swan Therapy Group, we strive on helping everyone in the community one family at a time, on the most personalized basis that we can. Through empathy and support we can provide you or your family the tools to navigate through any life challenges that come your way in a positive and healthy manner. Please visit our website to see each of our individualized profiles!
(732) 573-6968
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Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
We also specialize in Play Therapy for the younger children and have a fun and unique approaches for the teenagers.
If you're looking for help with your child/teenager, family dynamic or you yourself, you've come to the right place! We also provide adult therapy and couples therapy. At Swan Therapy Group, we strive on helping everyone in the community one family at a time, on the most personalized basis that we can. Through empathy and support we can provide you or your family the tools to navigate through any life challenges that come your way in a positive and healthy manner. Please visit our website to see each of our individualized profiles!
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Janice Milara - Little Humans Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
At Little Humans Counseling Center the goal is to help your child feel empowered and supported to overcome the obstacles in life that are preventing them from reaching their full potential. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have been working with children, adolescents, and families for over a decade, specializing in the use of play therapy techniques, behavioral modification, and interpersonal therapy. These approaches to counseling offer you and your family a uniquely individualized and personal experience designed so that we can work together to identify the core issues and find effective solutions for your child.
(848) 251-0681
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Toms River, NJ 08753
At Little Humans Counseling Center the goal is to help your child feel empowered and supported to overcome the obstacles in life that are preventing them from reaching their full potential. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have been working with children, adolescents, and families for over a decade, specializing in the use of play therapy techniques, behavioral modification, and interpersonal therapy. These approaches to counseling offer you and your family a uniquely individualized and personal experience designed so that we can work together to identify the core issues and find effective solutions for your child.
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Kristen Huber
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
Its natural for children to play and move rather than talk.
I provide a personal relationship where a person can feel safe and inspired for their own personal growth and healing. With extensive experience working with children, adolescents and their families, I am equipped to address a wide range of life-controlling problems, including addiction and other levels of substance use. I understand that when a person presents for counseling they are in need of support and relief from what is troubling them, therefore my approach is directive and solution focused. I am bilingual in American Sign Language and can serve Deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
(609) 619-0194
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Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
Its natural for children to play and move rather than talk.
I provide a personal relationship where a person can feel safe and inspired for their own personal growth and healing. With extensive experience working with children, adolescents and their families, I am equipped to address a wide range of life-controlling problems, including addiction and other levels of substance use. I understand that when a person presents for counseling they are in need of support and relief from what is troubling them, therefore my approach is directive and solution focused. I am bilingual in American Sign Language and can serve Deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
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Eli Hilman, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
My training in talk and play therapy has given me the opportunity to help individuals, couples and families improve their self esteem, communication and relationships.
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Would you like to improve your relationships? I can help. Whether it's you or your child I can help you move to better and more comfortable space. As a therapist, I've worked with individuals, couples, and families gain a fresh perspective and helped them improve their lives. I've successfully treated children, adolescents, and adults on how to overcome obstacles, communicate and live a more productive life.
(732) 955-7767
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Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
My training in talk and play therapy has given me the opportunity to help individuals, couples and families improve their self esteem, communication and relationships.
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Would you like to improve your relationships? I can help. Whether it's you or your child I can help you move to better and more comfortable space. As a therapist, I've worked with individuals, couples, and families gain a fresh perspective and helped them improve their lives. I've successfully treated children, adolescents, and adults on how to overcome obstacles, communicate and live a more productive life.
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Central Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC Verified
Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Offering counseling for children and adolescents, including therapeutic art and play activities.
Starting now, you can begin a brand new journey toward a more positive path for yourself - one that's filled with growth, well-being, acceptance, and empowerment. My goal is help you heal, taking steps toward positive life changes, with a healthy mind and lifestyle. Together we will find solutions that work for you on an individual basis, helping you to discover your potential, and helping you to create a meaningful life path.
(732) 820-3192
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Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Offering counseling for children and adolescents, including therapeutic art and play activities.
Starting now, you can begin a brand new journey toward a more positive path for yourself - one that's filled with growth, well-being, acceptance, and empowerment. My goal is help you heal, taking steps toward positive life changes, with a healthy mind and lifestyle. Together we will find solutions that work for you on an individual basis, helping you to discover your potential, and helping you to create a meaningful life path.
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Jennifer Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT, ACS Verified
Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
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 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 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.
(609) 293-3145
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Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
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 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 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.
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Free To Be Me, Creative Counseling Center LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, RPT Verified
Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
What is Creative/Play Therapy? Play is a child's first language.
I'm a strengths based play therapist who believes that EVERYONE has GREATNESS inside of them! My goal when working with children and families is to focus on their strengths to build positive self esteem and to help restore peace and balance to the family unit. I specifically work with children who are trying to process change, divorce/separation, bullying, social rejection, grief, and school anxiety, just to name a few. I help children to recognize their own greatness, develop coping and problem solving skills, process trauma, and provide parents with the tools to help manage behaviors and emotionally support their kids at home.
(732) 203-5376
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Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
What is Creative/Play Therapy? Play is a child's first language.
I'm a strengths based play therapist who believes that EVERYONE has GREATNESS inside of them! My goal when working with children and families is to focus on their strengths to build positive self esteem and to help restore peace and balance to the family unit. I specifically work with children who are trying to process change, divorce/separation, bullying, social rejection, grief, and school anxiety, just to name a few. I help children to recognize their own greatness, develop coping and problem solving skills, process trauma, and provide parents with the tools to help manage behaviors and emotionally support their kids at home.
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Tracy Pawlukanis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW Verified
Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
Tracy uses client centered modalities including play therapy, sand therapy, and art therapy.
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Tracy holds an associates degree of applied science from Union County College, a bachelor’s degree from Capella University in psychology, and a master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Tracy’s focus in the social work area has always been with adolescents and children. Tracy sees children as young as 5 years old and works up to clients age 25! She has worked with clientele that struggle with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, anger management, low self-esteem, bullying, school related issues, stress management, trauma, grief and loss, and behavioral and legal problems.
(848) 251-0819
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Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
Tracy uses client centered modalities including play therapy, sand therapy, and art therapy.
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Tracy holds an associates degree of applied science from Union County College, a bachelor’s degree from Capella University in psychology, and a master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Tracy’s focus in the social work area has always been with adolescents and children. Tracy sees children as young as 5 years old and works up to clients age 25! She has worked with clientele that struggle with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, anger management, low self-esteem, bullying, school related issues, stress management, trauma, grief and loss, and behavioral and legal problems.
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Elisabeth Kvalo-Savino
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS Verified
Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
I am trained in play therapy, sand play , motivational interviewing, client centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and Trauma Focused CBT.
I am a licensed professional counselor with over 30 years of experience working with young children, adolescents, individuals and families . I am very passionate about helping others. I provide a warm , empathetic, non-judgmental environment where a trusting relationship is built so we can begin to do the work to help bring about positive change in your life. I use a multi-modal approach, taking each client's individual needs into consideration.
(732) 517-7522
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Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
I am trained in play therapy, sand play , motivational interviewing, client centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and Trauma Focused CBT.
I am a licensed professional counselor with over 30 years of experience working with young children, adolescents, individuals and families . I am very passionate about helping others. I provide a warm , empathetic, non-judgmental environment where a trusting relationship is built so we can begin to do the work to help bring about positive change in your life. I use a multi-modal approach, taking each client's individual needs into consideration.
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Rose J Testa LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
Therapy can be a wonderful process to examine self, reflect, and grow toward the direction of hope and healing. I offer a safe, supportive and private environment where you may explore and work through life challenges. If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss,`the aftermath of trauma, or panic attacks therapy can be an viable source of comfort and healing. At times life gives us more than we can handle and the challenges seem to go beyond our ability to cope. It is at these times when therapy can be most beneficial.
(848) 224-6178
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Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
Therapy can be a wonderful process to examine self, reflect, and grow toward the direction of hope and healing. I offer a safe, supportive and private environment where you may explore and work through life challenges. If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss,`the aftermath of trauma, or panic attacks therapy can be an viable source of comfort and healing. At times life gives us more than we can handle and the challenges seem to go beyond our ability to cope. It is at these times when therapy can be most beneficial.
Jason T Ruch, Psy.D
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.
(848) 224-6154
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Toms River, NJ 08753
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.
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Glenn R. Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
Feeling stuck or frustrated with specific life stressors? Do you find yourself not happy with where you are at in life? Do you find little to no motivation to engage in previously enjoyed activities? By engaging in a therapeutic alliance, I strive to help others make changes towards living a happier, more constructed version of themselves.
(848) 251-0810
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Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
Feeling stuck or frustrated with specific life stressors? Do you find yourself not happy with where you are at in life? Do you find little to no motivation to engage in previously enjoyed activities? By engaging in a therapeutic alliance, I strive to help others make changes towards living a happier, more constructed version of themselves.
Jenna Meyerberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Not accepting new clients
People ask me, "When is it time to see a therapist?" I don't know anyone who can say everything in their lives is going well all the time. We all have challenges from time to time, but you don't have to go through them alone. I'm here to help you use your strengths to keep what is going right, and help you find your strengths to fix when things are going wrong. I specialize in working with children, teens, young adults, and families. I bring warmth, empathy, and a touch of playfulness and creativity to my work. You can hear me speak more about my approach and counseling philosophy here: http://bit.ly/podcastdrjm
(848) 251-0682
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Toms River, NJ 08753
Not accepting new clients
People ask me, "When is it time to see a therapist?" I don't know anyone who can say everything in their lives is going well all the time. We all have challenges from time to time, but you don't have to go through them alone. I'm here to help you use your strengths to keep what is going right, and help you find your strengths to fix when things are going wrong. I specialize in working with children, teens, young adults, and families. I bring warmth, empathy, and a touch of playfulness and creativity to my work. You can hear me speak more about my approach and counseling philosophy here: http://bit.ly/podcastdrjm
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Cheryl Kasper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Do you experience anxiety? Overwhelm? Self sabotage? Difficulty with your child or family? If so, I can help! I have 20+ years experience working with adults, children & teens in a safe & supportive environment. I specialize working with Anxiety Disorders, Trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, OCD, & more. I use a multi-modal form of treatment with my clients to help them make positive changes in their lives, including the mind-body connection. I have extensive experience working with crisis and trauma. I am trained in Neurofeedback, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, and SandPlay Therapy- which is an amazing addition to "talk therapy."
(732) 564-5323
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Toms River, NJ 08753
Do you experience anxiety? Overwhelm? Self sabotage? Difficulty with your child or family? If so, I can help! I have 20+ years experience working with adults, children & teens in a safe & supportive environment. I specialize working with Anxiety Disorders, Trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, OCD, & more. I use a multi-modal form of treatment with my clients to help them make positive changes in their lives, including the mind-body connection. I have extensive experience working with crisis and trauma. I am trained in Neurofeedback, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, and SandPlay Therapy- which is an amazing addition to "talk therapy."
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Breakthrough Therapy Solutions, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, ACS Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
**Limited Availability**Breakthrough Therapy Solutions (BTS) is currently telehealth-only due to Covid-19. I am a Board Certified National Certified Counselor (NCC), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have over 9 years experience working with various populations and helping clients with a wide array of symptoms. I use a person-centered, goal oriented and solution-focused approach to therapy and work collaboratively with my clients to help them achieve their goals.
(848) 999-3298
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Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
**Limited Availability**Breakthrough Therapy Solutions (BTS) is currently telehealth-only due to Covid-19. I am a Board Certified National Certified Counselor (NCC), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have over 9 years experience working with various populations and helping clients with a wide array of symptoms. I use a person-centered, goal oriented and solution-focused approach to therapy and work collaboratively with my clients to help them achieve their goals.
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Family Circle Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Therapy provides a safe place where you are free to express the thoughts and feelings you can say nowhere else. A place where you can be heard, accepted and understood; where you can gain the courage and insight to enable you to make choices and changes that lead to improved relationships and lives. As a therapist working with children and families for many years, I seek to aid those who are struggling to understand themselves and their current life situations. I specialize in working with family members to improve communication, understanding and empower them to resolve conflicts.
(848) 456-2265
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Toms River, NJ 08753
Therapy provides a safe place where you are free to express the thoughts and feelings you can say nowhere else. A place where you can be heard, accepted and understood; where you can gain the courage and insight to enable you to make choices and changes that lead to improved relationships and lives. As a therapist working with children and families for many years, I seek to aid those who are struggling to understand themselves and their current life situations. I specialize in working with family members to improve communication, understanding and empower them to resolve conflicts.
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Dina Marie Bishop
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
Oasis Counseling, LLC offers an array of outpatient services which include individual and group therapies to assist families, individuals, and couples, who are searching for ways to overcome life's unique challenges.
(732) 784-6064
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Toms River, NJ 08753
Offers online therapy
Oasis Counseling, LLC offers an array of outpatient services which include individual and group therapies to assist families, individuals, and couples, who are searching for ways to overcome life's unique challenges.

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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 08753 or for 08753 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.