Julie Weigel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Play therapy (even remotely) is the best way for children to express and resolve feelings.
Although I work with a variety of clients, my primary speciality is children (and their parents) who struggle with behavioral and/or emotional problems, using playful and positive means to help them with anger management, expression of feelings, and relationships with friends and family. I always welcome the opportunity to work with parents, families and couples under stress. Let's face it: aren't we all? No situation is beyond hope; my clients leave our sessions with real insight and tools with which to move beyond their troubling issues.
(510) 878-4486
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Play therapy (even remotely) is the best way for children to express and resolve feelings.
Although I work with a variety of clients, my primary speciality is children (and their parents) who struggle with behavioral and/or emotional problems, using playful and positive means to help them with anger management, expression of feelings, and relationships with friends and family. I always welcome the opportunity to work with parents, families and couples under stress. Let's face it: aren't we all? No situation is beyond hope; my clients leave our sessions with real insight and tools with which to move beyond their troubling issues.
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Marlies Rosmark
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I use play therapy and filial therapy with smaller children.
We all need support because at times life can be difficult. It may be enough to talk with friends or other people you trust but sometimes not. Maybe you are feeling alone or not connected with yourself and people around you. Therapy can be a way to help you reconnect. I offer a genuine environment in which we look together how you can get back on track. I believe that connection is a basic human need: being connected with yourself and with the people around you. This is a core value in all of my work.
(925) 660-7983
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I use play therapy and filial therapy with smaller children.
We all need support because at times life can be difficult. It may be enough to talk with friends or other people you trust but sometimes not. Maybe you are feeling alone or not connected with yourself and people around you. Therapy can be a way to help you reconnect. I offer a genuine environment in which we look together how you can get back on track. I believe that connection is a basic human need: being connected with yourself and with the people around you. This is a core value in all of my work.
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Jeannette Harroun
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
I have over 10 years experience working with children (ages 3-12,) teens and families as well as extensive training in art/sandtray/play therapy and collaborative problem-solving to help clients express thoughts and feelings as well as process and learn new skills.
Kids don't always use words but behavior always has a message and may also be a form of SOS. I help children and teens feel better about themselves and improve their behavior at home or at school. I also help parents and families understand and deal with the mistaken goals of misbehavior. I believe there is always a reason, feeling or unmet need. Understanding and addressing the underlying message helps build bridges with kids and teens. I provide individual, parenting or family sessions that range from educational coaching and enrichment or addressing specific concerns.
(925) 890-7478
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Lafayette, CA 94549
I have over 10 years experience working with children (ages 3-12,) teens and families as well as extensive training in art/sandtray/play therapy and collaborative problem-solving to help clients express thoughts and feelings as well as process and learn new skills.
Kids don't always use words but behavior always has a message and may also be a form of SOS. I help children and teens feel better about themselves and improve their behavior at home or at school. I also help parents and families understand and deal with the mistaken goals of misbehavior. I believe there is always a reason, feeling or unmet need. Understanding and addressing the underlying message helps build bridges with kids and teens. I provide individual, parenting or family sessions that range from educational coaching and enrichment or addressing specific concerns.
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Lorenzo Teixeira
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, RPT-S, NCC Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
For young children, their treatment is provided through play - after all, play is their language.
I provide therapy to children and adolescents. I aim to help children and teens struggling with disruptive behaviors at home/school, ADHD, anxiety, achievement pressure, depression, trauma, poor social skills, life transitions, grief/loss (or anything getting in the way of being happy). Life is full of challenges when raising children. I can help you to untangle and heal some of the obstacles that may be getting in the way of a more conflict free and fulfilling family life. It takes a village to raise a child, and I hope I can be of help to your family.
(925) 291-4502
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
For young children, their treatment is provided through play - after all, play is their language.
I provide therapy to children and adolescents. I aim to help children and teens struggling with disruptive behaviors at home/school, ADHD, anxiety, achievement pressure, depression, trauma, poor social skills, life transitions, grief/loss (or anything getting in the way of being happy). Life is full of challenges when raising children. I can help you to untangle and heal some of the obstacles that may be getting in the way of a more conflict free and fulfilling family life. It takes a village to raise a child, and I hope I can be of help to your family.
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Rebecca Kraus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Our work together will be guided by your unique needs and preferences, and may include a variety of modalities including: talking, mindfulness practice, somatic awareness, Brainspotting, movement, art, writing, visualization, sand tray, and play.
I help clients of all ages to live more authentic, satisfying and functional lives. With over 15 years of experience, my work draws from the latest research and extensive training in mind/body health, neuroscience, attachment and relationships, trauma and PTSD, mood and anxiety disorders, mindfulness practice, emotional and social intelligence, parenting, child development, sexuality, gender identity, Brainspotting and social justice work.  My goal is to create a supportive and enriching environment where we can address your needs in a thoughtful, supportive and effective manner. 
(510) 466-1447
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Our work together will be guided by your unique needs and preferences, and may include a variety of modalities including: talking, mindfulness practice, somatic awareness, Brainspotting, movement, art, writing, visualization, sand tray, and play.
I help clients of all ages to live more authentic, satisfying and functional lives. With over 15 years of experience, my work draws from the latest research and extensive training in mind/body health, neuroscience, attachment and relationships, trauma and PTSD, mood and anxiety disorders, mindfulness practice, emotional and social intelligence, parenting, child development, sexuality, gender identity, Brainspotting and social justice work.  My goal is to create a supportive and enriching environment where we can address your needs in a thoughtful, supportive and effective manner. 
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Andrea Roth
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling to connect with or set healthy boundaries with your child? Have you heard the dreaded words, “I hate you” and are at a loss for what to do? Does your child exhibit rigid, inflexible, or solitary play, and have difficulty playing with you or peers? Does your child or teen seem far ahead of their peers in certain cognitive areas but behind emotionally, organizationally, or socially? Do you or your child feel different from and misunderstood by others at work or school? Or are you, your family, or your relationship repeating unhealthy patterns? Struggling with anxiety, sadness, ADHD, high conflict, or avoidance?
(925) 386-2154 x8
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling to connect with or set healthy boundaries with your child? Have you heard the dreaded words, “I hate you” and are at a loss for what to do? Does your child exhibit rigid, inflexible, or solitary play, and have difficulty playing with you or peers? Does your child or teen seem far ahead of their peers in certain cognitive areas but behind emotionally, organizationally, or socially? Do you or your child feel different from and misunderstood by others at work or school? Or are you, your family, or your relationship repeating unhealthy patterns? Struggling with anxiety, sadness, ADHD, high conflict, or avoidance?
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Rhani Rabago
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I use various theoretical approaches including person centered play therapy and skills based solution theory.
Day to day life can cause us to become consumed with the ideas of where we should be, who we should be, what is our purpose in this life among many other comparisons. As your therapist I am an ally to you, a guide to help you discover the version of you that brings you to the desired quality of life you are looking to achieve. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe environment while we work together, you will be able to consider each aspect of yourself all while discovering what your needs are and how to meet them.
(925) 248-4475 x6
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I use various theoretical approaches including person centered play therapy and skills based solution theory.
Day to day life can cause us to become consumed with the ideas of where we should be, who we should be, what is our purpose in this life among many other comparisons. As your therapist I am an ally to you, a guide to help you discover the version of you that brings you to the desired quality of life you are looking to achieve. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe environment while we work together, you will be able to consider each aspect of yourself all while discovering what your needs are and how to meet them.
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Allison Gans
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
When counseling children, I use play therapy, sand tray & art therapy.
I work with children, teens and adults. In addition to my private practice, I also work as a Crisis Counselor at a high school in Lafayette. I work individually to find better ways to cope with the presenting problem at hand. Perhaps your child or teen is having difficulties in school, making friends and/or struggling to get along with family members or peers. I can help with these issues. I help my clients explore ways to make healthier life choices. I collaborate with parents and teachers to help them set up a more successful experience for the child or teen.
(510) 730-2965
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Lafayette, CA 94549
When counseling children, I use play therapy, sand tray & art therapy.
I work with children, teens and adults. In addition to my private practice, I also work as a Crisis Counselor at a high school in Lafayette. I work individually to find better ways to cope with the presenting problem at hand. Perhaps your child or teen is having difficulties in school, making friends and/or struggling to get along with family members or peers. I can help with these issues. I help my clients explore ways to make healthier life choices. I collaborate with parents and teachers to help them set up a more successful experience for the child or teen.
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Joan Bechtel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Where has all the fun gone? Does that seem like an irrelevant question when we are drowning in troubles? Or could it be the essential one? When we lose ourselves to conditioned fear and pain and self -limiting beliefs, we lose that crucial access to our authentic desires, needs and natural creative power. Through play and wonder we can rediscover these buried treasures and permit them to guide us on a course of deep choice-rich fulfillment.
(925) 705-4006
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Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Where has all the fun gone? Does that seem like an irrelevant question when we are drowning in troubles? Or could it be the essential one? When we lose ourselves to conditioned fear and pain and self -limiting beliefs, we lose that crucial access to our authentic desires, needs and natural creative power. Through play and wonder we can rediscover these buried treasures and permit them to guide us on a course of deep choice-rich fulfillment.
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Becca Spalding
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I draw from CBT and play-based therapy in my work with children.
Is your child struggling with big emotions or experiencing challenging behaviors? Do you feel you could benefit from parenting sessions for your little one? I specialize in helping young children, teens and their families through difficult circumstances. I am passionate about creating a space of safety, acceptance and genuine care for the children and families I work with. I hope to help families strengthen their connections, bring light back into their lives, and help them live wholly and intentionally together. I will work collaboratively and directly with parents to teach them how to respond to their children's behaviors.
(925) 386-7491
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Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I draw from CBT and play-based therapy in my work with children.
Is your child struggling with big emotions or experiencing challenging behaviors? Do you feel you could benefit from parenting sessions for your little one? I specialize in helping young children, teens and their families through difficult circumstances. I am passionate about creating a space of safety, acceptance and genuine care for the children and families I work with. I hope to help families strengthen their connections, bring light back into their lives, and help them live wholly and intentionally together. I will work collaboratively and directly with parents to teach them how to respond to their children's behaviors.
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Heather L Martin
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I work with children, adolescents, and young adults. My orientation is predominately psychodynamic. However, I tailor my approach to the individual needs of the client. In my work with children, I take a child-centered approach, using modalities such as play or talk therapy to help the child express his or her feelings and experiences that are often difficult to put into words.
(925) 854-4355
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Office is near:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I work with children, adolescents, and young adults. My orientation is predominately psychodynamic. However, I tailor my approach to the individual needs of the client. In my work with children, I take a child-centered approach, using modalities such as play or talk therapy to help the child express his or her feelings and experiences that are often difficult to put into words.
Sharon Flynn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Welcome! If you have found your way here, you may be feeling a little "stuck." The stress of everyday life can be difficult. Past trauma may be negatively impacting your self-esteem or familial, work, peer, and/or romantic relationships. In our efforts to please others we can sometimes we lose touch with ourselves, or don't feel entitled to having our own needs met. You might be struggling with issues around identity and self-worth, or want to change unhealthy and frustrating patterns of communication. Boundary issues and a lack of self-care can leave you feeling depleted.
(925) 298-4583
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Welcome! If you have found your way here, you may be feeling a little "stuck." The stress of everyday life can be difficult. Past trauma may be negatively impacting your self-esteem or familial, work, peer, and/or romantic relationships. In our efforts to please others we can sometimes we lose touch with ourselves, or don't feel entitled to having our own needs met. You might be struggling with issues around identity and self-worth, or want to change unhealthy and frustrating patterns of communication. Boundary issues and a lack of self-care can leave you feeling depleted.
Erica Fawn Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Parenting can be the hardest job in the world and I am here to help. Do you have a difficult teenager? Is your child having trouble in High School? Has your family experienced divorce, remarriage, or difficulties with co-parenting? These types of issues have become very common and it is normal to need some help coping with them. I have many years experience working with children and their families and as a parent I can relate to the difficulties that arise each day. The decision to start therapy can be difficult because you may feel that you have already tried everything or you wonder if this will really help.
(925) 281-3551
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Parenting can be the hardest job in the world and I am here to help. Do you have a difficult teenager? Is your child having trouble in High School? Has your family experienced divorce, remarriage, or difficulties with co-parenting? These types of issues have become very common and it is normal to need some help coping with them. I have many years experience working with children and their families and as a parent I can relate to the difficulties that arise each day. The decision to start therapy can be difficult because you may feel that you have already tried everything or you wonder if this will really help.
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David Matz
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MBA Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I work with children, adolescents, and adults. It is my goal to work in partnership with you and the appropriate family and community members to consider all factors which may be influencing your mental health and well being. Together we will design a plan to support your own resilience and innate healing response. My philosophy is more pragmatic, than theoretical. The focus is not merely on the treatment of symptoms of the disorder, but on achieving health, and a renewed sense of purpose, meaning, and joy. I strive to provide responsive and effective assistance with compassion and respect.
(925) 308-9243
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
I work with children, adolescents, and adults. It is my goal to work in partnership with you and the appropriate family and community members to consider all factors which may be influencing your mental health and well being. Together we will design a plan to support your own resilience and innate healing response. My philosophy is more pragmatic, than theoretical. The focus is not merely on the treatment of symptoms of the disorder, but on achieving health, and a renewed sense of purpose, meaning, and joy. I strive to provide responsive and effective assistance with compassion and respect.
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Anthony Meixner
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
As a therapist, my view is that therapy is the result of relationship building, establishing a genuine alliance with each other so you can make healthy choices. Being present-focused together in our therapy session, you are welcome to express yourself without judgment, without criticism, without worry. I support you by validating your lived experience, past and present. I empathize with your challenges and your impediments by seeing you and witnessing your struggles. By active listening I reflect what you share with me nudging you to consider areas of your life that you might be overlooking.
(925) 310-6232
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
As a therapist, my view is that therapy is the result of relationship building, establishing a genuine alliance with each other so you can make healthy choices. Being present-focused together in our therapy session, you are welcome to express yourself without judgment, without criticism, without worry. I support you by validating your lived experience, past and present. I empathize with your challenges and your impediments by seeing you and witnessing your struggles. By active listening I reflect what you share with me nudging you to consider areas of your life that you might be overlooking.
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Sheila Lynn Matz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
I am a licensed therapist who works with children, adults, and families, and am someone who believes in the resilience and innate healing potential in each individual. It is my job to work with my clients to come up with a plan to address their mental health concerns and to improve their well being. I have training in cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, client-centered therapy, and family systems therapy.
(925) 968-4164
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Lafayette, CA 94549
I am a licensed therapist who works with children, adults, and families, and am someone who believes in the resilience and innate healing potential in each individual. It is my job to work with my clients to come up with a plan to address their mental health concerns and to improve their well being. I have training in cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, client-centered therapy, and family systems therapy.
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Katie Malone, TheraThrive Online Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
All services are online via secure video call! Do you, or your child, struggle with intense emotions? Do either of you spend time feeling alone and searching for meaning? Maybe you find it difficult to increase your sense of self-worth, and wonder what to do? If any of these questions resonate with you, then you have come to the right place. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#99859) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (#4606), and I genuinely enjoy and feel honored to work with each of my clients, and provide them with the support they need to meet their goals.
(925) 326-6614 x2
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
All services are online via secure video call! Do you, or your child, struggle with intense emotions? Do either of you spend time feeling alone and searching for meaning? Maybe you find it difficult to increase your sense of self-worth, and wonder what to do? If any of these questions resonate with you, then you have come to the right place. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#99859) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (#4606), and I genuinely enjoy and feel honored to work with each of my clients, and provide them with the support they need to meet their goals.
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Judy Bensinger-Haynes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, LMFT , #114669 Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
These days there are times when we need someone to talk to. For the past forty years I have embraced individuals who have experienced shame, anxiety, social anxiety, depression and stress. Individuals and families served have had questions and concerns related to caring for family members with special needs and adoptions. My approach is optimistic, empathic and enhances attachments and relationships. My wish is to lessen stress and provide advocacy. Whether your journey is individual, infant-child related or a family dream; I will work to support you and your loved ones in a warm and engaging therapeutic relationship.
(925) 357-9994
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
These days there are times when we need someone to talk to. For the past forty years I have embraced individuals who have experienced shame, anxiety, social anxiety, depression and stress. Individuals and families served have had questions and concerns related to caring for family members with special needs and adoptions. My approach is optimistic, empathic and enhances attachments and relationships. My wish is to lessen stress and provide advocacy. Whether your journey is individual, infant-child related or a family dream; I will work to support you and your loved ones in a warm and engaging therapeutic relationship.
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Pierre Vilanoba
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Life is full of unexpected events and struggles, which are sometimes overwhelming. I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where children, adolescents, and adults feel comfortable to explore ways to achieve their goals. Having a person who listens with no judgment, who cares, and who can help you gain some perspective and insight is extremely valuable. Together we will create a plan that will allow you to regain a sense of empowerment, purpose, and happiness in your life.
(925) 239-4402
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
Life is full of unexpected events and struggles, which are sometimes overwhelming. I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where children, adolescents, and adults feel comfortable to explore ways to achieve their goals. Having a person who listens with no judgment, who cares, and who can help you gain some perspective and insight is extremely valuable. Together we will create a plan that will allow you to regain a sense of empowerment, purpose, and happiness in your life.
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Haley Hewitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, E-RYT Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
My name is Haley Hewitt and I specialize in individual, couples, and family therapy. I believe that because we are complex and unique individuals, an approach that integrates both mind and body is essential for the healing, growth, and resiliency that is the goal of therapeutic counseling. Treatment specializations include: Therapy for depression and anxiety, couples counseling, children and adolescents, work and career issues, stress and/or pain management, life transitions, self-esteem, mental illness/mental health issues, gender and/or sexual identity, and LGBTQIA-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual communities.
(925) 275-5742
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Lafayette, CA 94549
My name is Haley Hewitt and I specialize in individual, couples, and family therapy. I believe that because we are complex and unique individuals, an approach that integrates both mind and body is essential for the healing, growth, and resiliency that is the goal of therapeutic counseling. Treatment specializations include: Therapy for depression and anxiety, couples counseling, children and adolescents, work and career issues, stress and/or pain management, life transitions, self-esteem, mental illness/mental health issues, gender and/or sexual identity, and LGBTQIA-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual communities.

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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 Lafayette or for a Lafayette 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.