Robyn Murakami Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Torrance, CA 90503
I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, a melting pot of cultures and family values. I completed my Master of Science degree in Counseling (Marriage & Family Therapy) from California State University, Long Beach while training as a therapist with Shields for Families' School-Based Mental Health Program. I also have extensive experience working with community-based outreach programs. My upbringing and community-based involvement has informed my therapeutic work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Areas of special interest include play & art therapy, sand tray, dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, pre-marriage counseling, and multicultural counseling.
(310) 893-0542
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Torrance, CA 90503
I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, a melting pot of cultures and family values. I completed my Master of Science degree in Counseling (Marriage & Family Therapy) from California State University, Long Beach while training as a therapist with Shields for Families' School-Based Mental Health Program. I also have extensive experience working with community-based outreach programs. My upbringing and community-based involvement has informed my therapeutic work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Areas of special interest include play & art therapy, sand tray, dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, pre-marriage counseling, and multicultural counseling.
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Deana R. Straus
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, CAMF Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Not accepting new clients
I took great care to ensure my office provides tools necessary for therapy with children, teens and families to be utilized in play, art, sandplay and bibliotherapy.
Taking the First Step is the Hardest...it is also the Most COURAGEOUS. I provide Counseling, Anger Management & Parenting. I work with adults, children, individuals, couples & families. I help those having difficulties in life to improve relationships & communication and to deal with STRESS, ANGER, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, TRAUMA, GRIEF and LOSS in healthy ways. I can help change negative thinking and unhealthy behavior, improve self-esteem AND move past TRAUMA.
(424) 215-6285
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Torrance, CA 90505
Not accepting new clients
I took great care to ensure my office provides tools necessary for therapy with children, teens and families to be utilized in play, art, sandplay and bibliotherapy.
Taking the First Step is the Hardest...it is also the Most COURAGEOUS. I provide Counseling, Anger Management & Parenting. I work with adults, children, individuals, couples & families. I help those having difficulties in life to improve relationships & communication and to deal with STRESS, ANGER, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, TRAUMA, GRIEF and LOSS in healthy ways. I can help change negative thinking and unhealthy behavior, improve self-esteem AND move past TRAUMA.
Dayana Perez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Offers online therapy
I am also trained in play therapy.
Have you ever heard of the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child”? My name is Dayana, pronouns: she/her, I am a trauma-informed bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and I am here to provide you that additional support. Whether that is providing to you, the caregiver, with tools to enhance your relationship with your child or in helping your child, adolescent or teenager. With COVID-19, normal changes that come with growth and maturity, social media pressures, and school stressors, being a child right now is challenging.
(310) 494-7121
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Torrance, CA 90505
Offers online therapy
I am also trained in play therapy.
Have you ever heard of the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child”? My name is Dayana, pronouns: she/her, I am a trauma-informed bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and I am here to provide you that additional support. Whether that is providing to you, the caregiver, with tools to enhance your relationship with your child or in helping your child, adolescent or teenager. With COVID-19, normal changes that come with growth and maturity, social media pressures, and school stressors, being a child right now is challenging.
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Adrienne Less
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Offers online therapy
I provide individual therapy, play therapy, family therapy, and parenting.
I provide a supportive and collaborative approach to therapy. I believe it is important to teach clients strategies to use throughout their life, so that when they leave therapy, clients feel more confident to cope with future difficulties in a positive way. Learning skills along with self exploration can lead to progress in a shorter amount of time. Clients of all ages can benefit from this approach.
(310) 874-8671
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Torrance, CA 90505
Offers online therapy
I provide individual therapy, play therapy, family therapy, and parenting.
I provide a supportive and collaborative approach to therapy. I believe it is important to teach clients strategies to use throughout their life, so that when they leave therapy, clients feel more confident to cope with future difficulties in a positive way. Learning skills along with self exploration can lead to progress in a shorter amount of time. Clients of all ages can benefit from this approach.
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Hayley N Casselman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Not accepting new clients
Play therapy utilizes children's natural language (play) rather than asking them to process their feelings the same way adults would.
I specialize in helping children, teens, and parents work through life's challenges to come out on the other side happier, healthier, and more successful in school and relationships. Common concerns include: ADHD, depression, anxiety/stress and fears (including OCD), difficulty with divorce, academic challenges, and peer problems. Please see my website www.hayleycasselman.com for more detailed information.
(424) 282-9905
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Torrance, CA 90505
Not accepting new clients
Play therapy utilizes children's natural language (play) rather than asking them to process their feelings the same way adults would.
I specialize in helping children, teens, and parents work through life's challenges to come out on the other side happier, healthier, and more successful in school and relationships. Common concerns include: ADHD, depression, anxiety/stress and fears (including OCD), difficulty with divorce, academic challenges, and peer problems. Please see my website www.hayleycasselman.com for more detailed information.
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Francis Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Torrance, CA 90503
Offers online therapy
I use a variety of modalities that include Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Therapy and Play Therapy depending on client need.
I have provided therapy to children, adolescents, individuals and families for the last 7 years and in the last 4 years I have primarily focused on working with children, adolescents and families. In the years since I have been practicing I have been able to work with clients who have presented with various diagnosis and issues some of which include Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Emotion-Regulation, Social Skills difficulties, Peer and Self-Esteem Issues. I work collaboratively with individuals to ensure that treatment is tailored to address the specific needs of every individual client I see.
(310) 742-9452
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Torrance, CA 90503
Offers online therapy
I use a variety of modalities that include Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Therapy and Play Therapy depending on client need.
I have provided therapy to children, adolescents, individuals and families for the last 7 years and in the last 4 years I have primarily focused on working with children, adolescents and families. In the years since I have been practicing I have been able to work with clients who have presented with various diagnosis and issues some of which include Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Emotion-Regulation, Social Skills difficulties, Peer and Self-Esteem Issues. I work collaboratively with individuals to ensure that treatment is tailored to address the specific needs of every individual client I see.
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Sabrina Santiago
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Torrance, CA 90503
Offers online therapy
I primarily use Play Therapy, Mindfulness, and/or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with these clients and tailor each method to the client's needs.
I specialize in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum, including Aspergers, throughout lifespan and all levels of impactment. When working with these individuals I tailor therapy to meet their needs and assist them in finding ways to make interacting with their world easier and manageable. I also aim to empower these individuals and help them realize that they are amazing and capable.
(310) 929-6344
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Torrance, CA 90503
Offers online therapy
I primarily use Play Therapy, Mindfulness, and/or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with these clients and tailor each method to the client's needs.
I specialize in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum, including Aspergers, throughout lifespan and all levels of impactment. When working with these individuals I tailor therapy to meet their needs and assist them in finding ways to make interacting with their world easier and manageable. I also aim to empower these individuals and help them realize that they are amazing and capable.
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Amy M Cornwall
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Offers online therapy
My specialty is trauma-focused therapy utilizing EMDR, solution-focused, sandtray, and play therapy.
If you are dealing with trauma, life transitions, anxiety, or depression, I am here to help you. I've served with children, teens, and families for several years and walked with adults and couples through their healing process. You can expect an empathetic therapist that desires to help you through your therapeutic journey. I can help by providing a safe place for you to share your thoughts and feelings.
(310) 439-5430
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Torrance, CA 90505
Offers online therapy
My specialty is trauma-focused therapy utilizing EMDR, solution-focused, sandtray, and play therapy.
If you are dealing with trauma, life transitions, anxiety, or depression, I am here to help you. I've served with children, teens, and families for several years and walked with adults and couples through their healing process. You can expect an empathetic therapist that desires to help you through your therapeutic journey. I can help by providing a safe place for you to share your thoughts and feelings.
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Aiming Forward Counseling Services Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACT, MSW Verified
Office is near:
Torrance, CA 90503
I have nine years of experience providing play therapy as well as individual, family and adult therapeutic services to various demographics in English and Spanish. My work experience consists of all age groups, ranging from toddlers to seniors from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds including, homeless, veterans, homemakers, students, LBGT community and blue and white collar workers. I have hands-on experience working with various diagnoses: anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), borderline personality disorders, psychosis (schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar).
(310) 889-0513
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Office is near:
Torrance, CA 90503
I have nine years of experience providing play therapy as well as individual, family and adult therapeutic services to various demographics in English and Spanish. My work experience consists of all age groups, ranging from toddlers to seniors from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds including, homeless, veterans, homemakers, students, LBGT community and blue and white collar workers. I have hands-on experience working with various diagnoses: anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), borderline personality disorders, psychosis (schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar).
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Marissa J Dominguez
MS Verified
Office is near:
Torrance, CA 90501
Being a parent can be very challenging, make you feel vulnerable, and even overwhelmed at times. My goal as a therapist is to begin the healing process with you. Whether you are a parent that is seeking support for your infant, toddler, or child due to behavioral or emotional problems, family conflict, recent separation, divorce, death, or trauma. I specialize in providing Play Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Behavioral Modification for children, teens & families.
(209) 643-4545
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Office is near:
Torrance, CA 90501
Being a parent can be very challenging, make you feel vulnerable, and even overwhelmed at times. My goal as a therapist is to begin the healing process with you. Whether you are a parent that is seeking support for your infant, toddler, or child due to behavioral or emotional problems, family conflict, recent separation, divorce, death, or trauma. I specialize in providing Play Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Behavioral Modification for children, teens & families.
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Evelyn Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Torrance, CA 90503
A graduate of the University of Southern California, I became involved in trauma and play therapy while at UCLA's Department of Pediatrics. Transitioning to private practice in 2003, I continue to work with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as an EMDR Certified Therapist, I serve adults, children and adolescents with Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, and ADD/ADHD, as well as individuals and families with grief and loss, stage of life/adjustment, behavioral, attachment, domestic violence and other abuse issues.
(424) 772-3579
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Office is near:
Torrance, CA 90503
A graduate of the University of Southern California, I became involved in trauma and play therapy while at UCLA's Department of Pediatrics. Transitioning to private practice in 2003, I continue to work with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as an EMDR Certified Therapist, I serve adults, children and adolescents with Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, and ADD/ADHD, as well as individuals and families with grief and loss, stage of life/adjustment, behavioral, attachment, domestic violence and other abuse issues.
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Monica Taylor Dessert
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Office is near:
Torrance, CA 90503
Offers online therapy
I currently see children in-person and am trained in the Oaklander-model of play therapy.
In life there is pain. Painful experiences growing up that stay inside and manifest in our everyday behavior and internal struggles. In my work, whether the person is a child, teen, young adult, parent, or woman, I aim to provide a space of compassion and safety from which to understand the world around us (relationships, school, work, friendships) and the internal world within us (thoughts, emotions, pain, discomfort). The goal in my work is to help you/your child get in touch with, tune in, and understand themselves; in particular thoughts and feelings.
(310) 971-9145
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Office is near:
Torrance, CA 90503
Offers online therapy
I currently see children in-person and am trained in the Oaklander-model of play therapy.
In life there is pain. Painful experiences growing up that stay inside and manifest in our everyday behavior and internal struggles. In my work, whether the person is a child, teen, young adult, parent, or woman, I aim to provide a space of compassion and safety from which to understand the world around us (relationships, school, work, friendships) and the internal world within us (thoughts, emotions, pain, discomfort). The goal in my work is to help you/your child get in touch with, tune in, and understand themselves; in particular thoughts and feelings.
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Jeana De Lay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Torrance, CA 90501
Offers online therapy
As a therapist I have been practicing therapy for over ten years and enjoy working with a variety of clients, including teens and couples. I have had success in working with women and men who have had past trauma and/or transitional issues. I utilize forms of long and short term therapy for adults and play therapy with children helping them to find their voice. As part of my practice I teach parenting skills helping parents find ways to interact, communicate and discipline their children at different stages in their lives in a loving and consistent manner.
(310) 896-5958
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Office is near:
Torrance, CA 90501
Offers online therapy
As a therapist I have been practicing therapy for over ten years and enjoy working with a variety of clients, including teens and couples. I have had success in working with women and men who have had past trauma and/or transitional issues. I utilize forms of long and short term therapy for adults and play therapy with children helping them to find their voice. As part of my practice I teach parenting skills helping parents find ways to interact, communicate and discipline their children at different stages in their lives in a loving and consistent manner.
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Shannon Dunn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CRADC Verified
Office is near:
Torrance, CA 90505
Offers online therapy
My treatment tools include a combination of: • Psychodynamic Therapy • Narrative Therapy • CBT – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy • DBT – Dialectical Behavioral Therapy • Brain-body Mindfulness • Motivational Interviewing • Art Therapy • Play Therapy • Problem-solving Therapy • Emotion-Focused Therapy • Attachment Therapy • Community Resources .
Looking for a knowledgeable and trusted guide? I am available to help you and your loved ones work through life’s knocks. I have experience at all levels of care (weekly outpatient, intensive, and inpatient) with individuals (adults, children) and families who face the following: • Develop emotional intelligence, safety, and expression • Learn to set clear and respectful boundaries • Sadness and depression • Worry and anxiety • Life transitions including separation, divorce, endings, and beginnings • Trauma, toxic stress, and intergenerational trauma • Addiction • Adolescent girls • Cultural distress • LGBT concerns • Psychosis.
(310) 807-3902
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Office is near:
Torrance, CA 90505
Offers online therapy
My treatment tools include a combination of: • Psychodynamic Therapy • Narrative Therapy • CBT – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy • DBT – Dialectical Behavioral Therapy • Brain-body Mindfulness • Motivational Interviewing • Art Therapy • Play Therapy • Problem-solving Therapy • Emotion-Focused Therapy • Attachment Therapy • Community Resources .
Looking for a knowledgeable and trusted guide? I am available to help you and your loved ones work through life’s knocks. I have experience at all levels of care (weekly outpatient, intensive, and inpatient) with individuals (adults, children) and families who face the following: • Develop emotional intelligence, safety, and expression • Learn to set clear and respectful boundaries • Sadness and depression • Worry and anxiety • Life transitions including separation, divorce, endings, and beginnings • Trauma, toxic stress, and intergenerational trauma • Addiction • Adolescent girls • Cultural distress • LGBT concerns • Psychosis.
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Albert A Knapp Jr
Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA-D Verified
Hosts group in:
Torrance, CA 90503
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with children, tweens, teenagers, and young adults, from a Play Therapy and CBT perspective.
(310) 340-7289
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Hosts group in:
Torrance, CA 90503
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with children, tweens, teenagers, and young adults, from a Play Therapy and CBT perspective.
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Daishea Poole
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Offers online therapy
Are anxiety and stress keeping you from living your life to your fullest potential? Are you feeling stress weighing on you internally or causing you to feel exhausted and hopeless? Together we will explore ways to grow, further develop self-acceptance and unearth traumatic experiences and daily stressors that are hindering you from achieving this potential. I will be available to provide an unbiased listening ear and warm spirit as you reimagine the life you want for yourself. In this safe and accepting environment, we will develop an action plan to better manage your unique symptoms and your life.
(424) 232-0862
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Torrance, CA 90505
Offers online therapy
Are anxiety and stress keeping you from living your life to your fullest potential? Are you feeling stress weighing on you internally or causing you to feel exhausted and hopeless? Together we will explore ways to grow, further develop self-acceptance and unearth traumatic experiences and daily stressors that are hindering you from achieving this potential. I will be available to provide an unbiased listening ear and warm spirit as you reimagine the life you want for yourself. In this safe and accepting environment, we will develop an action plan to better manage your unique symptoms and your life.
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Lora Potts Uglesic
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Not accepting new clients
I provide psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, children, couples and families. For those who have experienced therapy before, you already know that finding a good match with a therapist can be as important as the interventions used during sessions. Therefore, I believe in creating a safe and trusting environment where goals are discussed and worked on collaboratively. I use an eclectic approach by blending different interventions and theories to create a holistic treatment plan that is tailored to each individual.
(310) 697-8928
Verified
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Torrance, CA 90505
Not accepting new clients
I provide psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, children, couples and families. For those who have experienced therapy before, you already know that finding a good match with a therapist can be as important as the interventions used during sessions. Therefore, I believe in creating a safe and trusting environment where goals are discussed and worked on collaboratively. I use an eclectic approach by blending different interventions and theories to create a holistic treatment plan that is tailored to each individual.
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Lisa L Hancock
Psychologist, PhD, MBA Verified
Torrance, CA 90503
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides neuropsychological assessments, counseling, and psychotherapy to children, teens, families, couples, and adults. Those I work with are often experiencing problems academically, behavioral, socially; and/or experiencing anxiety or depression. Testing is often utilized to provide diagnostic information to guide treatment and services. I have extensive experience working with individuals who are gifted or 2e; am a Certified Autism Specialist; and a Trained Grief Specialist.
(310) 478-6505 x2
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Torrance, CA 90503
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides neuropsychological assessments, counseling, and psychotherapy to children, teens, families, couples, and adults. Those I work with are often experiencing problems academically, behavioral, socially; and/or experiencing anxiety or depression. Testing is often utilized to provide diagnostic information to guide treatment and services. I have extensive experience working with individuals who are gifted or 2e; am a Certified Autism Specialist; and a Trained Grief Specialist.
Maryam Dalili
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Offers online therapy
ARE you there for me? Do I matter to you? Do you love me? Can I trust you? Are you there when I reach out to you? Experiencing difficulties in your relationships? Having trouble finding meaning in life? Noticing persistent patterns of conflict ?Are you tired of the same old arguments? Are you on the verge of break up or divorce? I HELP COUPLES FIND LOVE AGAIN I want to help you learn how to manage this relational stress, rebuild your bond with your partner and have the relationship you want.
(310) 912-3048
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Torrance, CA 90505
Offers online therapy
ARE you there for me? Do I matter to you? Do you love me? Can I trust you? Are you there when I reach out to you? Experiencing difficulties in your relationships? Having trouble finding meaning in life? Noticing persistent patterns of conflict ?Are you tired of the same old arguments? Are you on the verge of break up or divorce? I HELP COUPLES FIND LOVE AGAIN I want to help you learn how to manage this relational stress, rebuild your bond with your partner and have the relationship you want.
Cleo Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
I am pleased to announce joining The Effective Therapy Group. My practice includes kids (4+), as well as couples, and individuals. My work with individuals includes anxiety, PTSD (trauma), abuse, depression, grief, and life’s transitions. Transitions that include moving, divorce, change in health, and recovering from the past year’s health crisis, as well as being an addictions specialist.
(424) 399-5480
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Torrance, CA 90505
I am pleased to announce joining The Effective Therapy Group. My practice includes kids (4+), as well as couples, and individuals. My work with individuals includes anxiety, PTSD (trauma), abuse, depression, grief, and life’s transitions. Transitions that include moving, divorce, change in health, and recovering from the past year’s health crisis, as well as being an addictions specialist.

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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 Torrance or for a Torrance 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.