Allisa M Giannini
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I use play therapy and art therapy to help children express feelings, develop coping skills, and increase problem solving skills.
I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with 15 yrs working with women, children and families. I work with new mothers or pregnant women who are struggling with changes in mood and functioning due to their changing bodies and hormones. I also work with school age children, young adults and women. I have a background in child development and enjoy working with little ones and their families to increase attachment, decrease behavioral issues and promote healthy development. I welcome parents to work with me around parenting concerns, life transitions, relationship difficulties and identity. Individual or family sessions available.
(805) 706-8940
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I use play therapy and art therapy to help children express feelings, develop coping skills, and increase problem solving skills.
I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with 15 yrs working with women, children and families. I work with new mothers or pregnant women who are struggling with changes in mood and functioning due to their changing bodies and hormones. I also work with school age children, young adults and women. I have a background in child development and enjoy working with little ones and their families to increase attachment, decrease behavioral issues and promote healthy development. I welcome parents to work with me around parenting concerns, life transitions, relationship difficulties and identity. Individual or family sessions available.
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Myra Saltoun
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
I enjoy working with clients of all ages. My specialty is children, adolescents and young adults. I am relationship based, meaning it is important for my clients to feel comfortable with me. . I incorporate educational information and skill development into sessions and role model and practice new skills. Cognitive behavior therapy is the foundation for much of the work we do. Children often express their feelings best in play. I often utilize games, art , stories and imaginative play to help children communicate their feelings. Parents of children are integral to the success of therapy and become partners in the treatment of their son or daughter.
(805) 521-4140
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Ventura, CA 93003
I enjoy working with clients of all ages. My specialty is children, adolescents and young adults. I am relationship based, meaning it is important for my clients to feel comfortable with me. . I incorporate educational information and skill development into sessions and role model and practice new skills. Cognitive behavior therapy is the foundation for much of the work we do. Children often express their feelings best in play. I often utilize games, art , stories and imaginative play to help children communicate their feelings. Parents of children are integral to the success of therapy and become partners in the treatment of their son or daughter.
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Keith A Persico
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
I offer art and play therapy for children.
Sometimes people are stuck in an unhealthy pattern of interacting with themselves or with others. I help clients understand why they have that unhealthy pattern, and I help them create the changes they want. I help clients unlock the things that are keeping them stuck, and I help them move forward in life. I help children process and understand things that are happening in their life, especially if those things are overwhelming. I believe that sometimes a person needs to have some extra help in their life journey. I want to be your ally during this part of your life.
(805) 749-2380 x93003
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Ventura, CA 93003
I offer art and play therapy for children.
Sometimes people are stuck in an unhealthy pattern of interacting with themselves or with others. I help clients understand why they have that unhealthy pattern, and I help them create the changes they want. I help clients unlock the things that are keeping them stuck, and I help them move forward in life. I help children process and understand things that are happening in their life, especially if those things are overwhelming. I believe that sometimes a person needs to have some extra help in their life journey. I want to be your ally during this part of your life.
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William Pefley
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I provide therapy for children and adults. I am very experienced with children who are having behavior problems like tantrums, aggression, defiance or school refusal. I also provide play therapy for younger children who have been through traumatic events like divorce, domestic violence, loss of a parent, or other very upsetting circumstances. For adults, I can help with depression, anxiety, anger and stress. I have also helped clients to successfully deal with post traumatic stress and obsessive compulsive problems. To contact me, please call me on my phone at 805-901-3098, I don't check my e-mail that often.
(805) 244-5448
Verified

Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I provide therapy for children and adults. I am very experienced with children who are having behavior problems like tantrums, aggression, defiance or school refusal. I also provide play therapy for younger children who have been through traumatic events like divorce, domestic violence, loss of a parent, or other very upsetting circumstances. For adults, I can help with depression, anxiety, anger and stress. I have also helped clients to successfully deal with post traumatic stress and obsessive compulsive problems. To contact me, please call me on my phone at 805-901-3098, I don't check my e-mail that often.
Pat Stepler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Her approach incorporates mindfulness, creative expression, and play in order to discover strength, increase hope, and conquer challenges.
Pat Stepler, MS, LMFT believes that healing occurs through supportive and nurturing relationships. She has counseled children, families, and adolescents in crisis since 2001, and services have been provided in school, home, community settings, residential treatment facilities, and group homes. Her therapeutic specialties include: parenting and family issues, child and adolescent development, women issues including pregnancy and postpartum concerns, and grief. She has clinical expertise in anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(805) 386-6315
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Her approach incorporates mindfulness, creative expression, and play in order to discover strength, increase hope, and conquer challenges.
Pat Stepler, MS, LMFT believes that healing occurs through supportive and nurturing relationships. She has counseled children, families, and adolescents in crisis since 2001, and services have been provided in school, home, community settings, residential treatment facilities, and group homes. Her therapeutic specialties include: parenting and family issues, child and adolescent development, women issues including pregnancy and postpartum concerns, and grief. She has clinical expertise in anxiety, depression, and trauma.
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Andrea Haffner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I offer individual therapy, play therapy for families with young children, and parent-infant therapy.
At times life can become overwhelming due to life transitions, relationship challenges, depression, or anxiety. I believe that life's struggles become more bearable when they can be held and explored in a safe therapeutic environment. My approach is warm and comprehensive, based in respect and genuine caring. In our work together, I will engage in an exploratory journey with you to gain insight into both your conscious and unconscious feelings and patterns. My hope is that through the therapeutic process you will find greater relief from suffering, allowing for healing and growth in your inner life and outer relationships.
(805) 507-7086
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I offer individual therapy, play therapy for families with young children, and parent-infant therapy.
At times life can become overwhelming due to life transitions, relationship challenges, depression, or anxiety. I believe that life's struggles become more bearable when they can be held and explored in a safe therapeutic environment. My approach is warm and comprehensive, based in respect and genuine caring. In our work together, I will engage in an exploratory journey with you to gain insight into both your conscious and unconscious feelings and patterns. My hope is that through the therapeutic process you will find greater relief from suffering, allowing for healing and growth in your inner life and outer relationships.
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Tamara Nerdrum
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PhD Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Through play and music therapy, we can devise plans, which help one find their calm, and recognize worn patterns, allowing one to initiate positive change. Play and music therapy works whether you are young, transitional age, or a mature adult finding your way through changes in life. Music therapy has positive impacts reconnecting our mind, and emotions to our body through the discovery of underlying patterns and deeper psychology. These patterns sometimes cause negativity or depressive behaviors. Individuals who become aware of these patterns are better able to free their self from well-worn paths no longer serving positive ways.
(805) 256-1486
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Through play and music therapy, we can devise plans, which help one find their calm, and recognize worn patterns, allowing one to initiate positive change. Play and music therapy works whether you are young, transitional age, or a mature adult finding your way through changes in life. Music therapy has positive impacts reconnecting our mind, and emotions to our body through the discovery of underlying patterns and deeper psychology. These patterns sometimes cause negativity or depressive behaviors. Individuals who become aware of these patterns are better able to free their self from well-worn paths no longer serving positive ways.
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Kerry Ann Magner-Varela
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
The Spirit Approach: Expressive arts and play therapy can be incorporated to help clients access the messages of their unconscious and process unresolved emotions in a safe and indirect way.
I work with people on a body, spirit, mind approach to mental wellness. For so long, it was believed that the mind came first, and we could talk or think our way into feeling better. My approach is looking at mental wellness from a different direction. The Body Approach: I use several somatic therapy interventions to help create safety within the body, so clients can manage their symptoms and make the changes they want in their lives. We work together to understand the states of the nervous system and apply calming techniques, such as mindfulness, movement, tapping, music, and breath.
(805) 232-7918
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
The Spirit Approach: Expressive arts and play therapy can be incorporated to help clients access the messages of their unconscious and process unresolved emotions in a safe and indirect way.
I work with people on a body, spirit, mind approach to mental wellness. For so long, it was believed that the mind came first, and we could talk or think our way into feeling better. My approach is looking at mental wellness from a different direction. The Body Approach: I use several somatic therapy interventions to help create safety within the body, so clients can manage their symptoms and make the changes they want in their lives. We work together to understand the states of the nervous system and apply calming techniques, such as mindfulness, movement, tapping, music, and breath.
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Tara A Burnley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Not accepting new clients
My practice encompasses a Jungian psychodynamic approach with mindfulness, family systems, play therapy, as well as Cognitive Behavioral skills.
Hello, thank you for finding me on Psychology Today. Much of my work is with children, adolescents, families (parenting) and adult individuals. I have experience working with trauma, abuse, grief, loss, long term illness, anxiety, depression, ADHD and other childhood emotional disorders. I view my clients in a holistic sense, taking into consideration their symptoms, life stressors, emotional/physical developmental changes/stages, past/recent trauma(s), family dynamics, parenting styles from childhood -past/present, as well as coping skills and interpersonal relationships and support systems.
(805) 669-9578
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Ventura, CA 93003
Not accepting new clients
My practice encompasses a Jungian psychodynamic approach with mindfulness, family systems, play therapy, as well as Cognitive Behavioral skills.
Hello, thank you for finding me on Psychology Today. Much of my work is with children, adolescents, families (parenting) and adult individuals. I have experience working with trauma, abuse, grief, loss, long term illness, anxiety, depression, ADHD and other childhood emotional disorders. I view my clients in a holistic sense, taking into consideration their symptoms, life stressors, emotional/physical developmental changes/stages, past/recent trauma(s), family dynamics, parenting styles from childhood -past/present, as well as coping skills and interpersonal relationships and support systems.
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Melanie Moir
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC, MA Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I specialize in LGBTQ+ and gender identity counseling, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Voice Dialogue and child play therapy.
Greetings! I am a Depth Psychotherapist using a Humanistic, empathetic, Self-Psychology style of counseling to empower you to reach your desired emotional, psychological and spiritual growth/development. I treat children, adolescents, families, couples, adults and LGBTQ+ individuals. I often work with people of diverse backgrounds, offering sensitivity and understanding for the complexity of the human experience. Grief and loss, identity, anxiety, personality and mood disorders, gender diversity and relational issues are just some of the areas in which I am skilled at holding space for you to grow at a pace that is most manageable.
(805) 301-5080
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I specialize in LGBTQ+ and gender identity counseling, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Voice Dialogue and child play therapy.
Greetings! I am a Depth Psychotherapist using a Humanistic, empathetic, Self-Psychology style of counseling to empower you to reach your desired emotional, psychological and spiritual growth/development. I treat children, adolescents, families, couples, adults and LGBTQ+ individuals. I often work with people of diverse backgrounds, offering sensitivity and understanding for the complexity of the human experience. Grief and loss, identity, anxiety, personality and mood disorders, gender diversity and relational issues are just some of the areas in which I am skilled at holding space for you to grow at a pace that is most manageable.
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Kim B Barrus
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Treatments include Cognitive, EMDR, Neurofeedback, Play, Relationship building classes and counseling.
We are a full-service Regional Mental Health Diagnostic and Treatment Center. We specialize in providing diagnostic evaluations to identify learning disabilities, attention and memory problems in children and adults. Psychological testing is used for the assessment of ADHD, memory and cognitive decline, personality, mood/bipolar, learning disorders, Autism, visual processing weaknesses, and developmental delay (ages newborn to 3 years). Psychological testing can also be used for schools to help accommodate your child's needs.
(818) 824-4417
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Treatments include Cognitive, EMDR, Neurofeedback, Play, Relationship building classes and counseling.
We are a full-service Regional Mental Health Diagnostic and Treatment Center. We specialize in providing diagnostic evaluations to identify learning disabilities, attention and memory problems in children and adults. Psychological testing is used for the assessment of ADHD, memory and cognitive decline, personality, mood/bipolar, learning disorders, Autism, visual processing weaknesses, and developmental delay (ages newborn to 3 years). Psychological testing can also be used for schools to help accommodate your child's needs.
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Stephanie Pawlowicz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I am also a certified Gestalt Therapist with Children and Adolescents and a Registered Play Therapist.
A person comes to therapy when their present ways of being in relationship, or in the world, no longer seem to hold the meaning they once did. My aim is to support you in creating a new foundation of hope, purpose, and meaning in your life. I help people seek wholeness through the integration of mind, body, and soul, thus expanding their current level of understanding, and in so doing, creating the capacity to live more meaningfully.
(805) 324-6675
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I am also a certified Gestalt Therapist with Children and Adolescents and a Registered Play Therapist.
A person comes to therapy when their present ways of being in relationship, or in the world, no longer seem to hold the meaning they once did. My aim is to support you in creating a new foundation of hope, purpose, and meaning in your life. I help people seek wholeness through the integration of mind, body, and soul, thus expanding their current level of understanding, and in so doing, creating the capacity to live more meaningfully.
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Kimberly Prendergast
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Kimberly Prendergast, MA, LMFT has been assisting children, adolescents and families in crisis for over 20 years. She strongly believes in the power of hope and principles of recovery for the treatment of mental illness and substance use disorders. Her experience includes providing support to those navigating the criminal justice and educational systems as well as treatment within an inpatient psychiatric unit and in various outpatient and community settings. Kimberly has therapeutic interests in the areas of mindfulness, parenting and family issues, child and adolescent development, and clinical areas of anxiety, depression, substance abuse and trauma.
(805) 419-2038
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Kimberly Prendergast, MA, LMFT has been assisting children, adolescents and families in crisis for over 20 years. She strongly believes in the power of hope and principles of recovery for the treatment of mental illness and substance use disorders. Her experience includes providing support to those navigating the criminal justice and educational systems as well as treatment within an inpatient psychiatric unit and in various outpatient and community settings. Kimberly has therapeutic interests in the areas of mindfulness, parenting and family issues, child and adolescent development, and clinical areas of anxiety, depression, substance abuse and trauma.
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Maxwel Blake Shaft
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, my name is Max Shaft and my passion is working with clients who may be feeling stuck, unmotivated, and helpless but want to feel confidant, free of limiting beliefs, and proud of who they are so that they can live up to their fullest potential.
(805) 232-7792
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, my name is Max Shaft and my passion is working with clients who may be feeling stuck, unmotivated, and helpless but want to feel confidant, free of limiting beliefs, and proud of who they are so that they can live up to their fullest potential.
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Kimberly A Fouche'
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Not accepting new clients
The changes in the world today can be unbalancing and having a guide to help one find ways to re-balance is important to one's well-being. I Have had life experience in dealing with trauma which guided me to become engaged in the study of psychology. I saw the need for more understanding of the mind and the human experience. Anxiety and depression affect the whole person: psycho-spiritually, physically, mentally, and physiologically. The signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression will manifest at every level. Imagine working together to find your own therapeutic tune to your life song…
(805) 742-4577
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Ventura, CA 93003
Not accepting new clients
The changes in the world today can be unbalancing and having a guide to help one find ways to re-balance is important to one's well-being. I Have had life experience in dealing with trauma which guided me to become engaged in the study of psychology. I saw the need for more understanding of the mind and the human experience. Anxiety and depression affect the whole person: psycho-spiritually, physically, mentally, and physiologically. The signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression will manifest at every level. Imagine working together to find your own therapeutic tune to your life song…
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Savannah Eden
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Are you or someone you know a victim of trauma? Have you experienced a loss or are struggling with a difficult life transition? Do you feel disconnected and misunderstood? I specialize in addressing the conflicting emotions and self-doubt that accompany grief/loss, life transitions, and complex trauma. Whatever your story may be, I strive to support families and individuals as they address unresolved trauma, make sense of their past, and move forward to create a healthy, fulfilling life.
(805) 628-4889
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Ventura, CA 93001
Are you or someone you know a victim of trauma? Have you experienced a loss or are struggling with a difficult life transition? Do you feel disconnected and misunderstood? I specialize in addressing the conflicting emotions and self-doubt that accompany grief/loss, life transitions, and complex trauma. Whatever your story may be, I strive to support families and individuals as they address unresolved trauma, make sense of their past, and move forward to create a healthy, fulfilling life.
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Matt Ousley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
A 20 year licensed clinician, working with children, families, individuals and couples. A cognitive behavioral therapist providing efficient and effective client informed treatment services.
(805) 464-3523
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
A 20 year licensed clinician, working with children, families, individuals and couples. A cognitive behavioral therapist providing efficient and effective client informed treatment services.
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Teva Johnstone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Ventura, CA 93004
Offers online therapy
Parents, I know this last year has been tough! If your child is having a hard time, you may be wondering if there is more you could do to help them. Perhaps there has been intense difficulty due to the pandemic, school closures, parental stress or other challenging circumstances. You have reached a point where it's time for specialized professional knowledge so you can stop googling all hours of the night. You would like tools and a workable plan to help your sensitive and "spirited" child thrive. Your family would benefit from the support of a skilled and compassionate therapist who knows what it means to be an overwhelmed parent.
(805) 870-8573
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Ventura, CA 93004
Offers online therapy
Parents, I know this last year has been tough! If your child is having a hard time, you may be wondering if there is more you could do to help them. Perhaps there has been intense difficulty due to the pandemic, school closures, parental stress or other challenging circumstances. You have reached a point where it's time for specialized professional knowledge so you can stop googling all hours of the night. You would like tools and a workable plan to help your sensitive and "spirited" child thrive. Your family would benefit from the support of a skilled and compassionate therapist who knows what it means to be an overwhelmed parent.
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Vanessa Schor-Yakobian, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Depression and anxiety can both frightening and overwhelming for children and adults. If you are feeling like you have lost interest in things you used to love, a sense of hopelessness, difficulty falling asleep, feeling empty, wanting to harm yourself, panic attacks, irritable moods we will work together in order to help you have the courage to face your fears and move forward in these uncertain times. The more vulnerable and open you are willing to be with your personal story the more powerful you will become. Let me guide you through this journey with compassion and a willingness to understand and to connect.
(818) 485-2624
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Depression and anxiety can both frightening and overwhelming for children and adults. If you are feeling like you have lost interest in things you used to love, a sense of hopelessness, difficulty falling asleep, feeling empty, wanting to harm yourself, panic attacks, irritable moods we will work together in order to help you have the courage to face your fears and move forward in these uncertain times. The more vulnerable and open you are willing to be with your personal story the more powerful you will become. Let me guide you through this journey with compassion and a willingness to understand and to connect.
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Marcia Neville Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93002
Offers online therapy
CURRENTLY CONDUCTING PHONE SESSIONS, TELE-THERAPY. I possess an unconditional positive regard for my clients, as I easily see the goodness and gift that each person brings. I desire to assist people to reach their highest potential and identify their purpose. I am invigorated by the work I do and strive to be part of creating more fulfilling, happier lives! I enjoy witnessing others become the best version of themselves, passionate about their interests, communicating better, finding solutions and setting goals!
(805) 804-3850
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Ventura, CA 93002
Offers online therapy
CURRENTLY CONDUCTING PHONE SESSIONS, TELE-THERAPY. I possess an unconditional positive regard for my clients, as I easily see the goodness and gift that each person brings. I desire to assist people to reach their highest potential and identify their purpose. I am invigorated by the work I do and strive to be part of creating more fulfilling, happier lives! I enjoy witnessing others become the best version of themselves, passionate about their interests, communicating better, finding solutions and setting goals!

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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 Ventura or for a Ventura 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.