Viktoria B Toth
Counselor, LMHC, RPT, CATP Verified
Venice, FL 34285
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, Certified FirstPlay® Therapist, EMDRIA approved EMDR therapist, and Certified Child and Adolescents Trauma Professional, I am aware of these dynamics for the child and for the parent as well.
Today's society brings many challenges to children, adolescents and their families. While some face setbacks at home, others might struggle with school issues or have difficulties in social situations casting a shadow over childhood. Although parenting and family life can be the most rewarding experience, they are also complex tasks with ever changing challenges, especially if the family deals with, for example, trauma, anxiety, ADHD, grief, blending families, school/ peer problems.
(941) 877-5612
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Venice, FL 34285
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, Certified FirstPlay® Therapist, EMDRIA approved EMDR therapist, and Certified Child and Adolescents Trauma Professional, I am aware of these dynamics for the child and for the parent as well.
Today's society brings many challenges to children, adolescents and their families. While some face setbacks at home, others might struggle with school issues or have difficulties in social situations casting a shadow over childhood. Although parenting and family life can be the most rewarding experience, they are also complex tasks with ever changing challenges, especially if the family deals with, for example, trauma, anxiety, ADHD, grief, blending families, school/ peer problems.
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Belle Heneberger
Counselor, RN, MEd, LMHC, RPT Verified
Office is near:
Venice, FL 34287
Offers online therapy
Sessions with children ages 2-12 are held in a therapeutic playroom, where they can use toys (their "words") and play (their "language") to express themselves.
Eliminate conflict, anxiety and depression more quickly when you engage your subconscious mind in the process of positive and rapid change. Activate new ways of thinking and coping to get more of what you want in life! Learn how previous experiences have influenced your choices until now, and begin to make the changes you want immediately. My approach is caring and supportive. As you clarify your goals and move towards attaining them, you will become more aware of your own strengths and options moving forward.
(941) 479-0968
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Office is near:
Venice, FL 34287
Offers online therapy
Sessions with children ages 2-12 are held in a therapeutic playroom, where they can use toys (their "words") and play (their "language") to express themselves.
Eliminate conflict, anxiety and depression more quickly when you engage your subconscious mind in the process of positive and rapid change. Activate new ways of thinking and coping to get more of what you want in life! Learn how previous experiences have influenced your choices until now, and begin to make the changes you want immediately. My approach is caring and supportive. As you clarify your goals and move towards attaining them, you will become more aware of your own strengths and options moving forward.
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Healing Transitions Creative Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Venice, FL 34293
Offers online therapy
I also specialize in play therapy and conducting ADHD assessments.
Transitions in life can be challenging for children, adolescents, and adults. My goal is to assist each client to achieve their highest potential. My role may change from being a catalyst for change, to conducting a thorough assessment. Evaluations may assist clients to identify problems that may be interfering with their everyday lives and personal relationships. I utilize my knowledge and education along with many years of experience in counseling in diverse settings and with all age groups. My focus of counseling is to build a safe, trusting relationship with each client with acceptance and without judgment to promote positive change.
(941) 584-5114
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Office is near:
Venice, FL 34293
Offers online therapy
I also specialize in play therapy and conducting ADHD assessments.
Transitions in life can be challenging for children, adolescents, and adults. My goal is to assist each client to achieve their highest potential. My role may change from being a catalyst for change, to conducting a thorough assessment. Evaluations may assist clients to identify problems that may be interfering with their everyday lives and personal relationships. I utilize my knowledge and education along with many years of experience in counseling in diverse settings and with all age groups. My focus of counseling is to build a safe, trusting relationship with each client with acceptance and without judgment to promote positive change.
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Kirsten Ellingsen
Psychologist, PhD, PMH-C Verified
Office is near:
Venice, FL 34285
Offers online therapy
I use evidence based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and play therapy.
I am dedicated to enhancing the health, development, and positive functioning of children, adolescents, and young adults. I am also passionate about supporting pregnant & postpartum mothers. My goal is to provide informed, strengths-based, research supported, compassionate treatment. I work with children and parents to improve wellbeing and functioning, strengthen relationships, and build skills to better manage stress, anxiety, behavior, and emotions. Participation in therapy is collaborative with a focus on strengths, reducing challenges, and increasing effective coping strategies to allow for optimal engagement in daily life.
(941) 304-4187
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Office is near:
Venice, FL 34285
Offers online therapy
I use evidence based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and play therapy.
I am dedicated to enhancing the health, development, and positive functioning of children, adolescents, and young adults. I am also passionate about supporting pregnant & postpartum mothers. My goal is to provide informed, strengths-based, research supported, compassionate treatment. I work with children and parents to improve wellbeing and functioning, strengthen relationships, and build skills to better manage stress, anxiety, behavior, and emotions. Participation in therapy is collaborative with a focus on strengths, reducing challenges, and increasing effective coping strategies to allow for optimal engagement in daily life.
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Gina M Cobb
LPC Intern, MA, RMHCI Verified
Venice, FL 34293
Have life's challenges left you feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and alone? Does your life transition feel more like you're "stuck", stressed, and unsure what to do? I understand and value working as a team with you in a warm, professional, and safe setting that permits clients the freedom of unconditional acceptance, while exploring how to move forward in life by providing helpful insight and healthy functional tools that encourage restored and positive relationships. As a woman, mother, and grandmother, I have valuable life experience that enhances the counseling process by relating on a personal level to your concerns and unique needs.
(941) 220-0285
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Venice, FL 34293
Have life's challenges left you feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and alone? Does your life transition feel more like you're "stuck", stressed, and unsure what to do? I understand and value working as a team with you in a warm, professional, and safe setting that permits clients the freedom of unconditional acceptance, while exploring how to move forward in life by providing helpful insight and healthy functional tools that encourage restored and positive relationships. As a woman, mother, and grandmother, I have valuable life experience that enhances the counseling process by relating on a personal level to your concerns and unique needs.
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Susan Page Zapatha
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Venice, FL 34285
Offers online therapy
I am here to help parents and children navigate challenges they are experiencing in an open and friendly atmosphere. I offer a safe, supportive environment where all are free to express their feelings, struggles and hopes in a safe nurturing space. I tailor therapy sessions to match the personality and needs of each individual using evidenced based treatment methods. I have worked with people of all ages while specializing in working with children, teens, young adults and families for 26 years. In my work I have found that people express themselves differently at various stages of their life and understanding that is my specialty.
(941) 205-7631
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Venice, FL 34285
Offers online therapy
I am here to help parents and children navigate challenges they are experiencing in an open and friendly atmosphere. I offer a safe, supportive environment where all are free to express their feelings, struggles and hopes in a safe nurturing space. I tailor therapy sessions to match the personality and needs of each individual using evidenced based treatment methods. I have worked with people of all ages while specializing in working with children, teens, young adults and families for 26 years. In my work I have found that people express themselves differently at various stages of their life and understanding that is my specialty.
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Jennifer Parella
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Venice, FL 34285
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling stuck or unfulfilled as though you "should" be happier or doing better? Wish you had someone to really get you and understand? Big life changes, excessive worries, painful relationships, losses, perfectionism, or academic, work issues may be robbing you of your happiness. Or maybe you're trying to figure out how to manage health & weight issues or balance family, caregiving, school, or work with self-care. You're wondering how you got here and want to make changes. You want someone to help who will be supportive and non-judgmental but who will also address the behaviors, thoughts, & habits that aren't working.
(941) 254-2584
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Venice, FL 34285
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling stuck or unfulfilled as though you "should" be happier or doing better? Wish you had someone to really get you and understand? Big life changes, excessive worries, painful relationships, losses, perfectionism, or academic, work issues may be robbing you of your happiness. Or maybe you're trying to figure out how to manage health & weight issues or balance family, caregiving, school, or work with self-care. You're wondering how you got here and want to make changes. You want someone to help who will be supportive and non-judgmental but who will also address the behaviors, thoughts, & habits that aren't working.
Angela Steranko
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Venice, FL 34285
Offers online therapy
Are you concerned about your child's stress level or low mood? Perhaps you are you just hoping to get through the day without your child having a major meltdown or lashing out. It may be time to seek support in therapy. I am highly experienced in working with children, adolescents and young adults through their 20's. I offer a relaxed, judgement-free atmosphere to help guide families through challenges and provide support through approaches based on research.
(941) 840-5187
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Venice, FL 34285
Offers online therapy
Are you concerned about your child's stress level or low mood? Perhaps you are you just hoping to get through the day without your child having a major meltdown or lashing out. It may be time to seek support in therapy. I am highly experienced in working with children, adolescents and young adults through their 20's. I offer a relaxed, judgement-free atmosphere to help guide families through challenges and provide support through approaches based on research.
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Victoria Monaghan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Venice, FL 34293
I am a licensed therapist who is committed to helping individuals and families build a lifestyle they love and enjoy. My specialties include family therapy, parent guidance, and working individually kids, teens, and survivors of trauma. I especially have a have a passion for working with teen girls navigating sexual identity and the rising issues with social media. I also take interest in counseling young adults eager to heal from complex trauma, establish healthy relationships, and launch into the next stages of life; whatever that may be.
(941) 205-7899
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Venice, FL 34293
I am a licensed therapist who is committed to helping individuals and families build a lifestyle they love and enjoy. My specialties include family therapy, parent guidance, and working individually kids, teens, and survivors of trauma. I especially have a have a passion for working with teen girls navigating sexual identity and the rising issues with social media. I also take interest in counseling young adults eager to heal from complex trauma, establish healthy relationships, and launch into the next stages of life; whatever that may be.
Karen Hartfield - Fearless Heart Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Venice, FL 34293
Offers online therapy
For both children and adults, challenges can create anxiety, frustration, depression, and the feeling there is no way out. I offer a place of safety and support where you can freely process emotions and thoughts, come to a deeper understanding of yourself, and find ways to get yourself unstuck. Together, we look at self-defeating patterns and seek to understand their source. It is my goal to connect with clients regardless of where they may be in their experience. I partner with and hold space for clients of all ages, assisting them in finding their own internal strength and discovering practical solutions to challenges they face.
(941) 787-5045
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Venice, FL 34293
Offers online therapy
For both children and adults, challenges can create anxiety, frustration, depression, and the feeling there is no way out. I offer a place of safety and support where you can freely process emotions and thoughts, come to a deeper understanding of yourself, and find ways to get yourself unstuck. Together, we look at self-defeating patterns and seek to understand their source. It is my goal to connect with clients regardless of where they may be in their experience. I partner with and hold space for clients of all ages, assisting them in finding their own internal strength and discovering practical solutions to challenges they face.
Marylou T Ugo
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Venice, FL 34292
Offers online therapy
Has the Coronavirus and/or social unrest triggered fears and sadness for your and/or your loved one’s safety? I would like to help. Are you struggling with something that has you tossing and turning at night? Have things gotten out of control at home, work, or with an addiction? Are your loved ones' behaviors causing you problems? Depression, anxiety and frustrations have plagued all of us from time to time but on occasion we feel stuck and unable to get out of the rut. Other times the losses and scars we’ve been trying to ignore become too loud to ignore. There are answers to the questions and ways out of the darkness.
(941) 909-2752
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Venice, FL 34292
Offers online therapy
Has the Coronavirus and/or social unrest triggered fears and sadness for your and/or your loved one’s safety? I would like to help. Are you struggling with something that has you tossing and turning at night? Have things gotten out of control at home, work, or with an addiction? Are your loved ones' behaviors causing you problems? Depression, anxiety and frustrations have plagued all of us from time to time but on occasion we feel stuck and unable to get out of the rut. Other times the losses and scars we’ve been trying to ignore become too loud to ignore. There are answers to the questions and ways out of the darkness.
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Aimee Dos Santos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd Verified
Venice, FL 34285
Offers online therapy
#1 belief is healing is not linear and that there is NO one size fits all therapy! I am extremely versed in traditional therapy that is data based, but believe that often practitioners miss the mark when it comes to looking at the client as whole/ not just numbers. My approach is holistic compassionate care, that offers clients a flexible way to heal and discover new nuggets of truth, in both traditional therapy and alternative ones. I have a particular passion for empowering woman in seeking their purpose and worth. I also have a deep love for working with children/teens that have difficulty navigating through the world/emotions.
(941) 202-5631
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Venice, FL 34285
Offers online therapy
#1 belief is healing is not linear and that there is NO one size fits all therapy! I am extremely versed in traditional therapy that is data based, but believe that often practitioners miss the mark when it comes to looking at the client as whole/ not just numbers. My approach is holistic compassionate care, that offers clients a flexible way to heal and discover new nuggets of truth, in both traditional therapy and alternative ones. I have a particular passion for empowering woman in seeking their purpose and worth. I also have a deep love for working with children/teens that have difficulty navigating through the world/emotions.
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Lee Watts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Venice, FL 34285
I offer counseling services to help you figure out what changes you want to make, and help you to put those changes in place.
(941) 357-7329
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Venice, FL 34285
I offer counseling services to help you figure out what changes you want to make, and help you to put those changes in place.
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Rachel Funnell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Venice, FL 34284
Offers online therapy
"If you always do what you have always done then you will always get what you have always gotten." Are you tired of always getting the same result in relationships or with family members or with your kids? If so, then it's time to do something different. Take a chance in therapy with me. I am a strength-based, solution focused, marriage and family therapist with a solid CBT foundation that desires to help you and your partner, your family and/or your children find a different way of handling life's challenges.
(941) 357-4090
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Office is near:
Venice, FL 34284
Offers online therapy
"If you always do what you have always done then you will always get what you have always gotten." Are you tired of always getting the same result in relationships or with family members or with your kids? If so, then it's time to do something different. Take a chance in therapy with me. I am a strength-based, solution focused, marriage and family therapist with a solid CBT foundation that desires to help you and your partner, your family and/or your children find a different way of handling life's challenges.
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Julie M Hutchins-Wilson
PhD, NCC, BCPC, IMH, IMFT Verified
Office is near:
Venice, FL 34284
You are special, unique and individual. Every moment change is occurring in the world within you and around you. Is there a preferred change you wish to choreograph in this lifetime? We focus on a body-mind integrative approach that includes neuroscience, mindful therapy approaches and consideration of your present strengths. Please look at www.BRAINNS.com for ever changing information and to connect with us.
(954) 399-6274
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Office is near:
Venice, FL 34284
You are special, unique and individual. Every moment change is occurring in the world within you and around you. Is there a preferred change you wish to choreograph in this lifetime? We focus on a body-mind integrative approach that includes neuroscience, mindful therapy approaches and consideration of your present strengths. Please look at www.BRAINNS.com for ever changing information and to connect with us.
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Jill Bressler
PhD, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Venice, FL 34285
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
If you feel stuck, confused, locked in the same "dance" in your thoughts, behavior, and relationships, I will help you with the untangling. We will work together to find patterns, solve problems, and develop resilience and self-awareness. I work with individuals, families, and couples, and particularly enjoy young children and adolescents. I am particularly interesting in working with Gifted children and their parents...doing assessments, determining strengths and weaknesses, and helping families with the special opportunities involved. I also specialize in Couples work, using techniques that are evidence based and effective. I provide private Gifted Testing and ADHD, Learning Differences, and Memory Screening evaluations.
(941) 257-1287
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Office is near:
Venice, FL 34285
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
If you feel stuck, confused, locked in the same "dance" in your thoughts, behavior, and relationships, I will help you with the untangling. We will work together to find patterns, solve problems, and develop resilience and self-awareness. I work with individuals, families, and couples, and particularly enjoy young children and adolescents. I am particularly interesting in working with Gifted children and their parents...doing assessments, determining strengths and weaknesses, and helping families with the special opportunities involved. I also specialize in Couples work, using techniques that are evidence based and effective. I provide private Gifted Testing and ADHD, Learning Differences, and Memory Screening evaluations.
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Melissa Lavin
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Venice, FL 34285
Offers online therapy
The journey of one's life can be thrown off course by unexpected changes, trauma, grief, life/family transitions, and emotional struggles. I am dedicated in creating a safe place for individuals and families to understand themselves better and explore these life challenges. Everyone needs to feel understood and accepted at some point in their lives. My goal is to recognize each person's individual needs and help create a path to a more fulfilling life. I am committed to providing holistic, inclusive, and personalized interventions that are effective in getting you back to your complete self.
(858) 859-0822
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Office is near:
Venice, FL 34285
Offers online therapy
The journey of one's life can be thrown off course by unexpected changes, trauma, grief, life/family transitions, and emotional struggles. I am dedicated in creating a safe place for individuals and families to understand themselves better and explore these life challenges. Everyone needs to feel understood and accepted at some point in their lives. My goal is to recognize each person's individual needs and help create a path to a more fulfilling life. I am committed to providing holistic, inclusive, and personalized interventions that are effective in getting you back to your complete self.

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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 Venice or for a Venice 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.