Samantha Walsh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, ATRP Verified
Wheaton, IL 60189
Waitlist for new clients
Through art, play and EMDR, I offer my patients the opportunity to explore healing and autonomy.
I am an Art Therapist and an LCPC who currently works with children healing from a wide variety of barriers such as trauma, chronic illness, anxiety, separation anxiety, neglect, attachment difficulties, depression, somatic concerns and grief and loss. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and the artistic process to facilitate change. Through Art Therapy, patients explore a wide variety of mediums to process their thoughts, feelings and behaviors in a safe and creative way. It is not required for patients to have experience with art material.
(630) 912-0811
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Wheaton, IL 60189
Waitlist for new clients
Through art, play and EMDR, I offer my patients the opportunity to explore healing and autonomy.
I am an Art Therapist and an LCPC who currently works with children healing from a wide variety of barriers such as trauma, chronic illness, anxiety, separation anxiety, neglect, attachment difficulties, depression, somatic concerns and grief and loss. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and the artistic process to facilitate change. Through Art Therapy, patients explore a wide variety of mediums to process their thoughts, feelings and behaviors in a safe and creative way. It is not required for patients to have experience with art material.
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Laura Schleifer
Counselor, MS, MS, LCPC, MS, NCC Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
I also help children, youth and families on many issues, incorporating mindfulness, art, play and creativity to ease stress and promote change.
Are you struggling with a painful situation? Have you lost something precious to you? Do you feel "stuck" and uncertain of which way to turn? Are you a parent who is worried about your child? Is your family in conflict? Are you feeling overwhelmed? If you are ready to regain control of your life, this is the perfect time to seek help. I offer a warm, supportive environment and strive to instill hope while empowering people to make meaningful changes in their lives. I am easy to connect with. Together, we can reduce your anxiety and depression so you can experience greater inner peace.
(708) 546-3968
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
I also help children, youth and families on many issues, incorporating mindfulness, art, play and creativity to ease stress and promote change.
Are you struggling with a painful situation? Have you lost something precious to you? Do you feel "stuck" and uncertain of which way to turn? Are you a parent who is worried about your child? Is your family in conflict? Are you feeling overwhelmed? If you are ready to regain control of your life, this is the perfect time to seek help. I offer a warm, supportive environment and strive to instill hope while empowering people to make meaningful changes in their lives. I am easy to connect with. Together, we can reduce your anxiety and depression so you can experience greater inner peace.
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Maria S. Ritchey
Counselor, LCPC, CCATPCA Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
I work towards providing a space for children to express their emotions, feelings, and experiences in ways they can understand: through play.
Everyone hits highs and lows in their lives. We all wish to be heard, understood, and accepted, which is why I value each and every experience shared. I believe in the notion of “putting yourself in ones’ shoes” to fully accept and understand others exactly how they are and what they are experiencing. I am passionate about giving voice to those who struggle making theirs heard and encouraging them to make positive changes in their lives. Each and every individual, child and adult, has the internal power to be the person they wish to be, through understanding, acceptance, and creating their unique meaning and purpose in life.
(630) 454-9238
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
I work towards providing a space for children to express their emotions, feelings, and experiences in ways they can understand: through play.
Everyone hits highs and lows in their lives. We all wish to be heard, understood, and accepted, which is why I value each and every experience shared. I believe in the notion of “putting yourself in ones’ shoes” to fully accept and understand others exactly how they are and what they are experiencing. I am passionate about giving voice to those who struggle making theirs heard and encouraging them to make positive changes in their lives. Each and every individual, child and adult, has the internal power to be the person they wish to be, through understanding, acceptance, and creating their unique meaning and purpose in life.
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Upswing Counseling
Counselor Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
We offer training in play therapy, supervision and have presented at professional conferences.
At Upswing Counseling, we're all about family therapy--kids of all ages, parents and couples. We love caring for kids and families through creative therapy-designed with a child's age in mind, research informed and unexpectedly fun! Our therapists have extensive training in play therapy, a love for "hard to reach" kids, and the know-how to train and support parents in more challenging family situations. Visit us at www.upswingcounseling.com to discover how we will work differently with your family.
(630) 557-8142
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Wheaton, IL 60187
We offer training in play therapy, supervision and have presented at professional conferences.
At Upswing Counseling, we're all about family therapy--kids of all ages, parents and couples. We love caring for kids and families through creative therapy-designed with a child's age in mind, research informed and unexpectedly fun! Our therapists have extensive training in play therapy, a love for "hard to reach" kids, and the know-how to train and support parents in more challenging family situations. Visit us at www.upswingcounseling.com to discover how we will work differently with your family.
Maria Catanzaro
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
Some of the research based techniques I use (but not limited to) are play therapy, sandtray therapy, CBT, attachment-based therapy, mindfulness and meditation techniques.
ATTENTION: Let’s start with a FREE 15 minute consultation. Why? Because I know finding a therapist can feel overwhelming. Let’s chat and I can help answer your questions. Do you feel disconnected with those around you? Are you struggling to help your child’s anxiety? School or work difficulties? Has therapy not worked in the past? Unsure where to turn? Are you having difficulty understanding your emotions and learn more about yourself. You may be searching for coping skills, resources, and ways to restore family relationships. I can help.
(630) 246-6988 x5
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
Some of the research based techniques I use (but not limited to) are play therapy, sandtray therapy, CBT, attachment-based therapy, mindfulness and meditation techniques.
ATTENTION: Let’s start with a FREE 15 minute consultation. Why? Because I know finding a therapist can feel overwhelming. Let’s chat and I can help answer your questions. Do you feel disconnected with those around you? Are you struggling to help your child’s anxiety? School or work difficulties? Has therapy not worked in the past? Unsure where to turn? Are you having difficulty understanding your emotions and learn more about yourself. You may be searching for coping skills, resources, and ways to restore family relationships. I can help.
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Kyle McCordic
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I have received training in Play Therapy, specifically Child-Centered Play Therapy, and am pursuing professional certification as a Registered Play Therapist from the Play Therapy Association.
I am passionate about empowering people to express themselves in an open and honest manner. One main theme that drives what I do is the ongoing search for personal meaning and self-worth, something each of us has a natural right to seek out. I specialize in Play Therapy with children ages 3-11, particularly involving emotional regulation, anger management, behavioral issues, anxiety, and depression in children. Finally, I enjoy working with adolescents, teens, and young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, grieving, and other interpersonal issues.
(630) 748-7680 x346
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I have received training in Play Therapy, specifically Child-Centered Play Therapy, and am pursuing professional certification as a Registered Play Therapist from the Play Therapy Association.
I am passionate about empowering people to express themselves in an open and honest manner. One main theme that drives what I do is the ongoing search for personal meaning and self-worth, something each of us has a natural right to seek out. I specialize in Play Therapy with children ages 3-11, particularly involving emotional regulation, anger management, behavioral issues, anxiety, and depression in children. Finally, I enjoy working with adolescents, teens, and young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, grieving, and other interpersonal issues.
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Stenzel Clinical Services, Ltd.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
We offer play therapy We can bill your insurance for you.
We recognize how difficult it can be to seek help with mental health issues. Our goal is to meet you where you are in a supportive, encouraging way. We never use shame as a motivator. Instead we seek to provide a balance between giving you time and space to heal and challenging and encouraging you to move forward to a healthier place. We have a staff of over 40 therapists each with different specialties; we all possess the same single passion: to walk with our clients on the path of healing.
(630) 387-9885 x301
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
We offer play therapy We can bill your insurance for you.
We recognize how difficult it can be to seek help with mental health issues. Our goal is to meet you where you are in a supportive, encouraging way. We never use shame as a motivator. Instead we seek to provide a balance between giving you time and space to heal and challenging and encouraging you to move forward to a healthier place. We have a staff of over 40 therapists each with different specialties; we all possess the same single passion: to walk with our clients on the path of healing.
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Melissa Jennifer Sakkos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Play Therapy (3-8 y/o).
I’m passionate about helping people who are stuck with negative feelings, thoughts or behaviors. My goal is to help clients find relief from emotional pain that is tied to past traumatic events and thoughts.
(847) 474-9169
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Play Therapy (3-8 y/o).
I’m passionate about helping people who are stuck with negative feelings, thoughts or behaviors. My goal is to help clients find relief from emotional pain that is tied to past traumatic events and thoughts.
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Linette Howard
Counselor, MA, LCPC, SEP Verified
Office is near:
Wheaton, IL 60189
I tailor my approach to the client's needs and use a variety of therapeutic methods, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Expressive Therapies, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and Somatic Experiencing (SE).
I am passionate about helping children find their own unique voice, having consulted to teachers and parents and having worked extensively with children over two decades. I coach parents on effective ways to help their children. With children I treat behavioral problems, learning difficulties, anxiety, poor self-esteem, emotional and performance issues, social challenges, and trauma. I work with adults who experience anxiety, relationships difficulties, and trauma in their lives. I want my clients, children and adults, to reach their potential and goals. I enjoy helping them get to a place where life can be good, healing can happen and joy can be found.
(630) 457-4437
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Office is near:
Wheaton, IL 60189
I tailor my approach to the client's needs and use a variety of therapeutic methods, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Expressive Therapies, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and Somatic Experiencing (SE).
I am passionate about helping children find their own unique voice, having consulted to teachers and parents and having worked extensively with children over two decades. I coach parents on effective ways to help their children. With children I treat behavioral problems, learning difficulties, anxiety, poor self-esteem, emotional and performance issues, social challenges, and trauma. I work with adults who experience anxiety, relationships difficulties, and trauma in their lives. I want my clients, children and adults, to reach their potential and goals. I enjoy helping them get to a place where life can be good, healing can happen and joy can be found.
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Julia Friesen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC Verified
Office is near:
Wheaton, IL 60187
Are you looking to increase your sense of effectiveness with family, work, and friends? I assist individuals and families in sorting out what current and past factors may be contributing to their situation, in order to resolve issues and create space for healing. I am a psychotherapist experienced in working with adults, children and families with a variety of concerns. With adults and teens, my approaches include insight-oriented and cognitive-behavioral therapy. When working with children, I often use play therapy and parent coaching.
(773) 599-2961
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Office is near:
Wheaton, IL 60187
Are you looking to increase your sense of effectiveness with family, work, and friends? I assist individuals and families in sorting out what current and past factors may be contributing to their situation, in order to resolve issues and create space for healing. I am a psychotherapist experienced in working with adults, children and families with a variety of concerns. With adults and teens, my approaches include insight-oriented and cognitive-behavioral therapy. When working with children, I often use play therapy and parent coaching.
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Heather Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Wheaton, IL 60189
Offers online therapy
As a Person-Centered therapist utilizing techniques from Animal-Assisted Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Expressive Therapies such as Art Therapy and Play Therapy.
I graduated from Benedictine University in 2018 with a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. Specializing in children and adolescent therapy, I have experience working with individuals experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, stress, grief, and trauma. I have recently developed an interest in working with couples and find that to be very meaningful. Whether it is topics of identity or communication, I am here to help!
(331) 244-6068
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Office is near:
Wheaton, IL 60189
Offers online therapy
As a Person-Centered therapist utilizing techniques from Animal-Assisted Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Expressive Therapies such as Art Therapy and Play Therapy.
I graduated from Benedictine University in 2018 with a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. Specializing in children and adolescent therapy, I have experience working with individuals experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, stress, grief, and trauma. I have recently developed an interest in working with couples and find that to be very meaningful. Whether it is topics of identity or communication, I am here to help!
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Jordan L Spinazzola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, ACSW, LSW Verified
Office is near:
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Therapeutic methods I use include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strengths-Based Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, Mindfulness, and listening to the mind-body connection.
***Telehealth (Video/Phone) Sessions Available*** Walking through the doors is the first and most important step in one’s journey of therapy. I am passionate about helping children, adolescents, adults, and families through difficult times and supporting them through those times. I know that each client is their own person, so I meet each client where they are emotionally and mentally, modifying my treatment approach to best aid each client in achieving their goals.
(630) 793-4278
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Office is near:
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Therapeutic methods I use include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strengths-Based Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, Mindfulness, and listening to the mind-body connection.
***Telehealth (Video/Phone) Sessions Available*** Walking through the doors is the first and most important step in one’s journey of therapy. I am passionate about helping children, adolescents, adults, and families through difficult times and supporting them through those times. I know that each client is their own person, so I meet each client where they are emotionally and mentally, modifying my treatment approach to best aid each client in achieving their goals.
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Amy Ryan
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern Verified
Office is near:
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
Are you and your child struggling with bonding? Are you and your partner having difficulties understanding one another? I help both couple and family relationships heal and flourish by strengthening the relational bonds. I will not only meet with your child, but I will also include you in the treatment process. In addition, I am enrolled in Play Therapy training to better equip my skills in working with children and families. I also enjoy working with young couples navigating relationships when past trauma impacts the current relationship.
(224) 208-1233
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Office is near:
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
Are you and your child struggling with bonding? Are you and your partner having difficulties understanding one another? I help both couple and family relationships heal and flourish by strengthening the relational bonds. I will not only meet with your child, but I will also include you in the treatment process. In addition, I am enrolled in Play Therapy training to better equip my skills in working with children and families. I also enjoy working with young couples navigating relationships when past trauma impacts the current relationship.
Stephanie Olford
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
"We are born in relationship. We grow in relationship. We are wounded in relationship. And we are healed in relationship." - Harville Hendrix. My philosophy for counseling is to help my clients feel heard, grow in self-awareness and compassion, and heal from adversity life throws at them. As physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual beings, my goal is to come alongside you as we work together toward health, healing, and recovery.
(630) 407-1845
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
"We are born in relationship. We grow in relationship. We are wounded in relationship. And we are healed in relationship." - Harville Hendrix. My philosophy for counseling is to help my clients feel heard, grow in self-awareness and compassion, and heal from adversity life throws at them. As physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual beings, my goal is to come alongside you as we work together toward health, healing, and recovery.
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Aliyah Levi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCPC Verified
Wheaton, IL 60189
Offers online therapy
I use trauma informed care to connect with individuals and help clients and families through emotional distress. I use humor, unconditional positive regard and clinical approaches to assess, diagnose and offer behavioral intervention strategies that promote positive growth, healing and increase life satisfaction.
(331) 241-6497
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Wheaton, IL 60189
Offers online therapy
I use trauma informed care to connect with individuals and help clients and families through emotional distress. I use humor, unconditional positive regard and clinical approaches to assess, diagnose and offer behavioral intervention strategies that promote positive growth, healing and increase life satisfaction.
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Kristine Buelow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LSW Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
You can expect me to listen to you non-judgmentally with some humble humor, while giving you useable skills and strategies to try that will be beneficial to you. I don't see my therapy approach as one size fits all, because we are all unique in our life experiences, strengths, and struggles. My role is help you find some personalized solutions to move forward in your life goals.
(847) 438-4222 x20
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
You can expect me to listen to you non-judgmentally with some humble humor, while giving you useable skills and strategies to try that will be beneficial to you. I don't see my therapy approach as one size fits all, because we are all unique in our life experiences, strengths, and struggles. My role is help you find some personalized solutions to move forward in your life goals.
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Eva Cozzi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
I work hard to understand, diagnose and frame what the issues really are, and work gently and intelligently with my clients to help them grow into their own abilities to change the status quo and “see” what is possible for them. This is not magic -- it’s work. But hard work and a commitment by both of us to a trusting and open therapeutic relationship can produce what seems like magical outcomes. In my view, that can only happen in a place of safety and hope. I strive every day to create an atmosphere of both so that true healing and real change can actually be achieved.
(630) 407-1399
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
I work hard to understand, diagnose and frame what the issues really are, and work gently and intelligently with my clients to help them grow into their own abilities to change the status quo and “see” what is possible for them. This is not magic -- it’s work. But hard work and a commitment by both of us to a trusting and open therapeutic relationship can produce what seems like magical outcomes. In my view, that can only happen in a place of safety and hope. I strive every day to create an atmosphere of both so that true healing and real change can actually be achieved.
Gillian G Haygood
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Wheaton, IL 60189
Offers online therapy
My goal with counseling in to take people from surviving to thriving. I work with children, teens and adults in all of life's stages. Whether you are considering counseling for yourself, child or teen it is my motivation to facilitate a therapeutic relationship in which hope, joy, emotional healing and positive change can be implemented in the lives whom I work with.
(224) 236-4794
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Wheaton, IL 60189
Offers online therapy
My goal with counseling in to take people from surviving to thriving. I work with children, teens and adults in all of life's stages. Whether you are considering counseling for yourself, child or teen it is my motivation to facilitate a therapeutic relationship in which hope, joy, emotional healing and positive change can be implemented in the lives whom I work with.
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Tao Liu
MS, MA, PhD
Wheaton, IL 60187
I am a bilingual clinician with over 8 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of concerns. I have provided bilingual services in English and Mandarin in a variety of settings, including domestic violence shelters, community mental health counseling centers, university counseling centers, and group practice. I work with a number of concerns, but I feel especially rewarded in working with those struggling with the aftermath trauma, interpersonal concerns, coping with life and cultural transitions, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and racial and cultural identity development issues.
(630) 653-1717
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Wheaton, IL 60187
I am a bilingual clinician with over 8 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of concerns. I have provided bilingual services in English and Mandarin in a variety of settings, including domestic violence shelters, community mental health counseling centers, university counseling centers, and group practice. I work with a number of concerns, but I feel especially rewarded in working with those struggling with the aftermath trauma, interpersonal concerns, coping with life and cultural transitions, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and racial and cultural identity development issues.
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Julia Salah
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
Through my training and work, I have provided therapy to a range of backgrounds and cultures to children, adolescents, and adults in group, individual, and family settings. I utilize mindfulness, grounding techniques, and mind-body connections to help aid symptoms of anxiety, manage depression, and process root issues.
(630) 949-3766
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
Through my training and work, I have provided therapy to a range of backgrounds and cultures to children, adolescents, and adults in group, individual, and family settings. I utilize mindfulness, grounding techniques, and mind-body connections to help aid symptoms of anxiety, manage depression, and process root issues.

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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 Wheaton or for a Wheaton 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.