Francesca Cooley
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CCTP Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
Not accepting new clients
If you are looking for a licensed therapist that is non-judgmental and meets clients where they are, then look no further. I do well when it comes to building rapports with clients and gaining their trust. I try to make sure my clients feel comfortable and let them know that they have a voice. I am not a “cookie cutter” therapist and I work with my clients to address their underlying issues and needs. I utilize Client Centered and Strength- Based Approaches . I am an EMDR , TF-CBT, Play Therapy and Motivational Interviewing trained therapist. I have many certifications from domestic violence to substance abuse.
(219) 472-8388
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Merrillville, IN 46410
Not accepting new clients
If you are looking for a licensed therapist that is non-judgmental and meets clients where they are, then look no further. I do well when it comes to building rapports with clients and gaining their trust. I try to make sure my clients feel comfortable and let them know that they have a voice. I am not a “cookie cutter” therapist and I work with my clients to address their underlying issues and needs. I utilize Client Centered and Strength- Based Approaches . I am an EMDR , TF-CBT, Play Therapy and Motivational Interviewing trained therapist. I have many certifications from domestic violence to substance abuse.
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Jennifer Dyarman (Dee-Yar-Man)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC, PsyD Verified
Merrillville, IN 46411
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Looking for an experienced, in-home therapist with evening and weekend hours? Yes, a private practice therapist who comes to you! Dr. Jennifer Dyarman has 15 years of experience in Northern Indiana and Chicagoland working with individuals, children and adolescents, couples, families, and Veterans facing a variety of life's challenges. A graduate of Indiana University's Social of Work (MSW) and Chicago's Adler University's Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program, Jennifer specializes in EMDR, several cognitive-behavioral therapies, therapeutic play, psychodynamic practice, exposure therapy, DBT, and constructivism.
(219) 266-6737
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Merrillville, IN 46411
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Looking for an experienced, in-home therapist with evening and weekend hours? Yes, a private practice therapist who comes to you! Dr. Jennifer Dyarman has 15 years of experience in Northern Indiana and Chicagoland working with individuals, children and adolescents, couples, families, and Veterans facing a variety of life's challenges. A graduate of Indiana University's Social of Work (MSW) and Chicago's Adler University's Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program, Jennifer specializes in EMDR, several cognitive-behavioral therapies, therapeutic play, psychodynamic practice, exposure therapy, DBT, and constructivism.
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Lauren Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
I enjoy assisting others who are struggling with past and or present trauma, feelings of depression, and or anxiety. I like to utilize a strengths-based perspective and problem-solve to solutions and options they can utilize in order to experience relief and even perhaps resolution from their struggles. I like to teach skills they can utilize in order to self-soothe and or calm themselves. Sometimes treatment modalities such as EMDR, Trauma-focused CBT, Sand Tray and or Play Therapy with children can be beneficial to help one look inside themselves and identify the source of their struggles and collaboratively we find an answer.
(219) 217-0431
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Merrillville, IN 46410
I enjoy assisting others who are struggling with past and or present trauma, feelings of depression, and or anxiety. I like to utilize a strengths-based perspective and problem-solve to solutions and options they can utilize in order to experience relief and even perhaps resolution from their struggles. I like to teach skills they can utilize in order to self-soothe and or calm themselves. Sometimes treatment modalities such as EMDR, Trauma-focused CBT, Sand Tray and or Play Therapy with children can be beneficial to help one look inside themselves and identify the source of their struggles and collaboratively we find an answer.
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Diane K Olson-Burkhardt
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, RPT-S Verified
Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
I have advanced training in Play Therapy, Sand Tray, Hypnosis, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Supervision.
In this stressful world that we live in today, the essential activities that we all forget to participate in are to: Live, Breathe, & Play! I strive to provide a safe, nurturing and non-judgmental environment for those that I serve so that they may achieve their optimum health and wellness. In my practice, I utilize client-centered, integrative and holistic techniques to aid in helping persons obtain their maximum potential in their life and their relationships.
(219) 224-3421
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Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
I have advanced training in Play Therapy, Sand Tray, Hypnosis, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Supervision.
In this stressful world that we live in today, the essential activities that we all forget to participate in are to: Live, Breathe, & Play! I strive to provide a safe, nurturing and non-judgmental environment for those that I serve so that they may achieve their optimum health and wellness. In my practice, I utilize client-centered, integrative and holistic techniques to aid in helping persons obtain their maximum potential in their life and their relationships.
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Derrick A Porter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about assisting and committed to helping individuals and families to reach their fullest potential by providing the tools necessary to survive and thrive through life's struggles and challenges while becoming stronger, healthier members of their communities.
(219) 319-6868
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Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about assisting and committed to helping individuals and families to reach their fullest potential by providing the tools necessary to survive and thrive through life's struggles and challenges while becoming stronger, healthier members of their communities.
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Nicole B Lewis
Counselor, MSHS, MS, LMHC Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I have experience providing services to children, adolescents, older youth, adults, and the elderly. I have experience working with persons from a vast array of social, economic, cultural, ethnic, and spiritual backgrounds. I also have supported individuals of the LGBTQ community. I am experienced working with trauma, grief/loss, PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, domestic violence, and substance abuse amongst other mental health issues. I have worked with perpetrators and victims of abuse - neglect. I have also spent many years of my career working with children and adolescents with behavioral issues.
(844) 325-1298
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Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I have experience providing services to children, adolescents, older youth, adults, and the elderly. I have experience working with persons from a vast array of social, economic, cultural, ethnic, and spiritual backgrounds. I also have supported individuals of the LGBTQ community. I am experienced working with trauma, grief/loss, PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, domestic violence, and substance abuse amongst other mental health issues. I have worked with perpetrators and victims of abuse - neglect. I have also spent many years of my career working with children and adolescents with behavioral issues.
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Naketa Young
MS Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I am a committed and highly dedicated Mental Health Therapist with extensive experience in counseling people from diverse backgrounds. I possess an outgoing personality with great rapport-building skills. I love working with children, teens, families and couples. I believe everyone should have a safe place to cultivate healing as one works through life's difficulties. I have worked in many different levels of care. Many of my clients are seeking help with problems such as depression, anxiety, abuse, addiction, grief and loss, stage of life changes, personality disorders, mood disorders, low self-esteem, family conflict and trauma.
(219) 732-2390
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Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I am a committed and highly dedicated Mental Health Therapist with extensive experience in counseling people from diverse backgrounds. I possess an outgoing personality with great rapport-building skills. I love working with children, teens, families and couples. I believe everyone should have a safe place to cultivate healing as one works through life's difficulties. I have worked in many different levels of care. Many of my clients are seeking help with problems such as depression, anxiety, abuse, addiction, grief and loss, stage of life changes, personality disorders, mood disorders, low self-esteem, family conflict and trauma.
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Ruth's Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
My focus is to empower families by improving their relationships and communication so family members are more of a support than a burden to each other. Family issues that I commonly treat are couple's communication, sexual issues in a relationship, mixed-agenda couples (where one is considering a divorce), co-parenting after a divorce, behavior issues with children, as well as abuse or neglect in families. I also help families where a member struggles with self-injury, depression, or anxiety.
(219) 778-5887
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Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
My focus is to empower families by improving their relationships and communication so family members are more of a support than a burden to each other. Family issues that I commonly treat are couple's communication, sexual issues in a relationship, mixed-agenda couples (where one is considering a divorce), co-parenting after a divorce, behavior issues with children, as well as abuse or neglect in families. I also help families where a member struggles with self-injury, depression, or anxiety.
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Pillars of Wellness Inc
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
Over the years and after receiving thousands of initial calls and emails from clients, it is clear that many are unsure of what they need or where to go. We find great pleasure in helping clients navigate this process. As a group practice we are able to provide services for a variety of needs: anxiety, addictions, pain management, depression, relationship issues, psychological testing, individual, life transitions and even helping clients who just want to live their best life! We stand out in our efforts to make this process as smooth as possible. Many providers boast about their training in a particular treatment approach (and this is important) but research suggests that the interventions are only part of the story. The fit between client and clinician, the wellbeing of the clinician, the ease of access and the experience of the treatment process matter as much, and sometimes more, than the particular treatment model used. Pillars of Wellness was founded with the hope of ensuring an ideal client-clinician fit and providing both clients and clinicians with a positive experience. We let our clinicians excel at their craft by giving them the space to create their ideal practice.
(219) 641-3819
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Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
Over the years and after receiving thousands of initial calls and emails from clients, it is clear that many are unsure of what they need or where to go. We find great pleasure in helping clients navigate this process. As a group practice we are able to provide services for a variety of needs: anxiety, addictions, pain management, depression, relationship issues, psychological testing, individual, life transitions and even helping clients who just want to live their best life! We stand out in our efforts to make this process as smooth as possible. Many providers boast about their training in a particular treatment approach (and this is important) but research suggests that the interventions are only part of the story. The fit between client and clinician, the wellbeing of the clinician, the ease of access and the experience of the treatment process matter as much, and sometimes more, than the particular treatment model used. Pillars of Wellness was founded with the hope of ensuring an ideal client-clinician fit and providing both clients and clinicians with a positive experience. We let our clinicians excel at their craft by giving them the space to create their ideal practice.
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Ivery Mckinzie
MSW Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I have experience providing outpatient and in home treatment services to at risk children, adolescents, and older youth. However, that does not limit my ability to provide adults with treatment. I have a known record of assisting clients with producing positive outcomes. I have experience delivering evidence-based treatment approaches and interventions to address a multitude of mental health concerns. My abilities are not limited to but include substance abuse treatment, depression, anxiety, trauma, and behavioral issues.
(219) 386-2644
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Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I have experience providing outpatient and in home treatment services to at risk children, adolescents, and older youth. However, that does not limit my ability to provide adults with treatment. I have a known record of assisting clients with producing positive outcomes. I have experience delivering evidence-based treatment approaches and interventions to address a multitude of mental health concerns. My abilities are not limited to but include substance abuse treatment, depression, anxiety, trauma, and behavioral issues.
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New Vista Behavioral Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
Would you like to have a better quality of life? We can help! We work with everyday people who are hurting. They might be struggling with a major change occurring in their life or with distress that has been building momentum for years. If you can relate to this you might be someone who is trying to recover from a painful relationship breakup or loss. You may feel stuck, alone or disappointed in your marriage. These are just some of the problems facing everyday people like you and me.
(219) 336-8116
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Merrillville, IN 46410
Would you like to have a better quality of life? We can help! We work with everyday people who are hurting. They might be struggling with a major change occurring in their life or with distress that has been building momentum for years. If you can relate to this you might be someone who is trying to recover from a painful relationship breakup or loss. You may feel stuck, alone or disappointed in your marriage. These are just some of the problems facing everyday people like you and me.
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Meghan Theodore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I think my ideal client has more to do with their attitude than it does their presenting problem. My ideal client is someone who is open to learning and wants to better themselves. Yet, I also love working with difficult clients, particularly males, who have never had an opportunity to talk about or express their feelings. I enjoy working with clients who get to explore and better understand themselves within therapy.
(219) 946-5627
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Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I think my ideal client has more to do with their attitude than it does their presenting problem. My ideal client is someone who is open to learning and wants to better themselves. Yet, I also love working with difficult clients, particularly males, who have never had an opportunity to talk about or express their feelings. I enjoy working with clients who get to explore and better understand themselves within therapy.
Dr. Shaun Wehle, PsyD
PsyD, HSPP, LCAC Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I am obviously biased, but I think everyone can benefit from therapy. Nearly 20 years ago I started my career as an addictions counselor and have had a diverse array of experiences including: health coaching, organizational consulting, occupational psychology and good old clinical psychology. I've found that helping clients remove judgement and look objectively and compassionately at themselves and their life circumstances has to start with trust.
(219) 258-3666
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Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I am obviously biased, but I think everyone can benefit from therapy. Nearly 20 years ago I started my career as an addictions counselor and have had a diverse array of experiences including: health coaching, organizational consulting, occupational psychology and good old clinical psychology. I've found that helping clients remove judgement and look objectively and compassionately at themselves and their life circumstances has to start with trust.
Orlando M Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
Welcome to PEACE centered WHOLENESS where the counseling style of the primary practitioner is relaxing; inviting you to journey toward your peaceful center. Each session is tailored for the individual. No cookie-cutter counseling here. Time is taken to get to know you before asking about problems and offering solutions. First-time visitors can expect to complete an intake packet, which takes approximately 15 minutes. After the packet is completed, relax. Wait time is usually less than 10 minutes. (www.peacecenteredwholeness.com)
(855) 739-6882 x101
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Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
Welcome to PEACE centered WHOLENESS where the counseling style of the primary practitioner is relaxing; inviting you to journey toward your peaceful center. Each session is tailored for the individual. No cookie-cutter counseling here. Time is taken to get to know you before asking about problems and offering solutions. First-time visitors can expect to complete an intake packet, which takes approximately 15 minutes. After the packet is completed, relax. Wait time is usually less than 10 minutes. (www.peacecenteredwholeness.com)
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Kalyani Gopal
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP, FACAPP
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
Specialties: Neuropsychology, psychological testing and evaluation, attachment disorders, personality disorders, sex trafficking victims, domestic violence victims, juvenile delinquency, academic failure,school adjustment, mental illness in all ages, child abuse and neglect, family therapy, couples therapy, marital therapy, trauma treatment, parenting challenges, foster care and foster parenting. She specializes in women's health issues, male relationships and commitment issues, couples therapy, divorce mediation and is a credentialed custody evaluator and disability evaluator. She is the author of two books and two clinical workbooks. The book, "How to Nurture the Traumatized Child" is available on Amazon.
(219) 736-1000
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Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
Specialties: Neuropsychology, psychological testing and evaluation, attachment disorders, personality disorders, sex trafficking victims, domestic violence victims, juvenile delinquency, academic failure,school adjustment, mental illness in all ages, child abuse and neglect, family therapy, couples therapy, marital therapy, trauma treatment, parenting challenges, foster care and foster parenting. She specializes in women's health issues, male relationships and commitment issues, couples therapy, divorce mediation and is a credentialed custody evaluator and disability evaluator. She is the author of two books and two clinical workbooks. The book, "How to Nurture the Traumatized Child" is available on Amazon.
Lawrence Pincus
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, LAC Verified
Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
Our mission statement at LPA Counseling is that we respond personally and immediately to families, couples, and individuals seeking counseling services, providing excellent, confidential, and affordable therapy, when and where our clients' need us, throughout Northwest Indiana. For more information on our services, please visit our website at www.lpacounseling.com
(219) 359-4287
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Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
Our mission statement at LPA Counseling is that we respond personally and immediately to families, couples, and individuals seeking counseling services, providing excellent, confidential, and affordable therapy, when and where our clients' need us, throughout Northwest Indiana. For more information on our services, please visit our website at www.lpacounseling.com
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Marcia Beauchamp
MA Verified
Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
Not accepting new clients
Nothing is more important or challenging than parenting. I offer help and hope as a parent coach for support and direction in enhancing your skills, or the deeper assistance of therapy for trauma-affected children. I help to clarify trauma's developmental impact and effect on the danger response system, attachment, self-regulation, and competency. I encourage attachment through helping you and your child with attunement, attentiveness, emotion control, consistency, and using routines and rituals. I help parents understand and deal with extreme behaviors, such as lying, stealing, food-hoarding, self-mutilation, and aggression.
(219) 747-2318
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Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
Not accepting new clients
Nothing is more important or challenging than parenting. I offer help and hope as a parent coach for support and direction in enhancing your skills, or the deeper assistance of therapy for trauma-affected children. I help to clarify trauma's developmental impact and effect on the danger response system, attachment, self-regulation, and competency. I encourage attachment through helping you and your child with attunement, attentiveness, emotion control, consistency, and using routines and rituals. I help parents understand and deal with extreme behaviors, such as lying, stealing, food-hoarding, self-mutilation, and aggression.
Main Street Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCAC, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
Main Street Counseling, is an independently owned and operator private practice in Crown Point, Indiana. To read the bios of all the clinicians on staff please visit our website @ www.counselingincrownpoint.com. Cindy is a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed clinical addictions counselor. She brings over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families. She has extensive experience working with borderline personality disorder, depression and anxiety with adults. Cindy is a skill based therapist using a broad range of techniques and interventions adapted for each client.
(219) 682-0458
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Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
Main Street Counseling, is an independently owned and operator private practice in Crown Point, Indiana. To read the bios of all the clinicians on staff please visit our website @ www.counselingincrownpoint.com. Cindy is a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed clinical addictions counselor. She brings over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families. She has extensive experience working with borderline personality disorder, depression and anxiety with adults. Cindy is a skill based therapist using a broad range of techniques and interventions adapted for each client.
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Rhonda K Hillegonds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC, CADACII Verified
Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
Welcome to my practice. I believe that my passion for working with and helping others combined with over 30 years of work with individuals, families and children in a variety of settings brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our work together. I provide thoughtful, compassionate counseling to help bring about personal growth and change. We will work to develop insight to improve understanding of thoughts and feelings, improve communication and relationships, develop coping skills for anxiety and depression, and resolve conflict that interfers with peace and balance in your life.
(219) 354-6391
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Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
Welcome to my practice. I believe that my passion for working with and helping others combined with over 30 years of work with individuals, families and children in a variety of settings brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our work together. I provide thoughtful, compassionate counseling to help bring about personal growth and change. We will work to develop insight to improve understanding of thoughts and feelings, improve communication and relationships, develop coping skills for anxiety and depression, and resolve conflict that interfers with peace and balance in your life.
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Dr. Geneva Osawe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LMFT, LCAC Verified
Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I have been providing individual and family counseling for 30 years, from a multicultural system perspective. Years of experiences has led me to believe that the most important aspect of counseling is to have a listening ear and the development of a trusting therapeutic relationship with a non-judgmental approach. I possess strong assessment skills for family conflict resolution and mediation. . Life transitions causes us to be in a storm or coming out of a storm, leading to life disruptions which can be extremely stressful; a skillful therapist such as myself can help clients to redirect and deal with a variety of traumas.
(219) 203-3151
Verified

Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I have been providing individual and family counseling for 30 years, from a multicultural system perspective. Years of experiences has led me to believe that the most important aspect of counseling is to have a listening ear and the development of a trusting therapeutic relationship with a non-judgmental approach. I possess strong assessment skills for family conflict resolution and mediation. . Life transitions causes us to be in a storm or coming out of a storm, leading to life disruptions which can be extremely stressful; a skillful therapist such as myself can help clients to redirect and deal with a variety of traumas.

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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 Merrillville or for a Merrillville 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.