Kathryn Lazar
LMHC, CDBT Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
I incorporate my background in expressive arts and play therapy, acute crisis intervention, and parental guidance to ensure effective treatment plans and a person-centered approach.
I work with young people and their families who have never been in mental health treatment before, those who have felt unsuccessful in their previous care settings, and adults who are simply interested in engaging in a therapeutic relationship. I am an experienced clinician with training in crisis management, outpatient, acute mental health services (including partial hospitalization, emergency rooms), mentorship and coaching, and family systems. I have experience with self-harm behaviors, suicidal ideation, emerging mental illness, and trauma.
(617) 272-7912
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Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
I incorporate my background in expressive arts and play therapy, acute crisis intervention, and parental guidance to ensure effective treatment plans and a person-centered approach.
I work with young people and their families who have never been in mental health treatment before, those who have felt unsuccessful in their previous care settings, and adults who are simply interested in engaging in a therapeutic relationship. I am an experienced clinician with training in crisis management, outpatient, acute mental health services (including partial hospitalization, emergency rooms), mentorship and coaching, and family systems. I have experience with self-harm behaviors, suicidal ideation, emerging mental illness, and trauma.
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Kristen Dreyfus
Psychologist, PsyD, MA Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
I see therapy as a place to practice courage and honesty, with the goal of creating more joy, humor, flexibility, and play in one's life, relationships, and work. I often see individuals dealing with complex issues such as depression, grief/loss, anxiety, recovery from trauma/abuse or neglect, postpartum or parenting issues, child emotional or behavioral concerns, relationship conflicts, or identity/life transitions. My approach is collaborative, empathic, and interactive, creating an environment in which to help you better understand, relate to, and address the challenges you are experiencing.
(857) 226-8704
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Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
I see therapy as a place to practice courage and honesty, with the goal of creating more joy, humor, flexibility, and play in one's life, relationships, and work. I often see individuals dealing with complex issues such as depression, grief/loss, anxiety, recovery from trauma/abuse or neglect, postpartum or parenting issues, child emotional or behavioral concerns, relationship conflicts, or identity/life transitions. My approach is collaborative, empathic, and interactive, creating an environment in which to help you better understand, relate to, and address the challenges you are experiencing.
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Caryn Mushlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Not accepting new clients
Through play therapy and parent guidance you and your family will grow towards becoming a happier family.
Deciding to talk with a therapist about your problems is a courageous step to take especially when you may not feel at your best. It is especially difficult when you've tried numerous times to figure out what gets in the way yet you haven't changed. Together, we can explore the issues so that you obtain what you truly want for yourself. The approach I use is compassionate, warm, and designed especially for you. You will emerge feeling more confident, happier, and more fulfilled. I have 18 years of experience to draw from to help you enliven and enrich your life.
(617) 446-3163
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Brookline, MA 02446
Not accepting new clients
Through play therapy and parent guidance you and your family will grow towards becoming a happier family.
Deciding to talk with a therapist about your problems is a courageous step to take especially when you may not feel at your best. It is especially difficult when you've tried numerous times to figure out what gets in the way yet you haven't changed. Together, we can explore the issues so that you obtain what you truly want for yourself. The approach I use is compassionate, warm, and designed especially for you. You will emerge feeling more confident, happier, and more fulfilled. I have 18 years of experience to draw from to help you enliven and enrich your life.
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Maya Peretzman
M​e​n​t​a​l​ ​H​e​a​l​t​h​ ​C​o​u​n​s​e​l​o​r, PhD Verified
Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
I offer a rich spectrum of therapeutic activities such as play therapy, role playing, CBT, and talk therapy to foster authentic communication.
I am a psychotherapist with over 10 years of clinical experience working with children and adolescents aged 6-18 to overcome personal obstacles and build resilience. I strive to create a welcoming and nurturing environment for my clients to give them a safe space for emotional growth and positive change. I have a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies and have developed a range of specialized techniques for the treatment of ADHD, self-control issues, aggression, anxiety disorders, low self-esteem, mood difficulties, attachment disorders and PTSD. My cross-cultural experience supports my work with diverse populations
(617) 751-6654
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Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
I offer a rich spectrum of therapeutic activities such as play therapy, role playing, CBT, and talk therapy to foster authentic communication.
I am a psychotherapist with over 10 years of clinical experience working with children and adolescents aged 6-18 to overcome personal obstacles and build resilience. I strive to create a welcoming and nurturing environment for my clients to give them a safe space for emotional growth and positive change. I have a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies and have developed a range of specialized techniques for the treatment of ADHD, self-control issues, aggression, anxiety disorders, low self-esteem, mood difficulties, attachment disorders and PTSD. My cross-cultural experience supports my work with diverse populations
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Lisa Shaw
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
My therapeutic approach combines elements of play, cognitive behavioral, and talking therapy, and mindfulness techniques.
I am a pediatric neuropsychologist and have been in practice for several years evaluating children, adolescents, and college age young adults I also have provided individual psychotherapy and parent consultation, addressing the impact of neurocognitively and emotionally-based challenges on young people’s everyday lives. My neuropsychological assessment practice currently is on hold, due to Covid-19, but I am offering individual psychotherapy and parent consultation services in virtual, on-line meetings.
(857) 425-2941
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Brookline, MA 02446
My therapeutic approach combines elements of play, cognitive behavioral, and talking therapy, and mindfulness techniques.
I am a pediatric neuropsychologist and have been in practice for several years evaluating children, adolescents, and college age young adults I also have provided individual psychotherapy and parent consultation, addressing the impact of neurocognitively and emotionally-based challenges on young people’s everyday lives. My neuropsychological assessment practice currently is on hold, due to Covid-19, but I am offering individual psychotherapy and parent consultation services in virtual, on-line meetings.
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Evelyne R Dreyfuss
Psychologist, EdD Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
For children (ages 3 and up) I use imaginative play, therapeutic games and talking.
You are not alone! Children and adults who experience adoption, complicated divorce, domestic violence, sexual abuse, chronic illness or death feel hurt, helpless and scared. The good news is that with the right support you can create positive changes, feel better and learn to be stronger and more resilient! I am easy to talk to, patient and compassionate. I provide a warm and non-judgemental environment while taking an active role and suggesting new perspectives. I focus on what is strong not what is wrong. Together we discover your or your child's inherent strength and collaborate to develop healthier attachments and improved confidence.
(617) 294-5648
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Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
For children (ages 3 and up) I use imaginative play, therapeutic games and talking.
You are not alone! Children and adults who experience adoption, complicated divorce, domestic violence, sexual abuse, chronic illness or death feel hurt, helpless and scared. The good news is that with the right support you can create positive changes, feel better and learn to be stronger and more resilient! I am easy to talk to, patient and compassionate. I provide a warm and non-judgemental environment while taking an active role and suggesting new perspectives. I focus on what is strong not what is wrong. Together we discover your or your child's inherent strength and collaborate to develop healthier attachments and improved confidence.
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Christopher Pagano
Psychologist Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
Children and adults alike confront challenges to healthy functioning and personal fulfillment. I aim to create an empathic connection with my clients, enabling them to better understand their emotions and habitual ways of coping with challenges, and to change the patterns of thought and behavior that interfere with reaching their goals and potential. Whether using play therapy with children or talk therapy with adults, I take an active approach to help clients achieve their goals and resolve their problems. When treating children, I work closely with parents, providing careful guidance about how to help their child develop and thrive.
(617) 944-1025
Verified

Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
Children and adults alike confront challenges to healthy functioning and personal fulfillment. I aim to create an empathic connection with my clients, enabling them to better understand their emotions and habitual ways of coping with challenges, and to change the patterns of thought and behavior that interfere with reaching their goals and potential. Whether using play therapy with children or talk therapy with adults, I take an active approach to help clients achieve their goals and resolve their problems. When treating children, I work closely with parents, providing careful guidance about how to help their child develop and thrive.
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Aaron E Kook
Counselor, LMHC, MA Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Waitlist for new clients
When I work with kids, I mix play and talk, depending on how well talk can be used therapeutically for the child.
You keep wondering if you are repeating the same pattern again and again; it feels inevitable and totally out of your control and yet you can't stop blaming yourself. I commend you for holding on to hope, for reaching out. It requires courage and inner strength to look for someone who is trained to listen and help. I have training and experience helping those who struggle with depression, anxiety, memories of trauma, career and relationship difficulties.
(424) 236-6907
Verified
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Brookline, MA 02446
Waitlist for new clients
When I work with kids, I mix play and talk, depending on how well talk can be used therapeutically for the child.
You keep wondering if you are repeating the same pattern again and again; it feels inevitable and totally out of your control and yet you can't stop blaming yourself. I commend you for holding on to hope, for reaching out. It requires courage and inner strength to look for someone who is trained to listen and help. I have training and experience helping those who struggle with depression, anxiety, memories of trauma, career and relationship difficulties.
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Carrie Pekor Jasper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSEd, LICSW Verified
Office is near:
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
I have received specialized training in divorce-related adjustment, play therapy, mediation, forensic child and family mental health, grief and loss, high conflict divorce, trauma, children with special needs, supervised visitation, and reunification therapy.
Separation and divorce often present families with significant challenges. I provide specialized therapeutic services which can help children and parents to navigate these transitions.
(617) 764-9504
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Office is near:
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
I have received specialized training in divorce-related adjustment, play therapy, mediation, forensic child and family mental health, grief and loss, high conflict divorce, trauma, children with special needs, supervised visitation, and reunification therapy.
Separation and divorce often present families with significant challenges. I provide specialized therapeutic services which can help children and parents to navigate these transitions.
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Whitney Brooks
Counselor, LMHC, MA Verified
Office is near:
Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
I am currently accepting new clients. Do you worry about your child? Do you find yourself often feeling sad or anxious? Do you wish you could be your best self? With over twelve years of clinical experience, my style is fluid and catered to best suit the concerns and experience of my clients. I have worked with clients aged 3-93 in the context of individual, couples, and family therapy. I offer a strength-based approach and incorporate CBT, art/narrative therapy, interpersonal therapy, solution-focused therapy, and play therapy depending on needs and preferences of each client.
(617) 863-9572
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Office is near:
Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
I am currently accepting new clients. Do you worry about your child? Do you find yourself often feeling sad or anxious? Do you wish you could be your best self? With over twelve years of clinical experience, my style is fluid and catered to best suit the concerns and experience of my clients. I have worked with clients aged 3-93 in the context of individual, couples, and family therapy. I offer a strength-based approach and incorporate CBT, art/narrative therapy, interpersonal therapy, solution-focused therapy, and play therapy depending on needs and preferences of each client.
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Deborah Chamberlain
Counselor, MS, MA, LMHC Verified
Hosts group in:
Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
I use a variety of theoretical approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, DBT, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Sand Tray and Play Therapy.
My work is guided by a belief that clients need to feel safe enough to explore why they "feel" the way they do,and to help them develop a positive self-regard. As they say, "We can't heal what we can't see." My role in the context of the therapeutic relationship is to help clients "see".
(617) 209-3050
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Hosts group in:
Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
I use a variety of theoretical approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, DBT, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Sand Tray and Play Therapy.
My work is guided by a belief that clients need to feel safe enough to explore why they "feel" the way they do,and to help them develop a positive self-regard. As they say, "We can't heal what we can't see." My role in the context of the therapeutic relationship is to help clients "see".
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Bruce Mermelstein
Psychologist, EdD Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
NOW PROVIDING TELE-THERAPY. With more than 30 years of helping people feel better about themselves, their families and their relationships. I can help you with the problems that led you to begin your search for a therapist. Maybe you are having difficulty managing feelings of anxiety or depression? Perhaps you and your partner or spouse realized that just talking between yourselves is not solving your relationship conflicts? Maybe you are having conflicts or problems with your child? I can help you, by providing a trusting, caring and nurturing environment so that you can develop more effective strategies to improve your life.
(617) 860-2781
Verified
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Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
NOW PROVIDING TELE-THERAPY. With more than 30 years of helping people feel better about themselves, their families and their relationships. I can help you with the problems that led you to begin your search for a therapist. Maybe you are having difficulty managing feelings of anxiety or depression? Perhaps you and your partner or spouse realized that just talking between yourselves is not solving your relationship conflicts? Maybe you are having conflicts or problems with your child? I can help you, by providing a trusting, caring and nurturing environment so that you can develop more effective strategies to improve your life.
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Pan Li
MA
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
Psychotherapy has always been for those who are ready to experience healing. Along with alleviating symptoms, my approach is most effective for individuals who are seeking a deeper understanding of underlying causes and who strive for personal growth. Together, we explore the root of current feelings that led things astray. We can gain insight into self-awareness, understand our behavioral patterns, build resilience, and develop better coping mechanisms. Doing so empowers us to reach emotional maturity and enable more fulfilling relationships.
(857) 226-9891
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Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
Psychotherapy has always been for those who are ready to experience healing. Along with alleviating symptoms, my approach is most effective for individuals who are seeking a deeper understanding of underlying causes and who strive for personal growth. Together, we explore the root of current feelings that led things astray. We can gain insight into self-awareness, understand our behavioral patterns, build resilience, and develop better coping mechanisms. Doing so empowers us to reach emotional maturity and enable more fulfilling relationships.
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Marty Krakowsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LICSW Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
The demands of school, work, family and other relationships can be overwhelming for people of all ages. Societal pressures may add to our stress. We all need support as we navigate the different stages of our lives. We can get stuck, feel very low, or become increasingly anxious along the way. Children and adolescents may express or cope with these difficult emotions with troubling behavior. Parents often feel helpless or lost trying to support their children. Individual and family psychotherapy can help us better understand and manage our emotions, increase our sense of worth and control, and live a more fulfilling life.
(617) 533-0690
Verified
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Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
The demands of school, work, family and other relationships can be overwhelming for people of all ages. Societal pressures may add to our stress. We all need support as we navigate the different stages of our lives. We can get stuck, feel very low, or become increasingly anxious along the way. Children and adolescents may express or cope with these difficult emotions with troubling behavior. Parents often feel helpless or lost trying to support their children. Individual and family psychotherapy can help us better understand and manage our emotions, increase our sense of worth and control, and live a more fulfilling life.
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Susan H Phillips
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Throughout almost 30 years as a clinical psychologist, I've been impressed that the emotional suffering affecting us all, at times, has such universal causes. Insecurities and shame connected to childhood experiences over which we've had no control can take root, damaging self-esteem and emerging in symptoms of depression, anxiety and self-destructive behavior patterns. Even without overwhelming childhood stressors, feelings of inadequacy, and once self-protective, now limiting "chains" of feeling/thinking/reacting can interfere with realizing dreams, weathering losses and meeting new life challenges in the areas of love and work.
(617) 841-8072
Verified

Brookline, MA 02446
Throughout almost 30 years as a clinical psychologist, I've been impressed that the emotional suffering affecting us all, at times, has such universal causes. Insecurities and shame connected to childhood experiences over which we've had no control can take root, damaging self-esteem and emerging in symptoms of depression, anxiety and self-destructive behavior patterns. Even without overwhelming childhood stressors, feelings of inadequacy, and once self-protective, now limiting "chains" of feeling/thinking/reacting can interfere with realizing dreams, weathering losses and meeting new life challenges in the areas of love and work.
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Anika Goldman
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Not accepting new clients
It is often not easy to be human. Development is an ongoing process that presents unique challenges throughout the lifespan. From the beginning of life, when developmental tasks involve regulating body states and forming primary attachments, to later when goals shift to negotiating romantic relationships, possibly starting a family, and balancing career and family goals, it can be hard to negotiate these challenges. Psychotherapy can ease the distress that can accompany life changes, allowing people reach their potential.
(617) 553-4079
Verified
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Brookline, MA 02446
Not accepting new clients
It is often not easy to be human. Development is an ongoing process that presents unique challenges throughout the lifespan. From the beginning of life, when developmental tasks involve regulating body states and forming primary attachments, to later when goals shift to negotiating romantic relationships, possibly starting a family, and balancing career and family goals, it can be hard to negotiate these challenges. Psychotherapy can ease the distress that can accompany life changes, allowing people reach their potential.
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Attila Hochfelner
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
We may have the impression that the experience of time is too short to grasp and adjust to the continuous flow of changes and losses occurring in life. When reporting our life stories, the task of maintaining their cohesion is often far from easy, appeasing and satisfactory. It is my belief that therapy can offer us the opportunity to revisit, expand, rewrite or add new narratives that will support our journey towards more successful identities, relationships and endeavors.
(617) 674-0507
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Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
We may have the impression that the experience of time is too short to grasp and adjust to the continuous flow of changes and losses occurring in life. When reporting our life stories, the task of maintaining their cohesion is often far from easy, appeasing and satisfactory. It is my belief that therapy can offer us the opportunity to revisit, expand, rewrite or add new narratives that will support our journey towards more successful identities, relationships and endeavors.
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Katharine Thomson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
In addition to my faculty and hospital-based roles, I have a private practice for children, adolescents, and adults. I am trained in evidence-based approaches, including cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies (CBT and DBT), and treat a range of psychiatric diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, self-injury, trauma, somatization, and eating disorders. I am committed to working with LGBTQI+ youth, including those questioning their gender and/or sexuality. I welcome patients and families from all backgrounds and I strive for culturally responsive and attuned care.
(617) 600-5984
Verified
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Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
In addition to my faculty and hospital-based roles, I have a private practice for children, adolescents, and adults. I am trained in evidence-based approaches, including cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies (CBT and DBT), and treat a range of psychiatric diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, self-injury, trauma, somatization, and eating disorders. I am committed to working with LGBTQI+ youth, including those questioning their gender and/or sexuality. I welcome patients and families from all backgrounds and I strive for culturally responsive and attuned care.
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Rising Hope Counseling and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, RYT-200 Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Not accepting new clients
Life can be tough! But I think we sometimes forget our resilience when life, school, work, and family, throws us twists and turns. Sometimes, we need a little help in balancing all the demands that are placed upon us and that we place upon ourselves. Welcome to your journey to self re/discovery! You have taken a major step towards your goals even by reading this profile. As your Counselor, I see this as a collaborative process. Using a very kind, personable, authentic and non-judgmental approach, we will walk together as you discover your many hidden strengths along the way to hope and healing.
(617) 433-5207
Verified
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Brookline, MA 02446
Not accepting new clients
Life can be tough! But I think we sometimes forget our resilience when life, school, work, and family, throws us twists and turns. Sometimes, we need a little help in balancing all the demands that are placed upon us and that we place upon ourselves. Welcome to your journey to self re/discovery! You have taken a major step towards your goals even by reading this profile. As your Counselor, I see this as a collaborative process. Using a very kind, personable, authentic and non-judgmental approach, we will walk together as you discover your many hidden strengths along the way to hope and healing.
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Maria Daskalopoulos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Brookline, MA 02445
Whether working with children, teens, adults, or families, I believe that most problems -and their solutions- are best understood in the context of relationships. I create a space where people can develop curiosity about thoughts, beliefs, and ways of interacting that feel constraining and move toward more preferred ways of being.
(617) 249-7978
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Brookline, MA 02445
Whether working with children, teens, adults, or families, I believe that most problems -and their solutions- are best understood in the context of relationships. I create a space where people can develop curiosity about thoughts, beliefs, and ways of interacting that feel constraining and move toward more preferred ways of being.

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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 Brookline or for a Brookline 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.