Marice Maldari (formerly Mendoza)
SEP
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Offers online therapy
One of my core values is to offer my complete presence to the other person. I believe presence is key to fostering a safe and secure environment so that mutual trust can unfold and transformative work can be done. Since 2010, I have focused my work on children and parents struggling with family life challenges including traumatic events such as divorce, loss, prenatal/birth trauma, medical procedures, adoption and attachment disruption. I am also trained in Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART), a modality that specifically helps children resolve trauma using play, movement, and sensory motor stimulation.
(646) 663-4291 x2
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Brooklyn, NY 11231
Offers online therapy
One of my core values is to offer my complete presence to the other person. I believe presence is key to fostering a safe and secure environment so that mutual trust can unfold and transformative work can be done. Since 2010, I have focused my work on children and parents struggling with family life challenges including traumatic events such as divorce, loss, prenatal/birth trauma, medical procedures, adoption and attachment disruption. I am also trained in Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART), a modality that specifically helps children resolve trauma using play, movement, and sensory motor stimulation.
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Braden Marks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Offers online therapy
This integrative approach borrows from a range of therapeutic frameworks, including psychodynamic, relational, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and play therapy with my younger clients.
Life can be tough, but there are opportunities for healing and personal growth buried within even our most difficult moments. Many people, children and young adults alike, are finding themselves suffering from heightened anxiety or depression in the face of these uncertain and rapidly changing times. Psychotherapy is an excellent tool to help ground us, repair our relationships, and regain perspective in the wake of overwhelming worry or loss. I work with children, adolescents, and adults to address the confusing behaviors, painful emotions, and troubling thoughts that cause unnecessary suffering.
(646) 687-7395
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Brooklyn, NY 11215
Offers online therapy
This integrative approach borrows from a range of therapeutic frameworks, including psychodynamic, relational, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and play therapy with my younger clients.
Life can be tough, but there are opportunities for healing and personal growth buried within even our most difficult moments. Many people, children and young adults alike, are finding themselves suffering from heightened anxiety or depression in the face of these uncertain and rapidly changing times. Psychotherapy is an excellent tool to help ground us, repair our relationships, and regain perspective in the wake of overwhelming worry or loss. I work with children, adolescents, and adults to address the confusing behaviors, painful emotions, and troubling thoughts that cause unnecessary suffering.
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Mayari Healing & Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Offers online therapy
At Mayari, we create an inclusive space focused on holistic health and wellness using diverse modalities of psychotherapy and healing. We are growing practice focused on helping BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) folx heal through self-awareness and reclamation of inner-power. Mayari views holistic wellness through a trauma informed and relational lens. This means that we’ll take a look at how the past, present, and current systems and relationships play a role in your sense of self and well-being.
(347) 647-2829
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Brooklyn, NY 11237
Offers online therapy
At Mayari, we create an inclusive space focused on holistic health and wellness using diverse modalities of psychotherapy and healing. We are growing practice focused on helping BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) folx heal through self-awareness and reclamation of inner-power. Mayari views holistic wellness through a trauma informed and relational lens. This means that we’ll take a look at how the past, present, and current systems and relationships play a role in your sense of self and well-being.
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Judy N Schneier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Offers online therapy
My office is set up to allow children to play actively (check office photo on website).
I am a child and adolescent therapist who works with young people and their families in a developmentally sensitive manner. Through careful listening and collaborative parent work, we create the possibility for change. Younger children use play as their most authentic means of communication. Talking directly about worries can be overwhelming. Play becomes a rich way for me to communicate with your child. Older children often communicate directly about their concerns, but will play while we talk. Play gives them a feeling of control and familiarity when addressing difficult issues.
(646) 846-4772
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Brooklyn, NY 11215
Offers online therapy
My office is set up to allow children to play actively (check office photo on website).
I am a child and adolescent therapist who works with young people and their families in a developmentally sensitive manner. Through careful listening and collaborative parent work, we create the possibility for change. Younger children use play as their most authentic means of communication. Talking directly about worries can be overwhelming. Play becomes a rich way for me to communicate with your child. Older children often communicate directly about their concerns, but will play while we talk. Play gives them a feeling of control and familiarity when addressing difficult issues.
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Neil S Weintraub
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Young people today experience more stress than ever before. I work with children and adolescents to help them develop an age appropriate understanding of their challenges and utilize their strengths to make a plan. By using an eclectic approach of play, psychotherapy and cognitive therapy, my goal is to provide the young person and their family with short term relief and long term solutions. Active listening techniques help children and adolescents feel safe and comfortable to begin talking about issues critical to their lives.
(347) 809-6478
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Brooklyn, NY 11215
Young people today experience more stress than ever before. I work with children and adolescents to help them develop an age appropriate understanding of their challenges and utilize their strengths to make a plan. By using an eclectic approach of play, psychotherapy and cognitive therapy, my goal is to provide the young person and their family with short term relief and long term solutions. Active listening techniques help children and adolescents feel safe and comfortable to begin talking about issues critical to their lives.
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Darci Burch Cohorst
LCAT, RDT Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Offers online therapy
My work is relational and playful, and I truly believe that respect, curiosity, fun and creative play can help guide us through many situations.
Depression, anxiety, and trauma can be isolating and exhausting. You may feel powerless and overwhelmed. I am here to help you reconnect and foster your inner resilience so you can get back to doing what you love. My approach focuses on your unique strengths, placing you and your lived experience at the center of our work. I aim to empower clients to make healthier choices and feel better. Each session is tailored to your needs and goals. If you are new to therapy I can explain the process and gently guide you through the sessions--no judgment, no stigma, just support and compassion.
(332) 239-6916
Verified
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Brooklyn, NY 11237
Offers online therapy
My work is relational and playful, and I truly believe that respect, curiosity, fun and creative play can help guide us through many situations.
Depression, anxiety, and trauma can be isolating and exhausting. You may feel powerless and overwhelmed. I am here to help you reconnect and foster your inner resilience so you can get back to doing what you love. My approach focuses on your unique strengths, placing you and your lived experience at the center of our work. I aim to empower clients to make healthier choices and feel better. Each session is tailored to your needs and goals. If you are new to therapy I can explain the process and gently guide you through the sessions--no judgment, no stigma, just support and compassion.
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Ally Sheinbaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Offers online therapy
I am an LMSW providing both individual and family therapy. I work primarily with preschool-aged and school aged children, teens, and families. I utilize play and art in my sessions, but I also help my clients to develop and practice new skills where appropriate. I enjoy helping families to strengthen relationships, and I practice from an attachment perspective. Play is a child's natural way of communicating, which makes it a perfect fit for many children in therapy! I often work with older children, teens, and adults as well, and tailor my therapeutic approach to the needs of each person and family I work with.
(332) 334-8187
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Brooklyn, NY 11211
Offers online therapy
I am an LMSW providing both individual and family therapy. I work primarily with preschool-aged and school aged children, teens, and families. I utilize play and art in my sessions, but I also help my clients to develop and practice new skills where appropriate. I enjoy helping families to strengthen relationships, and I practice from an attachment perspective. Play is a child's natural way of communicating, which makes it a perfect fit for many children in therapy! I often work with older children, teens, and adults as well, and tailor my therapeutic approach to the needs of each person and family I work with.
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Mary Borys
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAT Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Offers online therapy
Treatment is built on collaborative goals and tailored from different developmentally appropriate evidence based techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), narrative therapy as well as both play and art therapy.
Kids are under enormous pressure at home, in school and with peers. These pressures can present themselves in many ways -- as childhood anxiety, adolescent depression, or school behavioral problems. My focus is on making your child feel heard, while providing them with a tool belt of coping mechanisms that can be accessed whenever they are feeling overwhelmed. Your child will build self-esteem along with practical emotional awareness and regulation skills that can be incorporated into their daily lives.
(929) 325-2948
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Brooklyn, NY 11201
Offers online therapy
Treatment is built on collaborative goals and tailored from different developmentally appropriate evidence based techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), narrative therapy as well as both play and art therapy.
Kids are under enormous pressure at home, in school and with peers. These pressures can present themselves in many ways -- as childhood anxiety, adolescent depression, or school behavioral problems. My focus is on making your child feel heard, while providing them with a tool belt of coping mechanisms that can be accessed whenever they are feeling overwhelmed. Your child will build self-esteem along with practical emotional awareness and regulation skills that can be incorporated into their daily lives.
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Sofia Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Using play and/or talk therapy, I help clients of all ages understand and deal with issues that prevent them from moving forward in their lives.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults facing a variety of concerns including anxiety, test anxiety, depression, low self esteem, loss and grief, trauma, parenting and family issues.
(917) 746-5640
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Brooklyn, NY 11201
Using play and/or talk therapy, I help clients of all ages understand and deal with issues that prevent them from moving forward in their lives.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults facing a variety of concerns including anxiety, test anxiety, depression, low self esteem, loss and grief, trauma, parenting and family issues.
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Meredith Casimiro
Creative Arts Therapist, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Offers online therapy
I am a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist and a New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. I consider my work to begin as a Person-Centered approach, which places the individual’s needs and goals in the forefront of healing. As a Dance/movement therapist, I utilize a blend of verbal and non-verbal techniques such as talk therapy, somatic techniques-interventions focused on the body, mindfulness, and other movement-based approaches. I enjoy using play and other creative modalities, while promoting healing and navigating through life’s challenges.
(929) 930-2373
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Brooklyn, NY 11237
Offers online therapy
I am a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist and a New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. I consider my work to begin as a Person-Centered approach, which places the individual’s needs and goals in the forefront of healing. As a Dance/movement therapist, I utilize a blend of verbal and non-verbal techniques such as talk therapy, somatic techniques-interventions focused on the body, mindfulness, and other movement-based approaches. I enjoy using play and other creative modalities, while promoting healing and navigating through life’s challenges.
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Sulma Rowland
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Offers online therapy
I use a combination of talk and play therapy to help children learn how to express their wants and needs and teach them the skills they need to be successful in school, home, and relationships.
As parents, from even before your child arrives you have your own hopes and dreams for their lives. But your child enters the world with their own ideas, and it can be hard to know what your child needs at times! Maybe your child is experiencing unique challenges at school or major stresses at home, and you're not quite sure how to support them. They may need help expressing and managing intense feelings. Your child may be struggling to relate to others, to find or keep relationships with friends, or they’re starting to act out and you’re just not sure why or how you can help.
(929) 410-5396
Verified
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Brooklyn, NY 11201
Offers online therapy
I use a combination of talk and play therapy to help children learn how to express their wants and needs and teach them the skills they need to be successful in school, home, and relationships.
As parents, from even before your child arrives you have your own hopes and dreams for their lives. But your child enters the world with their own ideas, and it can be hard to know what your child needs at times! Maybe your child is experiencing unique challenges at school or major stresses at home, and you're not quite sure how to support them. They may need help expressing and managing intense feelings. Your child may be struggling to relate to others, to find or keep relationships with friends, or they’re starting to act out and you’re just not sure why or how you can help.
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Jennifer Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed psychotherapist with more than a decade of experience working with children and families. I specialize in treating preschool and school-age children struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges. In my practice, I provide a safe and accepting environment for children to explore their thoughts and feelings, and to communicate them in the way most natural to them--play. I use a child-centered approach, and incorporate other interventions as needed based on each child's individual needs.
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Brooklyn, NY 11216
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed psychotherapist with more than a decade of experience working with children and families. I specialize in treating preschool and school-age children struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges. In my practice, I provide a safe and accepting environment for children to explore their thoughts and feelings, and to communicate them in the way most natural to them--play. I use a child-centered approach, and incorporate other interventions as needed based on each child's individual needs.
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Rob Vichnis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, MFA Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Offers online therapy
In my work I combine talk therapy, play therapy, creativity and mind-body integration.
Parenting is one of the most wonderful and challenging jobs anyone can have. Childhood can be a time of joy and amazing growth. Yet at times our children may have struggles beyond our scope to help resolve. I help parents figure out this puzzle. As a parent I have experienced these joys and challenges. Children share their lives openly with us, communicating verbally, but mostly nonverbally through creative play. The work I do allows children to express themselves fully. When I meet with parents I create a safe space for open and honest discussion. This can include addressing personal issues.
(845) 243-2519
Verified
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Brooklyn, NY 11215
Offers online therapy
In my work I combine talk therapy, play therapy, creativity and mind-body integration.
Parenting is one of the most wonderful and challenging jobs anyone can have. Childhood can be a time of joy and amazing growth. Yet at times our children may have struggles beyond our scope to help resolve. I help parents figure out this puzzle. As a parent I have experienced these joys and challenges. Children share their lives openly with us, communicating verbally, but mostly nonverbally through creative play. The work I do allows children to express themselves fully. When I meet with parents I create a safe space for open and honest discussion. This can include addressing personal issues.
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Adele Rolider
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Offers online therapy
I use play, music, and include collateral and dyad work with parents and caregivers, as needed.
I work psychodynamically and use an eclectic approach. My appreciation for attachment theory, humanistic and modern psychoanalytic knowledge bases as well as the mind body connection all inform my clinical work. Psychotherapy is a wonderful tool to help someone find out more of who they are, the sources of their distress, and what they need and want for a more joyful, empowered and present life. I also have a degree in music therapy and where appropriate or requested, use music and creative expression to assist. Please feel free to contact me to consult about your interest in pursuing psychotherapy at this time.
(917) 905-9792
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Brooklyn, NY 11238
Offers online therapy
I use play, music, and include collateral and dyad work with parents and caregivers, as needed.
I work psychodynamically and use an eclectic approach. My appreciation for attachment theory, humanistic and modern psychoanalytic knowledge bases as well as the mind body connection all inform my clinical work. Psychotherapy is a wonderful tool to help someone find out more of who they are, the sources of their distress, and what they need and want for a more joyful, empowered and present life. I also have a degree in music therapy and where appropriate or requested, use music and creative expression to assist. Please feel free to contact me to consult about your interest in pursuing psychotherapy at this time.
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Cordelia Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW, MEd, BA Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Offers online therapy
I offer individual and family therapy using a client centered and psychodynamic based approach to help you identify areas for change, growth, and healing. I use combine traditional talk therapy with mindfulness techniques, arts based interventions, and play therapy when working with children. I hold masters in both social work and education, which allows for specific insight into trauma stewardship and supporting those engaged helping professions. I believe that the catalyst for change starts with exploration and examination and I would like to be a partner with you on that journey.
(917) 810-2253
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Brooklyn, NY 11201
Offers online therapy
I offer individual and family therapy using a client centered and psychodynamic based approach to help you identify areas for change, growth, and healing. I use combine traditional talk therapy with mindfulness techniques, arts based interventions, and play therapy when working with children. I hold masters in both social work and education, which allows for specific insight into trauma stewardship and supporting those engaged helping professions. I believe that the catalyst for change starts with exploration and examination and I would like to be a partner with you on that journey.
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Anita Powell
Art Therapist, LCAT, MS Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Offers online therapy
I work with children, parents and individual adults. Are you an expectant/new parent in search of guidance? Are you a parent in need of additional support with your child's behavior and growth? I’ve created this virtual practice, for you, wherever you are! I work with children to navigate challenging feelings & behaviors and I help parents increase their connection with their children. I provide Creative Arts therapy, Mindfulness, Play therapy& Child-Parent Psychotherapy to adults and children to enhance parent/child relationships. I use both holistic and evidenced based modalities to meet you wherever you are in your journey.
(347) 923-6363
Verified
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Brooklyn, NY 11230
Offers online therapy
I work with children, parents and individual adults. Are you an expectant/new parent in search of guidance? Are you a parent in need of additional support with your child's behavior and growth? I’ve created this virtual practice, for you, wherever you are! I work with children to navigate challenging feelings & behaviors and I help parents increase their connection with their children. I provide Creative Arts therapy, Mindfulness, Play therapy& Child-Parent Psychotherapy to adults and children to enhance parent/child relationships. I use both holistic and evidenced based modalities to meet you wherever you are in your journey.
Laura Applegate, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Offers online therapy
My diverse training and experience includes a variety of short and long-term treatment modalities such as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), Functional Family Therapy (FFT), play therapy with children, psychodynamic and humanistic techniques.
My clients are children, adolescents, adults and parents experiencing life stressors, struggling with relationships, striving for personal growth or seeking change. My work commonly addresses symptoms such as anxiety, depression or general difficulty functioning in one or more areas. I use an eclectic and collaborative style to best serve each client. My highly individualized and integrative approach draws from a variety of techniques depending on specific therapeutic goals and needs. When working with children and adolescents, I find it is important and most effective if I collaborate closely with their parents to support the family system and promote optimal outcomes.
(929) 226-6627
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Brooklyn, NY 11238
Offers online therapy
My diverse training and experience includes a variety of short and long-term treatment modalities such as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), Functional Family Therapy (FFT), play therapy with children, psychodynamic and humanistic techniques.
My clients are children, adolescents, adults and parents experiencing life stressors, struggling with relationships, striving for personal growth or seeking change. My work commonly addresses symptoms such as anxiety, depression or general difficulty functioning in one or more areas. I use an eclectic and collaborative style to best serve each client. My highly individualized and integrative approach draws from a variety of techniques depending on specific therapeutic goals and needs. When working with children and adolescents, I find it is important and most effective if I collaborate closely with their parents to support the family system and promote optimal outcomes.
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Nicole Jenkins
Counselor, MSEd, MA, LMHC Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Offers online therapy
I hold compassionate, knowledgeable, and supportive space which will help you to express, explore, and work through deeply held feelings and gain clarity and insight into critical areas of your life. I have over 20 years of experience working in various healing and teaching capacities with highly diverse populations of adults, children and families, and I would love to serve as your guide on your path to peace and prosperity. I have formal training in Brainspotting (Phases 1-4), Somatic Experiencing, Jungian Analytic Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Sand Tray, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Certified in Hypnotherapy.
(718) 550-2551
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Brooklyn, NY 11242
Offers online therapy
I hold compassionate, knowledgeable, and supportive space which will help you to express, explore, and work through deeply held feelings and gain clarity and insight into critical areas of your life. I have over 20 years of experience working in various healing and teaching capacities with highly diverse populations of adults, children and families, and I would love to serve as your guide on your path to peace and prosperity. I have formal training in Brainspotting (Phases 1-4), Somatic Experiencing, Jungian Analytic Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Sand Tray, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Certified in Hypnotherapy.
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Michael Matasci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11235
I work with families and children and am experienced in play therapy.
Many clients come to therapy because they’ve reached a roadblock in their lives. I work with each person together, to help go beyond that impasse. Sometimes, it is helping to clarify and act on goals. Other times, there may be the need to understand one’s past before formulating a plan. A client who feels their therapist is there to work together and support their decisions, is more likely to achieve their goals. I work actively with each client to help them reach a happier place.
(646) 603-1395
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Brooklyn, NY 11235
I work with families and children and am experienced in play therapy.
Many clients come to therapy because they’ve reached a roadblock in their lives. I work with each person together, to help go beyond that impasse. Sometimes, it is helping to clarify and act on goals. Other times, there may be the need to understand one’s past before formulating a plan. A client who feels their therapist is there to work together and support their decisions, is more likely to achieve their goals. I work actively with each client to help them reach a happier place.
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Erik Luna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Creating an emotionally safe environment for the client is crucial in fostering personal insight and change. I believe regardless of age, a humanistic approach and strong therapeutic alliance can help establish a connection with the client to allow growth and change. I have extensive experience treating children and adolescents. For 11 years, I traveled into elementary, middle, and high schools to provide individual and group therapy for students. I am comfortable and confident helping children and adolescents better understand and process their feelings, perceptions, and behaviors through the combined use of play-therapy, applied creative arts, and behavioral modification.
(917) 512-7678
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Brooklyn, NY 11242
Creating an emotionally safe environment for the client is crucial in fostering personal insight and change. I believe regardless of age, a humanistic approach and strong therapeutic alliance can help establish a connection with the client to allow growth and change. I have extensive experience treating children and adolescents. For 11 years, I traveled into elementary, middle, and high schools to provide individual and group therapy for students. I am comfortable and confident helping children and adolescents better understand and process their feelings, perceptions, and behaviors through the combined use of play-therapy, applied creative arts, and behavioral modification.

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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 Brooklyn or for a Brooklyn 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.