Rachael Edelman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA Verified
Houston, TX 77058
Offers online therapy
I have experience using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapies, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy, as well as Art and Play Therapy.
My therapeutic style involves helping you to arrive at insight, strategies, and tools that you can begin using immediately to make positive change in your life. I want to be able to create a safe place for you where you do not feel judged. I want you to be able to share your concerns and thoughts openly and freely with me. I love to provide you with concrete tools wherever possible and help you to have a plan for the following days before our next session, if that is the pace you would like to move at Most importantly, we are going to make sure we are making progress on goals that you have for yourself. I will be there to guide you
(361) 204-4369
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Houston, TX 77058
Offers online therapy
I have experience using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapies, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy, as well as Art and Play Therapy.
My therapeutic style involves helping you to arrive at insight, strategies, and tools that you can begin using immediately to make positive change in your life. I want to be able to create a safe place for you where you do not feel judged. I want you to be able to share your concerns and thoughts openly and freely with me. I love to provide you with concrete tools wherever possible and help you to have a plan for the following days before our next session, if that is the pace you would like to move at Most importantly, we are going to make sure we are making progress on goals that you have for yourself. I will be there to guide you
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Hayley Stulmaker
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S, CCPT-ST Verified
Houston, TX 77025
Offers online therapy
I use play therapy for young children, activity therapy for older children (tweens), and talk therapy for teens and adults.
I am here to help you embrace the best version of yourself. The world is full of stressors that ultimately can leave you feeling anxious, not good enough, or as if there’s not enough space for you. I build deep connections with my clients to feel safe enough to explore these difficult experiences. I help introspective people learn even more about themselves, resulting in greater self-acceptance and more overall life satisfaction.
(713) 391-8318
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Houston, TX 77025
Offers online therapy
I use play therapy for young children, activity therapy for older children (tweens), and talk therapy for teens and adults.
I am here to help you embrace the best version of yourself. The world is full of stressors that ultimately can leave you feeling anxious, not good enough, or as if there’s not enough space for you. I build deep connections with my clients to feel safe enough to explore these difficult experiences. I help introspective people learn even more about themselves, resulting in greater self-acceptance and more overall life satisfaction.
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Melissa Borchgrevink
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Houston, TX 77070
My specialties include play therapy, sandtray, grief, ADHD, anxiety, and depression.
Life can be challenging, and it can be difficult to know how to make it better. Having someone to help guide you through the challenges can make it less overwhelming. I believe in the power for every person to change their life if given the right roadmap to follow. I work with children, teens, and adults. The treatment approach used depends on the needs of the client. I use play therapy with children because play allows them to express themselves when they may not have the words to talk about their thoughts or feelings. I use traditional talk therapy and other approaches with teens and adults.
(713) 597-8232
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Houston, TX 77070
My specialties include play therapy, sandtray, grief, ADHD, anxiety, and depression.
Life can be challenging, and it can be difficult to know how to make it better. Having someone to help guide you through the challenges can make it less overwhelming. I believe in the power for every person to change their life if given the right roadmap to follow. I work with children, teens, and adults. The treatment approach used depends on the needs of the client. I use play therapy with children because play allows them to express themselves when they may not have the words to talk about their thoughts or feelings. I use traditional talk therapy and other approaches with teens and adults.
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Bay Area Psychiatry Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-I, NCC Verified
Houston, TX 77058
Offers online therapy
I utilize a number of techniques and models including play therapy.
Hi! My name is Doreen Dempsey. Life can be overwhelming and leave a feeling behind that everything around you is chaotic. I am here to guide you back to the feeling of control through psychotherapy. You can learn new ways to cope with the unforeseen events and learn to make positive changes. My goal is to create a safe, welcoming, non-judgmental environment.
(713) 804-4845
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Houston, TX 77058
Offers online therapy
I utilize a number of techniques and models including play therapy.
Hi! My name is Doreen Dempsey. Life can be overwhelming and leave a feeling behind that everything around you is chaotic. I am here to guide you back to the feeling of control through psychotherapy. You can learn new ways to cope with the unforeseen events and learn to make positive changes. My goal is to create a safe, welcoming, non-judgmental environment.
Stephanie Farugia
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT-A Verified
Houston, TX 77079
Offers online therapy
Specifically, with my child clients, through the power of play, I can interpret the inner workings of their world, while at the same time validate their experience and help them build social and coping skills that empower their spirit and promote positive relationships.
Seeking therapy can often feel like a scary and foreign concept. My job is to provide a safe place for you, and your family to process life's complications and unload the burdens and losses that are too difficult to be faced with alone. In all of my work, self-esteem and identity formation are a key ingredient. I believe that the skills and strengths it takes to create a life where we are fulfilled and loved already exists within all of us, we just need a little help to harness them. I want to help you identify your skills and values, find self-compassion, and find the courage to try new behaviors and to reach new goals.
(832) 345-9924 x5
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Houston, TX 77079
Offers online therapy
Specifically, with my child clients, through the power of play, I can interpret the inner workings of their world, while at the same time validate their experience and help them build social and coping skills that empower their spirit and promote positive relationships.
Seeking therapy can often feel like a scary and foreign concept. My job is to provide a safe place for you, and your family to process life's complications and unload the burdens and losses that are too difficult to be faced with alone. In all of my work, self-esteem and identity formation are a key ingredient. I believe that the skills and strengths it takes to create a life where we are fulfilled and loved already exists within all of us, we just need a little help to harness them. I want to help you identify your skills and values, find self-compassion, and find the courage to try new behaviors and to reach new goals.
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Haley L Garth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, RPT, NCC Verified
Houston, TX 77043
"What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create." -- Buddha. Thanks for stopping by. I provide services for both adults and children. I am passionate about working to address anxiety, depression, social/peer concerns, and more. I specialize in play therapy working with children ages 2-12. I believe children are better able to express their feelings, needs, experiences, and thoughts via play, rather than just words. Play therapy allows children to grow and heal at their own developmental level, and I strive to promote self awareness, self expression, and improved relationships.
(713) 766-5566 x131
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Houston, TX 77043
"What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create." -- Buddha. Thanks for stopping by. I provide services for both adults and children. I am passionate about working to address anxiety, depression, social/peer concerns, and more. I specialize in play therapy working with children ages 2-12. I believe children are better able to express their feelings, needs, experiences, and thoughts via play, rather than just words. Play therapy allows children to grow and heal at their own developmental level, and I strive to promote self awareness, self expression, and improved relationships.
Brittani L Persha
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, RPT-S Verified
Houston, TX 77079
Offers online therapy
I have extensive training in play therapy and believe that children are better able to express their feelings, needs, experiences and thoughts through play rather than words.
I am passionate about providing a safe place where individuals, couples and families can come and receive help and support. I work collaboratively with my clients to access their inner strengths and achieve their goals. My expertise include working with children and their families facing a variety of struggles including behavioral problems, ADHD, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and family conflict. I also specialize in working with individuals, couples and families wanting to improve their relationships.
(281) 709-2852
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Houston, TX 77079
Offers online therapy
I have extensive training in play therapy and believe that children are better able to express their feelings, needs, experiences and thoughts through play rather than words.
I am passionate about providing a safe place where individuals, couples and families can come and receive help and support. I work collaboratively with my clients to access their inner strengths and achieve their goals. My expertise include working with children and their families facing a variety of struggles including behavioral problems, ADHD, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and family conflict. I also specialize in working with individuals, couples and families wanting to improve their relationships.
Janice Lynn Rae
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT , CAS Verified
Houston, TX 77098
Offers online therapy
Increasingly, we live in an ever changing world. If you're overwhelmed by this, or distressed by traumatic memories, or sidelined by your moods & insomnia, then I can help. I offer effective therapy in a comfortable space for these struggles, as well as treatment for Autism. I earned my M.A. in Clinical Psychology at SHSU. I've been practicing as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for over 20 years, & I have worked in mental health for over 40 years. Also, I am a Certified CPT/PE (PTSD) therapist, Certified Autism Specialist /Autplay Provider, Registered Play Therapist, & CBTI-N (Insomnia) therapist. So, I can help in various ways.
(832) 501-3199
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Houston, TX 77098
Offers online therapy
Increasingly, we live in an ever changing world. If you're overwhelmed by this, or distressed by traumatic memories, or sidelined by your moods & insomnia, then I can help. I offer effective therapy in a comfortable space for these struggles, as well as treatment for Autism. I earned my M.A. in Clinical Psychology at SHSU. I've been practicing as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for over 20 years, & I have worked in mental health for over 40 years. Also, I am a Certified CPT/PE (PTSD) therapist, Certified Autism Specialist /Autplay Provider, Registered Play Therapist, & CBTI-N (Insomnia) therapist. So, I can help in various ways.
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Renewing Hope Counseling
PhD, NCC, LPC-S, LCSW, RPT-S Verified
Houston, TX 77079
Offers online therapy
We also have a play therapy program to serve ages 1-10.
Individuals were not designed to go through the challenges of life alone. Renewing Hope and Children's Hope Counseling is dedicated to helping you navigate these challenges and find paths to new places of HOPE and PEACE.
(713) 352-7979
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Houston, TX 77079
Offers online therapy
We also have a play therapy program to serve ages 1-10.
Individuals were not designed to go through the challenges of life alone. Renewing Hope and Children's Hope Counseling is dedicated to helping you navigate these challenges and find paths to new places of HOPE and PEACE.
Laura Guerra
LPC Intern, MS, LPC-A, NCC Verified
Houston, TX 77079
I specialize in play therapy for children 3-8 who are experiencing various behavioral and emotional challenges; however, I also work with adolescents, adults, parents, and groups.
My main goal as a counselor is to provide a non-judge mental and emotionally supportive space where one feels safe, accepted, and heard. I want to help individuals in their journey through healing, and that process begins with trust, genuineness, and empathy.
(281) 982-4133
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Houston, TX 77079
I specialize in play therapy for children 3-8 who are experiencing various behavioral and emotional challenges; however, I also work with adolescents, adults, parents, and groups.
My main goal as a counselor is to provide a non-judge mental and emotionally supportive space where one feels safe, accepted, and heard. I want to help individuals in their journey through healing, and that process begins with trust, genuineness, and empathy.
Monique Raack
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC Verified
Houston, TX 77056
Offers online therapy
Children, teens and adults can benefit from working through tough emotions or events through talk or play therapy.
Choosing to become the best version of yourself is an exciting thing! Seeking counseling is an opportunity to talk with someone in a safe, non-judgmental space. This allows you to dive deep into yourself and determine who you want to be: your most genuine self. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or you're adjusting to a big change, I would love to be the person you confide in. My goal is to help people find hope, knowing that they can become that person they want to be. Instead of binging on Netflix or social media to distract yourself from life’s stress, let’s work towards change.
(281) 609-7646
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Houston, TX 77056
Offers online therapy
Children, teens and adults can benefit from working through tough emotions or events through talk or play therapy.
Choosing to become the best version of yourself is an exciting thing! Seeking counseling is an opportunity to talk with someone in a safe, non-judgmental space. This allows you to dive deep into yourself and determine who you want to be: your most genuine self. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or you're adjusting to a big change, I would love to be the person you confide in. My goal is to help people find hope, knowing that they can become that person they want to be. Instead of binging on Netflix or social media to distract yourself from life’s stress, let’s work towards change.
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Melanie Gregg, PhD Child and Adolescent Therapy
Psychologist, PhD, LSSP Verified
Houston, TX 77027
Offers online therapy
Through play therapy, sand tray therapy, and talk therapy I use a variety of research-based tools to help your child achieve greater balance and joy for life.
Are you concerned that your child is stressed, worried and just not themselves? Have you tried to solve the problems in your family on your own and realized you and your child need more support? Want your child to be more confident and connected? I'm passionate about working with children and teens through the tough stuff of their lives -anxiety, depression, friendship/relational skills, emotional dysregulation, difficult family dynamics, perfectionism, and gender identity concerns. I'm confident that together we can work to help equip you and your child/teen with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome these challenges.
(713) 714-1355
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Houston, TX 77027
Offers online therapy
Through play therapy, sand tray therapy, and talk therapy I use a variety of research-based tools to help your child achieve greater balance and joy for life.
Are you concerned that your child is stressed, worried and just not themselves? Have you tried to solve the problems in your family on your own and realized you and your child need more support? Want your child to be more confident and connected? I'm passionate about working with children and teens through the tough stuff of their lives -anxiety, depression, friendship/relational skills, emotional dysregulation, difficult family dynamics, perfectionism, and gender identity concerns. I'm confident that together we can work to help equip you and your child/teen with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome these challenges.
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Heights Family Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LSSP, LPC-S, LPA, CST Verified
Houston, TX 77007
Offers online therapy
Our belief is to establish a therapeutic relationship for each client to feel comfortable & heard, in a caring & judgment-free manner. We are a boutique counseling practice located in the Houston Heights. We understand the importance of being able to treat the entire family. Whether it is giving support and guidance for a parent, teen counseling for a struggling adolescent, or play therapy, we believe in a systems approach to unify the family, build communication, & provide peace and harmony in the home.
(281) 667-0930
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Houston, TX 77007
Offers online therapy
Our belief is to establish a therapeutic relationship for each client to feel comfortable & heard, in a caring & judgment-free manner. We are a boutique counseling practice located in the Houston Heights. We understand the importance of being able to treat the entire family. Whether it is giving support and guidance for a parent, teen counseling for a struggling adolescent, or play therapy, we believe in a systems approach to unify the family, build communication, & provide peace and harmony in the home.
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Seperia D Preston
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Houston, TX 77026
Specialty in working with clients using such interventions as CBT, Play Therapy, and other treatment modalities .
I have been in the mental health arena for over fourteen years. My expertise is in crisis management and helping clients to adapt and develop in a more healthier manner. I am a graduate of Houston Baptist University and Prairie View A&M .
(832) 957-7392
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Houston, TX 77026
Specialty in working with clients using such interventions as CBT, Play Therapy, and other treatment modalities .
I have been in the mental health arena for over fourteen years. My expertise is in crisis management and helping clients to adapt and develop in a more healthier manner. I am a graduate of Houston Baptist University and Prairie View A&M .
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Megan Wimbish
LPC Intern, MS, LPC-I Verified
Houston, TX 77024
Offers online therapy
Have you been told you have a strong-willed child? A child that expresses their emotions in a big way that creates challenges. Behavior is the underlying means of communication in children. My passion is helping children and families learn effective ways to communicate their natural big feelings in healthy and positive way. Through play and talk, I work to connect and understand each child’s behavior and together we work to learn skills and techniques to equip children and families during life’s more challenging moments.
(713) 575-2673
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Houston, TX 77024
Offers online therapy
Have you been told you have a strong-willed child? A child that expresses their emotions in a big way that creates challenges. Behavior is the underlying means of communication in children. My passion is helping children and families learn effective ways to communicate their natural big feelings in healthy and positive way. Through play and talk, I work to connect and understand each child’s behavior and together we work to learn skills and techniques to equip children and families during life’s more challenging moments.
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Patience Simms
LPC Intern, LPC-A Verified
Houston, TX 77018
Some of my specialty trainings/ certifications include: Certification in Neurofeedback pending December 2021, trained in NeuroRelational Play Therapy, Gottman Level 1 and 2 trained, trained in parent-child psychotherapy.
One of the highest priorities to me as the therapist is to create an environment for change to happen. At times, my favorite clients are those that come to me as a last-chance situation. Nothing else has worked and they're ready to give up. If you keep working, I will fight for you. And there will be days you can no longer fight that I can hold that space for you. Whether I am working with a child with Autism, a couple considering divorce or an adolescent struggling with self harm, I believe clients can surpass coping and actually THRIVE.
(713) 903-2764
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Houston, TX 77018
Some of my specialty trainings/ certifications include: Certification in Neurofeedback pending December 2021, trained in NeuroRelational Play Therapy, Gottman Level 1 and 2 trained, trained in parent-child psychotherapy.
One of the highest priorities to me as the therapist is to create an environment for change to happen. At times, my favorite clients are those that come to me as a last-chance situation. Nothing else has worked and they're ready to give up. If you keep working, I will fight for you. And there will be days you can no longer fight that I can hold that space for you. Whether I am working with a child with Autism, a couple considering divorce or an adolescent struggling with self harm, I believe clients can surpass coping and actually THRIVE.
Maria Zavala
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPC, CSTc, RPTc Verified
Houston, TX 77069
Offers online therapy
Encuentre su felicidad. Are you tired of feeling unheard and misunderstood? You may feel like you are alone in a dark place and no one cares. I believe healing, mending, forgiveness, and success are always possible.There are many hardships a family can suffer. Blended families, divorce, single parents, different cultures, and parents needing multiple jobs, can add stress to the families. Families need help sometimes to sort out all their stressors and be able to voice them. I ensure my clients feel safe and free from judgment. Soon to receive RPT (registered play therapist) and CST (certified sex therapist).
(346) 220-5779
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Houston, TX 77069
Offers online therapy
Encuentre su felicidad. Are you tired of feeling unheard and misunderstood? You may feel like you are alone in a dark place and no one cares. I believe healing, mending, forgiveness, and success are always possible.There are many hardships a family can suffer. Blended families, divorce, single parents, different cultures, and parents needing multiple jobs, can add stress to the families. Families need help sometimes to sort out all their stressors and be able to voice them. I ensure my clients feel safe and free from judgment. Soon to receive RPT (registered play therapist) and CST (certified sex therapist).
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Regina Spencer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S Verified
Houston, TX 77070
Offers online therapy
I use a strengths-based approach, reality therapy and a variety of other approaches (art-therapy, play-therapy, etc.
I have been working with families and children for nearly twenty years. I specialize in relationships, school issues, family conflict, foster and adoptive families, ADHD, anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, and other relational issues. I enjoy helping people realize their goals of living a peaceful and confident life. When people are ready to discuss the things that are holding them back, I am here to help them realize their full potential and overcome obstacles they face.
(832) 952-0709
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Houston, TX 77070
Offers online therapy
I use a strengths-based approach, reality therapy and a variety of other approaches (art-therapy, play-therapy, etc.
I have been working with families and children for nearly twenty years. I specialize in relationships, school issues, family conflict, foster and adoptive families, ADHD, anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, and other relational issues. I enjoy helping people realize their goals of living a peaceful and confident life. When people are ready to discuss the things that are holding them back, I am here to help them realize their full potential and overcome obstacles they face.
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Felicia Ann Tedder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Houston, TX 77084
Accepting new clients. I provide individual and family counseling to ages 3 and up. I use a solution focused and cognitive behavioral approach. I use play therapy techniques with my younger clients. I have been in the field for over 25 years. I have worked in varies settings including PHP, IOP, military family service centers, residential settings and crisis centers for domestic violence and sexual assault. I am a trained and certified provider of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). This is an evidence based treatment for PTSD symptoms. This treatment focuses on stuck points that come from a person's thoughts about the trauma
(832) 850-2260
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Houston, TX 77084
Accepting new clients. I provide individual and family counseling to ages 3 and up. I use a solution focused and cognitive behavioral approach. I use play therapy techniques with my younger clients. I have been in the field for over 25 years. I have worked in varies settings including PHP, IOP, military family service centers, residential settings and crisis centers for domestic violence and sexual assault. I am a trained and certified provider of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). This is an evidence based treatment for PTSD symptoms. This treatment focuses on stuck points that come from a person's thoughts about the trauma
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Michele Kamerman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT Verified
Houston, TX 77007
Offers online therapy
My approach is to use Child-Centered Play Therapy to meet your child right where they are with respect, compassion, and non-judgement.
Imagine being a child today. In addition to coping with the stresses of balancing school, extracurricular activities, social pressures and parental expectations, children and adolescents today are having to navigate an increasingly difficult set of new challenges. Social media and the internet have changed the landscape of almost everything, especially the way we interact. As a result, our children are more susceptible to bullying, peer pressure, and a lack of ability to focus than ever before.
(832) 789-4446
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Houston, TX 77007
Offers online therapy
My approach is to use Child-Centered Play Therapy to meet your child right where they are with respect, compassion, and non-judgement.
Imagine being a child today. In addition to coping with the stresses of balancing school, extracurricular activities, social pressures and parental expectations, children and adolescents today are having to navigate an increasingly difficult set of new challenges. Social media and the internet have changed the landscape of almost everything, especially the way we interact. As a result, our children are more susceptible to bullying, peer pressure, and a lack of ability to focus than ever before.

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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 Houston or for a Houston 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.