Play Therapy in Colleyville, TX

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Kaitlin Elizabeth Cross
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Play Therapy and Activity Therapy for children and preadolescents with a variety of presenting concerns. I also work frequently with adolescents and adults in the context of traditional talk therapy. I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas where I trained in Play Therapy , Group Play Therapy , Activity Therapy, Filial Therapy, Group Counseling, and Crisis Intervention. While at UNT, I also trained in Child Parent Relationship Training (CPRT).
(817) 662-4751
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Valerie Reyna
Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with children/adolescents through play and activity therapy.
I believe in meeting clients where they are at emotionally and helping them and their parents reach their goals. Through a positive relationship with my client I try to help them gain insight into their desire to belong and have significance. I continually work to create a supportive environment for children in order for the child to gain insight and understanding into their unique world. With insight the child and therapist can collaborate to reduce the child's current stressors possibly leading to problematic behaviors.
(972) 503-4045
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Heather McMichael
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT
Verified
Verified
My areas of specialty include: eating disorder recovery, play therapy , activity therapy, ADHD, anxiety, depression, anger, relationship concerns, self-harm, and low self-esteem.
My approach to therapy is client-centered and focuses on providing a safe and warm environment. I believe that everyone strives to be their best self, but we often experience challenges that make living our best lives hard to achieve. We will work together to build a strong relationship that provides empathy and understanding, genuineness, and is free of judgement.
(817) 591-4762
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Monica Willhite Gautney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
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I also hold a certificate in Play Therapy and enjoy working with children and supporting parents.
Throughout my life, I’ve had many experiences that contributed to my love of counseling and my role as a therapist, they have led to a passionate belief that everyone’s story is important and giving a voice to those stories is invaluable. I began my career as a teacher in the U.S. and abroad, and have over 15 years of experience in international non-profit work. I grew to love hearing other’s stories and saw the healing power of true relationships. I eventually returned to school to become a counselor and turned my passion into a path for healing, and I consider it an honor to do the work I do.
(817) 783-0390
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Taylor Jones Supervised By: Valerie Reyna M.ed. Lpc-S Rpt-S
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified
Verified
I also have experience in play -therapy as well as talk-therapy for adolescents and adults.
I believe that each individual holds the key to changing their own story. As a counselor, my goal is to create a safe and collaborative space for you where you can transform negative thinking patterns and destructive behaviors into positive outcomes. Using evidence-based treatments, I will walk with you through the process of uncovering what could be holding you back from experiencing wholeness, joy, and peace. Whether the issue is anxiety, self-worth, life transition, or significant relationship difficulties, I will work to provide a personalized treatment approach that best suits your goals.
(817) 241-3867
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Stephanie E Silva
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified
Verified
Even though I'm not Play Therapy certified yet, I enjoy using play /games as a method as well.
Have you ever wanted to find ways to create healthier thought patterns? Or a healthier coping strategy? Therapy, can be a way to help you find personal development, discover personalized coping strategies, and have emotional growth. Reaching out for support is courageous and a step towards reaching your personal goals. Whether that is managing school life, finding work-life balance, or building healthier relationships, together we can identify methods that work to improve your well-being.
(682) 452-7438
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Jennie Fincher
Psychologist, PhD, LPC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When working with children, I utilize play therapy to meet the specific therapy goals at the developmental level of each child.
I have a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Texas. I have been licensed as a counselor in Texas since 2008.I am a licensed psychologist and licensed professional counselor supervisor. My areas of expertise include diagnosing and treating mental illness, such as depression and anxiety. I specialize in treating adolescents and families with various issues, such as anger, behavior problems, and relational difficulties. Given my nearly 13 years of experience in the counseling field, I am comfortable utilizing an eclectic approach to treatment, based on the individual needs of the client.
(817) 385-7689
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Kimberly Forister
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT
Verified
Verified
I was trained in play therapy and activity therapy so that I can use developmentally effective therapy modalities for children and teens.
When life gets difficult and feels heavy, my job is to provide support and a space for individuals to come as they are and leave feeling understood. It is when a person feels safe and understood, that they are able to do the hard work of self reflection, change, and growth. I work collaboratively with my clients to bring awareness to their thought and behavioral patterns so that they can identify and obtain the resources they need to feel more satisfied in their lives. I strive to empower my clients to see the resilience and strength within themselves.
(817) 857-2459 x7
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Kali Carter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
I utilize techniques from various modalities in which I’m trained including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Trauma Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and play therapy .
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University. Throughout my career I’ve had the opportunity to work with a diverse clientele including children, adolescents, teens, adults, couples, and families. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorders, self-esteem struggles, parenting, and family and relationship issues.
(940) 398-0678
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Jenna Mack
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, RPT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with all ages, however Play Therapy is a method suitable for ages 3-11.
I believe that counseling provides an avenue in which individuals and families can grow through self-discovery, self-awareness, gaining confidence and creating meaningful and authentic relationships. Asking for help takes courage and by just calling you are one step closer to self-improvement. I have more than 10 years of experience counseling children, adolescents, adults and families. I specialize in working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their families. I use a variety of treatment methods that are flexible to your needs.
(469) 715-4069
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Megan M Shelton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified
Verified
Play is the natural language of children, and play therapy is the best way for a child or teen express themselves and develop skills for self-regulation and emotional control.
Children and adolescents often struggle with the same difficult feelings and emotions that adults do, but they have limited ways of expressing themselves. Similarly, parents can find themselves at a loss to reach their child, often leading to stress, anxiety, and disconnection. I have spent years working with children, teens, and their families in order to create healthy coping skills and foster healing, growth, and connection. I am passionate about helping children reach their full potential in a safe environment to explore their thoughts and feelings and develop necessary skills to thrive.
(214) 974-4129
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Meyer Counseling Center, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
Verified
We offer Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Activity Therapy and Play Therapy .
Is your child or teenager struggling in school or at home and you are not sure where to begin looking for help? Are you wondering if your child may be suffering with ADHD, an addiction, a learning disability, anxiety, depression or stress from divorce or dealing with life/school situations? At Meyer Counseling Center, we are proud to offer you improved services through our affiliation with the Amen Clinics, the world leader in neuropsychiatry. As part of this association, we have access to specialized assessments and resources to help patients struggling with brain-related conditions and mental health issues.
(817) 381-1548
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Mendy Landreth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, NCC, RPT, CCPRT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Garry Landreth, world-renowned authority in the field of play therapy .
Affectionately called "a mender of people," Mendy Landreth uses her compassion and empathy to bring healing to individuals and families with various needs. Her extensive training as a Registered Play Therapist has been the backbone of her powerful work with children and has made her more attuned to adolescent and adult clients as well. Mendy utilizes sandtray therapy and other expressive art activities with interested clients of all ages. As a Certified Child-Parent Relationship Therapist, Mendy has successfully trained parents, grandparents, and other counselors with practical tools that reduce conflict and increase family unity.
(817) 873-2305
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Grapevine Children's Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am trained in EMDR and play therapy , both of which can be an natural way to help people express themselves in a way that feels less threatening.
I love helping kids and teens find confidence within themselves to navigate the anxiety and pressure of school. I also enjoy working with adults looking to heal from childhood trauma and family of origin issues. What better way to heal from childhood trauma than with the help of a child therapist. Often times, my clients struggle with expressing themselves in healthy ways. Counseling is a great outlet for discovering new coping skills and healthy communication.
(940) 242-3184
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Gina L (Pearson) Sherman
Psychological Associate, MS, LLP, LPA
Verified
Verified
Gina practices under the supervision of Dr. Jaqui Otto at The Oak Inside, providing psychotherapy and assessment services. Gina works with people of all ages and has experience working with a wide range of struggles or concerns including; depression, anxiety, mood, relationships, trauma, self-esteem, substance use, & neurodiversity. She individualizes her approach to therapy to meet each person's unique needs, incorporating coping skills, discussion, & exploring patterns/triggers-- In addition to play therapy & regular parent guidance/family sessions in her treatment with children & adolescents
(682) 204-7515
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Amy Lee Massie
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Through a collaborative approach, parents will learn how to play , interact and communicate better with their children.
My treatment approach is designed for young children, who are developmentally 1 to 5 years. Through data collection and parent consult, caregivers will learn how to understand what is driving their child’s challenging behaviors. By utilizing an evidence-based treatment approach, we use data collection to identify undesired behaviors and create intervention plans to help replace these behaviors with more appropriate responses.
(817) 697-7284
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Bailey McAdams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I was honored to be named a Mom Approved Therapist for DFW Magazine the past 3 years. My priority is to create a safe and non judgmental environment where individuals may come to receive support and the tools needed to encourage positive change in their lives. I am a family practitioner who offers services to all ages. I support individuals with anxiety, depression, grief, adjustment, and stress. I enjoy working with college students as they navigate a whole new world of responsibility and autonomy. With 16 years experience as a counselor, I am comfortable providing a unique approach with each client to best fit their needs.
(817) 756-9216
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Madison Rhodes
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified
Verified
It can be exhausting dealing with life's continuous changes and expectations. Life transitions, although supposed to be exciting, can be a great source of stress and adjustment. My job is to hear your story, understand your experience, and guide you through processing life's tough moments. I work with teenagers, young adults, and adults experiencing a variety of issues- especially regarding life transitions with graduation, college, and post-grad life. I also work with those struggling with a number of things that come along with this phase of life including anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and other issues.
(682) 328-0424
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Ann Marie Leist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
All individuals experience difficult times or crises in their lives. As an experienced, licensed psychologist, I would like to help you work through life's challenges. I am committed to helping my clients overcome obstacles and meet goals that will lead to lasting and meaningful changes in their lives. I have extensive training in treating children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families in therapy.
(817) 522-3291
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Tiffany Ziegler
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified
Verified
Does it feel like you lack motivation or self confidence? Does it feel like you are anxious almost all day? Feeling this way can impact how we feel about ourselves and how we navigate our daily life. Let's work together to overcome these feelings and change this internal dialogue and create meaning. You should feel comfortable to share these experiences which is why I believe the client is the expert in their own life and take this approach in therapy.
(817) 241-2919 x505
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Play Therapy

Who is play therapy for?

Play therapy is generally targeted to children between the ages of 3 and 11 who have social, emotional, or behavioral difficulties. Play therapy has also been found helpful for children who have experienced physical or emotional abuse or witnessed atrocities. Play therapy is also often recommended for children who are undergoing major medical procedures or who are suffering from chronic illness; many children’s hospitals are equipped to offer play therapy on-site. Play therapy is also sometimes used for adults; creative writing, music, and art are expressive forms that can all be adapted for therapeutic purposes.

Why do people need play therapy?

Children often do not have the language skills or words to know or to express what is troubling them. Yet they often spontaneously draw or use playthings to depict scenarios that reflect problems in their everyday life. Play therapy provides children with an array of objects and play situations to act out their feelings or experiences so that therapists can get a clear picture of what children might be struggling with and help them find solutions. In addition, play therapists are skilled at helping children understand their inner experience and find words for them, necessary steps toward helping children learn to control their own behavior and come up with solutions to problems they encounter.

What happens in play therapy?

A child enters a comfortable playroom where they are free to choose the objects they want to play with. The play therapist will typically observe how they play with the toys—whether a sandbox, puppets, dolls and action figures, trucks, costumes, drawing and painting materials, or more—because such play provides clues to a child’s family and social relationships, difficulties they are encountering in the world, and what going on inside themselves. Sometimes the therapist may ask the child to use the play objects to tell a story about their family. Using the same instruments of play, therapists can help children discover more advantageous ways of thinking and behaving.

What kinds of problems do play therapists treat?

Play therapy can help children who display destructive or self-destructive impulses; children who seem angry, sad, or fearful; children who experience frequent social, emotional, family, or school difficulty. Play therapy is often of value to children who have experienced a loss or distressing family experience, who are regularly exposed to family conflict, or who have been physically or emotionally abused. Play therapy can help children who are perpetrators of bullying as well as those who are targets of bullying. It helps children learn to identify their feelings, to express them in constructive ways, and to regulate them so they can get on with the business of development.

How long does play therapy last?

Play therapy sessions may last for 30 to 45 minutes, and they usually occur weekly for about 20 sessions. Each session is tailored to the individual child and the kinds of problems they are struggling with. Play that is highly repetitive often indicates a problem requiring further exploration. Therapists typically measure progress through session-to-session changes in play behavior.