Play Therapy in Frisco, TX

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Desiree Stephens
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
11 Endorsed
Verified
11 Endorsed
I have extensive training in Child-Centered Play Therapy , Sandtray and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
Children often do not have the words to express what they are thinking or feeling. Traditional talk therapy alone is rarely successful in helping children process difficult life situations. I help children overcome anxiety, depression, and social challenges. I also assist parents in building strong, open relationships with their children. If your child is going through anxiety, sadness, behavior problems, social issues, or life changes (divorce, loss of a loved one, etc.) I am happy to walk along side them in their journey.
(469) 904-1439
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Frisco, TX 75035
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Karla Pineda
LPC Intern, LPC-A
Verified
Verified
These include Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Holding a Master of Science degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas, Karla offers person-centered, strengths-based individual therapy for teens and adults, as well as play therapy for ages 3 and up. Offering clinical experience working in a variety of academic and non-profit settings, Karla is skilled at treating behavioral concerns, issues related to parenting and the parent-child relationship, depression, anxiety, complex trauma, (PTSD), self-injury, suicidal ideation, domestic violence, grief, acculturation difficulties, LGBTQIA+ concerns, adult OCD, and more.
(214) 833-6417
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Erika Meek
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet." - Albert Schweitzer - My approach to counseling is to collaborate with the client to develop a respectful and trusting therapeutic relationship that facilitates growth and change. I strive to provide a safe place for children, teens, adults and families to challenge life's obstacles and fulfill your therapeutic goals. I offer play therapy /activity therapy, individual, and family therapy.
(214) 919-5732
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Angela Erickson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT
Verified
Verified
In my work with children, I utilize play therapy .
I want to support you or your child with any struggles you may be having in a comforting and confidential environment. I assist kids, teens, and young adults. My goal is to recognize the strengths in your life, as well as encourage choices that will help you reach your personal goals.
(214) 214-4523
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Edwina Townsend
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S
Verified
Verified
Some of my specialty areas are: depression, anxiety, grief, divorce issues, co-dependency, parenting, play therapy , family issues and more.
"Life's real purpose is to find happiness," - The Dalai Lama. You and your family deserve to enjoy all life has to offer. I believe people are capable of positive change. I offer affordable and effective counseling services; with evening and Saturday appointments available.
(972) 914-5589
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Frisco, TX 75035
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Lori Michele Kennedy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT, Owner
Verified
Verified
I am a specialist in treating children and teens with anxiety and depression through play , art and talk therapy. The past 18 months have been incredibly hard as anxiety has skyrocketed along with other mental health concerns. Every day I help families address the difficulties that are pervasive as we do our best to raise a family in this ever changing and challenging world. Don't miss the signs of anxiety and depression that our current environment is creating for our teens and young adults. Silence does not mean everything is OK. I can help you navigate this unprecedented time and the complicating factors that go with it.
(972) 362-1399
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Ruben Gomez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, CART
Verified
Verified
Ruben's practices is comprised of Play Therapy , Couples Counseling, Anger Resolution Therapy, Insomnia Treatment, and Individual therapy for a variety of issues. Our lives can pull us in many directions. It is during these times that we can feel out of sorts. I provide a supportive environment that fosters growth and encouragement, that can help you get your life back in balance. (EVENING AND SATURDAY MORNING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE)
(214) 306-7859
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Madison Berley
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA
Verified
Verified
Play Therapy is my passion and I also love working with adults individually or in groups!.
Feeling like you want someone to talk to? Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or depressed? Feeling like your child could use someone to talk to? Not sure where else to turn? Counselors are here to help! I am available for talk therapy for adults and play therapy for children!
(469) 815-7376
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Ross Knode
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have specialized play therapy training which I use in session to help your child explore the difficult emotions and experiences they are struggling with and how to more effectively deal with them.
Are you struggling with your child or teen's behavioral outbursts or meltdowns? Do you feel completely lost and have no idea how to reach them or help them? If you do, and you feel you have exhausted all of your ideas, I can help.
(214) 730-5820
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Kayla Allison
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Kayla uses modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment Based, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Humanistic and Person-Centered and Play Therapy treatment to help guide her clients through their individual transformation.
Kayla is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas holding a Master of Art’s degree in Professional Counseling from Amberton University. Amongst Kayla’s area of expertise are the treatment of Adjustment Disorder, Anger Management, Anxiety, Attachment Disorder, ADHD/ ADD, Child Abuse/ Neglect, Communication Skills, Conduct/ Disruptive Disorder, Depression, Gender Identity/ Sexuality – LGBTQIA+, Impulse Disorder, Relationship Skills, Self-Harm, Self-Confidence, Stress Management, Trauma and more. Kayla enjoys working with children from (3-12) years old and adolescents (13-18) year old.
(972) 292-9469
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Frisco, TX 75033
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Shea Hesselbacher
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I want to help clients gain the knowledge and skills to stand up to the challenges of life but most importantly, let clients know they are not alone in their struggles. I follow a person or child centered approach when working with clients but also pull techniques from other theories such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), gestalt therapy, and solution-focused therapy (SFT), as well as a few others. Play is important to use with clients as well since play is a child's natural language. I believe that every person is a unique individual who deserves to be treated with empathy, respect, and to truly be heard.
(469) 351-6323
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Frisco, TX 75034
Not accepting new clients
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Alexandria Peña
LPC Intern, MS
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, supervised by Pedro J. Blanco, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, CHST. My passion in the counseling field is working with Empaths & Highly Sensitive Persons, Master’s level counseling students & counselors, and high-functioning neurodivergent individuals. Additionally, I help clients struggling with anxiety, life changes, burnout, peer relations, grief, and more. I am trained in Existential/Humanistic therapies, Humanistic Sandtray Therapy, and Child-Centered Play Therapy . I utilize elements of Jungian therapy, Mindfulness practices, ACT, DBT, and TFCBT in session.
(214) 380-1428
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Haley Harris
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-A, MA
Verified
Verified
She has pursued additional training in Child Centered Play Therapy and the Gottman Method for Couples.
Haley is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate in the State of Texas, holding an MA in Psychological Research from Texas State University, and an MA in Counseling from Northwestern University. Among her areas of expertise are the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders, stress, major life transitions, abuse, trauma, self-harm and relationship concerns. Haley is passionate about her work with children, teens, adult individuals and couples. Haley also enjoys treating family conflict, anger and interpersonal skills, and holds a special interest in LGBTQIA advocacy and counseling.
(214) 972-2651
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Inside Fitness Counseling and Life Coaching
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, LPC-I, MFT-I
Verified
Verified
In addition, we provide play therapy , sports related therapy from former professional athletes (NFL, gymnastics), group classes, life coaching and we also speak Spanish! We welcome you!.
We are a team of Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists with a passion for helping clients to create changes that will lead them to a more fulfilling and healthy future. We believe that INTERNAL WELLNESS is of paramount importance and that it is the driving force behind the quality of our external lives. Having a HEALTHY EMOTIONAL BALANCE is reflected by an external life that is well balanced which often yields LOVE, JOY, PEACE and a HEALTHY SELF IMAGE. Just like we work on our physical bodies, it is important to adapt the same approach towards our INTERNAL WELLNESS.
(469) 904-0043
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Frisco, TX 75033
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Angela Peña
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC-S
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I believe that counseling has the potential to help a person unlock his/her ultimate potential. I utilize a humanistic approach to therapy that seeks to help a person integrate mind and body, in an effort to achieve wholeness. I incorporate modalities such as play therapy expressive arts, and sand tray therapy. However, I believe the power of the therapeutic relationship is quintessential for success with clients. My priority is to help clients feel safe and open in order to explore past and/or current issues.
(940) 257-2283
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Allyson (Ally) Schulz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
I earned my Masters in Counseling from the leading counseling program in Texas and the world renowned Play Therapy program at the University of North Texas.
My passion is serving children, teens, their families, and young women through fostering healthy emotional development, creativity, self-esteem, and healing. I offer counseling services for children (ages 3+), adolescents, individual adults. My approach focuses on establishing an atmosphere of warmth, safety, and acceptance to provide my clients the space to work collaboratively with me towards their goals, positive growth/development, and overall wellness. Within this relationship, I assist my clients in challenging and replacing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are keeping them from a living a fuller and more satisfying life.
(972) 784-0697
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Vanessa M Sanford
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC, CDWF
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe in Resiliency. I believe with support and time healing is possible. I believe the family is powerful and can influence change. I provide a safe place for kids, teens, adults, and families to build a support system. I am passionate about the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, body, and spirit and finding strengths in life's challenges. I am here to listen, support, offer hope, and to encourage health. I offer play therapy , individual, and family therapy.
(214) 444-5049
Frisco, TX 75033
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Karla Badal Peska
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT
Verified
Verified
As a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a Registered Play Therapist (RPT), and a graduate from The Dallas Art Therapy Institute's rigorous post-master's program, and with thousands of hours in continuing education, I have the tools to help children and their families to heal.
I am a pediatric psychotherapist with many years of experience working with children who show that they are not functioning well at home and school with "negative" behaviors or anxiety. Outbursts of anger, sadness, and fear, not following directions, arguing, and crying make life difficult for the family and the child. I help the child to understand themselves and help teach them how to function to the best of their ability. I guide and support parents to manage the behaviors and bring about family harmony. I enjoy helping a child to gain self-esteem and the "I Can Do It" attitude.
(469) 529-7661
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Melissa Dewlen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC NCC, RPT
Verified
Verified
As a Registered Play Therapist, I have a passion of working with young children (ages 3+) and utilizing the power of play to allow children to process through challenges and experiences and to learn and practice new skills. I love working with parents to help strengthen the relationship between parent and child that can be difficult to focus on during trying times. Working with adults and teens to provide support though the myriad of concerns and struggles that arise throughout life is also an important aspect of my practice and experience.
(214) 427-8045
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Frisco, TX 75034
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Cindy McCartney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, RPT
Verified
Verified
Using the modality of play therapy I am able to meet children where they are and help them process their inner world, increase self-esteem & develop appropriate coping skills to handle intense emotions.
Resiliency is the ability to overcome obstacles and find contentment within ourselves. Life can be challenging and its okay to ask for support to help navigate through struggles. I am passionate about helping children, adolescents and adults find their voice and overcome adversity. I believe that the therapeutic process is collaborative in nature as the families role is vital. I have extensive experience working with individuals who have been through trauma, struggle with attachment, anxiety, behavioral and mood disorders.
(940) 488-2571
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Frisco, TX 75034
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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.