Play Therapy in Salt Lake City, UT

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Photo of Sarah G Jolley, Counselor in Salt Lake City, UT
Sarah G Jolley
Counselor, MA, CMHC, LMHC, CMHS
Verified
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing will play a role in our work together, focused by an integrative approach to mental health.
Every person is unique and valuable, and each offers the world something important. Sometimes the busyness of life, both internal and external, clouds our vision and makes remembering this difficult. As we try to see our way forward we often develop patterns of thinking and behaving that prevent us from fully showing up in our lives. My work is to assist you in challenging your current paradigm, to support you in identifying your true goals and desires, and to affirm you in your process of discovery. I approach mental health work from a person-centered, strength-based, feminist, and multi-cultural perspective. I am LGBTQ+ affirming.
(801) 410-0702 
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Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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Nancy J Coyne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
I work with young children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing mental health concerns, traumatic life events, and life challenges. My treatment modalities include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Client-Centered Therapy and Play Therapy . Life often presents challenges and my goal is to provide a safe place for processing, healing, and growth.
(385) 298-1433 
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Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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Claire R Stoecker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am experienced child and adolescent therapist. My practice specializes in anxiety, depression, and adjustment using an individualized combination of approaches best suited to the individual and family. Interventions include play therapy , psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness approaches, parenting skills and support.
(385) 217-9394 
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Salt Lake City, UT 84117
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Abigail Camille Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have worked with children of all ages from 3 years old and up, utilizing play , art, and music therapy.
Living authentically requires courage. Sometimes past experiences can feel like a barrier that has to be removed or denied. My practice focuses on honoring the life that has shaped you, and empowering you to use those formative incidents to understand and grow into your truest self. My approach is collaborative, holistic and creative. I work with a variety of treatment styles to support my clients to go deeper into self-knowledge and self-acceptance. Modern life presents sometimes-complicated and difficult situations My job is to empower you to respond to those opportunities from a realistic, authentic self.
(385) 492-6220 
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Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Karolanne Carter
LPC Intern
Verified
I enjoy working with children and teens experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, self esteem, and stage of life issues. I take a holistic and integrative approach, using evidence based practices that best align with my client’s goals. I work collaboratively with my clients to identify strengths and develop skills that empower them to create the change they desire in their lives. When working with children, I use play therapy techniques to encourage expression and to teach skills. I am passionate about working with children and their families to find more helpful ways to navigate life.
(385) 220-7236 
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Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Offers online therapy
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Dragonfly Family Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
You or your child may be having difficulty moving through life due to a traumatic event or crisis. I offer trauma-informed services to help discover and heal the negative self-beliefs and attachment issues that hold people back from fully enjoying life. Young children may not always be able to verbalize their reactions to life events, but their behavior can show how they feel. Working closely with parents, I use play therapy to assist children with processing their feelings and making sense of their world. I also use EMDR therapy to help you unlock your own healing potential.
(801) 850-9679 
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Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Not accepting new clients
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Renee K. Burke
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I use traditional talk therapy, art, play , sandtray, cognitive-behavioral techniques, mindfulness, movement, and trauma-informed methods of care as well as systems interventions, psychoeducation, parenting interventions, and family therapy.
I work with toddlers through grade school children (2-12) and young adults (18 to 30 years old) struggling with anxiety, ADHD, grief, school-related issues, relationship difficulties, gender dysphoria, exploration of gender identity and expression and/or sexual orientation. I have an attachment-oriented perspective and use play therapy and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral techniques, expressive arts, and meditation as well as family therapy to facilitate change. I take a collaborative approach to treatment and examine how processes outside therapy unfold in the context of the therapeutic relationship.
(385) 399-1310 
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Salt Lake City, UT 84117
Offers online therapy
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Clair Mellenthin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified
I am an experienced Play Therapist, and certified Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and can help your child by providing guidance and expertise in developing healthy coping skills, communication, and behavioral modification techniques in a comfortable, confidential and supportive environment.
As an experienced child and family therapist, I understand how difficult it can be to find resources and help for children and teens who are suffering from emotional and behavioral issues including: low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, forming and maintaining healthy relationships, past trauma and abuse, and engaging in unhealthy behaviors. I specialize in working children ages 3+ who are experiencing difficulty in their functioning and ability to navigate life's challenges and relationships. I am committed to helping families become healthy, happy, and whole.
(801) 895-4343 
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Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Offers online therapy
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Jamie M Mortensen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
In addition to talk therapy I offer parent consultations, play therapy and sand-tray work.
Finding the right therapist to support your unique needs is essential to moving forward in the therapeutic process. My mission is to design and facilitate a sincere therapeutic experience that supports deep healing and growth that lasts through strengthening self-awareness and relational functioning while promoting empowerment and safety. I am dedicated to helping children, teens, young adults and parents as they explore and express their experiences while learning to manage intense emotions, gain greater self-control and uncover or rediscover the abundance of their true nature.
(385) 831-6623 
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Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Not accepting new clients
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Aimee Clements-Hadfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW, CFLEp
Verified
If you're feeling excited or curious about how mind-body connection, toys, games, creativity, props, books, colorful scarves, animals, movement, spontaneity, pictures, art, and play can join you on your journey to open you heart and free your mind- call or email me and let's go!.
I currently have a waitlist, please email to inquire about working with me. You want to change things about your life but feel confused about where to start. If you're feeling afraid of telling your life story and deepest, darkest secrets to a stranger, or worried about judgment, shame and hopelessness: I have a secret for you: you naturally have the power within you to heal, and you already know the answers to all of your questions. Really. My job is to walk with you as you come to understand that exploring and interacting with your experiences and stories in new ways will help you create change your life and in the world.
(385) 350-7056 
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Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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Shauna Chacon
Counselor, CMHC
Verified
I am trained in many models of psychotherapy including Cognitive-Behavioral; Solution Focused; Motivational Interviewing; Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT); Dialectical Behavior and Play Therapy .
Seeking therapeutic services can be an intimidating process. I make the experience as comfortable as possible by providing a safe and secure place for you to work through situations that may be troubling you. My style is best described as forthright, grounded, empathetic and open. My specialty areas include relationships, parenting skills, child/adolescent issues including trauma. I can help you work through your anxiety, depression, or any adjustments which may be impacting your day to day life. My goal is to help you gain the tools needed to make long lasting adjustments by improving coping skills and understanding underlying issues which impact your life.
(801) 829-9689 
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Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Not accepting new clients
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Michele D Catten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am trained in various evidence-based treatment models, including play therapy for the healing of children’s trauma and other challenges.
I love to work with women and children who are suffering due to physical, emotional, mental, behavioral and/or situational struggles. My clients have experienced trauma, grief, major life transitions, or have been diagnosed with conditions such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, or mood disorders. Goals in therapy are solution-focused, fostering greater connection to loved ones, peers, community and self. I believe the path of physical & mental health draws from inner strengths, your support community, and new skills in a safe space with creativity, play , and education, as well as practicing new tools in therapy and at home.
(385) 270-8060 
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Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Offers online therapy
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Hannah Wilhelmsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW, MSW
Verified
Hi, I'm Hannah (she/they)! I am licensed as a Certified Social Worker (CSW) and am currently working towards certification as a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). I am passionate about working with children, teens, and young adults to help them improve their mental health and wellness. My expertise is in trauma & PTSD, depression, anxiety, suicidality, self-harm, behavioral issues, LGBTQ issues, and women's issues. I have multiple years of experience working with young clients in intensive outpatient settings, after-school programs, inpatient hospital settings, emergency crisis services, and individual outpatient treatment.
(385) 279-5470 
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Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Offers online therapy
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Tera Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
These include EMDR, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), trauma-focused CBT, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), compassion-focused therapy, talk therapy, play therapy , and parent/life coaching, just to name a few.
In-person and teletherapy appointment options available. Life is full of challenging and painful experiences. These stressful, sometimes traumatic events can create suffering, grief, and emotional upset. You may lose focus on your goals. Your relationships may be negatively affected. If your life plans go off course, get pushed aside or delayed, you may need help getting things back on track. I am passionate about empowering clients to find peace and self-compassion, reduce distress, and reclaim their lives. I work with teens and adults helping them bravely transition from a state of survival to one of thriving.
(801) 418-9284 
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Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Offers online therapy
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Multicultural Counseling Center (MCC)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Our services are offered using diverse therapeutic modalities such as cognitive-behavioral, play therapy , EMDR, dialectic behavioral.
Nuestros servicios han sido creados para satisfacer las necesidades de la población Latina Hispano hablante, así mismo como la población Americana. Todas nuestras terapeutas hablan español como su lengua nativa y todas somos bilingües. Ofrecemos diferentes modalidades de terapia como individual, de pareja, jóvenes, familias y en grupo. Ofrecemos evaluaciones para casos de inmigración. Si su abogado le ha solicitado que obtenga una evaluación psicológica estamos aquí para ayudarlo con estos servicios. Tenemos una vasta experiencia trabajando con individuos y familias de diversos orígenes culturales y étnicos.
(801) 923-6259 
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Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Offers online therapy
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Najmeh Hourmanesh
Psychologist, PhD, RPT-S
Verified
In developing a treatment plan for to fit the needs of each child I incorporate play therapy , art therapy techniques, Theraplay activities, sand therapy, EMDR, IFS, and TF-CBT.
I specialize in treating PTSD, mood, anxiety, and attachment disorders . While I specialize in working with children, I have worked extensively with traumatized teens and adults. I often use EMDR with IFS (Internal Family System) along with somatosensory techniques for those patients with complex PTSD. I also target anxiety disorders (e.g., phobias) with EMDR. For children I often use EMDR or/and TF-CBT with Play and Sand Therapy. I have found sand therapy, helpful with individuals of all ages. Other therapies I regularly use in developing a treatment plan include CPP, PCIT, Theraplay activities, and CBT.
(801) 800-8445 
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Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Nicole R Wall
Counselor, LCMHC, CDWF
Verified
Play Therapy , Sand Therapy, CBT, Shame Resiliency.
Nicole Wall, LCMHC, has extensive training in assessment and diagnosis, treating depression, anxiety, personality disorders, drug and alcohol issues, as well as individual and relationship counseling. Nicole is passionate about working with children and adolescents. She incorporates play and art therapy along with elements of mindfulness, relaxation exercises, meditation methods, and cognitive self-awareness into her practice, by using a variety of techniques based upon the client's needs.
(801) 660-5233 
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Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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Brenda Dowse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Methods include: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Sand Tray Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Therapy (DDT) and play therapy .
Have you noticed a change in your child? Maybe you got a call from your child’s school or your child isn’t as connected to the family right now? If you are wondering about therapy, email me. I have 20 years of experience with children and I am happy to consult with you via email. To create improvement, we work together as a team. We rely on building from your child’s strengths and discuss solutions. We separate your child from their behaviors and we work to build skills that promote healthy behaviors. How? Through building bonds and through specific activities, play , and talking.
(385) 399-1579 
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Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Not accepting new clients
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Chris Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified
I also specialize in play therapy and sand tray therapy with children and adolescents.
New in recovery? just need a tuneup, or are looking for long-term recovery support? I can help you with the support you need. Trauma, PTSD, and betrayal trauma are huge contributors to addiction, depression, anxiety, and other mental health struggles. With training in EMDR, TFCBT, and as a CSAT I'm here to help you navigate, heal, and recover from your past hurts and current triggers. Having a therapist who understands the pain and complexity of betrayal trauma can validate your struggle and help you to heal. I see a variety of clients of all ages with various needs. Let's do a free consultation to see if we are a good fit.
(385) 206-6366 
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Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Offers online therapy
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Possibilities Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, ACS
Verified
"C" graduated from the University of Southern California, UCLA and Columbia Pacific University and has been a practicing therapist for over 30 years, educator, lecturer, national/international conference presenter, published author of The Anger Addict and several play therapy techniques,.
Promoting Hope, Wellness and Recovery is the mission of Possibilities Counseling Center. Dr. Cynthia Dodge is certified as a cognitive behavioral therapist with a specialty in treating insomnia. Being flooded with anxiety, free-floating worry and depression can impair memory and sleep.Grief and loss issues are appropriate reasons to explore help and gain relief. There are tools you can learn to improve this outlook. Dr. Dodge has over 30 years of experience. She works effectively with couples wanting to deal with their relationship. Solution focused dialectical behavioral treatment and cognitive behavioral therapy are used to meet treatment goals successfully. .
(928) 723-3345 
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Office is near:
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Offers online therapy


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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 Salt Lake City or for a Salt Lake City 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.