Play Therapy in Silverdale, WA

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Photo of Danette R Neucom, Counselor in Silverdale, WA
Danette R Neucom
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My training includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Play Therapy .
My therapeutic approach views each person as an individual with unique strengths and challenges, and emphasizes the value of building a therapeutic relationship with the individual. When working with a child, I also want to build a relationship with the caregiver. Developing the client and family's strengths will be the foundation to support the change.
(360) 889-8817
Silverdale, WA 98383
$120 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Liliane Boardman
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I also make use of Sand Tray and Art/ Play Therapies.
Are you experiencing a difficult or challenging phase in your life, some grief and loss over the end of a relationship, loss of child, spouse or a partner? Are you coming from a different culture and struggling to become integrated within American culture, searching for a spiritual grounding different from your childhood religion? Within a safe and confidential environment, I am here to guide you. On occasion, I may challenge your faulty thinking or propose a new way of looking at your personal experiences. Together we'll process your emotions, thinking patterns and explore ways to move forward with your life.
(360) 529-3230
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Silverdale, WA 98383
$140 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Robin Beckley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CMHS
Verified
Verified
Therapy is a place for yourself or your loved one to take time to build self-care, self-reflection, insight and skills to manage the symptoms they are experiencing. Many adults and youth experience symptoms of depression, anxiety or are overcoming issues of past trauma that plays in to their ability to go about life. Sometimes relationships, school or work are harder to navigate, build or maintain. Sometimes self-esteem and self-worth can interfere with our abilities to experience healthy relationships whether that is with friends, peers or family members. Coming to therapy can help you build skills to navigate these hardships.
(253) 292-1216
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Silverdale, WA 98383
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Peninsula Psychological Center, Inc., P.S.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Life presents many challenges. Our 23 licensed clinical psychologists, social workers, marriage & family therapists and mental health counselors at Peninsula Psychological Center, Inc., P.S. are ready to assist you. We work with people from age 3-90, with experienced therapists in our multispecialty center, helping our clients and their families to clarify their specific concerns and to achieve their goals in therapy. We often help people with depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, panic, grief, insomnia & relationship problems. Individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, and psychological assessment services are available.
(360) 200-5865
Silverdale, WA 98383
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Julie Johnson
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Whether you are experiencing an especially difficult season or just want to learn more about why you get caught in painful, repetitive cycles, together we can explore what brings you to therapy and your personal goals for healing. Current neurobiology shows us that through a healthy therapeutic relationship we can learn new ways to relate to ourselves and others, enabling us to heal from past hurts and live into our full selves. I provide a welcome space for childen, adults, and couples to explore what is hurting them and to open up a path to deeper connection, meaning, and joy.
(206) 565-0889
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Silverdale, WA 98383
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$135 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Robynn Frey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Life can be hard! Having someone who listens and cares during a difficult time can make all the difference. My commitment to you is to build a strong relationship while offering the tools needed to meet your individual or family goals. I offer a client-centered, solution-focused approach to help guide you and support your needs. With strategies and approaches appropriate for all ages, I offer a non judgmental and safe environment, to help you/or your family achieve your goals. It would be an honor to be a support on your way to a healthy and rewarding journey!
(360) 526-8377
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Silverdale, WA 98383
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Kim Bourgette
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
For Many years now, I have been working with survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and domestic violence, and all of the post traumatic symptoms that are experienced in the aftermath of trauma. My goal for your therapeutic process with me is to experience personal growth and self-compassion, as well as gaining skills to cope with your post traumatic symptoms as you follow your path to healing.
(206) 457-1579
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Silverdale, WA 98383
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$120 per session
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Christy A McAdoo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I strive to involve children and families in the writing of their treatment goals, in order to ensure we are working toward measurable progress and goals that are important to them. I welcome developmentally diverse clients and have experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. I utilize principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing in my practice. I welcome and strongly encourage family member involvement.
(206) 222-4714
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Silverdale, WA 98383
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Marianne Sicilia
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Feeling stuck? Do you want some help through transitions of life? Being seen and heard through life's challenges can make all the difference. Many things can trip us up: PTSD, difficult relationships, anxiety, stress, lack of confidence or low self-esteem. You may have been holding it together for a long time and need a break from the chaos that comes from living in our society.
(360) 226-8852
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Silverdale, WA 98383
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$130 (individual)$130 (couples)
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Tiffany English
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Things beyond our control in life sometimes shake loose issues that we thought we were past. Coping that has worked before, no longer seems to work or is even now getting in our way in our lives. There are sometimes moments where we can't see beyond the here and now which makes us believe that things will always be the way they currently are. These are pivotal life moments that allow us the opportunity to seek a different path. This may be the time to begin to seek guidance or dig deeper into our issues in order to grow.
(206) 673-3736
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Silverdale, WA 98383
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$120 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Lisa Bernardin
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Counseling is my calling, and helping you find resolution for what is not working in your life is my highest goal. As your therapist, I bring intentional listening skills, professional insight, and a safe, no-judgement space in which we can partner together to reach solutions that work for you. I believe that every person deserves "unconditional positive regard" and in our relationship you will know that I am on your side and working hard with you to find peace, hope, and a way forward.
(206) 866-2845
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Silverdale, WA 98383
$125 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Paula M Rovik
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Everyone needs a listening ear and/or counsel at various times in our life journey. I enjoy working with people of all ages to become healthier mentally, physically and spiritually in order to help reach their goals in life. This may mean challenging destructive thoughts or behaviors, learning new ways to think about yourself, gaining new boundaries, finding healing from past hurt, walking through present though times together - all so that you can become the thriving person that God intended you to be. I care...You are worth it!
(360) 819-1254
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Silverdale, WA 98383
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$80 (individual)$90 (couples)
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Megan Greenlaw
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
Our world is broken, and no one escapes the impact of that brokenness. Perhaps you've felt stuck in the brokenness of life; you find yourself repeating certain behaviors, coping skills or relational patterns and just want to find a new way forward. Maybe you feel like you've done all you can do to "fix" what's wrong, and don't know what to do next. Perhaps you're tired of feeling disconnected from yourself and those around you. Maybe you feel out of control, isolated, disoriented, and unsure. Perhaps you're ready to make meaning out of your life experiences. Maybe you're ready to treat yourself with kindness instead of contempt.
(360) 525-2592
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Silverdale, WA 98383
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$70 (individual)$80 (couples)
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Mallory Burns
Pre-Licensed Professional, CCC
Verified
Verified
We all experience hardships and circumstances out of our control from time to time. My desire is to help you empower yourself, regain control of your life, and change your mindset so that you can have the most contentment and joy possible. I hope to create a safe place for you to develop your strengths while equipping you for positive change as you navigate the challenges of life. Seeking counseling requires a lot of courage and strength; your step in faith will be met with kindness, genuine care, and understanding.
(360) 732-8683
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Silverdale, WA 98315
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$70 per session
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Kali A Jensen
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with people who are interested in exploring their story. Often we face struggle and trauma in our life that cause us to behave in certain ways. My clients are often asking themselves why they behave in a certain way even if it is not working for them. They are curious about how past hurts and struggles may still be impacting them to this day.
(253) 400-2788
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Silverdale, WA 98383
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$150 per session

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Erin Hohol
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My approach with children is non-directive experiential play therapy .
My approach to counseling is to focus on strengths and help to assist with solutions rather than telling my patients what to do. My focus is to address short-term problems as well as long-term psychological well-being. The more you can tell me about what and how you are feeling, the more effectively I will be able to assist you in resolving your personal problems and issues. I believe all individuals are deserving of acceptance, respect, compassion, and understanding, and all children are capable of success in academics, extracurricular activities, and social interactions.
(253) 265-9626
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Port Orchard, WA 98367
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Martha Wakenshaw
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Modalities of practice include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Play therapy , Anger management, Stress Management and Parent Education.
As a child, adolescent, and adult therapist, I customize treatment to clients of all ages and all walks of life. The art and science of counseling is one of listening, reflecting, teaching, and learning. It is a process of co-creation where individual differences and unique challenges to the human experience are valued. You will find my twenty years of experience as a therapist useful in assisting you to move through such experiences as family transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, and other issues. I seek to help you find resolution to challenges your are facing in your life.
(425) 329-8279
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Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
$145 (individual)$155 (couples)
Photo of Marjorie Rubin, Counselor in Silverdale, WA
Marjorie Rubin
Counselor, MA, CMHS, LMHC, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Advanced training includes Play Therapy , Sandtray, Somatic, Creative & Expressive Arts.
Are you, you struggling with anxiety, feeling down, depressed, barely able to cope or sleep ? Maybe you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed or continually challenged by events beyond your control ? If you know you need help, but you're uncertain of whom to trust or where to begin, I am here. I offer a safe place along with respect, compassion, and warmth. I listen deeply, providing expert caring help and support for you to work things through, and develop inner resources and skills to increase resiliency .
(206) 966-6266
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Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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$150 per session
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Giselle Macfarlane
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Play is the language of children.
As a LMFT, I treat individuals, children, adolescents, couples, and families with concerns including anxiety, depression, attachment and relational difficulties, anger management, trauma, identity issues, and gender questioning. I utilize an integrative, collaborative, systemic, humanistic, emotionally-focused perspective to help clients work through conflict, life transitions, blended families, grief, and loss. I use evidenced-based like CBT+. Also, Somatic Transformation and Lifespan Integration to help clients with trauma. Additionally, I am an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and a Washington State Supervisor offering supervision.
(206) 557-6559
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Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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$170 per session
Waitlist for new clients
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Lisa Defaria
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, BCD
Verified
Verified
For children, I provide developmental play -based therapies, behavioral interventions, parent support and coaching.
Providing quality, compassionate and confidential psychotherapeutic services for over 20 years. With a specialty in young children with developmental, emotional & behavior challenges, I also have extensive experience working with parents, individuals & families. You may be a parent concerned about your child, a family/couple with relationship challenges, or an individual in transition. We partner together in a process of exploration, discovery & solutions that support personal growth. I strive to provide the highest standards of professional practice - personable, respectful, non-judgmental & strength-based.
(206) 203-6722
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Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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$125 (individual)$125 (couples)
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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.