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Play Therapy

Therapists In Denver And Nearby Specializing In Play Therapy

Play therapy is a technique used in therapy for children. In play therapy, a therapist interacts with the child by interpreting play behavior and communication. Play therapy also uses a child’s play to help him or her manage the emotional and behavioral difficulties that interfere with normal and proper functioning.

Another goal of play therapy is to improve communication and help establish better rapport between children and their parents. Play therapy may also be used to help children control their impulses, increase their self-esteem and self-confidence, reduce their anxiety, and help them adapt better to the people around them.

Play therapy tries to increase a child’s ability to relate to others and understand them better, thus helping the child to establish trust. The play therapist tries to understand the emotional issues that may be troubling a child, during each stage of his or her early development, as enacted through play interactions with various toys and other objects.

Through play, the therapist tries to teach children to better cope with anxiety and fear. Play therapy also may be used to treat attention deficit disorder or ADD, aggressive behavior, depression, oppositional behavior, and various other issues that may be stunting the emotional development of a child.

Marjorie Laird CAC III / LMFT / LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

I have been in private practice seeing children, teens, adults, couples, and families for over twenty years.  I am a Licensed Professional...

Caroline Hanlet LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

I strongly believe that every person is stronger than they think, and my goal is to be a gentle guiding presence in your life to help...

Kim Kelly LCSW

- Offers sessions in-person and online

You might be here if you’re feeling disconnected from the truest parts of yourself-stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, and burnt out by...

Maria Lebovich LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

I am an LPC with experience working with depression, trauma and anxiety. I am trained in EMDR and use mindfulness and a gentle compassionate...

Christy Laracuente LCSW

- Offers sessions in-person and online

I have been working with children, adolescent and adult individuals for over 25 years in a variety of settings. My work focuses on helping...

Shari Lightfield LPC

- Offers sessions only online

Welcome! You are taking one of the hardest steps to improving your mental health, you have started the search for a counselor. I want...

Mayde Jackson LPC

- Offers sessions only online

Racial trauma, adjusting to Covid-19, school stress, work life balance, self-esteem, and relationships, among other issues are difficult...

Rebecca Sacks LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Rebecca Sacks, Licensed Professional Counselor, holds a master’s degree from Regis University. Her clinical background is in mental...

Brianna Roggow LCSW

- Offers sessions only online

I believe every child, teen and family is unique. With this comes unique challenges that you and your child may be experiencing. From...

Lindy Steece LPC

- Offers sessions only online

Available on 2/1/2023 at 12:00 PM. Book appointment.

I am a believer in Dreams.  I believe Life is short and quality counts.  I am curious about your life:  how you handle situations,...

Janet Borelli LCSW

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Youngest child Janet will see is 4 years old.

Are you under stress? Overwhelmed? Do you feel unable to move ahead in your life? would you like to feel more effective with your children...

Jonathan Minifie LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Jonathan C. Minifie has more than 20 years of experience working with adolescents. He has worked extensively with adolescents and individuals...

Molly Jaques LPC / MA

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Molly is not accepting new male clients over 18 years old and only sees child clients 10 years and older.

Available on 2/1/2023 at 1:00 PM. Book appointment.

Molly Jaques is a LPC or Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a BA in Psychology and a Master’s of Counseling from Regis University,...

Kellee Scannell LMFT

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Do you find the same stressors keep showing up in your life? Are you feeling stuck in relationships? Do you often feel bad about yourself?...

Jessica Kuchinski LPC

- Offers sessions only online

As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist working in the field since 2003, I’ve worked with children, teens,...

Emily Ringle LMFT / LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Hello! My name is Emily Ringle and I am thrilled to be working with Westside Behavioral Care. I hope to work with you on your journey...

April Betty MA

- Offers sessions only online

April is a graduate of Naropa University where she earned her Master of Arts in Somatic Counseling Psychology, with a specialty in Dance/Movement...

Theresa Palermo LCSW

- Offers sessions only online

Theresa accepts new clients age 9 years and older.

Theresa Palermo earned her Bachelors Degree from the University of Maryland in College Park in 1988. Afterwards, she spent several years...

David Karl LPC

- Offers sessions only online

David Karl is a bilingual therapist in Denver able to see English and Spanish speaking patients. English Respecting your culture, empowering...

Ann Norris LCSW / MSW

- Offers sessions only online

In my Boulder therapy practice, I am dedicated to providing a supportive, safe environment for clients to work on their own areas of...

Tracey Andrews LCSW

- Offers sessions in-person and online

"Gender identity clients are limited to children and adolescents."

Child and Adolescent Therapist, Tracey Andrews, LCSW, also specializes in seeing adults suffering from problems such as depression, LGBT...

Bonnie Mucklow CAC III / LMFT / LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Bonnie does not find online therapy suitable for children ages 9 and under.

Greenwood Village therapist, Bonnie Mucklow, is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed professional counselor (LPC)...