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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.

Marie Spence LCSW

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Our lives can be complicated, messy, and create burdens which sometimes feel like too much to bear. But life can also be beautiful, profound,...

Maggie McEachern LCSW

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Maggie McEachern is an attachment-focused, expressive therapist who works with all ages  (three years old and up). Her work is grounded...

Katie Kelley LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from Regis University. I provide psychotherapy...

Anastasia Canfield LPC

- Offers sessions only online

I work from a client-centered, humanistic approach with a deep belief it is my responsibility to hear or otherwise witness the story...

Kristin Foslid LPC

- Offers sessions only online

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, and EMDR trained therapist. I obtained my Master’s degree in 2014. I have been in the field...

Jaime Grainger LMFT

- Offers sessions in-person and online

While this is about you and your therapeutic journey, I firmly believe that the most important part of therapy is the relationship between...

Brooke Green LPC

- Offers sessions only online

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and therapist focused on online therapy services in Colorado. My specialties include individuals...

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...

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...

Christy Laracuente LCSW

- Offers sessions only 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 / RPT

- Offers sessions in-person and online

**I am offering interventions based on Theraplay® principles** Racial trauma, adjusting to Covid-19, school stress, work life balance,...

Rachel Mahoney LCSW

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Rachel Mahoney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 22 years of experience in working with children, adolescents and adults...

Rebecca Sacks LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Available on 4/29/2024 at 3:00 PM. Book appointment.

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

Lindy Steece LPC

- Offers sessions only online

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

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...

Kellee Scannell LMFT

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Kellee only works with children two to eight years old.

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,...

April Betty MA

- Offers sessions in-person and 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)...