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Understanding Play Therapy: Play Therapy is a specialized form of therapy designed for children. It uses play as a means of communication and self-expression, allowing individuals to explore and address emotional and psychological challenges. Play Therapy recognizes that play is a natural way for individuals to process their thoughts and feelings, making it an effective therapeutic tool. Application and Scope of Play Therapy: Play Therapy is primarily applied to address concerns related to childhood development, such as behavioral issues, trauma, anxiety, and emotional regulation. It's particularly effective for children who may have difficulty expressing themselves verbally. Play Therapy can sometimes benefit adults who wish to access and process their emotions in a less structured and more creative manner. What to Expect in Play Therapy Sessions: In Play Therapy sessions, individuals are encouraged to engage in various forms of play, such as drawing, storytelling, puppetry, or interactive games. These activities serve as a non-directive way for individuals to express their thoughts and emotions. A trained Play Therapist creates a safe and supportive environment where clients can freely explore and address their concerns.

Professionals Who Specialize in Play Therapy

Sherry Schwartz, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Always do good, it will gratify some people and astonish the rest. - Mark Twain

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 👂 Listener
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Yehuda Roberts, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Choosing to be in the helping profession was not a deliberate choice for me, but rather a calling that I couldn't ignore

  • 💭 Open minded
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous

Yisroel Picker, MSW

Therapist, Master of Social Work, MSW, C-DBT, CCTP

Trauma is perhaps the most avoided, ignored, belittled, denied, misunderstood, and untreated cause of human suffering. – Peter Levine

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 👂 Listener
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Melissa Lieber

Therapist, LCAT, ATR-BC

Every person has a unique story

  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Naomi Franklin

Therapist, LCSW-R; Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Leah Matyas, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

I am passionate about dismantling the stigma associated with seeking help

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Miriam Porat

Therapist, Marriage & Family Therapist

There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life - Tara Brach

Stacey Shapiro, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

As you teach, you learn.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Vanessa Abraham, BSc

Therapist, BSc, PG Dip Psych, Certificate in Supervision

Wherever you go, there you are.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 👂 Listener

Jacob (Chezki) Finkelstein

Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, MTL, MSCC, LPC

Because you have it in you.

Leah Davidowitz

Therapist, LCSW

If you hear a voice within you say, "you cannot paint.' Then by all means paint. And that voice will be silenced.

Rebecca Marcus

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Avi Benmordechai, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Feiga Weinstock, LMSW

Therapist, Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

If I am I because I am I, and you are you because you are you, then I am I and you are you. But if I am I because you are you and you are you because I am I, then I am not I and you are not you!

  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 💡 Solution-oriented
  • 🥇 Empowering

Pnina Braun (Nina Reiss)

Therapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapy Therapist, LMFT

Take the reins to steer your life on a new path to achieve your dreams, enhance your love life, and develop positive connections.

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 👂 Listener
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🙏 Spiritual

Dr. Chaya Rubin

Therapist, Ph.D.

  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener

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