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Counselor / Therapist

Playful Therapy

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Counseling for Children and the Grown-Ups Who Love Them
Blog Posts
Families Benefit When Children Play!
Just as adults feel better when talking through their problems,
Children Play!

Playful Therapy in St. Pete, Fl provides children the space and experienced counseling to help explore, express and work through their situation in their own way. This allows for increased confidence and creative problem solving skills.
Through play therapy, children learn to manage their feelings, thoughts, and experiences. Children regain a sense of control and safety in their lives, which leads to increased self-understanding and better relationships with friends and family.


Play Therapy is not just for children! Adults benefit from exploring their concerns in artistic and expressive ways as well. Sometimes, talking is just not enough. When a problem in our lives arise, it is more than helpful to be able to stand back and view it from many different angles. That is what Play Therapy allows.
Sand Tray work allows the creator to build the world that is being experienced currently. Through discussion and reflective observation with a trained therapist the creator has the ability to change or even just recognize obstacles that are causing barriers to moving forward. It is powerful, and empowering in a way that can only be experienced.
Other art creations allow the same, in a different way. Sometimes, we just don’t really know how to verbally express what is REALLY the problem, logic and emotion work together. It can be very helpful to allow your right brain to assist in life.
Bio
I received my Masters Degree from Mercer University, and have been working with children and families for over 20 years. Play Therapy is my passion, and through narrative, expressive play, and sand work, my goal is to help your family feel whole again.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Couples Therapy  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Adolescents  Depression  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Adoption  Divorce  Play Therapy
 Anger Management  Eating Disorders  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anxiety and Panic  Gifted / Talented Issues  Relationship Issues
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Grief and Loss  Self Esteem Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Group Therapy  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Body Image Issues  Life Transitions  Stress Management
 Caregiver Issues  Loneliness  Trauma and PTSD
 Children's Counseling  Marriage & Family Therapy  Women's Issues
 Chronic Illness  Marriage Counseling  Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)  Licensed Mental Health Counselor (State)
 Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)  Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Education/Training
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, Trained in Sand Tray Therapy,
Memberships
Association for Play Therapy

Florida Association for Play Therapy

National Board of Certified Counselors

American Counseling Association

Association for Creativity in Counseling
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, credit cards
License:MH 10975 FL