Karen LeVasseur, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
514 Main Street, Bradley Beach, New Jersey 07720
I work with preschool aged children, as young as 3 years old. I support my young clients in learning to calm their feelings, make appropriate choices with their behavior, improve social skills and explore trauma, anger, anxiety, fear and loss; all through play. Play therapy is driven by the child's choices and needs and is very effective in helping children to improve in many areas of their lives. I often include parents in the last 15 minutes of the session for filial (family) play to strengthen the child-parent relationship and provide an additional layer of support. It is fun for everyone!
Jay Levin, Ph.D, LCSW
495 Ironbridge Road Suite 8, Freehold, New Jersey 07728
Dr Levin is the immediate past president of the New Jersey Chapter of the Association for Play Therapy. He has taught numerous therapists his techniques in this specialty. Dr Levin states that "play is the child's talk, toys are the words". He brings a playful approach to children which helps them share their feelings. He is extremely proud of the numerous community referrals he receives from the medical field, the clergy, and previous clients.