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Play Therapy

Individual and group therapy sessions offered by Elisabeth Dawkins, Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate training in Clinical Play Therapy


Why Play Therapy?

Play therapy helps children with various concerns, including but not limited to adjustment, adoption, aggression, anger, anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, developmental delays, divorce, friendship issues, grief, parent-child relationship, school issues, and trauma. The ability to process and discuss certain experiences typically begins to develop in the late teen years, so young children need a different option. Play therapy allows children to process different parts of their lives using their natural language- play. Play therapy is for children, what talk therapy is for adults.

Session Offerings

Individual Session (Sessions are $135 per hour and $67.50 for 30 minutes.)

The Stewart Center is currently accepting new play therapy clients. Individual sessions are tailored to your child’s needs. Individual therapy services begin with an intake session with the child's caretaker(s), during which the therapist will learn more about the child, their family, and the presenting concerns. After the intake, a child-centered, developmentally based treatment plan will be made and shared with the caretaker(s). Play therapy services are billed separately from tuition.


Group Sessions (Sessions are $85 per hour and run for 8 weeks, 2-6 clients per group.)


Elisabeth Dawkins, M.S, LPC-Associate 

Elisabeth is an Independent Contractor and Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate training in Clinical Play Therapy. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, and her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas. She has previously worked as an Upper Elementary teacher at The Westview School from 2016  to 2020. Elisabeth is a certified provider of DIRFloortime®.

Play Therapy Programs

All group art therapy sessions are $85 per hour.

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Group sessions focus on social interaction and the development of age-appropriate peer relationships. By working together, participants experience collaboration, shared goals, joint accomplishment, social communication, and mutual respect.

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