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500,000 people sought help at Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting play therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

Our therapists in Alpharetta are booked, but we have 54 other therapists in GA available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Play therapy

What is Play therapy?

Play therapy is a therapeutic technique used for children and young teens. It involves the use of toys, art, and games to help young individuals process mental health challenges they encounter throughout their childhood like trauma, behavioral problems, divorce, or bullying.

How does Play therapy work?

Thriveworks play therapists in Alpharetta work with young individuals to help them express themselves, release stress and other emotions, learn about their emotions, and heal from difficult experiences by using toys, games, and art to work through these issues in more digestible and accessible formats.

Is Play therapy conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks therapists in Alpharetta conduct play therapy both in person and virtually through online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you and your child.

How long does Play therapy last?

Play therapy, on average, can take around 20 sessions to effectively address a young individual's mental health concerns. However, therapy is a very individualized process, meaning that more or fewer sessions might be required depending on the client's condition and symptoms.

Need more help deciding?

When your child is struggling it can be very difficult to know what the best form of counseling would be. Some parents worry that traditional talking counseling may make it harder for their children. We at Thriveworks Alpharetta understand, and would like to introduce you to the concept of play therapy.

Play therapy is a fun and highly effective model of treatment for children ages 3-12. It provides a safe, non-threatening, therapeutic experience for children to express themselves in a manner that feels comfortable and natural to them. Young children may not have the verbal skills to thoroughly express what is troubling them. Older children may be reluctant, or not feel able, to speak about these things. Play therapy gives them a voice and an outlet to communicate, process, and resolve the stressors in their lives.

Our play therapists can help with a wide variety of concerns including:

  • Abuse and trauma
  • ADHD
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety and fears
  • Assessment needs
  • Behavior issues
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic violence
  • Emotional concerns
  • Grief and loss
  • Illness of self or a loved one
  • Life changes, such as a move, new baby in the family, or change in family dynamic
  • Peer and social concerns

 

We welcome you to call Thriveworks Alpharetta at 770-284-9252 and learn about the many benefits of Play Therapy and how it can be a most useful resource for your child.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Alpharetta therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Alpharetta
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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Mark has been a fabulous help to me. He listens well and remembers our previous conversations. He understands my concerns and offers insightful feedback. I would highly recommend him and your company to anyone who needs assistance. He is a great resource and a great representative for the business.
Read more Mark has been a fabulous help to me. He listens well and remembers our previous conversations. He understands my concerns and offers insightful feedback. I would highly recommend him and your company to anyone who needs assistance. He is a great resource and a great representative for the business.
Dale Jan 2024
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Excellent therapist! Mark, is an expert in his field! The only therapist I will ever use! Definitely recommend Mark to anyone in search of a quality therapist!
Read more Excellent therapist! Mark, is an expert in his field! The only therapist I will ever use! Definitely recommend Mark to anyone in search of a quality therapist!
Alpharetta Mar 2022
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★★★★★
Jesslynn Palmer is a great therapist, with helpful techniques to get me through the stressful days and constantly helping me to do better than the day before. Highly recommended.
Read more Jesslynn Palmer is a great therapist, with helpful techniques to get me through the stressful days and constantly helping me to do better than the day before. Highly recommended.
Alpharetta Jun 2021
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★★★★★
Jennifer was absolutely wonderful. Very helpful at a time I was very much in need!
Alpharetta Oct 2020
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★★★★★
Terry Walton is a great listener. Terry is compassionate, empathetic and easy to talk to. I’m looking forward to future appointments.
Read more Terry Walton is a great listener. Terry is compassionate, empathetic and easy to talk to. I’m looking forward to future appointments.
Alpharetta Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Terry Walton is an exceptional counselor. Terry listens effectively and provides guidance to help resolve difficulties and important issues. If you are looking for a counselor that will truly establish a good relationship and allow you to be completely honest about your thoughts and feelings, he is the one. I am looking forward to my next session with Terry.
Read more Terry Walton is an exceptional counselor. Terry listens effectively and provides guidance to help resolve difficulties and important issues. If you are looking for a counselor that will truly establish a good relationship and allow you to be completely honest about your thoughts and feelings, he is the one. I am looking forward to my next session with Terry.
Alpharetta Sep 2020
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Amber Gilbert is a phenomenal counselor. If you’re looking for a counselors who listens, validates, and asks the difficult questions to help foster self-reflection and self-awareness; she’s the one.
Read more Amber Gilbert is a phenomenal counselor. If you’re looking for a counselors who listens, validates, and asks the difficult questions to help foster self-reflection and self-awareness; she’s the one.
Alpharetta Jul 2020
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★★★★★
My first session was amazing with my counselor. I can’t wait until my next appointment!!
Alpharetta Nov 2018
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Alpharetta is located on Powers Pl just off N Main St, a few minutes northeast of Wills Park. We share a building with Dream Seeker Elizabeth, and our neighbors include CITGO Food & Wine, Monkey 68 Kitchen & Bar, and From Hair On Salon. The closest bus stop to our building is N Main St & Mayfield Rd. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(770) 676-3078

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
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