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Family Therapy in New Jersey at Love Play Grow


IDEAL FOR: Families Across the Lifespan

The goal of family therapy is to create healthier and more beneficial communication across family members.

Often used in conjunction with individual therapy, family therapy is an effective way to support healthy relationships within the family system that translates to healthier relationships outside of the family as well.

Family therapy, like our play therapy and individual therapy, uses evidence-based techniques to unite family members through improving communication skills. 


Family Therapy is dedicated to resolving family conflicts by enhancing the communication skills within the family system. The core principle of Family Therapy is grounded in understanding the dynamics of the entire family unit and addressing individual problems successfully.

Families, in this context, encompass more than blood relations; they include anyone playing a lasting and supportive role in an individual’s life, be it within the same household, extended family, or another crucial source of support.

Engaging in Family Therapy provides a valuable resource for all families to navigate challenges to build healthy relationships within the family system.

What is Family Therapy in New Jersey?

Family Therapy is a type of therapy that helps families gain the tools needed for healthy conflict resolution, communication, anger management, and other relational skills. It focuses on the family system, not just on individual family members.

When we address the root causes of mental health challenges by caring for the family as a whole, we can identify a more sustainable path to help all children and families embrace uniqueness, celebrate individuality, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth at every stage of life.

Family Therapy can help family members better relate to each other, resolve difficult issues, and cope with big life challenges and transitions.

It can also help you better understand your loved ones’ emotions, behaviors, and struggles. In focusing on the entire family system, obstacles and struggles can be overcome together.

Child and Family Therapy Services in New Jersey


At Love Play Grow, it is our goal to provide quality, compassionate care for kids, teens and adolescents, adults, and families. and enrich their lives with the skills they need to love, play, and grow into their best selves.

How can Family Therapy help?

Families turn to Love Play Grow for Family Therapy with a shared commitment to nurturing growth, connection, and resilience within the family system. We provide the essential tools and skills needed to nurture the unique journey of self-discovery, resilience, and personal transformation. Family Therapy can help families:

Navigating Transitions

Life is filled with transitions, from major life events to everyday changes. Families seek therapy when navigating transitions, such as blending families, adjusting to a new family member, or coping with significant life changes. Our therapists provide support and guidance to ensure these transitions become opportunities for growth rather than sources of stress.

Improving Communication

Effective communication is the cornerstone of healthy families. Love Play Grow welcomes families seeking to enhance their communication skills, fostering understanding, empathy, and open dialogue. Through specialized techniques, our therapists empower families to express themselves authentically and connect on a deeper level.

Resolving Conflicts

Conflict is a natural part of family life, but unresolved conflicts can strain relationships. We help families to address and resolve conflicts constructively. We help facilitate discussions that encourage understanding, helping families develop strategies to manage conflicts and build stronger, more resilient bonds.

Coping with Challenges

Families face many challenges, from behavioral issues in children to the complexities of parenting. Our Family Therapy is here for families seeking support and strategies to cope with these challenges. We work collaboratively with families, offering individualized and tailored interventions to navigate difficulties and nurture positive outcomes.

Building Stronger Connections

Every family aspires to build and strengthen connections. We provide a nurturing space for families to reinforce their bonds, and bring a sense of unity and shared purpose. Through therapeutic activities and interventions, our goal is to help families not only survive but thrive together.

Embracing Growth

Families work with us to embark on a journey of self-discovery, celebrating each member’s uniqueness and fostering an environment where personal and collective growth is not just encouraged but celebrated.

What are the goals of Family Therapy?

  • Enhance Communication
  • Strengthen Family Bonds
  • Resolve Conflicts Constructively
  • Promote Individual & Collective Growth
  • Address Behavior & Emotional Challenges
  • Navigate Life Transitions
  • Cultivate a Positive Family System

The Core Treatment Areas & Life Experiences We Support

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Treatment Areas

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Attention Challenges
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Social Anxiety
  • Divorce
  • Behavioral Support
  • Autism
  • Life Transitions
  • Developmental Delays
  • Parenting Skills
  • Self-Esteem
  • Fitting In
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Learning and Developmental Differences
  • and more...

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"We would ABSOLUTELY recommend Love Play Grow to anyone in need.

They are the best child therapists we could have asked for. Our needs were fully met and our expectations have been exceeded."

Jessica, LPG Client

the LOVE PLAY GROW Approach


We start by recognizing and celebrating the inherent strengths within each individual and family. Our therapists observe and identify the positive attributes, talents, and coping mechanisms that are already present.


Acknowledge and address challenges and weaknesses in a supportive and non-judgmental manner by creating a safe space for children and families to express their concerns and vulnerabilities.

Build SKILLS where it's HELPFUL

We work collaboratively with children and families to develop and enhance coping mechanisms, communication skills, and emotional regulation tools based on strengths & challenges.

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Schedule Get Started Call

15-20 min call to learn more about which service(s) would be best for you & your family.

Attend Initial Sessions

Family Therapy starts with an initial meeting, where we get to know you and your child (if that’s the case) and establish treatment goals.

Following Sessions

Following sessions will involve meeting one-on-one with family members. Sessions are generally scheduled weekly and last between 30 minutes to an hour.

Family Therapy in New Jersey at Love Play Grow

We offer Family Therapy for children, teens and adolescents, and adults living in New Jersey, including Wayne, Pequannock, Pompton Plains, Oakland, Glen Ridge, Montclair, Ridgewood, Kinnelon, Montville, and other nearby areas.

Each individual has a different story, so not all therapy sessions are alike. We honor your uniqueness by providing treatment tailored to your needs or the needs of your loved one.

Top-Rated Play Therapist in NJ

Love Play Grow is a HOLISTIC PLAY THERAPY and Professional Counseling Boutique for Kids, Teens, Adolescents, Adults, & Families in New Jersey

Expert care and guidance for ADHD, learning disabilities, OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, behavioral issues, parenting issues, divorce, sibling issues, etc. Love Play Grow is where love and play, nurture growth, through every stage of life.

Not sure if play therapy or professional counseling is best for you or your family? We have a Get Started Call for that.

Out-of-Network Play Therapy & Professional Counseling Boutique

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Love play grow locations

we’re in Morris & Union County

Play Therapy & Professional Counseling Services for Across the Lifespan


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Do you accept insurance?

Love Play Grow is an out-of-network provider and private pay practice. As a private pay practice we do not directly bill insurance for therapy sessions. However, we can happily provide superbills for you to submit to your insurer for potential reimbursement and/or application toward your deductible if needed. 

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What should be expected during the initial session?

The first session is for parents/caregivers only and is an information-gathering session.

The initial session is where the therapist you’ll be working with will gather lots of background information about your child and family.

Things like family history, child developmental history, and background. It’s also your chance to ask the therapist any questions.

*Parent sessions MUST be done with BOTH parents if both are alive and involved in the child, teen, or young adult's life. We understand getting two parents in the room at the same time is very difficult and are flexible in meeting virtually or in our office. Children CANNOT attend these parent sessions.

The Initial Intake Session is just for whoever has custody of the child, teen, or young adult.

What are sessions like after the initial session?

New client onboarding consists of four sessions in order to determine the best treatment plan.

The second and third sessions are for your child and we refer to them as assessment and diagnosis sessions. What the therapist is really doing is looking for strengths and weaknesses in order to develop a treatment plan.

The fourth session is a parent follow-up session where the therapist will discuss with you what they believe is occurring, what they think would be helpful, and how they would recommend moving forward.

Every child, teen and adolescent, adult and family are different, so sometimes children are seen individually, sometimes they’re seen with their parents, or sometimes they’re seen in groups, it all depends on what we see in the new client onboarding sessions.

What ages do you work with?

We work with kids, teens and adolescents, adults, and families across the lifespan, ages 3+ for everything from ADHD, learning disabilities, OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, behavioral concerns, parenting issues, divorce, sibling issues, etc.

What will the duration of therapy be?

Your therapist will discuss with you at the fourth session, Parent Follow-Up, what they recommend in terms of frequency and duration of treatment.

How long are sessions?

All sessions are 45-50 minutes long, and at the beginning of our relationship will often occur once weekly.

Once progress has been made, we will consult you to determine collaboratively if a decision to reduce session frequency is beneficial.

Any decisions made involving scheduling will be made with you, with the understanding that your time is precious.

Do we offer evening hours?

Yes, because we work with children, teens and adolescents, and families we primarily work evening hours.

However, there are only so many after-school hours in a week. We do our best to accommodate everyone’s schedules but it can be challenging. We do have therapists who offer weekend hours as well.