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David

David Schatzkamer, LMHC, RPT-S is the director of the Center for Play Therapy. David is a licensed mental health counselor and clinical supervisor, with distinguished knowledge in providing play therapy and counseling to children of all ages, as well as their family members. David has devoted his life’s work to mastering play therapy techniques and providing care to children and their families.



David obtained incomparable training in Play Therapy at the University of North Texas, where he was a participant in the Intensive Play Therapy Supervision Program. This continual training ensures that his play therapy skills remain sharp, and that he is always on top of the latest developments and trends in play therapy methods and techniques.



In addition to running the Center4Play Therapy, David also facilitates (two) play therapy supervision groups that meets monthly David’s work, as well as the his training he did at the Family & Play Therapy Center in Pennsylvania, has helped him facilitate change in the lives of countless children struggling with a wide range of issues, including ADHD, ODD, conduct disorder, abuse, trauma, depression and family issues. While working at the NYU Child Study Center, Schatzkamer specialized in ADHD, and while working at Columbia University, he provided counseling to children who suffered from post-9/11 trauma.



Before David became the director of the Center4Play Therapy, he served as the Director of Clinical Services at a local Brooklyn, NY non-profit. In addition to the private practice that he currently runs at the Center4PlayTherapy, he serves as a Director role on the board for the Association for Play Therapy of New York State.



If you are looking for a therapist who can help your child deal with learning issues, behavioral struggles, past traumas, mood disorders and more, get in touch with David at the Center4PlayTherapy. He can discuss your child’s unique, individual needs and determines the best course of therapy and treatment so that you can see your child thrive.


Specialties

Trauma
Family
Depression
Anxiety
ADD/ADHD

Education

Masters in Counseling
Brooklyn College


Accepted Insurance

Cigna
Oxford
Oscar Health
United Healthcare
Aetna


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