Providing psychotherapy, play-based therapy, and EMDR ages three and up
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UPDATE 9-13-2023- I am no longer accepting any new Medicaid or Aetna clients.
I currently have a waitlist for all other insurance providers.
Please submit an inquiry with your child's name, age, insurance carrier, and a brief
description of your concerns to be placed on the waitlist.
I'm Sherry Becker, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist, and EMDR trained therapist with a small private therapy practice in Hampstead, NC known as PLAY SOLUTIONS INC. I enjoy working with children and families from a variety of different backgrounds. I believe that every child has the right to be valued and to succeed in life. My goal for therapy is to provide a nurturing and empathic environment where kids feel safe and secure. Only then can children feel comfortable enough to explore the problems or traumatic experiences that they have encountered.
My career began in 1996 in community mental health. Since that time I have worked in a variety of clinical and administrative settings
with people of all ages in the mental health, developmental disabilities, and military sector. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a BA in Psychology in 1995 and a Master's Degree in Social Work from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina in 2001. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed by the State of North Carolina, and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). I am currently the only Registered Play Therapist in Hampstead. This credential is met upon the completion of 150 hours of play therapy specific continuing education, 350 hours of direct client contact hours, and 35 hours of play therapy supervision, in addition to ongoing training requirements each year. I have received EMDR training through the Monaco Training Center, an EMDRIA approved organization. I am in the process of obtaining my EMDR certification and receive ongoing consultation.
I am an eastern N.C. native and reside in Surf City with my husband, daughter, and five fur babies. I am a huge animal lover and have
two rescue cats and three dogs. I enjoy spending time at the beach and hunting for sea glass. I make art with my finds and
also love reading, gardening, and finding bargains at thrift stores!
- A receipt can be provided for out-of-network insurance so that you may file for service
- SELF PAY rate also available