Heather Sestili, LPC, RPT

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Child & Family Therapist
Call: 623-341-4463 Email: hdsestili@cox.net

Heather Sestili has her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Registered Play Therapist. She is a Child Development Specialist with a passion for healing the hearts of children.
Heather uses non-directed and directed play therapy with children. She is trained in sand play, art, puppetry, Experiential play, Ther-a-play®, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) I & II, and Trauma-Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TCBT) to resolve trauma and build safety and security with trusted care giver and increase self-esteem.
Heather’s nurturing approach combined with her extensive training offers children and caregivers a reparative play therapy experience. She assesses the child’s developmental stage and defenses, help children process grief and loss and work through trauma to reduce disruptive behaviors. She offers compassion to parents’ experiences with understanding. Parents receive psycho-education on the impact of trauma and brain development along with proven yet practical parenting techniques to support the child through his/her emotional struggles. This therapeutic process assists children to regain a sense of security, increase trust in the parent/care giver, improve parent-child relationship and builds the child’s self-confidence.
In addition, Heather promotes play therapy as an active board member of the Arizona Association for Play Therapy for several years. She is the treasurer and chairperson of the popular Education Series.
Heather is accepting new clients for in-office, in-home, or in-school where the child’s therapy is needed. Her office is located at 5940 W. Union Hills Drive, Suite D-240, Glendale, AZ 85308. She works Monday through Friday and accepts self-pay or insurances: BCBS, Cigna, and United Behavioral Health. Call for a FREE phone consult.


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