About Me

Welcome! My name is Anthony Dimitrion. I am a creative Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist, and Certified Child-Centered Play Therapist. I specialize in providing evidence-based therapy services for children, teenagers, adults, and families. My therapeutic philosophy is founded on the belief that all clients are unique, and that treatment should be tailored for each client taking into consideration their age, developmental history, presenting concerns, and family dynamics.

I practice from a relational and neurobiological lens, incorporating understandings of family systems and attachment theories, emotional regulation, and neurobiology.  I believe that therapy is most effective in a personable, easily approachable format. My passion lies in helping children, teens, and adults develop better self-awareness through increased attunement between their thoughts, feelings, physiological (physical) sensations, and behaviors. This increase in self-awareness improves self-confidence and one’s ability to manage often difficult and overwhelming feelings.

 

As a Registered Play Therapist, I have specialized training in therapeutically working with children through creative, play-based interventions that are developmentally appropriate, fun, and relatable. I have trained in several approaches to play therapy that are attachment-focused and neurobiologically-oriented.

Prior to starting in private practice I served as the Associate Program Director for a large mental health clinic in New York City, where I also worked as a therapist for children, teens, and adults. From there I served as the Clinical Director for a group practice in Jersey City, NJ, until making the transition to full-time private practice. 

 

Education & Credentials:

Master of Social Work (MSW) - Syracuse University

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - State of New Jersey

Registered Play Therapist - Association for Play Therapy

Certified Child-Centered Play Therapist - National Institute of Relationship Enhancement

Foundational Theraplay® Practitioner - The Theraplay Institute 

ADHD Certified Clinical Services Professional - Institute of Certified ADHD Professionals

Certified AutPlay® Therapy Provider - Dr. Robert Jason Grant (creator of the approach)

Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy