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 presenting concerns, psychosocial history, personal preferences, and family dynamics. 

I believe that therapy is most effective in a personable, easily approachable format that is respectful, creative, and collaborative. I practice from a neuro-relational and somatic lens, incorporating understandings of family systems and attachment theories, the mind-body relationship, and neurobiology. My passion lies in helping children, teens, and adults develop better self-awareness and sense of internal control through increased attunement to the mind and body. 

 

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) 

Registered Circle of Security® Parenting Facilitator - Circle of Security International 

 

Post-Masters Specialized Training: 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy Beginning & Advanced Levels

Child-Centered Play Therapy Certification Program

Synergetic Play Therapy 6-Month Training Program

Sandtray Play Therapy (in progress)

AutPlay® Therapy

Circle of Security® Parenting

Theraplay® Level 1 & Foundational Certification Program

Filial & Family Play Therapy

Expressive Arts Therapy