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Dr. Jill Leibowitz is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in New York City. She works with children, adolescents, and adults in play therapy and psychotherapy. She also works with parents to help them be the best parents they can be to their children. She also helps children and parents form a strong communication and attachment.

Dr. Leibowitz has supervised and taught graduate students at several universities and psychoanalytic institutes within New York City. She is passionate about the importance of play in early development as well as throughout the lifespan.


  • What she likes about being a therapist

  • What play therapy is

  • How she conducts play therapy

  • The play she lets kids do and how she observes it

  • The parenting work she does

  • Phrase or concept she finds herself repeating all the time

  • The importance of validating people’s experiences

  • Information she wishes people knew earlier

  • The play she lets older kids, adolescents, and adults do

  • The importance of play

  • On the book she's working on


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