Play Solutions INC.

Sherry M. Becker, MSW, LCSW, RPT

Providing psychotherapy and play-based therapy to children 3-12 years of age, along with EMDR for all individuals ages 5 and up

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Welcome to Play Solutions INC.

Hi! I'm Sherry Becker and I operate 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 six fur babies. I am a huge animal lover and have 

three 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 Tour of the Office

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I am located inside Hampstead Medical Center. 

Once you enter the building, go up the stairs, and take the 2nd door on the right.

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The child-led play therapy area.

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The office as you come into the suite.  It is arranged with three different areas; 

my work space, an area for work with parents and children together, and a play therapy area.

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Space to check in with parents and children, do nurturing activities, or structured games.

The sand tray can be used for 

sand play/ sand tray therapy or as 

self-regulating tool.

A variety of multicultural dolls are available for children to explore and express themselves .

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Puppets for pretend play, role modeling, and other creative expression.

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Art is one of several 

expressive modalities.

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A sampling of sand tray miniatures.

 A space to draw, do crafts, 

and play games.

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This castle is one of many props available for expressive play.

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"Meebie" and the "Worry Monster."

​Coz​y Corner

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Dollhouses offer a safe and creative way for children to create narratives.

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Kimochi cat is a favorite of many children.  It comes with several feelings that can be stored in her pouch.

Insurance Plans Accepted


BCBS (not Blue Value)
United Healthcare
Aetna

Tricare

Healthy Blue

Carolina Complete Health

United Healthcare Community Plan

Amerihealth Caritas of NC

Trillium Health Resources

  • A receipt can be provided for out-of-network insurance so that you may file for service
  • SELF PAY rate also available