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Playful Therapies
3140 East Broad Street, Suite 101
Columbus, Ohio
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  
Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm  
Tue 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm  
Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm  
Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm  


Ted Borkan, PhD – Psychologist, Ohio License #4528: I have provided counseling, assessment/testing and consultation services for a wide range of populations and needs for more than three decades. In addition to traditional counseling techniques (such as cognitive, brief, solution-focused, and person-centered), I have specialty training in the use of “expressive” therapies (including play, metaphoric, and art-oriented approaches) – enabling me to more effectively meet the unique needs of those seeking services. I am competent to provide services to all ages but have particular specialty in providing clinical, evaluation and consultation services to children/adolescents/parents.

Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?

I bring to the clinical setting over 30 years of experience with a wide range of persons (from young children to 'older' adults) utilizing a variety of treatment strategies AND I uniquely have a Play(ful) Therapy core of training (for which I also provide supervision to young clinicians). My foundational experience (and a continued interest) is working with children and teens and their families.

What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?

My core training is Play Therapy -- Added to that (among several other) are cognitive-behavioral and metaphoric treatment approaches.

What are you proud of in your practice?

I have an independent private practice that has been active for about fifteen years with many of my new referrals calling after being recommended to my by former 'clients' or being referred by physicians with whom I have coordinated with for many years.

Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?

I enjoy my clinical work with ALL those I see in counseling for each provides me with a new opportunity to learn from, support in learning and facilitate the discovery of personal strengths and abilities the other person (and sometimes I) had not previously recognized in ourselves.