Clinical & Play Therapy Supervision
Kristen is experienced treating a variety of needs such as attachment, anxiety, depression, anger, ADHD, divorce, family stress or conflict, grief & loss, life transitions, school performance & behavior, stress management, recovery from abuse & trauma and more.
She is trained in evidence-based models such as EMDR, Theraplay, ARC, &Child Parent Psychotherapy.
Kristen is also licensed to provide clinical supervision for counselors in Missouri and play therapy supervision for individuals seeking to become a registered play therapist. Therapeutic services are available in-person or via telehealth. Supervision is offered virtually.
I am a registered play therapist- which can be the most fun job in the world (in my opinion)! I get to help kids (and grown-ups too) with their feelings, problems or worries and learn ways to feel better. I use creative activities, art, sand tray and games to help talk about feelings and learn ways to feel better.
Play is universally known to help self-expression, relieve feelings of distress, boost self confidence and healthy connections, help with problem solving and regulating emotions (Landreth, 2022). Your child will learn & practice helpful skills through play, which makes it more fun and likely to stick for when they need to use the skill.
*For more information about play therapy, go to www.a4pt.org and I'll help paint a picture of what you can expect.
(Landreth, G. 2002. Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship).