Play Therapy

Play is the language of children and toys are their words. Play, the natural mode of expression for children, is used each day to express emotions, thoughts, and experiences. Play therapy uses this developmentally appropriate and very approachable mode of treatment to allow children to work through what is troubling them and move towards healing.

Trained play therapists assist children in expressing themselves with toys, pretend play, and through metaphor with greater ease than “talk” therapy allows.

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Heather Dopkins, MSW, LCSW

Heather holds a Master’s of Social Work degree with a focus on Clinical Mental Health from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She works with young…

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Mary Kate Leed, M.Ed

Born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. She attended undergrad at University of Dayton. She taught special education in an inclusive setting for 3 years while…

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Sara Murray, MA

Welcome! I’m truly glad you’re here. Are you looking for a nurturing space to explore life’s complexities, guided by someone who is calm, curious, and…

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Gabe Ottman, MA, LMFT

Gabe holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family therapy from St. Mary’s University and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Gabe works with…

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Darcy Steinhaus, MSW, LICSW

Darcy holds of Master’s of Social Work degree with a focus on Children and Families from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities and is a…

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