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Celebrate National Play Therapy Week with Tanager Place

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This week is National Play Therapy Week! February 6-12 is the week this year we celebrate the importance of play for children and families and honor the work done by therapists as they promote children’s health. At Tanager Place, we use play every day because of its benefits for children as mode of communication, a source of expression, and a path toward healing. In our Outpatient Services, we have 8 Registered Play Therapists/Registered Play Therapist Supervisors and 16 clinicians currently pursuing the credential (see list below).

This week be sure to check out Tanager Place’s special activities planned for Play Therapy Week!

  • Keep an eye on our social media to hear why our therapists believe in play therapy, why it works, and some of their favorite play therapy toys.
  • Later this week, we’ll have another blog post about what play therapy is and why it works.
  • This month, on Friday February 25th, School-Based Manager Emma Harding will host a training covering Play Therapy Basics. For more information or to register, click here.

Registered Play Therapists:

Lindsey Swales (RPT-S)

Jennie Null (RPT-S)

Tonya Hotchkin (RPT)

Abby Seyfer (RPT)

Ashley Hart (RPT)

Cassie Kehoe (RPT)

Deb Brockington (RPT)

Joella Gerber (RPT)


Therapists currently pursuing their Registered Play Therapist Credential:

Lexi Erger

Elizabeth Heiar

Amanda Vanis

Meghan Adams

Jennifer Angus

Katie Croft

Nikki Goos

Amber Cook

Robin Hoffman

Kristin Thom

Ashley Ray Wing

Darren Kirk

Emma Harding

Paula Cox

Marissa Stiles

Kayla Lansing


To find out more about play therapy and play therapists, go to Are you seeking play therapy services? To get started, contact us at 319-286-4545 or

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