Play is a natural process that:

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  • Fosters learning and acceptable         behaviors
  • Reduces anxieties
  • Promotes creative thinking and problem solving
  • Encourages open communication
  • Elevates spirit and self esteem


Play is our first language. Just as adults use words to communicate, children use play. When playing, we express thoughts and feelings that might otherwise remain hidden. 


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Not Just Play? What does that mean? Play is the language of children. In a healing environment when kids play in session, it is "not just play" but therapy. Play relieves feelings of stress and boredom, connects us to people in a positive way, stimulates creative thinking and exploration, regulates our emotions, and boosts our ego. (Landreth 2002).


In addition to being a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Robin is trained in both EMDR and certified in Trauma Informed Care by the VA NASW to further help those who have experienced significant stressors in their past. 


Robin supervises Master of Social Work clinical students from Virginia Commonwealth University and candidates for licensure as a clinical social work (LCSW) in Virginia. 




Individual Therapy 

 Major Life Events, Blended Family issues, Women's issues, Anxiety and Depression, Domestic Violence, Child Welfare, Foster care and Adoption, Grief, CoDependency, Lack of self esteem.

Trauma Informed Therapy

Assessment using an inclusive developmental trauma conceptual framework and related research and practice-based intervention strategies for effective trauma care.

Sand tray and Play Therapy for Children, Adolescents (and Adults!)

Kids practice skills and roles needed for survival. Learning and development are best fostered through play (Russ 2004)