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We provide social, emotional and behavioral support to Seattle area families. We work with infants, children, teens, and parents.

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To play it out is the most natural self-healing process in childhood.

– Erik Erikson

About Us

We serve infants and toddlers, children, adolescents and parents of all identities and bodies.

We value

Our approach is grounded in neurobiologically informed principles that help increase regulation and relational connection. 

Play is the foundation for learning, relationships and emotional processing. 

We affirm all races, abilities, cultures, neurotypes, in all bodies. Our therapists operate from an anti-racist, anti-oppressive lens.

We believe

Understanding the underlying needs behind a  behavior, allows us to meet those needs in new ways. 

Safe relationships – where one feels valued and understood – is the primary indicator of resilience in the face of adverse experiences. 

Increasing internal strength will change behaviors from the inside out, which leads to longer term change.

Rosie Newman, MA, LMHC, RPT-S

Director/Licensed Therapist

Kaitlyn Scott McGurn, MA, LMHC

Licensed Therapist

Judy Ko, MA, LMHCA

Associate Therapist

Sarah Jensen, MS, LMHC

Licensed Therapist

Mara Mulcahy, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Therapist

Sarah Block, MS, LMFT

Licensed Therapist

Eunyoung Choe, MA, LMHCA

Training Center Support Staff

Our Services

All services are currently offered online due to COVID-19.

Play Therapy

Play Therapy decreases problematic behaviors, while increasing your child's internal strength and belief in themselves. All in the child's natural language of play!

Parent Coaching

Parent Coaching provides you with tools and strategies for responding to parenting challenges, without seeing your child directly or giving your child a mental health diagnosis.

Adolescents

We provide tweens and teens support for social, emotional and behavioral challenges. We use creative and expressive mediums to allow for alternative means of communication.

Child Parent Relationship Therapy

We teach parents to play therapeutically with their own child, in special play sessions at home. Implementing CPRT, strengthens parent-child relationships while allowing your child to process experiences and feelings through play.

Family Play Therapy

In Family Play Therapy, instead of asking kids to talk it out, we invite parents to drop down to the child's level and play. When families play out new ways of being it can illuminate patterns and insights for the whole family.

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Play therapy gives children a place to be in control, to gain a sense of mastery, and to feel important, while giving the therapist a window into the child’s world.

Child-Centered Documentation

Child-Centered Documentation is a unique approach to documentation that integrates managed care requirements, while staying true to Child-Centered Play Therapy theory.

Continuing Education

Seattle Play Therapy Training Center is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education through the Association for Play Therapy. We provide beginner through advanced trainings in play therapy.

Consultation

Rosie Newman, LMHC, provides consultation to child therapists related to business development, mentorship, case conceptualization, and clinical documentation.

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