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Finding Therapeutic Help for Children With Emotional, Behaviour and Mental Health Problems

There are two main ways of accessing a play therapist or a practitioner of therapeutic play:

(1) Using an independent play therapist or practitioner (for which you will have to pay a fee)

(2) Using a therapist whose services are fully or partly funded by local authority children's, education, social, or health services, a charity or some other agency.

There is a variety of practice throughout the world. In Canada and the USA play therapy services are mainly provided by independent practitioners working through health insurance schemes. In Europe play therapy services are funded by government as well as being available privately.

Consult a doctor if the child has a severe mental health problem.

Using an independent PTI registered play/creative arts therapist

Check the availability of PTI registered therapists through your country’s affiliated organisation, who maintain registers of certified and accredited Play Therapists and Practitioners of Therapeutic Play – see contact details.

PTI maintains the registers for the United States and some other countries where an affiliated organisation has not yet been established.

PTI Members in the United States

Please select a State:

Alabama | Alaska | Arkansas | Arizona | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware
Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Illinois | Indiana | Kentucky | Maine | Maryland
Massachusetts | Michigan | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | New Jersey | New Mexico  New York | North Carolina | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania
South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington  Wisconsin


Alabama

First Name

Last name

City

Certification

Karla Delle Carmichael Tuscaloosa IBECPT CPT-P
Frances Strick Birmingham IBECPT CPT-S

Arkansas

Lesa Lackey Doan Little Rock IBECPT CPT-S
Teri Denise Maples Little Rock IBECPT CPT

Arizona

Dr Peter Antinoro Yuma IBECPT CPT
Terri Erikson Scottsdale IBECPT CPT-S
Dr Joyce Mills Scottsdale IBECPT CPT-P

Colorado

Dr. Byron Norton Greeley IBECPT CPT-P
Dr. Carol Norton Greeley IBECPT CPT-P
Lynda Schmaljohn Port Collins IBECPT CPT-S

Connecticut

Dr Roxanne Lee Turturro Groton IEBCPT CPT

Delaware

Margaret Colvin Rehoboth IBECPT CPT

Hawaii

Margaret Bubon Kapaa IBECPT CPT-S
Dr. Karuna Joshi-Peters Kaneobe IBECPT CPT-S
Dr. Joyce Mills Kekaha IBECPT CPT-P

Indiana

Rose Harrell Argos IBECPT CPT-S
Julia Knipe Mills Kokomo IBECPT CPT

Kentucky

Dr. Nancy Bertuleit Bowling Green IBECPT CPT-S
Dr. Cathy Clanton-Reeves Bowling Green IBECPT CPT-P
Carolyn Enos Louisville IBECPT CPT

Louisiana

Juliana Fort Shreveport IBECPT CPT-P

Maine

Dr Ellen Bowman Readfield IBECPT-CPT
George Sheckart Lewiston IBECPT CPT
       

Maryland

Louis Aymard Annapolis IBECPT CPT-P
Margaret Bagwell Ellicott City IBECPT CPT-S
Maryanne Bongiovani Ellicott City IBECPT CPT-P
William Nordling Silver Spring IBECPT CPT-P

Massachusetts

Barbara Braun-McDonald Eastham IBECPT CPT-S
Virginia McNamee-McGrogry Norfolk IBECPT CPT

Minnesota

Laura Lee Voldahl Detroit Lakes IBECPT CPT

Missouri

Joanne Stuber-Skipper Fayette IBECPT CPT-S

Mississippi

Myrna Kruckenberg Jackson IBECPT CPT-P

Montana

Dr. Lawrence Jarvis Havre IBECPT CPT

New Jersey

Patricia Gordon Bricktown IBECPT CPT
David Velder Springfield IBECPT CPT-P

New Mexico

Carol Brennan Albuquerque IBECPT CPT-P
Donna Marie Giaquinto Los Alamos IBECPT CPT
Dianne Marie Vona Ranchos de Taos IBECPT CPT

North Carolina

Cynthia Hoffman Weddington IBECPT CPT-S
Robert Hyatt Castalia IBECPT CPT

Ohio

Theodore Borkan Columbus IBECPT CPT-P

Oklahoma

Marilyn Wendelbo Norman IBECPT CPT-S
Doris Langston Lawton IBECPT CPT-S
Desiree Ingram Stillwater IBECPT  CPT

Oregon

Patti Bailey Hillsboro IBECPT CPT-S
Cindy Knapp Corvalis IBECPT CPT-S
Gloria McCrea Dunn Roseburg IBECPT CPT
Linda Schachner Springfield IBECPT CPT-S

Pennsylvania

Theresa Glatthorn Hatboro IBECPT CPT-P
Dr. Joseph Maola Pittsburgh IBECPT CPT-P
John Mooney Allentown IBECPT CPT-S

South Carolina

Norma Kimrey Colwell Columbia IBECPT CPT-P
Julia Foster Krebs Columbia IBECPT CPT
Sandra Frick-Helms Columbia IBECPT CPT-P
Sophie Lovinger Charleston IBECPT CPT
Donna Lynn Rudd Camden IBECPT CPT

Tennessee

Dr. Nancy Ellen Brown Knoxville IBECPT CPT-S

Utah

David Chandler Provo IBECPT CPT-S

Vermont

Stannard Baker Middlebury IBECPT CPT

Virginia

Kathleen Nussbaum Richmond IBECPT CPT
Jo Ellen Perry Broadway IBECPT CPT-S

Washington

Golnar Ansari Kirkland IBECPT CPT

Wisconsin

Mary Determan Milwaukee IBECPT CPT
Jeff Reiland La Crosse IBECPT CPT
Melissa Summerfield Glendale IBECPT CPT

Rest of the World

(where PTI does not have an affiliated organisation)

Australia | Belgium | Bermuda | British West Indies | China | Ecuador | England | France | Guatemala | Ireland | Israel | Japan | Korea | Mexico | Netherlands | New Zealand | Norway | Philippines | Singapore | South Africa | Switzerland


Australia

First Name

Last name

City

Certification

Carolyn Rolls Jamison IBECPT CPT-P

China

First Name

Last name

City

Certification

Angela Siu Hong Kong IBECPT CPT

England

First Name

Last name

City

Certification

Anna Clarke West Sussex IBECPT CPT-P
Dr Sue Jennings Somerset IBECPT CPT-P
Monika Jephcott Uckfield/East Sussex IBECPT CPT-P
Shalini Lilley Isle of Wight IBECPT CPT-S
France

First Name

Last name

City

Certification

Nicola Piroth Grenoble IBECPT CPT

Ireland

First Name

Last name

City

Certification

Nuala Caslin Co Donegal IBECPT CPT
Audrey Gregan Dublin IBECPT CPT
Deirdre Kavanagh Kerry IBECPT CPT-S
Matt McDermott Dublin IBECPT CPT-P
Denise O'Boyle Co Donegal IBECPT CPT
Clotilde O'Keeffe-Lyons Tralee IBECPT CPT-S
Eileen Prendiville Limerick IBECPT CPT-P
Aideen Taylor de Faoite Galway IBECPT CPT-P

Israel

First Name

Last name

City

Certification

Dr. Shoshana Levin Jerusalem IBECPT CPT-P

Japan

First Name

Last name

City

Certification

Dr. Kunio Nishihata Osaka IBECPT CPT-P

Korea

First Name

Last name

City

Certification

Chungil Choo Seoul IBECPT CPT
Hyun-Sook Oh Seoul IBECPT CPT

Mexico

First Name

Last name

City

Certification

Joaquin Blix Formoso Mexico City IBECPT CPT

Netherlands

First Name

Last name

City

Certification

Bibian Van Houten Utrecht IBECPT CPT
www.bibianvanhouten.nl

New Zealand

First Name

Last name

City

Certification

Dr. Linda S. Baran Wanganui IBECPT CPT-S

The Philippines

First Name

Last name

City

Certification

Kathleen Tan Say Barangay Paligsahan IBECPT CPT

Singapore

First Name

Last name

City

Certification

Janice Liow Siew Yong Singapore IBECPT CPT
Switzerland

First Name

Last name

City

Certification

Rosemary Chopard Geneve IBECPT CPT-S

Check their membership card - if in any doubt contact us.

Ask the therapist to carry out an assessment, then agree the objectives of the therapy, number of sessions and fees.

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