Lisa is an international teacher and pioneer in the play therapy field. Her unique perspective allows her to get right to the heart of the struggles that children and families present.
Lisa calls herself “a scientist at heart,” always striving to figure out why things are the way they are. This inner drive towards knowledge created a deep yearning in her to figure out the details of the play therapy process. Coupled with her own experiences as a mother, Lisa has been on a journey to discover the details of personal transformation in children. She studied interpersonal neurobiology, the brain, mindfulness, nervous system regulation, symbolism, physics, attachment/attunement, and human development. The synthesis of this information lead to the creation of a new model of play therapy called, “Synergetic Play Therapy.”
Lisa has had the privilege of impacting and influencing thousands of therapists all over the world with her teachings and helping transform the lives of thousands of children.
With her desire to help children and families, Lisa founded the Play Therapy Institute of Colorado in 2009 with the mission to train play therapists worldwide with the most cutting edge knowledge possible, as well as create a place where children and families could receive quality mental health services that are accessible and affordable.
In her private practice, Lisa does work with children and families when she is not traveling and teaching. Contact her directly to see if she is available for play therapy sessions.