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CT Liaison 

Amy Dickerson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Connecticut and a Registered Play Therapist™. She is the owner of AED Psychotherapy, LLC, a private practice in New Canaan, CT. Amy earned a Master of Mental Health Counseling degree from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts in Therapy and Psychology from Russell Sage College. Her passion lies in working with children, teens and parents to help them to identify, express and cope with emotions. Amy utilizes a prescriptive approach that is based in both Client-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and she is also a credentialed TF-CBT clinician. 

MA Liaison 

Kimberly Mossman is the founder and owner of the Mossman Play Therapy Center in Duxbury, Massachusetts. She created the Mossman Play Therapy Center to address the growing need within her community for children’s mental health services. Kimberly is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with an Education Specialist degree concentrating in play therapy from the University of Mississippi. She has experience working with families effected by various forms of trauma. Prior to starting her own practice, she worked for the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office where she gained a unique perspective on the impact the court system has on children and their families. As a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Kimberly provides supervision for clinicians both inside and outside of the Center. She is passionate about increasing play therapy services to children throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.

ME Liaison 

NH Liaison 

Holly graduated from the Copenhagen International School for high school, Dartmouth College for her undergraduate degree, and Plymouth State University for her Master's degree in Education. She is licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in NH and she is a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. She has been in private practice for over 10 years and loves it! She has attended every NEAPT Annual Conference since 2009. Her favorite play therapy book is the classic Dibs in Search of Self by Virginia Axline. Holly grew up in Denmark, sings in a choir, and time-lapses the sunset most every day. Her original career aspirations: a ballerina or a cat dentist.

RI Liaison 

Tina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Rhode Island. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The Rhode Island College and received her Master of Social Work degree from Rhode Island College. Her passion is working with children, teens, and families to help them understand and manage their emotions and behaviors in a supportive therapeutic environment. She assists parents and children with working through barriers that affect their everyday life through a warm and collaborative, strength-based approach. She utilizes creative interventions to support children/adolescents to enhance their skills including but not limited to play therapy techniques, art therapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and collaborative/proactive problem-solving. Currently, she is training in Synergetic Play Therapy and Autplay Therapy and hopes to be a Registered Play Therapist™ by the end of 2022!!

VT Liaison 

School-Based Liaison

Carolyn Janis, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist™ currently works alongside students in the Portland School District as a school-based clinician with Community Health Center. Prior to this, she worked at the Institute of Living in Hartford and Cheshire, where she was first introduced to the power of play when working alongside Dr. Julie Nash. Carolyn was a part of a private practice in Glastonbury. Her training days began as a clinical social worker at Providence College and graduate work was completed at Simmons College. Within the play therapy room, Carolyn’s most after toys are often the ambulances, police cars, doll houses and lots (and LOTS) of Legos! Carolyn is most grateful to all of the play therapists who have been so generous with their time, patience and support in leading others to discovering the healing that can emerge through play.   

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