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Cathi Spooner, LCSW, RPT-S

Training Child and Adolescent Therapists to Integrate
Play Therapy & Expressive Arts into Clinical Practice like an Expert

Training Mental Health Professionals to Integrate Play Therapy & Expressive Arts into Clinical Practice

Be 5 Framework 

Confidently integrate play therapy and expressive arts using intention and clinical decision-making. This guide uses Neurobiology-informed framework to integrate play therapy & expressive arts into your therapy sessions with children, teens and families

Play therapy and expressive arts

Become an expert child/adolescent therapist integrating play therapy and expressive arts into clinical practice confidently, effectively, and with integrity.

Play therapist and expressive arts

Are you a child and adolescent therapist who wants to integrate play therapy and creativity into your clinical work with your clients?

Are you struggling to use play therapy and expressive arts confidently and not feel like an imposter?

Do you need a solid framework using play therapy to get amazing results for your young clients and become the "go to" person in your community to help children and teens heal?

Renewing Hearts Counseling & Consulting specializes in helping you take your skills to the next level working with children, youth, and families using the therapeutic powers of play in the healing process.

Learn to effectively and confidently integrate play therapy and expressive arts with your clients of all ages so they can overcome their emotional difficulties and engage in the healing process.

Attachment Focused Family Play Therapy

Attachment-Focused Family Play Therapy: An Intervention for Children and Adolescents After Trauma

Check out my book for mental health professionals using play therapy with children and adolescents who've experienced trauma. This attachment-focused, neurobiology informed framework integrates family members into the treatment to help children heal within the context of their most important relationships

Programs and Services

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Professional Training for Mental Health Professionals

Professional training is an important part of being an effective child, adolescent, and family therapist. The vast majority of university programs don't train you to work effectively with children and adolescents. Cathi Spooner, LCSW, RPT-S, and Renewing Hearts Counseling & Consulting offer specialized training for you to learn how to effectively utilize the power of expressive arts and play therapy with your clients.

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Clinical Supervision & Consulting Services

In addition to professional training, it is important to learn how to implement the information learned from those trainings into “real time” clinical practice. Cathi Spooner, LCSW, RPT-S has worked in the mental health field with children, adolescents and families since 1988. Working in outpatient and residential treatment programs has provided her with the experience and knowledge necessary to help you effectively and confidently implement quality treatment for your clients experiencing even the most challenging problems. She has provided clinical supervision and consulting to mental health professionals  and agencies serving children, adolescents and families.  Showing them how to effectively implement play therapy and expressive arts modalities with integrity into their therapeutic milieu since 2007.

Get this guide for the must have toys for play therapy!

Having the right kinds of toys in your playroom is essential for providing a quality therapeutic space for children to work through difficult issues. This list of Must Have play therapy toys ensures that the toys in your playroom are therapeutic in nature and intentional.

Contact me to discuss how to level up your skills using play therapy & expressive arts with your clients


I work with individuals and agencies to develop successful strategies and meet the treatment needs of your child and adolescent clients and their families using play therapy & expressive arts.

Contact me to schedule a free 30-minute video call if you're ready to level up your skills

Contact me to discuss how to level up your skills using play therapy & expressive arts with your clients


I work with individuals and agencies to develop successful strategies and meet the treatment needs of your child and adolescent clients and their families using play therapy & expressive arts.  Contact me to schedule a free 30-minute video call if you're ready to level up your skills