December 8, 2017

So you have completed your master’s degree in your pursuit of a career in therapy—hooray!

You have decided that you really want to work with kids, but wonder if you are really prepared for this? Did your hard-earned degree really give you what you need to succeed in thi...

This is the last in a series of posts on handling difficult behaviors from children. This blog is aimed at helping parents switch from constantly chasing negative behaviors to creating positive behaviors. 

If consistency has been absent, and a child's "defiance” to...

February 16, 2017

As a play therapist and psychologist who works with kids, I frequently get asked, "what do I do when my child has an outburst, (or a tantrum, or an emotional explosion, or… you get the idea). I will offer my response here. I will start by addressing three choices I bel...

January 13, 2017


I am a dog lover, and have enjoyed dogs in my life since I was a child. I purchased my first dog, Winnie, the moment I had purchased my first home. A yellow lab, who was going to be my buddy and hunting companion. I wanted to train her myself, so I went about study...

September 30, 2016

As parents and adults we eagerly desire to connect with our children, but we often are not sure how, or are unable, to step out of the adult world to meet them in their kid world. We want to empathize with their daily struggles, laugh with them over funny things that h...

1) Experience is believed, because it is felt and lived! Advice or revelation still needs to be tested by experience.

2) Our body and soul have information we need to grow and heal. Research is now demonstrating how our body, not just our minds, holds memories and infor...

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Playmore & Prosper is a collaborative community of health and wellness professionals who provide a unique, evidence-based, experiential approach to counseling and wellness services for kids and families. Our mission is to invite people into personal growth experiences through activity and the expressive arts. 

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