About Us


lighthouseAt Lighthouse Center for Therapy & Play, our mission is to provide hope and healing to children and families through the power of play. We are a therapist owned and operated provider of mental health services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. We provide quality individual, family and group therapy to the children and families of the greater DC, Maryland and Virginia areas. We truly believe in working with each individual and family to help them understand and utilize their strengths in the process of healing and broadening their communication through expressive and traditional therapies.

We offer children, adolescents, and adults the opportunity to process their feelings and challenges through the use of play therapy and other alternative techniques including sandplay, filial, art and expressive therapies. Play therapy, children’s natural language, offers them the opportunity to process and communicate their feelings and needs without the traditional “talk” therapy that is common in therapeutic settings. We use several play therapy interventions including trauma-focused integrated play therapy, child-parent relationship therapy, and other interventions that strengthen the client’s ability to function in the home, school and other environments that they identify. We believe that working with children through their natural language of play is the most impactful strategy to assist them with identifying and addressing their emotional and behavioral health challenges.

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Our adult clients are offered more traditional therapies such as CBT, Trauma-Informed Care, and some expressive therapies to address their current situations and given strategies to apply to their everyday lives. We believe in meeting the clients where they are on their journey to healing and good mental health.

 

Profiles

 

Mimi Ryans

Mimi Ryans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sean Baker

Sean Baker

Kendra Benesch

Kendra Benesch

Allison Berg

Allison Berg

Leora Braden

Leora Braden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tami Jones

Tami Jones

Veronica Logan

Veronica Logan

Debi Vir

Debi Vir

Debi Vir

.Jennifer McMillan