Kimberly Bartlett

About Kimberly (She/her)

Kimberly Bartlett is a dedicated professional in the field of play therapy, holding the title of Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™, the highest certification to provide play therapy in the United States. She obtained her Master of Social Work in 2003 and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She has a diverse professional background that has included roles as an Adjunct Lecturer at UC San Diego, Adjunct Faculty at University of Phoenix, and managerial positions in community mental health. Kimberly has conducted workshops globally to promote Play Therapy.

As the proud owner of Evergreen Play Therapy, she channels her passion into utilizing Integrative Play Therapy to facilitate transformative change and growth in children and families. Through this approach, she creates a nurturing space where healing, self-expression, and skill development thrive. Specializing in Integrative Play Therapy, Kimberly combines various therapeutic models and research to tailor treatment plans that address emotional, behavioral, and social hurdles in children and families. With a profound understanding of child development, attachment theory, and trauma-informed care, she empowers her young clients and families to navigate their challenges effectively.

About Kimberly’s Treatment Approach

Kimberly’s approach is centered around empowering individuals to take control of their health and well-being. She tailors support for children and families based on their strengths, needs, and preferences. Serving as an Integrative Play Therapist, she employs a systematic and reflective strategy to customize treatments for each family, ensuring effectiveness and tracking progress. Involving parents in the treatment process is crucial, as she engages them in discussions about their role, which often includes providing education and strategies for home support. Her goal is to equip children and families with new coping mechanisms to address their challenges and help them sustain progress after therapy. By outlining an exit strategy from the start, she aims to guide families to conclude therapy once they have achieved their treatment objectives and can uphold their progress independently.

There are more than 25 types of play therapy. It’s important that she draw from more than one approach to best treat children and families. Some play therapy models she draws from include but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy
  • Filial Play Therapy
  • Child Centered Play Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Theraplay

Ready for holistic family wellness and concierge play therapy solutions?

We accept a small number of active concierge clients in order to provide our first-class service. Are you ready to commit time and resources for your family wellness journey? If so we’d like to speak with you and hear about your needs over a complimentary call. 

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