In this episode, Kirsten discusses her current work with children and adults. She dives deep into the importance and nuances of the therapeutic relationship, sharing thoughts on authenticity and therapist-as-self. Take a listen to jump down a few rabbit holes and gain amazing insight into the world of play therapy.

Kirsten Goffena is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Colorado, a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Certified EMDR Therapist. She returned to graduate school when her own children were teenagers and graduated with masters degrees in clinical and school counseling from the University of Northern Colorado in 2012. Her counseling experience includes individual and group work with adults, children, and families in a mental health agency, elementary and middle school counseling, in-home family therapy for families with children at risk for out-of-home placement, and private practice including intensives (4-8 hour healing sessions) and momma retreats.

Get more information about Kirsten’s practice on her website.ย 

Resources from Dan Siegel (window of tolerance).

More information about EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

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