In this episode, Andrea talks about her experience as a play therapist working with children, teens, and families. She tackles topics such as therapeutic touch, attachment, sandplay, and aggressive play with clients. Andrea tells us her story of becoming a play therapist and her passion is evident throughout this great episode.

Andrea Vargas is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, a Qualified Supervisor for MHC interns, and a Certified FirstPlay® Practitioner. Andrea has specialized in child and adolescent counseling since 2006. Her private practice is located in Weston, Florida where she serves children, teens, families, and college students.

Andrea fell in love with play therapy while in graduate school. She is a proud advocate of play and is currently the Chair for the South Florida Chapter of the Florida Association for Play Therapy. Adoption is her passion both professionally and personally, she enjoys using therapeutic play to heal attachment-related trauma.

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FirstPlay (Therapeutic Storytelling Massage) Information by Janet Courtney

The Magic Rainbow Hug

Sandtray Information

Sandplay Information

Association for Play Therapy Website

Sandplay Manual

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