Faculty

Amy Badding, LMHC, RPT

Amy has worked with children and families for over 18 years and received her RPT credential in 2009 from APT. Amy currently works with a large group practice called Central Iowa Psychological Services. She works with children and families who are going through life changes.

Webinars by Amy Badding

Lisa Cowart, LPC, RPT-S, NCC

Lisa has served children and families for over 15 years as a counselor and supervisor of trauma-informed services in hospital and outpatient practice settings in Birmingham and Denver. She obtained her Masters in Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and later received her RPT credential in 2005.

Webinars by Lisa Cowart

Allan Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S

Graduate of Columbia University’s School of Social Work. He is an internationally recognized speaker and guest lecturer. He has been a RPTS and College instructor for over 40 years. Allan is the founder and President of Kids Inc., a specialized therapy organization with offices in Omaha and Overland Park.

Webinars by Allan Gonsher

Dianna Green, LIMHP, LCSW

Dianna obtained her Masters of Social Work from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2009 and received her Certificate of Play Therapy from Mid-American Nazarene University in 2010. She also has training in Cognitive Process Therapy, Moral Recognition Therapy, and Parent-Child Relation.

Webinars by Dianna Green

Barb McMahill

Barb has been a teacher for 27 years, 5 years in special education, 18 years at the 5th grade level and 4 years at the 6th grade level and 10 years teaching night class at the college level. She has her undergraduate from Missouri Western and her Master’s from Avila University. When not teaching Barb enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 kids and grandkids!

Kimberly Mollenhour

Kimberly has been teaching 5th and 6th grade students for the past 4 years. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Northwest Missouri State University and is currently completing her Master’s in Reading Education from the same school. Kimberly enjoys working with her students in the classroom, clubs after school and attending their extra-curricular activities. When not teaching she enjoys spending time with family, running, playing with her puppy and planning her wedding!

Julie Plunkett, LPC, LCPC

Julie obtained her Master’s degree in Counseling from MidAmerica Nazarene University and went on to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Kansas. Julie is also an adjunct professor at Concorde Career College where she teaches Human Growth and Development and Introduction to Psychology.

Webinars by Julie Plunkett

Amy Ray, LPC, NCC, RPT

Amy received a Master of Education from the University of Montevallo with a concentration in Agency Counseling in 2004. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Alabama and has been a Register Play Therapist since 2008. She has worked in the mental health field with children, adolescents, and adults since 1999. Currently, she provides therapy in a private practice in the Birmingham area of Alabama.

Webinars by Amy Ray

Dr. Schoenenberg PhD, LPC, RPT-S, NCC

Corie Schoeneberg, PhD, LPC, RPT-S, NCC specializes early childhood mental health and provides supervision for play therapists-in-training.  She is an adjunct instructor, an international presenter and the author, a Past President of the Missouri APT, and is currently the Chair for APT’s University Education Committee.

Webinars by Dr. Schoenenberg

Sabra D. Starnes, LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S

Sabra is a licensed clinical social worker and registered play therapist supervisor. She is the owner of Next Place Therapy in Largo, Maryland. She also works as a School Social Worker for the District of Columbia Public Schools.

Webinars by Sabra Starnes

Ann Thomas, RPT-S, LCSW

Ann is a Licensed Clinical and Social Worker and Registered Play Therapy Supervisor who has spent over 20 years specializing in work with children who have experienced traumatic events. Anne has taught for 10 years in the Play Therapy Certification program at MidAmerica Nazarene University and is currently Vice President of Program Administration at The Children’s’ Place. She has established or expanded partnerships with University of Kansas Clinical Child Psychology program, Truman Medical Center and National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Ann has also presented workshops both internationally and nationally about the services of the agency and how to recognize and treat trauma.

Webinars by Ann Thomas

Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT

Tammi is a licensed clinical social worker and registered play therapist. She is the owner of Main Line Play Therapy in Ardmore, PA. Tammi is an international speaker and play advocate. Her work and creative interventions in the field of play therapy and sandtray play therapy have been published and internationally recognized. Her Facebook community is internationally recognized for her resources and interventions that are shared with teachers, parents, clinicians and other professionals throughout the world.  She specializes in sand tray play therapy, sensory integration, attachment, working with children, families, and adults of all ages.

Webinar by Tammi Van Hollander

Dr. Shenae Whitehead, PhD, MA, LPCS, RPT-S

Dr. Shenae Whitehead received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University. She has worked in the mental health field serving children and families for 12 years. She is a psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and Army Veteran. Dr. Whitehead is also an Adjunct Faculty at Webster University and is the owner of Heart to Heart Counseling and Wellness Center, PLLC in Fayetteville, NC.

Webinars by Shenae Whitehead