Heartland Play Therapy - Lori Peterson

Office Location

6701 W 64th Street, Suite 109
Overland Park, KS 66202
Video Conference Available

Contact Information

Phone: 913-544-9285
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.creativeconnectionskc.com

Lori Peterson, LSCSW, LCSW, RPT-S™

Education: Lori obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree in Social Work with a secondary major in Women’s Studies from Kansas State University in 1999, her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas in 2002 and her Play Therapy Certification from KC Play Therapy Institute in 2006.

Experience: Lori began her career as a case manager for a residential children’s home in Wichita, Kansas, gaining valuable experience and insight into the field of foster care and child protective services. Upon moving to the Kansas City area in 2000, Lori was given the opportunity to work in her field of passion at SAFEHOME, serving victims of domestic violence. Over her sixteen years at SAFEHOME, Lori worked as an advocate, Shelter Director, Child and Family Therapist, Outreach Therapist and Clinical Director.  In the position of Clinical Director, Lori was responsible for overseeing the agency’s counseling program, which served over 1,000 clients a year.  In 2015, Lori became the co-owner of Heartland Play Therapy Institute, Inc. and began teaching the Fundamentals of Play Therapy workshop.  Lori also started a private practice in 2015, serving individuals in Overland Park, Kansas.  Over the past twenty years, Lori also expanded her experience through contract work providing individual therapy for children in the Head Start Program, providing home study and post placement services for families adopting domestically or internationally, and facilitating trainings and providing play therapy supervision for the KC Play Therapy Institute PlayTalk program.

Additional Information: Throughout her career as a therapist, Lori has pursued training in a variety of therapeutic models including play therapy, Theraplay, Psychodrama, Emotional Transformation Therapy, Resonance Repatterning, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT) and Art Therapy. Lori is passionate about working with children of all ages (including adults). She believes that the principles of play allow children to be seen and heard, which facilitates healing and growth. Lori is also passionate about teaching and supervising students to help them develop new skills. She believes that the therapeutic relationship has the power to be transformative and she enjoys working with clinicians to expand their skills.

Play Therapy Supervision Sites:
Office in Kansas City, Missouri Region
Video Conference from Any Location

Play Therapy Supervision Meeting Times:

  • Group supervision sessions offered typically Friday morning or early afternoon.
  • Individual supervision sessions available Monday thru Friday between 8:00 and 3:00 pm.

Play Therapy Supervision Fees:
$90/hour for individual supervision
$50/hour per student for group supervision

Clinical Supervision:
Lori offers concurrent clinical supervision for individuals seeking play therapy supervision and clinical licensure in social work in the states of Kansas and Missouri.
Fees: $100/hour for individual meetings, $50/hour per student for group meetings

Clinical Supervision Meeting Times:

  • Group supervision sessions offered monthly on Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
  • Individual supervision sessions available Monday thru Friday between 8:00 and 3:00 pm.