Stacy received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Wayne State College in 2002, her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from KU in 2004 and her Certificate in Play Therapy from Mid-America Nazarene University in 2007.
Stacy has worked as a therapist for children and families for over 18 years. She began her career working for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas as mental health therapist for homeless and low-income families. She remained there for 10 years before starting private practice in 2013. She has been in private practice ever since, spending most of that time at Lifeline Counseling Center in Olathe, KS. In 2017, Stacy moved her private practice to Lawrence to be closer to her home and family. Her business, Lawrence Play Therapy, has a focus of working with children 2 – 12 and their families. She has worked with a variety of presenting issues including abuse/trauma, attachment, ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavior problems, divorce, parenting struggles, anger, grief/loss, and adjustment issues. In addition to non-directive and directive play therapy, Stacy is trained in and also utilizes Theraplay, filial therapy, family systems therapy and EMDR when appropriate.
Stacy has provided supervision for master level interns as well as those seeking clinical supervision for their LCPC license. She hopes to continue to provide those services as well as providing supervision for play therapists working to get credentialed as RPTs and RPT-Ss. Her approach to supervision could be described as collaborative, experiential, and catered to the supervisee’s needs.