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ABOUT US

Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S, Owner

Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S is a licensed clinical social worker and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and has spent over 25 years working with children, families and individuals. Her work and creative interventions in the field of play therapy have been published and internationally recognized. Tammi is the author of A Resource of Children's Books & Interventions for Bibliotherapy and a multi-sensory, attachment-based children’s book titled, Casey’s Greatness Wings: Teaching Mindfulness, Connection, and Courage to Children. The success of the book inspired her to create Casey’s Greatness Sticks & Greatness Cards to be used in schools, counseling, and in the home. She specializes in attachment, sandtray play therapy & sensory integration working with infants, children, families, and adults of all ages.

She holds a Master of Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania and has had extensive training and supervision from The Family and Play Therapy Center in Philadelphia.

 

She is a certified Advanced Trainer for the Nurtured Heart Approach®, a certified FirstPlay® practitioner and a founding board member of The World Association for Sand Therapy Professionals. 

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Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S

Sandra Holloway, LPC, LBS, R-DMT, PhD

Sandra Holloway, LPC, LBS, R-DMT, PhD (genetics) is a licensed professional counselor, licensed behavior specialist, Registered Dance Movement Therapist, and PhD level biologist. She has taught Developmental Psychology and Biopsychology at local Universities for 10 years.

 

Sandra has worked as a dance movement therapist and play therapist with children for 19 years in hospitals, intensive outpatient programs, schools, in the community, and in private practice. During her sessions with children, Sandra is known for creatively adapting whatever your child brings to the session into a fun and therapeutically helpful activity that has a foundation in evidence-based practices and the biology of the child’s developing brain.

 

Sandra has held workshops locally and within the United States on parent education, trauma-informed practices, and on developing an environment in schools and institutes (including for elite athletes) that supports the mental health of children. Sandra also works with adults.

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Sandra Holloway, LPC, LBS, R-DMT, PhD

Amy Ruzic, MA, BC- DMT, LPC

Amy Ruzic, MA, BC- DMT, LPC has supported children, adolescents, and families in school settings for nearly two decades. As a Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor, she believes in the healing power of creative movement and play, a language that is easily accessible to children. Amy specializes in developmental and attachment-based approaches of attuning to children’s non-verbal self-expression. This process allows children to feel seen, highlights strengths and passions, increases awareness of internal states, and promotes regulation of emotions.

 

Amy has presented her trauma-informed and culturally-conscious work with children and adolescents nationally, and recently co-authored a book chapter outlining movement-based self-care practices for helping professionals. She serves on the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA), and has provided clinical supervision to young professionals for ten years. Amy is committed to upholding the dignity of vulnerable populations, including neurodivergent, LGBTQIA, disabled, and historically traumatized folks. You can experience Amy’s powerful use of metaphor and playful connection in her ADTA Talk.

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Amy Ruzic, MA, BC- DMT, LPC

Rachael Scott, LPC, RPT

Rachael Scott is a licensed professional counselor and registered play therapist.  Rachael received her master's in clinical psychology from West Chester University and has been working with children and their families for over 15 years. Rachael has been a registered play therapist since 2016.  Her mindfulness-based play therapy, and sandtray training have taught her how to help children that have gone through or may be going through trauma. A child's language is play. A play therapy room offers a variety of mediums that will help a child safely express what they need to in order to heal through their play. 

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Rachael Scott, LPC, RPT

Daniella Brown, MS, R-DMT

Daniella is a body-based, somatic psychotherapist from Philadelphia, PA who believes in the power of movement and the healing that it brings to people all over the world. Movement has a way of revealing the unknown about our mind and body, leading us to self-discovery. Finding dance/movement therapy changed Daniella’s life and she is committed to providing therapeutic relief through the connection of the mind and body. Daniella traveled to Nicaragua and Dhrangahra, India to study dance as a spiritual and therapeutic art form. This experience led her to study Dance/Movement Therapy at Pratt Institute and become a Creative Arts Therapist. Daniella Brown is a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist with the American Dance Therapy Association. Daniella is an advocate for neurodiversity acceptance, safe spaces for children with sensory-sensitivities, and the uplifting of various communities through arts integration.

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Daniella Brown, MS, R-DMT

Supervised by 

Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S

PA License # CW013902

Laura Beth Jewell, MT-BC, MMT


Laura Beth is a board-certified music therapist and counselor with over a decade of clinical experience. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in schools, inpatient and outpatient behavioral health hospitals, hospice and palliative care settings, and in memory care facilities. In each of these settings, she has endeavored to promote a healthy, safe, and compassionate environment to help support and guide her clients on a meaningful journey of healing and growth.

As a creative arts therapy professional, Laura Beth’s mission centers around a humanistic approach and an understanding that not all individuals express themselves the same. In her practice as a music therapist and counselor, Laura Beth strives to meet each client where they are physically, mentally, and emotionally. She guides each client in finding a voice to express through music, rhythm and sound.

Laura Beth is a trained and certified instructor in assessing and managing suicide risk. She has presented in both Tennessee (her second home) and Pennsylvania on the benefits of expressive therapy to treat depression, grief, and loss. In her practice, Laura Beth has witnessed first-hand the ever-growing and ever-changing mental health community needs and strives to adapt to those needs to better support and protect the autonomy of her clients.

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Laura Beth Jewell, MT-BC, MMT

Supervised by 

Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S

PA License # CW013902

Brianna Carroll, MA

 

Brianna is a multimedia arts-based therapist who believes engaging in art-making can mediate self-understanding and discovery with any level of art experience or skills. Brianna’s diverse media use in her personal art practice allows her to maintain a client-centered approach. In addition, Brianna understands how the various qualities of art materials can elicit different emotional responses and cognitive processes. Attending Drexel University to pursue a master’s degree allowed Brianna to combine her passion to create art and support others by becoming an Art Therapist. Brianna strives to create an uplifting, safe environment while approaching everyone with humble curiosity and compassion.

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Brianna Carroll, MA
Supervised by 

Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S

PA License # CW013902

Neal King, LCSW 

Clinical Coordinator & Co-owner

 

Neal King (AKA Heal with Neal) is an insightful creative clinician, trainer, and author, and his experiences include treating children, teens, adults, couples, and parents. He brings a unique perspective to each case, creates individualized interventions as needed, and assists clients with integrating learned coping strategies into their daily lives. Clients feel at ease with his playful and fun demeanor.  Neal is trained in EMDR, Sandtray Therapy, and Clinical Hypnotherapy. He is a faculty member of The Expressive Therapists Summit presenting in NYC and Los Angeles (Comedy Improv Therapy Group & CBT for Working with Social Anxiety Issues; Joy Management™ for Combatting Anxiety, Depression & Impulsivity). We are thrilled to have Neal on our team as Clinical Director.

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Neal King, LCSW
Clinical Coordinator

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