Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S


TAMMI VAN HOLLANDER, LCSW, RPT-S, is a licensed clinical social worker and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and has spent over 20 years working with children, families and individuals. 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 Trainer for the Nurtured Heart Approach®, a certified FirstPlay® practitioner. She is a founding board member of The World Association for Sand Therapy Professionals.  Tammi has presented lectures to professionals throughout the world both independently and with Cross Country Education & PESI. Tammi is thrilled to continue her journey to expand Main Line Play Therapy and provide a variety of services through Main Line Therapy, LLC.



Podcasts: Click below to listen to my podcasts from Parenting in the Rain

Publications & Press

Finding Teachable Lessons in Everything We Do


5 Reasons Good Cop/Bad Cop Parenting Does Not Work  11/04/14


10 Life hacks for kids who are scared of the dark


2014 Get lost: How over reliance on digital maps could lead us mentally astray

45 Simple Ways to Be a Great Parent (I'm quoted in tip 37)


2014: Liana Lowenstein Featured Technique: Red Light/ Green Light Activity


December 13. 2013: Preschoology- Through the Lens of a Play Therapist: Case Studies with Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT


Contibutor of Chapter: Counter-Conditioning Fears:The Therapeutic Powers of Play: 20 Core Agents of Change, 2nd Edition in collaboration with the top play therapists in the world.


March 2013 Child Therapy Toys published my Mancala Feelings Stones intervention on their blog;  Play & Child Therapy Blog sponsored by childtherapytoys.com


February 5, 2013: Play Therapy Rocks: Guest Blogger/ St. Louis Center for Play Therapy Training


September 2012: Play Therapy Magazine: Volume 7, Issue 3  A Quest for Home: A Powerful Theme in Play Therapy, co-authored by Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT and David A. Crenshaw, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S. 


2011: Tammi’s creative interventions have been published in Liana Lowenstein’s book Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families VOLUME 3: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques


 2011: Dr. Lowenstein has also published Tammi’s article “How to Play with your Child” as a parent resource for her website and to be included in her ebook.


2011: Tammi contributed two videos to Fun and Function’s Special Needs E-Guide  Managing Transitions and Special Needs: Parents' e-Guide


On November 8, 2011 - Fun and Function interviewed Tammi as The Featured Professional focusing on children with special needs. 


Featured in Metrokids: Therapists Use Play to Heal Hidden Hurts by Holly Swanson, Published in  MetroKids and Special Kids editions


April 23, 2009 - Philadelphia Jewish Exponent 









        Awards &




  • Recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in therapy

“We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."

George Bernard Shaw

"Focusing on the specific ingredients that activate clinical change, this book is enhanced by current research, more ample scope, and an array of contributions in contemporary and relevant topic areas. It is full of inspiration, direction, and grounding. This is a stunning contribution to the field of child therapy."

—Eliana Gil, PhD, Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education

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