Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S
Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-SFounder, President, Lead Instructor
Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S, is the founder and President of the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute. She is an international teacher, the creator of Synergetic Play Therapy, host of the Lessons from the Playroom podcast and webinar series and author of Aggression in Play Therapy: A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity. She is the 2015 recipient of the Association for Play Therapy’s Professional Education and Training Award of Excellence.
Janelle Langeteig
Janelle LangeteigDirector of Operations
Janelle Langeteig is the Director of Operations at the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute, where she supports therapists throughout their SPT journey, from registration to certification. Janelle received her Masters in Transpersonal Counseling with a focus in Wilderness Therapy from Naropa University. She holds a certificate in Synergetic Play Therapy and a BA in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas.
Khristine Turner Rolfe, LPC, RPT-S
Khristine Turner Rolfe, LPC, RPT-SSupervision Director
Khris Rolfe is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S) and a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist Supervisor with over 25 years of therapeutic and educational experience in a variety of settings. Her inspiration lies in helping children and families recognize their own innate capacity for healing and growth. She is also honored to guide others in their professional and personal journeys and seeks to provide a supervisory experience that facilitates one’s intuitive wisdom, strength and authenticity.
Judith Norman, LPC, LSC, RPT-S
Judith Norman, LPC, LSC, RPT-SSynergetic Play Therapist Intensives Supervisor, Certification Supervisor
Judith is a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist Supervisor, a Certified EDMR Therapist and a licensed School Counselor. As a District Social Emotional Learning Coach she works with teachers and administrators to support kids in school environments. Judith has a private practice in Fort Collins, CO, and spends her time working with families, supervising therapists, working in schools, and offering classes to educators and mental health professionals.
Polly S. Douglass, LPC
Polly S. Douglass, LPCSynergetic Play Therapist Intensives Supervisor, Certification Supervisor
Polly is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist and Supervisor, EMDR trained, an Autplay Therapist, and has a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. Associate with the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute since 2013, Polly’s inspiration is supporting play therapist in learning and applying SPT authentically. She also specializes in play therapy with children and adolescents, parent coaching and consulting with schools and daycare facilities.
Jennifer Keeler
Jennifer KeelerMarketing Director
Jennifer Keeler has a BA in English Literature from the University of Colorado and she’s worked professionally as a writer and illustrator since 2003. Outside of the office, she tries to keep up with her very energetic six-year-old and menagerie of pets. Her heart belongs to the Denver Broncos and coffee.
Adria Rigg, LPC, LMFT, RPT-S
Adria Rigg, LPC, LMFT, RPT-SIntroduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant
Adria Rigg provides consultations for the Intro to SPT course. She is a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist Supervisor and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Adria has experience in both agency and private practice settings. She specializes in trauma and relationship issues, utilizing SPT in her work with children, teenagers, adults, couples, and families. She enjoys helping therapists integrate SPT into their clinical practice and personal growth.
Katherine Eastlake, LPC, RPT
Katherine Eastlake, LPC, RPTIntroduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant
Katherine has a private practice in Corvallis, Oregon where she offers counseling for children and families; parent coaching; supervision for play therapists; and classes for the community. All aspects of Katherine’s professional services are highly influenced by Synergetic Play Therapy, most notably helping children and families thrive in authenticity. Visit her website at www.katherineeastlake.com.
Kelly Miller, LCSW, RPT/S, RYT-200
Kelly Miller, LCSW, RPT/S, RYT-200Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant
Kelly Miller is co-founder of Play Therapy i.n.c. (Integrate, Nurture, Connect) located in Littleton Colorado providing pediatric mental health to promote change and healing from the inside out. As a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist/Supervisor she is also an experienced teacher and trainer helping other professionals develop their greatest potential both in and out of the playroom. When Kelly is not working, she is teaching or practicing yoga, spending time with family and friends, enjoying the outdoors, and traveling the world.
Kim Buller, LCSW, RPT-S
Kim Buller, LCSW, RPT-SIntroduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant
Kim is a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist and Supervisor and a Supervisor with the Oregon Board of Clinical Social Workers. Kim is the co-founder of Grow Strong Play Therapy and Wellness Center in Salem, OR and has a thriving play therapy practice focused on serving children from birth to age 12 and their families. Her work is grounded in the healing power of relationship, both with self and others.
Aspen Gowers - C/RPT-S
Aspen Gowers - C/RPT-SIntroduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant
Aspen Gowers is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta, Canada (www.aspengowerspsychology.com). She specializes in Play Therapy with preschool and school-aged children, Family Therapy, and Individual Therapy with adolescents and adults. In addition to her clinical work, she provides supervision to many mental health professionals and has found various ways to incorporate experiential activities into the supervision process, including the use of play, art and sand.
Lindsay Ishman, LCSW, LAC, RPT-S
Lindsay Ishman, LCSW, LAC, RPT-SIntroduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant
Lindsay Ishman has a private practice in Grand Junction, Colorado where she works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her passion is in working in areas of complex trauma/developmental trauma, attachment, and resilience. Additionally, as a clinical supervisor, Lindsay is inspired to help other professionals grow while enhancing a belief in themselves and their abilities.
Mili Sarmiento-Shoemaker LPC, RPT
Mili Sarmiento-Shoemaker LPC, RPTIntroduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant
Mili has been learning and applying SPT since November 2010. Mili has experience working with children ages 2-12, adults, couples and families. She has worked with the following issues: sexual and physical abuse, incest, in utero trauma, infancy trauma, attachment challenges, adoption and foster care, domestic violence, immigration issues, aggression, ADHD, PTSD, depression, suicide ideation, infertility challenges and parenting.
Sophie Berkley LPC RPT-S
Sophie Berkley LPC RPT-SIntroduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant
Sophie strives to authentically connect with others to support and guide them to unlocking their highest potential(www.growingpotentialnow.com). She strongly believes that every person has the innate ability to learn and heal when they can connect with themselves and their intuition on a somatic, emotional, and cognitive level as taught in Synergetic Play Therapy. When she is not working she is busy connecting with herself, her family and her friends.
Mary Margaret Hagen, LCSW
Mary Margaret Hagen, LCSWIntroduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant
Mary Margaret Hagen currently works as the Counseling Coordinator at a supportive housing facility in Denver, CO where she supervises interns, manages the counseling program, teaches classes for parents, and utilizes Synergetic Play Therapy with her young clients. As a former teacher in a low-income school, she has a passion for serving the mental health needs of children who live in poverty and those who have been through trauma, including abuse and neglect. Becoming certified in Synergetic Play Therapy was truly transformative for her, leading her down the path of authenticity and attaching to self, and she greatly enjoys consulting and supervising others who are on the same journey!
Corinne Elms, LPC, RPT-S
Corinne Elms, LPC, RPT-SIntroduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant
Corinne Elms is the co-founder of Grow Strong Play Therapy and Wellness Center in Salem, Oregon where she provides Synergetic Play Therapy to Children ages 3-12. She also utilizes SPT in her work with teenagers. Corinne’s passion is supervision. She loves helping clinicians free themselves from their “should’s” and discover their authentic self in and out of the therapy room.
Erin Bennetts - LCSW, RPT
Erin Bennetts - LCSW, RPTIntroduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant
Erin Bennetts is the co-founder Play Therapy i.n.c. Integrate, Nurture, Connect located in Littleton CO. Erin has studied and practiced Synergetic Play therapy in a variety of settings including: head start programs, early childhood education, school based health centers, and private practice. SPT influences her work as a therapist for children, a coach for families, a mental health consultant for early childhood education programs, a consultant/supervisor for playful therapists, and a mom of two quickly growing children.
Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S
Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-SFounder, President, Lead Instructor
Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S, is the founder and President of the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute. She is an international teacher, the creator of Synergetic Play Therapy, host of the Lessons from the Playroom podcast and webinar series and author of Aggression in Play Therapy: A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity. She is the 2015 recipient of the Association for Play Therapy’s Professional Education and Training Award of Excellence.
Janelle Langeteig
Janelle LangeteigDirector of Operations
Janelle Langeteig is the Director of Operations at the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute, where she supports therapists throughout their SPT journey, from registration to certification. Janelle received her Masters in Transpersonal Counseling with a focus in Wilderness Therapy from Naropa University. She holds a certificate in Synergetic Play Therapy and a BA in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas.
Khristine Turner Rolfe, LPC, RPT-S
Khristine Turner Rolfe, LPC, RPT-SSupervision Director
Khris Rolfe is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S) and a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist Supervisor with over 25 years of therapeutic and educational experience in a variety of settings. Her inspiration lies in helping children and families recognize their own innate capacity for healing and growth. She is also honored to guide others in their professional and personal journeys and seeks to provide a supervisory experience that facilitates one’s intuitive wisdom, strength and authenticity.
Jennifer Keeler
Jennifer KeelerMarketing Director
Jennifer Keeler has a BA in English Literature from the University of Colorado and she’s worked professionally as a writer and illustrator since 2003. Outside of the office, she tries to keep up with her very energetic six-year-old and menagerie of pets. Her heart belongs to the Denver Broncos and coffee.
Judith Norman, LPC, LSC, RPT-S
Judith Norman, LPC, LSC, RPT-SSynergetic Play Therapist Intensives Supervisor
Judith is a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist Supervisor, a Certified EDMR Therapist and a licensed School Counselor. As a District Social Emotional Learning Coach she works with teachers and administrators to support kids in school environments. Judith has a private practice in Fort Collins, CO, and spends her time working with families, supervising therapists, working in schools, and offering classes to educators and mental health professionals.
Katherine Eastlake, LPC, RPT
Katherine Eastlake, LPC, RPTIntroduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant
Katherine has a private practice in Corvallis, Oregon where she offers counseling for children and families; parent coaching; supervision for play therapists; and classes for the community. All aspects of Katherine’s professional services are highly influenced by Synergetic Play Therapy, most notably helping children and families thrive in authenticity. Visit her website at www.katherineeastlake.com.
Adria Rigg, LPC, LMFTC
Adria Rigg, LPC, LMFTCIntroduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant
Adria Rigg provides consultations for the Intro to SPT course. She is a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist Supervisor and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Adria has experience in both agency and private practice settings. She specializes in trauma and relationship issues, utilizing SPT in her work with children, teenagers, adults, couples, and families. She enjoys helping therapists integrate SPT into their clinical practice and personal growth.
Lindsay Ishman, LCSW, LAC, RPT-S
Lindsay Ishman, LCSW, LAC, RPT-SIntroduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant
Lindsay Ishman has a private practice in Grand Junction, Colorado where she works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her passion is in working in areas of complex trauma/developmental trauma, attachment, and resilience. Additionally, as a clinical supervisor, Lindsay is inspired to help other professionals grow while enhancing a belief in themselves and their abilities.
Kelly Miller, LCSW, RPT/S, RYT-200
Kelly Miller, LCSW, RPT/S, RYT-200Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant
Kelly Miller is co-founder of Play Therapy i.n.c. (Integrate, Nurture, Connect) located in Littleton Colorado providing pediatric mental health to promote change and healing from the inside out. As a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist/Supervisor she is also an experienced teacher and trainer helping other professionals develop their greatest potential both in and out of the playroom. When Kelly is not working, she is teaching or practicing yoga, spending time with family and friends, enjoying the outdoors, and traveling the world.
Kim Buller, LCSW, RPT-S
Kim Buller, LCSW, RPT-SIntroduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant
Kim is a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist and Supervisor and a Supervisor with the Oregon Board of Clinical Social Workers. Kim is the co-founder of Grow Strong Play Therapy and Wellness Center in Salem, OR and has a thriving play therapy practice focused on serving children from birth to age 12 and their families. Her work is grounded in the healing power of relationship, both with self and others.
Aspen Gowers - C/RPT-S
Aspen Gowers - C/RPT-SIntroduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant
Aspen Gowers is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta, Canada (www.aspengowerspsychology.com). She specializes in Play Therapy with preschool and school-aged children, Family Therapy, and Individual Therapy with adolescents and adults. In addition to her clinical work, she provides supervision to many mental health professionals and has found various ways to incorporate experiential activities into the supervision process, including the use of play, art and sand.
Corinne Elms, LPC, RPT-S
Corinne Elms, LPC, RPT-SIntroduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant
Corinne Elms is the co-founder of Grow Strong Play Therapy and Wellness Center in Salem, Oregon where she provides Synergetic Play Therapy to Children ages 3-12. She also utilizes SPT in her work with teenagers. Corinne’s passion is supervision. She loves helping clinicians free themselves from their “should’s” and discover their authentic self in and out of the therapy room.
Mili Sarmiento-Shoemaker LPC, RPT
Mili Sarmiento-Shoemaker LPC, RPTIntroduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant
Mili has been learning and applying SPT since November 2010. Mili has experience working with children ages 2-12, adults, couples and families. She has worked with the following issues: sexual and physical abuse, incest, in utero trauma, infancy trauma, attachment challenges, adoption and foster care, domestic violence, immigration issues, aggression, ADHD, PTSD, depression, suicide ideation, infertility challenges and parenting.
Sophie Berkley LPC RPT-S
Sophie Berkley LPC RPT-SIntroduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant
Sophie strives to authentically connect with others to support and guide them to unlocking their highest potential(www.growingpotentialnow.com). She strongly believes that every person has the innate ability to learn and heal when they can connect with themselves and their intuition on a somatic, emotional, and cognitive level as taught in Synergetic Play Therapy. When she is not working she is busy connecting with herself, her family and her friends.
Mary Margaret Hagen, LCSW
Mary Margaret Hagen, LCSWIntroduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant
Mary Margaret Hagen currently works as the Counseling Coordinator at a supportive housing facility in Denver, CO where she supervises interns, manages the counseling program, teaches classes for parents, and utilizes Synergetic Play Therapy with her young clients. As a former teacher in a low-income school, she has a passion for serving the mental health needs of children who live in poverty and those who have been through trauma, including abuse and neglect. Becoming certified in Synergetic Play Therapy was truly transformative for her, leading her down the path of authenticity and attaching to self, and she greatly enjoys consulting and supervising others who are on the same journey!
Erin Bennetts - LCSW, RPT
Erin Bennetts - LCSW, RPTIntroduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant
Erin Bennetts is the co-founder Play Therapy i.n.c. Integrate, Nurture, Connect located in Littleton CO. Erin has studied and practiced Synergetic Play therapy in a variety of settings including: head start programs, early childhood education, school based health centers, and private practice. SPT influences her work as a therapist for children, a coach for families, a mental health consultant for early childhood education programs, a consultant/supervisor for playful therapists, and a mom of two quickly growing children.
Polly S. Douglass, LPC
Polly S. Douglass, LPCSynergetic Play Therapist Intensives Supervisor, Certification Supervisor
Polly is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist and Supervisor, EMDR trained, an Autplay Therapist, and has a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. Associate with the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute since 2013, Polly’s inspiration is supporting play therapist in learning and applying SPT authentically. She also specializes in play therapy with children and adolescents, parent coaching and consulting with schools and daycare facilities.