This week I’m thrilled to feature TWO incredible therapists in the spotlight!  Kim Martinez and Mattie Warren! I’ve had the pleasure of working with both of these amazing therapists in different capacities and this week I want to honor the great work they are both doing in the field of play therapy!

Kim Martinez is recently licensed as an LMHC in the great state of Florida as a mental health counselor but she’s hardly a newbie in the play therapy field! Kim is a seasoned professional, with years of experience and tons of training working toward her RPT and providing excellent play therapy services and support for children and families in the greater Tampa, Florida area. Kim is an innovator, a creator and a natural in terms of developing avenues for utilizing playful interventions and familial support to promote growth and healing for her clients and contributing to the greater community.  Kim has a thriving private practice where she receives regular referrals from respected mental health professionals whose adult clients need to have their children seen for services. You can read more about Kim and her work at

Mattie Warren is an LCSW and has earned her RPT-S providing play therapy and family services as well as play therapy supervision in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mattie’s quiet leadership style is supremely supportive and incredibly persuasive as she knows just how to effectively guide therapists through the supervision process. Her natural abilities of helping children and families navigate the difficulties and challenges of life is evident in the years of effective services she has provided in agency settings and now in her thriving private practice. Mattie has a passion for witnessing the power of play as an agent of change and growth for children and their parents in her office and in the community. Learn more about Mattie and her work at

Both of these therapists are outstanding clinicians but also innovative and natural creators and leaders in the greater field of play therapy and mental health services. Kim and Mattie are examples of how you can grow a thriving play therapy private practice with the right amount of persistence, creativity and passion for play!