Nikkie Dunnigan, LPC, RPT
Nikkie Dunnigan is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Registered Play Therapist (RPT), a certified AutPlay Therapy provider, and is a registered parent educator for Circle of Security International. Nikkie’s therapeutic work focuses on children from birth to age 12 and children with developmental delays. In addition, Nikkie regularly consults with teachers and childcare providers to help children succeed in group settings, and is contracted to provide classroom observations and mental health support at area head start programs. Nikkie currently serves as a Board Member for the Oklahoma Association for Play Therapy (OKAPT) and is a member of the Association for Play Therapy (APT). As an OKAPT board member, Nikkie organized and presented an OKAPT Lunch and Learn in Stillwater. Nikkie recently presented on play therapy at the annual Association for Play Therapy conference in Phoenix, AZ and the Oklahoma School Counselor Association annual conference in Stillwater, OK. Nikkie is the owner of The Play Place, LLC, developed to provide high-quality mental health care for children and their families in Stillwater and neighboring communities
Stephanie Horton, LPC-S RPT-S
Stephanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. Stephanie has been serving on the OK APT board as Treasurer since 2017. Stephanie received her B.S. in Sociology with aminor in Psychology in 2000 from Southern Nazarene University. She then completed her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2010, also from Southern Nazarene University. Stephanie became a member of APT in February 2014 when she received her RPT. Stephanie is an LPC-S and RPT-S and provides training and supervision to therapist who are working toward their LPC and/or RPT. Stephanie enjoys working daily with at risk children in her area to provide them with hope and a secure future. Stephanie strives daily to provide hope and security for all her clients and is passionate in this complex field of service.
Courtney Chandler, LMFT RPT
Courtney Chandler is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Registered Play Therapist (RPT) specializing in individual and family trauma therapy and play therapy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Courtney received play therapy training from the Kansas City Play Therapy Institute and is dedicated to helping individuals and families who struggle with various issues including anxiety, depression, low self-worth, trauma, grief, communication and relational difficulties, and aims to promote mental health awareness and education throughout the community. Courtney has received additional training in Sand Tray Therapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS). Courtney is a graduate from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, where she earned a Master of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2014. Courtney has been a member of the Association for Play Therapy (APT) since 2016.”
Nancy Rumley Soliz, MS, LMFT, RPT-S
Nancy is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Master’s degree in Family Studies and Human Services after receiving her Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University in Family Relations and Child Development. In May of 2008, Nancy completed her Play Therapy certification from KC Play Institute in Overland Park, Kansas. She later earned her Marriage and Family Therapist license and became a licensure supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapists in April of 2013. Nancy has also received her Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor credential. Nancy is currently in private practice in northwest Oklahoma City with the Family Solutions Counseling group, and is co-owner of the Oklahoma Play Therapy Training Institute. She has previous experience in school and home settings as a contract provider with Family and Children’s Consultants’ Inc. in the Oklahoma City area. As a result of her interest in trauma and attachment issues, Nancy worked as the Director of Social Services and therapist at The Bair Foundation in Oklahoma City as well as with military families in Ft. Riley, Kansas. Nancy has completed the training for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as the beginning training in Dyadic Development Psychotherapy (DDP) and Level 1 Theraplay. Nancy currently serves as the President of The Oklahoma Association for Play Theraplay
Sydney Humphrey, LCSW RPT-S
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and became a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor in October, 2017. I am currently the Behavioral Health Clinical Director for Caring Hands Healthcare Centers, Inc. in McAlester, OK. I currently serve as the Southeastern Representative for the NASW-Oklahoma Chapter.
I started my career in behavioral health in 2006, working primarily with children and families. Throughout my career, I have noticed; play therapy techniques are useful when providing services to all ages. I encourage all clinicians, especially those working with children and families, to pursue the education and certification. So often do we take a child’s mind for granted, and fail to understand that a child’s mind needs encouragement and positive structure.
I am unaware of a representative in the area I service. I work in McAlester, Coalgate, Atoka, Durant, and surrounding communities. I would love the opportunity to promote the foundation, practice, and benefit of play therapy to all. I would like to nominate myself as the representative for the Southeastern area of Oklahoma for the A4PT.
Lea May, M.S., LMFT, RPT-S
Lea is a graduate from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Master’s in Family
Life Education. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Supervisor) and also is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor with the Association 4 Play therapy. Lea has been in private practice and currently is the CEO of Instilling Hope & Wellness LLC in Oklahoma City. Lea provides therapy for families, children, couples and individuals in the Oklahoma City area. She is a member of the Association 4 Play Therapy. She is also co-owner of Oklahoma Play Therapy Training Institute. She has presented at conferences and workshops and is active board member in the Oklahoma Association 4 Play therapy chapter in Oklahoma. She is passionate about her work in play therapy and strives to help families, individuals, and couples improve their relationships. www.instillinghopellc.com
Julie Reising, LMFT. CCTP
Julie Reising is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and has almost two decades of experience working with children, families, couples and individuals. Her passion for play therapy led her to serve on the current (2017-2019) OKAPT Board and she hopes to continue her service to the Oklahoma play therapy community for the 2019-2021 term. Julie plans to complete the requirements to become an RPT-S by February 2019.
Cynthia M. Osuna, M.A., LPC-S, RPT, NCC
Cynthia M. Osuna is a bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Professional Counselor (Oklahoma license #5460) Oklahoma Board Approved LPC Supervisor and National Certified Counselor (Certificate # 718562). Cynthia has been certified as a Registered Play Therapist through the Association for Play Therapy along with being trained in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy). She is currently working on her certification for EMDR.
Cynthia works for Lawton Public Schools and works with Emotionally Disturbed and Autistic populations, providing counseling in the school as part of their IEP accommodations. Cynthia also has a private practice that has been open since March of 2016. At her private practice she provides Play Therapy, Expressive Arts, Sand Tray, and EMDR to those ages 3 to 80. She provides individual and family therapy sessions. Since March of 2018, she has been providing workshops once a semester to the practicum students at Cameron University.
Cynthia is also a member of the American Counseling Association, Oklahoma Counseling Association, Oklahoma Association for Play Therapy and EMDR International Association.
Kay Johndrow, LPC, LBP, LADC, RPT-S
Kay Johndrow is a (RPT-S) Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and has served on the OKAPT Board for 16 years. She has served as Secretary, President, and Vice President Elect. She has been a play therapist for 28 years and is currently a therapist with Behavioral Health Services at the Cherokee Nation Indian Clinic in Vinita. She has extensive experience and training in disaster response, traumatic stress, and working with child abuse and domestic violence survivors. She completed her Master’s Degree at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. She holds three licenses in the state of Oklahoma LPC, LBP and LADC-S. She is a Certified Therapist in EMDR, a Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, A Certified Domestic Violence Counselor, and a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.
Kelsey Oliver, LPC
Kelsey Oliver is a Licensed Professional Counselor currently serving children and families in the Oklahoma City metro area. Upon graduation with her Master’s degree, Kelsey quickly became passionate about the power of play therapy as a way to connect with and effectively serve her clients. Since recent completion of play therapy coursework and supervision through the Oklahoma Play Therapy Training Institute, she is now in the process of applying for her RPT credential. Kelsey greatly enjoys advocating for the play therapy community through educating clients and colleagues. She hopes to further exercise her passion for play therapy through serving on the OKAPT board for the 2019-2021 term.