HERE AT PLAYFUL JOURNEYS We have Master's and Doctorate Level clinicians that entered the field of therapy and psychiatric medication management because they enjoy being with kids so they naturally are very talented at their job.  Our clinicians receive ongoing training in the best practices in play therapy and evidence-based treatment.  We use techniques that are trauma-informed, developmentally knowledgeable and are rooted in the science of attachment and neurobiology of the brain.  



Lori Houston, LCSW, RPT-S
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Richard Crisostomo, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Lori has been healing children, teens, and adults with play, expressive arts, skills, mindfulness, and EMDR in the Mat-Su Valley for 22 years. Fostering healthy attachments and using neurobiology as the foundation of therapy, Lori creates a fun, safe environment to heal from trauma or work through life's stressors causing anxiety or depression.  She is the president of the Alaska Association for Play Therapy and a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor and a State of Alaska LPC Supervisor.

Richard is a Doctoral Prepared Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Richard studied at the University of Nevada, Reno prior to moving to Alaska. His background includes working in both pediatric critical care and pediatric residential treatment. In his free time Richard enjoys being outdoors riding four wheelers and fishing. 

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Lindsey Rhett, LMFT and RPT

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Chris Buehner, Administrative Coordinator

Lindsey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist. She is also a board member for the Alaska Play Therapy Association. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Oregon and her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. Lindsey specializes in working with early childhood trauma (birth-8yrs) and has extensive training in Mindfulness-Based Play Family Therapy and is a Rostered Child Parent Psychotherapist. She has worked in community mental health for the past 12 years and values the opportunity of supporting families through difficult transitions. When she is not traveling between job sites, Lindsey enjoys hiking, camping, painting, and being outside with her husband and two children.

Chris will greet you with a warm smile each and every day.  She is whom you will speak to on the phone to schedule or reschedule appointments, answer questions about your balance, answer inquiries about your insurance, and get messages to your clinician.