HERE AT PLAYFUL JOURNEYS we have Master's Level clinicians that entered the field of therapy 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 understand how to help your child thrive.  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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Chris Buehner, Administrative Coordinator

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.

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.