Trainings and workshops are geared for mental health professionals who work with families and children. These workshops are theoretically based and experiential in nature … come ready to play!

These workshops, taught by Barbara van Hoff, LMFT, RPT-S,  are generally 3-6 hours:

  • Developmental Trauma Disorder: When Bad Things Happen to Small Children, Play Therapy Can Help
  • Using Play Therapy with Adult Clients
  • Don’t Worry, Be Happy: Play Therapy and Anxious Children
  • Let’s Include the Children! Enhancing Family Assessment Using Play Therapy
  • Using Play Therapy with Children Experiencing Loss
  • Play Therapy in the Sandbox! An Introduction to Sandtray Therapy
  • The Fairy Tale Model: Using Play Therapy as an Adjunct to Trauma Therapy
  • Healing a Broken Heart: How Play Therapy Can Help Children (and Adults!) with Attachment Issues
  • Identification and Expression of Feelings
  • Foundations in Play Therapy – Six 3hr workshops


  • We’ve Moved!

    New Hope North Counseling has a new location just off the green in Lebanon!

    Directions will be coming soon. If you need directions immediately, give Barb a call at 603-667-7132