Welcome! I’m Dr. Emily Keller.
I’m a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (NC) and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor who passionately believes we don’t outgrow our ability to heal and transform ourselves. A sense of wonder is central to both health and fulfillment for individuals and communities. All of my work is united by my goal to help people get in touch with a sense of wonder in themselves, others, and the world.
Play Therapy Training to help psychotherapists learn to engage children’s natural sense of wonder.
Wellness Workshops are offered to help you design a life that supports a flourishing sense of wonder, connection and meaning.
Community Building workshops use expressive art and play to foster understanding and belonging. I also create space for like-minded community builders to gather and share ideas.
Play Therapy Training
I want to cultivate a sense of wonder with children and trust the play therapy process.
Soul & Steady
I am ready to let go of my hurried life and live in connection.
I want emotional intelligence so I can develop warm, loving connections to myself and others.
I want to connect with other people seeking to build commUNITY.
What Is Wonder?
Wonder is delighting in something new. When we are open to wonder, we are open to discovering and delighting in ourselves, others, and the world around us. Wonder invites us to acknowledge that at any moment and at any time we can reveal and acknowledge new growth and newly discovered treasures within us. Wonder grounds us in the truth of the here and now.
“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” Rachel Carson
You can be that companion to yourself and to the children in your life, whether you are their parent or therapist.
From The Blog
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