Play Therapy & CounselingDr. Keller offers counseling services and wellness workshops in Livermore, CA Counsol Login (Current Clients)
Welcome! I’m Dr. Emily Keller.
Registered Play Therapist Supervisor
I’m a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (CA 10821), Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (NC S11488),** and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor who passionately believes we don’t outgrow our ability to heal and transform ourselves.
Throughout our lives, play can invite us into a sense of wonder. A sense of wonder is central to both health and fulfillment for individuals and communities. My work with children and teens, community groups, and as a play therapy supervisor and trainer is united by my goal to help people get in touch with a sense of wonder in themselves, others, and the world around them.
Play Therapy and Teen Counseling: I offer in-person play therapy, expressive arts, and sand tray for children, teens, and their families.
Play Therapist Supervision: Are you a therapist working with children? You may be wondering how to help children let go of the false narratives they have about themselves, others, and the world around them. Learn to engage children’s natural sense of wonder so you can help them write healthy self-stories.
Play Therapy Training: I offer continuing education for mental health professionals and play therapists at Bay Area Play Therapy Training
Yoga Nidra: I am also a Registered Yoga Teacher and yoga practitioner. I have specific training and interest in the benefits of Yoga Nidra, or yoga sleep. I offer Yoga Nidra and other yoga classes at Ruha Yoga.
Most Recent Publication: A chapter about the body, disenfranchised grief, and how yoga can help heal grief by offering a direct communication of the safety, presence, and resources available in the here-and-now moment.
Keller, E. R. (2024). Our bodies: Holders of unspoken grief. In Disenfranchised Grief (pp. 42-58). Routledge.
** I am also licensed in Texas (LPC 66876) and in Washington State (LH61362584).
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. It is the basis from which we write healthy self-stories.
“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. My play therapy training and services focus on helping children and families replace rigid unhealthy stories of who they are with healthy ones.
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