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Play Matters is the newest branch of Therapy Matters. It is designed to encourage the growth and development of children in the Louisville, Boulder, and Denver areas. Play Matters isn't therapy, but children will learn mindfulness and coping techniques through play with one of our registered psychotherapists. Our fun, simple, and engaging tools will help your child build confidence and encourage self awareness.

Upcoming events:

October 18th
9 AM to 3 PM

"Noticing the Details"

Campers will be encouraged to focus on their surroundings and maybe notice the little details we all tend to let pass us by each day. Campers will be invited to observe and create art focusing on the flora and fauna in our landscape.  

November 11th
9 AM to 3 PM

"The Basics of Breathing"

Campers will explore the way we breathe in certain situations, and how that can impact our mental health. Play Matters will explore our breath while engaging in creative art activities along with fun games and activities. 

Our five senses help us come back to our bodies and ground. Join us for a day of exploring our senses through a scavenger hunt, games, and activities. Campers will learn the importance of taking space to decompress and notice their senses

November 22nd
9 AM to 3 PM

"Exploring Our Five Senses"

November 23rd
9 AM to 3 PM

"Patience and mindful eating"

Come have your child learn the importance of noticing what we eat, how we eat, and even where we eat. This camp day will be all about patience as campers will learn the importance behind the intention and checking in with themselves. 

November 24th
9 AM to 3 PM

"The Stressors in Our Lives"

During this camp day, your child will learn several activities to help support them through difficult transitions, challenges at school, and things they can't control. Through play, art, and group activities they will start to learn how to destress.

And more coming in 2022...

Meet Your Counselor

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Brooke Shaffer graduated from Naropa University, receiving her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Wilderness Therapy. She currently works as a psychotherapist at Therapy Matters with clients of all ages; however, she finds her work with children to be particularly meaningful and engaging, especially when it’s an outdoor session.
Brooke has experience working with children who have anxiety, depression, OCD, Autism, and special needs. She is a compassionate, patient, and energetic therapist who strives to meet each child right where they are. Brooke is excited to help children learn basic mindfulness techniques while utilizing nature as a platform for adventure and discovery. Brooke has witnessed firsthand the positive effects that mindfulness has on her clients who are children. There has been more awareness, intention, understanding of emotions, and the ability to utilize coping skills in stressful situations. Come join Brooke for fun and exploration as she incorporates mindfulness in the outdoors.

Brooke's Certifications and Qualifications

  • CPR Certified

  • Certified Wilderness First Responder

  • Certified Clinical First Responder

  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

  • Training in Mindfulness Approach

  • Training in Trauma-Informed Approach


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