Therapeutic Play Foundation (TPF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization transforming the world for the better by building resiliency and healthier communities, one family at a time.

We provide distressed school-aged children and their support systems with access to non-traditional, culturally inclusive arts and play-based therapeutic services through education and advocacy. We aim to heal the emotional well-being of our global community through play.

We offer services for the whole family with individuals, couples, groups, family therapy, and experiential healing opportunities. TPF seeks to empower innovative strategies to improve community-based outreach to entire families and future generations. TPF services are explicitly aimed at addressing the maladaptive trends around health outcomes. We offer programs for new mothers, families undergoing adjustments, and those needing assistance with building healthy lifestyle routines. We also provide nature-based excursions and conduct innovative community outreach based on play, holistic strategies, art, and education.

TPF develops research, tools, and training materials that help mental health experts support the voice and power of the under-served. Therapeutic Play is a technique utilized to help improve the emotional well-being of communities by using creative arts, play, and sports activities to strengthen resilience, attention, and focus for children, youth, adults, and seniors.

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“The Therapeutic Play Foundation is a non-profit organization that has a mission to build a healthier, more resilient world through empowerment, education, art, and play. We aim to assist children and their families to improve resilience and coping skills, thereby improving overall family health and, by extension, overall community health.”

Our goal is to:

  • Address healthcare deficiencies for women of color who are pregnant.
  • Address mental health issues for women of color both prior to and after giving birth.
  • Destigmatize mental health issues for women of color who are pregnant.
  • Address other issues that can affect a family’s mental health, such as food insecurity, family violence, substance abuse, and housing insecurity.
  • Address the lack of resources for parenting advice in the community.
  • Address mental health and poverty-related issues that affect women of color and their families.

Services

  • Birthing Education with Doula
  • Early Childhood Education with Doula
  • Wellness Routine Building with Occupational Therapist
  • Therapy Services with Mental Health Therapist
  • Holistic Treatments
  • Yoga Classes
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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide underserved populations with safe, culturally competent, and affordable mental and behavioral health services. Through play therapy and other science-based modalities, we strive to provide exceptional care and meaningful life strategies, particularly in black, Hispanic, LGBTQ+, and systemically excluded populations.

Our Vision

We envision a world where mental wellness and mindfulness, especially in children and vulnerable communities, are culturally forward, easily accessible and free from stigma.

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Who We Are

Therapeutic Play Foundation supports communities and organizations to develop and administer wellness programs, educational curricula, and community engagement via workshops and events. Therapeutic Play Foundation clinicians are well-versed in parenting education, mental health, wellness, routine building, maternal health, family dynamics, early childhood development, and racial trauma. We support wellness outreach that is inclusive and incorporates the mind-body-spirit connection.

Therapeutic Play Foundation understands that families of color face significant barriers in accessing equitable resources and systemic barriers that may inhibit their ability to successfully navigate public systems. This includes places of employment in the music industry. The most common barriers are affordability, access, supply, and quality of care. In each of these areas, racial, ethnic, and linguistic minority families may face more complex and acute obstacles. These include cultural and linguistic barriers and those that result from persistent, deeply rooted racial bias.

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Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is to support family units, aiming to foster the holistic development of the child by nurturing their social, emotional, cognitive, physical, moral, and creative well-being, ensuring a path to a healthy, happy, and secure future.

We Are Here for You!

Do you have any questions or concerns about us or the services we offer? Please do not hesitate to connect with us today so we can assist you!