If you are interested in obtaining consultation or training about play therapy services, child and adolescent mental health, trauma-informed care, incorporating technology in treatment, implementing a personal and/or organizational self-care plan to boost mental health, relationships, and morale, or creating a strategic plan for your dissertation or writing project, contact us to discuss availability and scheduling. Additional consultation and training services available upon request.
"Rachel formally supervised me for two years and has served as my mentor during the past four years as a doctoral student. Throughout the rollercoaster of graduate school, Rachel has remained an unceasing source of support and balance throughout even the most uncertain and unsettling times (yes, even during a global pandemic!). She has a warm, authentic, and person-centered approach to supervision that allows for both personal and professional growth of supervisees. Rachel invited and encouraged me to pursue opportunities to attend conferences, speak on a podcast, network with providers, and serve as a student board member for the Maryland/DC Branch of the Association of Play Therapy. Rachel welcomes consultation and collaboration with her supervisees and encourages them to develop their authentic voice, both within their own clinical practice and within supervision. In line with her practice philosophy, Rachel encourages supervisees to use creative and playful forms of expression in supervision. I am forever grateful that Rachel and my paths crossed years ago because I not only gained a supervisor, but also gained a lifelong mentor along the way!" —Victoria
"Rachel is an excellent play therapy supervisor. She is knowledgeable and wise, offers helpful guidance about working with kid clients, and is always encouraging. I felt lucky to have her!" —Sarah Jordan, LCPC, RPT
"Rachel is a supportive, knowledgeable and professional play therapy supervisor. Her supervision helped me develop a richer understanding of play therapy. Rachel has a wonderful quality of sharing complex topics in an accessible way. I'm grateful to have worked with her." —Claira Ford, LPC
"I am so grateful that Dr. Rachel Altvater was a part of my journey towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist. Her knowledge of play therapy is invaluable to the profession and she is highly invested in helping her supervisees cultivate their own growth. She has been essential in helping me develop my clinical skills, confidence, and passion for the field. She is an inspiring leader who is also approachable and authentic - she has a presence that is so welcoming and open. Dr. Rachel Altvater has made a significant impact on me both professionally and personally!" —Lauren Powers, LCPC, RPT