Mental health therapy for children, teens, adults & families in Catonsville & Frederick Maryland.

Supervision, Consultation, and Training

Services available for clinicians, businesses, practice and organizational owners and managers, employees, and schools.

Supervision services are available for clinicians across the United States who are interested in obtaining the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential. To learn more about the requirements to become a RPT, visit the Association for Play Therapy. Your supervisor will work with you to identify a specialized training and supervision plan.

Supervisory services for clinical psychology doctoral students, Psychology Associates in Maryland and Washington, D.C., and Clinical Mental Health Counseling clinicians seeking independent licensure in Maryland are also available. Dr. Altvater is a board approved supervisor for the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.

Supervision, Consultation, and Training

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 

How Do I Get Started With Therapy?


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Get in touch with us to discuss your needs and determine if we are a good fit for you!

Initial Appointment

Schedule your initial intake appointment and meet with a team member to determine the best treatment plan for you or your child's needs.


Work directly with your therapist on a consistent basis to address you or your child's unique needs and improve your mental health and overall wellbeing.