This is a place where I share over 25 years of experience as a play therapist, trainer, and parent coach. I am so excited to have a hub where all of my passions can come together and I get the privilege to share it with. As a RPT-S and an APT-approved provider, for those seeking supervision hours and APT training credits, I got you covered. Stay tuned for more trainings on sandtray, bibliotherapy, nature-based play therapy, attachment, and more.

Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S

Hi, I’m Tammi

I am a licensed clinical social worker and a Registered Play Therapist -Supervisor, and I have spent over 20 years working with children, families, and individuals. I am an Advanced Nurtured Heart Approach® certified trainer, a certified FirstPlay® practitioner, and trained in level one Theraplay®, and EMDR. My work and creative interventions in the field of play therapy have been published and internationally recognized. I am passionate about play therapy, sandtray therapy, and all of the expressive arts therapies. I also love to supervise and provide parent coaching to empower families and give them the tools to be successful.

 I wanted to say that I really enjoyed your training. You took us on a sandtray journey and guided us through theory, the mechanics of what is needed, practical examples and through the experience itself. You taught us without judgement and watched over us like a guardian angel to ensure that we were all safe through our own experiential practice in the sandtray. Your warmth and passion transcended the Zoom platform!~

Cindy Endredy, LCSW

Tammi is an energizing, infectious speaker who engages her audience with her passion. Leaving her training, you take tools that you can use the next day. I thought I knew a lot about sandtray therapy, but Tammi's training showed me a whole new world! Not only do I heartily recommend her, I want her back!"

~ Anne K. Crothers, M. Ed., Allentown, PA

"Tammi's compassion and knowledge of children's sensitivities are so engaging and enlightening. I love her respect for the sacredness of play." ~ Preschool teacher at Wetherill School, Gladwyne, PA 

Tammi Van Hollander’s energy, passion, and dedication shine through like a beacon.”
Tammi Van Hollander’s energy, passion, and dedication shine through like a beacon.”

Nature -Based Play Therapy
"This was one of the best trainings on sandtray I’ve attended. I really appreciated the experience of doing personal trays to get the experience like my clients would.”