About Us

Welcome and thanks for checking out our products and blog! We truly appreciate the support. We are a father/daughter team; Shea is an OT and Dr. Meryl is a psychologist. We worked alongside each other for three years in a residential treatment facility and share the passion of using play-based techniques to address emotion regulation, coping, and social skills. Learn more about each of us below!

Shea (OT)- Shea holds a masters degree in occupational therapy and specializes in pediatric mental health. She has additional training in play-based learning, developmental trauma, and sensory modulation. She enjoys creating resources centered around using play to promote social-emotional skills. Shea resides in the Midwest with her husband and two children.

Dr. Meryl (Child Psychologist)- Dr. Meryl holds his PhD in Clinical Psychology and specializes in working with children and adolescents. He has extensive experience in hospital and residential treatment settings and specializes in psychological testing and the treatment of ADHD, mood disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and developing personality issues. He emphasizes cognitive/behavioral therapy as well as psychodynamic, family systems, play, art, and music/percussion techniques when indicated. Dr. Meryl resides in the Midwest with his wife and together they have three children, now adults.