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Shawn M. Rutland
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Last updated: 1/12/2018
Mrs Shawn Marie Rutland
International Professional
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Private Practice
Counsellor & Play Therapist
Western Australia
6010  Australia
043 1723932 (Phone)
  LPC Intern
  Play Therapist (PCM)
  Private Practice
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Bachelor's of Business Administration, Human Resource Mgt; Master's of Health Sciences in Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling; specialized play therapy training (Intro, Advanced, Filial, CPRT); attended 2 years of local APT conferences; my experiences is working with children of varying ages and presenting issues using CCPT/CPRT.
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My name is Shawn Marie Rutland. I am a Counselor and Play Therapist practicing in the Western Australia. I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling from Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. While in my previous career, I was not feeling satisfied and had a strong desire to enter a helping profession. This is why I chose to go back to school and study a master’s in counseling. I discovered play therapy and immediately fell in love with the approach and techniques used to help children and families tackle different issues. I received specialized training under the Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) Approach. Through my experience, I have had the opportunity to work with children and their families of varying ages and issues. I currently work for a small non-profit called Play Therapy Advantage. We offer children and families services in the Fremantle, WA area at a discounted rate.

I feel that every child is uniquely different and each have something special to share. Since play is the child’s language, I encourage them to lead and show me their world. I want to create a safe environment for the child that allows them to express their feelings, experiences, and discoveries of self. Through this discovery, change can occur in a positive way for the child, and their family.

Services Provided:
- Individual Play Therapy
- Group Play Therapy
- Sibling Play Therapy
- Child-Parent Relationship Therapy/Filial Therapy
- Support Groups
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