Meet Jennifer Shivey, a passionate and dedicated play therapist, group practice owner, LGBTQ+ advocate for youth, and international speaker and consultant. With a profound commitment to the
emotional well-being of children and adolescents, Ms. Shivey has made significant contributions to the field of play therapy and mental health.
Jennifer Shivey holds a MA in Community Counseling, is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, an Approved Clinical Supervisor and an Approved Provider with the Association for Play Therapy. Her journey into the world of play therapy began with a deep understanding of the power of play in facilitating communication and healing among young individuals. 
As a seasoned play therapist, Ms. Shivey has accumulated years of hands-on experience in using various therapeutic techniques tailored to the unique needs of each child. She firmly believes in the transformative impact of play in helping children express themselves, process emotions, and navigate challenges in a safe and supportive environment. 
Recognizing the importance of collaborative care, Ms. Shivey is the proud owner of a thriving group practice that specializes in child and adolescent mental health with a focus on supporting LGBTQ+ youth. The practice is a haven where highly trained therapists work together to create a holistic and personalized approach to address the diverse needs of young clients. 
Ms. Shivey is a sought-after international speaker and consultant. She shares her expertise with mental health professionals, educators, caregivers and communities. Ms. Shivey’s presentations focus on the importance of play therapy, inclusive practices, and creating supportive environments for LGBTQ+ youth around the world. 
Ms. Shivey continues to be a trailblazer in the field, striving to break down barriers and create a world where all children and adolescents feel seen, heard, and supported in their mental health journeys. Through her multifaceted roles, Ms. Shivey is leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of play therapy, LGBTQ+ advocacy, and mental health initiatives. 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jennifer Shivey maintains a private practice and is the owner of Jennifer Shivey Consulting, PPLC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Jennifer Shivey has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.