Heather MaritanoHeather started her private practice in 1998, working with a variety of issues in individual and family therapy. She has a clinical specialty in play therapy, having completed the requirements to be a registered play therapist supervisor. Dedication to the profession includes 10 years on the board of the Indiana chapter of the Association for Play Therapy, including a term as president, and being on the ethics task force at the national level. She was the 2006 recipient of the Yvonne Williams Award for Innovative Service to the Play Therapy Profession.

General practice experiences include being a clinical supervisor for 6 years in the Marriage and Family Therapy training program at Christian Theological Seminary, serving as interim clinical supervisor for Family Service Association and continuing to provide internship opportunities to master’s level students from a variety of clinical training programs. Prior to private practice she worked for several years in the foster care system.

In addition to her clinical work, Heather is an adjunct instructor at Indiana University, an approved provider of continuing education credits by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency and The Association for Play Therapy, an international workshop presenter and a clinical consultant. In this capacity Heather helps emerging and seasoned therapists enhance their development through training and supervision.

A life long learner, Heather invests in on-going training, education and supervision in order to ensure quality services while maintaining fresh engagement with her work.

Heather regularly practices her belief in the healing powers of play, and is particularly fond of dancing.