Ascend Family Institute offers a variety of play therapy techniques for all ages. Experiential Play Therapy and Filial Therapy are two play therapy models used within Ascend Family Institute. Ascend Family Institute has six fully equipped playrooms across the three locations to best serve our clients.

Experiential Play Therapy

Experiential Play Therapy allows children to lead the play while being supported by the psychotherapist. Through the play metaphors the child communicates and processes their emotional experiences. Children process their experiences in their own time and in their own unique way which is honored in the Experiential Play Therapy model.


When you call to make your initial appointment, you will be given directions to create a patient portal. You can fill out and submit your intake paperwork through your own secure portal and it will be delivered to your therapist electronically in time for your intake appointment. Though copies of our forms are provided for your convenience, you do not need to print out the forms available on this website as you will be able to sign them electronically when you arrive for your session.

* If your family is involved in high conflict or legal processes, please read our policy below regarding court involvement. Our agreement for services for high-conflict families is also available for viewing.