Patricia Lomando is a Registered Play Therapist providing neurodivergent affirming services for the child, adolescent, and adult.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , FL
Supervised by N/A
WIth certifications in both Infant Mental Health and Developmental Play Therapy, I have a strong background in Attachment Theory and the ways in which our childhood assumptions of our early caregivers impact our view of the universe for the rest of our lives. A specialty is working with adults to go back in time, finding the origins for defense strategies that may no longer work for them. As adults find their original triggers, they find calm, reclaim awareness and decrease reactivity.
The connection between thoughts, feelings and behavior can allow for a collaborative and mutual respecting experience. For 20+ years, I have utilized developmentally appropriate CBT proficient programs to support children, teens, parents and other adults to identify triggers and create alternative strategies of support. I use Go Zen, (a comic video platform), CBT bibliotherapy workbooks, and psychoeducation to identify automatic thoughts and develop cognitive challenges that bring relief.
Registered Play Therapist Supervisors must complete a minimum of 250 hours of play therapy education and commit to ongoing play therapy CEU's. I received my RPT-S in 2009. Since then, I have completed Developmental play therapy and Autplay certifications which address populations of infancy and autism. I am well versed in both child led and cognitive behavioral approaches and use expressive arts (i.e. art, sand, lego) to make healing a fun and explorative experience.