Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Jamie has a private practice in Smyrna, TN, outside of Nashville, where she sees children and adolescents from the ages of 3 – 19 and their families. Ms. Langley teaches adjunct for Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and Lipscomb University. Prior to private practice she worked with a community mental health center for over 27 years, primarily providing play therapy with traumatized, abused and abandoned children. As one of the original co-founders of the Tennessee Association for Play Therapy (TNAPT) and president since its founding, she has been dedicated to making play therapy training more available in local areas.
She provides foundational play therapy and sand tray training both from her office and on the road as requested. Ms. Langley has also presented on play therapy regionally and nationally and was most recently invited to present to the Wroxton International Play Therapy Study Group in Oxfordshire, England in June. In addition to play therapy, she has also been an advocate for combining childhood and nature experiences for children and their families. As a former Cub Scout leader for 15 years, and with both sons as Eagle Scouts, they have together found that some of their most cherished family time was that spent in the outdoors with camping and hiking experiences. They increasingly refer to times needed for the “Nature Fix” to both lower stress and improve connections. Becoming concerned over the growing lack of nature experiences for children, Ms. Langley has been incorporating nature in her play therapy over the past several years, calling it “NaturePlay Therapy.” She is also involved with the Children and Nature Network which was started by Richard Louv in 2006. She serves on the Advisory Board representing children and mental health for the Healthy Parks Healthy Person program through the Tennessee State Parks. Learn more at www.JamieLynnLangley.com.