Thea Bedell, LMHC-RPT

As a play therapist, my passion is assisting children and their families in being able to process and heal through traumatic and difficult situations. I believe children are resilient and their main source of communication is through their play. I highly value offering a safe, accepting, and non-judgmental environment for individuals to begin making the changes and progress they are hoping for. By making these changes, our clients have the ability to live the life they want and do so successfully.

I approach the therapeutic process with a curious, positive, and encouraging attitude. I strive to utilize my connection with clients to create change they are wanting. I assist clients in being able to identify their natural strengths and gain insight to how these changes can be made.

I have worked for years with children, adolescents, and their families. In addition to play therapy and trauma interventions I offer variety of therapeutic modalities for individualized care. These include: ADHD, anxiety, Autism, depression, ODD, abuse and trauma, childhood behavioral issues, self-esteem, and social skills.

Treatment Details


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills


  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse

Treatment Approach:

Types of Therapy

  • Autplay, CTP , TF-CBT, Theraplay
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Play
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Family

Accepted Payment Methods

Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

BlueCross and BlueShield, UnitedHealthcare, Medicaid

To contact me, call 319-480-4055, email, or use this form to send a message.