Mental Health Services for Children and Families
Ashley Weckstein is a Licensed Professional Counselor credentialed by the Oklahoma State Department of Behavioral Health. Ashley's therapeutic work focuses on children from age three to twelve.
Ashley completed an additional year of post-graduate play therapy training and has formal training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
In additions to services Ashley provides in office, Ashley also provide on-site therapy services at Frontier Schools and Pawnee Elementary School.
Ashley completed a Master of Education at the University of Central Oklahoma in 2010. While working toward her degree, Ashley gained counseling experience as an intern for the Counseling Center at UCO and Centennial Elementary School and Sante Fe High School in Edmond, OK.
Following graduation, Ashley worked as a behavioral health rehab specialist, then as a therapist, for Advanced Therapy Associates in Oklahoma City for three years, before accepting a position at CREOKS Behavioral Health Services in 2014. Ashley continues to provide services at CREOKS as an affiliate therapist and joined The Play Place in November 2015.
The Play Place offers play therapy and family services to children from birth through teens with an array of needs from developmental delays, behavioral challenges, emotional regulation difficulty, trauma, family conflict, parenting support, etc.
At The Play Place, we provide personalized, compassionate service in a fun and supportive environment.
Our goal is wellness and helping your child and family meet their fullest potential. We take a developmental, holistic approach to mental health, beginning at birth.
Nikkie Dunnigan is a Licensed Professional Counselor, credentialed by the Oklahoma State Department of Behavioral Health. Nikkie has completed additional training and is also a Registered Play Therapist (RPT), a certified AutPlay Therapy provider, and is a registered parent educator for Circle of Security International. Nikkie's therapeutic work focuses on children from birth to age 12 and children with developmental delays.
Nikkie serves as a Board Member for the Oklahoma Association for Play Therapy, is a member of the Association for Play Therapy and is a member of the Oklahoma Association of Infant Mental Health.
In additional to therapy services, Nikkie regularly consults with teachers and childcare providers to help children succeed in group settings. Nikkie is contracted to provide classroom observations and mental health support at Perry and Guthrie head starts/early head starts.
Nikkie gained counseling experience as an intern at The Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch, NorthCare for Kids, and Ripley Elementary School prior to completing her Master of Science in Counseling in 2013 at Oklahoma State University. Following graduation, Nikkie worked as a behavioral health rehab specialist, then as a therapist, for CREOKS Behavioral Health Services.
Upon completing license requirements, Nikkie opened The Play Place as a private practice in order to provide high-quality mental health care for children while maintaining low client-to-therapist case loads. Nikkie loves serving families in Stillwater and neighboring communities!
The Play Place LLC
The Play Place provides screenings for services and accepts clients and/or makes referrals as appropriate.
The Play Place utilizes Client Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) with all new clients and incorporates directive play therapy, family therapy, group therapy, parenting support, and other therapy as appropriate.
At The Play Place, we believe in the power of play and we believe in you.