"Each child is unique. A perceptive and intuitive approach is necessary to understand and facilitate the therapeutic process"
-Susan Garofolo

About Susan's work

As a certified child psychotherapist and play therapist, I have been helping children and their families for over 20 years. My approach is child and heart centered, meaning that I trust a child to show me what they need in ways that go beyond words. Play Therapy facilitates communication otherwise not possible or limited and heals wounds deeper than the eye can see.


  • Child-Focused Play Therapy
  • Family-Focused Theraplay®
  In-home services available


  • "Susan Garofolo is a seasoned therapist. Sensitive and practical, she enables a child's healing process and provides empathic guidance for the entire family."
    Ann Carson, M.Ed., Registered Marriage and Family Therapist
  • "Susan Garofolo's contribution to 'Theraplay: Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships Through Attachment-Based Play' is a model of caring and responsive treatment and a good example of how Theraplay can be helpful in building trust for a child who has been abused."
    Phyllis B. Booth, M.A., Director of Training, The Theraplay Institute