Your Instructor

Ms. Rose LaPiere, LPC, RPT-S, ACS is in private practice in Sea Girt, NJ and has been working with children, adolescents and families for 20 years. She is a certified School Psychologist and has worked as a school counselor in K-12 school settings. Ms. LaPiere is a foundational Theraplay® practitioner. She has obtained many years of training in SandTray and SandPlay therapies and is certified in EMDR (consultant in training) and a Synergetic Play Therapist Supervisor. In private practice she works with children and families, specializing in the treatment of anxiety, ADHD, trauma, parent-child relationship, and adoption. Her work with families and children is grounded in Therapeutic Powers of Play, Neuroscience, Attachment Theory, Mindfulness, and Contextual Family Therapy. Ms. LaPiere is passionate about helping families integrate nature into their daily lives.


Ms. LaPiere provides supervision for therapists, consultation with schools and training workshops for parents, teachers, and school counselors. She has been interviewed on several podcasts including Lessons in the Playroom Episode #67, Nature in the Playroom, and Warriors at Work on How to Regulate Yourself in Times of Uncertainty”. Ms.LaPiere has worked in public and private schools, community mental health agency, and intensive out-patient program. She is currently the president of the NJCA Creativity division. She writes for the local newspaper and also has a youtube channel for families and therapists to access resources. Learn more about her work at