We want to make your child’s therapy experience as encouraging, productive and pleasant as possible. That’s why Child’sPlay Therapy Center is a bright, fun place that is definitely not a clinical environment… and it was designed just for kids! Our Birmingham location is where the Child’sPlay story began and where we strive to continue growing and improving for you.
Our office is located conveniently off Lorna road. Our offices have grown to occupy the entire top floor of the Georgetown Place building. When on Lorna road, you will find that the entrance to our parking lot is actually located off Georgetown drive. Turn onto Georgetown drive and enter our parking lot to the left. Then you will come up the stairs or ramp near the main entrance, which faces Georgetown Drive.
Our tagline is “Move…Talk…Play…Learn.” Kids feel free to do all that and more in our colorful Center, especially in our sensory-motor gym which is equipped with therapy devices, toys and more.Parents, you can watch your child’s private therapy session in action from one of our parent observation rooms. We also have an ample waiting area and plenty of space for groups, classes and camps.
Elizabeth Gillenwater is an office assistant at Child’s Play Therapy Center. A native of Montgomery, she comes to us after teaching preschool for ten years and is happy to continue making a difference in the lives of children.
Elizabeth enjoys serving on her church media team, attending live theater performances and spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Susie is the Intake Coordinator at Child’s Play Therapy Center. She coordinates everything for your first visit to Child’sPlay! Susie has many years of experience in administrative work and has a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from Jacksonville State University.
Lindsay is a therapy aide at Child’sPlay. She graduated from the University of Auburn in 2019 with a degree in Psychology. and is now attending the University of Montevallo pursuing a Masters in Elementary Education. Lindsay is very passionate about working with children and cannot wait to make a difference in the classroom one day! In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends, travel, and cheer on the Auburn Tigers.
Billing and Insurance Coordinator
Katie Johns is the billing and insurance coordinator at Child’sPlay Therapy Center. Katie has many years of administrative and customer service experience from Starbucks to vacation rentals and outpatient therapy clinics.
Katie enjoys crafting, traveling, and spending time outside with her husband and two young children. She attended the Art Institute of Charlotte.
Administrative Team Leader
Nikki is the Administrative Team Leader at our Hoover and Chelsea locations. She graduated from University of Delaware with a degree in Psychology. Nikki has been very involved in the Hoover City schools and subbed there for several years. She has experience as an office manager as well as managed several group homes in Birmingham. Nikki remains very involved in Hoover Lacrosse and enjoys participating in other local organizations. Originally from New York, Nikki loves living in Hoover with her husband and 3 kids.
Shannon is an office assistant at Child’sPlay. Previously, she has been a classroom teacher, home educator, and foster parent. She graduated from University of Montevallo with a degree in Elementary Education. Shannon enjoys connecting with her family through hiking, camping and audio books.
Melanie is a therapy aide at Child’sPlay Therapy Center. She graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from Florida College. Melanie has worked as a court reporter, an administrative assistant, and an office manager. She has also been involved in children’s ministry for over 30 years.
In her free time Melanie enjoys swimming, thrift store shopping, and watching movies with her husband. She has two grown children.