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 Administrator at Child’s Play Therapy Center. Elizabeth handles client invoices and helps families better understand the billing process. 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.
Office Assistant/Therapy Aide
Lindsay is an office assistant and therapy aide at Child’sPlay. She works in both the Hoover and Chelsea clinics, Lindsey 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 had been very involved with 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 the Birmingham area. Originally from New York, Nikki loves living in Hoover with her husband and 3 kids.
Cindy is an Office Administrator, in charge of scheduling for our speech therapists. Cindy lives in Mccalla with her husband, teenage daughter and their rescue dog Molly. She taught preschool for 9 years and loves working around children. When she isn’t creating unique gifts for friends & family in her Craft Cave she enjoys watching movies and visiting unique Alabama attractions with her family. Cindy recently completed the Certified Medical Administration Assistant certification course at Jefferson State Community College.
Mabry Palmer is a therapist aide and part of the administrative staff at Child’sPlay. Mabry graduated from Auburn University in August 2020 with a degree in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. She is the first undergraduate intern to be hired at Child’s Play. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her cat, Trisha and exploring outdoors.
Shannon is an Office Administrator 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 and part of the Child’sPlay Therapy Center admin team. 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.