Meet our Staff!


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Every member of Purposeful Play, from our front desk staff to our highly educated team of therapists, receives specialized in house training to insure consistency.

Purposeful Play has therapists of many specialties, including Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. All therapists have completed a Master’s degree in their field of study, which qualifies them to provide mental health therapy. Some of our therapists are “under supervision,” a period of additional clinical oversight after obtaining their Master’s degree that all therapists undergo. After the supervision period is completed, therapists receive licensure in their respective specialties. No matter their specialty or supervision status, all of our therapists are vetted and trained to adhere to Purposeful Play’s evidenced-based standard of care. For more information on relevant licensing boards see links below;

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Staff Directory

 
Trudy Ruminer

Trudy Ruminer

Trudy Ruminer

CEO and founder of purposeful play

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

How I Like to play:

Any play with my granddaughter Harper is amazing fun! I also love going to the movies, playing Rumikub, shopping, and decorating. At Purposeful Play I love to play on the drums with the  children.


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Vince Ruminer

cfo

How I Like to play:

Spending time with grand kids and being a handyman.


 
 
Catherine Coffey

Catherine Coffey

Catherine Coffey

Licensed Clinical social worker

How I Like to Play:

Spending time with my family, playing board games, watching movies, singing, and playing with my dog Pepper.


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Rebekah Wilson

Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Intake and Outreach Coordinator

How I Like to Play:

Cooking and baking, swimming, snuggles with our family's two dogs, going dancing, and playing Heads Up with my partner and son.


Katie Carter

Katie Carter

Katherine Carter

M.S. Licensed Professional Counselor - Candidate

How I like to Play:

Exercise, playing with my dogs, riding my horse, and Netflix.

 
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Lanita Toelle

Lanita Toelle

Lanita Toelle

M.S.Licensed Professional counselor - Candidate

How I like to Play:

Reading, Sing Songs, Play Games, Making Crafts!


 
 

Kristin Gibson

Kristin Gibson

Kristin Gibson

Licensed professional counselor

How i like to play:

Playing with my daughter.


Heather Puckett

Heather Puckett

Heather Puckett

Licensed professional counselor

How I like to play:

Doing distance runs on the weekend and hanging out with my running buddies.


 
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Kinsey Bethea

Master of Social Work

How I like to Play:

Spending time with my husband and two golden doodles. In my free time I enjoy doing yoga and spending time outdoors.


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Sandra Thomas-Tyler

Licensed professional counselor

How I like to play:

Riding my motorcycle, cooking for big groups of people and camping.