Amy Bobb

BSW, RSW

Overview

I want your child to know that when they come into the playroom they can show up just the way they are no matter how messy. Whatever challenges they might be going through they won’t be judged or asked to leave. My goal is to create a space where your child feels safe, seen and cared for because it is only in this feeling of safety that children will be able to connect to themselves and learn new ways of navigating the world.

Little Village is a space that offers many options and materials for children and youth to explore. Whether they enjoy various forms of art, sand tray, imaginary play, reading, or simply connecting through conversation they will find whatever they need in the playroom at Little Village.

Play therapy allows me to support children in an authentic and meaningful way. Through play children are able to communicate their struggles and express their feelings in a way that feels natural and safe.

 

BIO

I grew up knowing that living in community was important. My parents were strong social justice advocates and wanted to provide a safe place for people who were struggling to feel safe and seen. In our home in East Vancouver, we had various people from all walks of life living in our home. They were often marginalized, sometimes seen as outcasts, and in need of shelter and support. They became part of our family and it made me realize that most struggles don’t start as adults. It was during this time that I decided to become a social worker and a play therapist so that I could support children and their families through their healing journey, providing them with that sense of community and belonging that we all long for and need.

I began my educational journey at UBC in the social work program. I worked as a Registered Social Worker for 11 years beginning my journey with children and families in the Aboriginal Child and Family Services, then working in the hospital and Non-profit settings, but I never felt truly at home until I found play therapy.

Play therapy allows me to support children in an authentic and meaningful way. Through play children are able to communicate their struggles and express their feelings in a way that feels natural and safe.

 

I believe children are our most precious resource and with support and guidance they can thrive.

Qualifications

In addition to my personal experiences, my education and previous work history have provided me with the tools I need to support you and your family. My qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Social Work

  • Certified Synergetic Play Therapist

  • Certificate in Complex Trauma & Child Sexual Abuse Interventions

  • Neuroscience and Satir in the Sand Tray Therapist & Facilitator

  • Certified AutPlay Therapist

  • Certified Indigenous Focusing-Oriented Therapist

  • 200hr Yoga Teacher Training

Testimonials & Client Thank You Letters

Bonnie Hopkins

Our 2 boys have seen Amy for a year. In that time she has always been warm and welcoming. She makes them feel special by remembering specific things about them, like their special stuffies names. Amy always meets them where they are at for each session and even laid on the floor and told stories with one of my sons when that was what he requested. The playroom is a child's dream come true; safe, comfortable and full of anything they could imagine playing with. I would recommend Amy to my friends if their children needed support.

Cheryl

Amy has been a Godsend, not just to our daughter, but to our family. To know that she has a safe place to go to talk, and a very kind and knowledgeable ear, has helped our girl grow from an anxious, isolated teen into a beautiful and confident young lady. Learning how to build on her strengths and having a trusted mentor to talk things through has changed her life. As a parent, this is a wonderful thing to witness. Thank you Amy!!
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