association for play therapy


Vanessa Kellner, LCPC, NCC, RPT, CCPT, RYT


Vanessa received both her master's degree and her post-master's certificate from Johns Hopkins University in 2011. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Maryland and a National Board Certified Counselor for all 50 states in the U.S.  She is also a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and member of the Association for Play Therapy (APT), the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors of Maryland (LCPCM). Vanessa specializes in child centered play therapy and is a certified Child-Centered Play Therapist, credentialed through the National Institute of Relationship Enhancement. 

In addition to being a licensed therapist, Vanessa is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. She offers school-based, individualized and group yoga programs and also incorporates mindfulness strategies and yoga philosophies into her therapeutic work. 

Vanessa uses a person-centered / holistic approach in her practice, helping clients find freedom from what is weighing them down, so that they can come to see the beauty that is already within them.

She is currently seeing children and families at her private practice located at 770 Ritchie Highway Suite W16, Severna Park, MD 21146. 

*Although she is specializing in play therapy, adolescents and adults are also being accepted and welcomed here as well.