Kristi Muro-Dougherty


is in private practice in Corvallis, Oregon where she provides play therapy, parent coaching, parenting classes and behavior consultation for local schools. She began her career in child welfare at Denver Department of Human Services working with children whose parental rights had been terminated and experienced some level of attachment disturbance. In addition, she has worked in a variety of settings which have included private non-profit, public schools and community mental health. She received her Master of Social Work at the University of Denver and has completed some post-master’s coursework in School Counseling at Oregon State University’s College of Education. She is a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor, as well as a Certified Theraplay┬« Practitioner and was fortunate to have completed this certification under the wise supervision of Phyllis Booth. Kristi works with children ages 2 to 11 who have experienced trauma, significant attachment breaks, anxiety, depression and other developmental challenges. Her special interests include working with elementary age boys who have been labeled with “anger issues,” as well as the application of Theraplay to parenting in the context of Interpersonal Neurobiology. Supervision with Kristi would involve awareness of the parallel process between supervision and therapy, with the integration of Theraplay’s Structure, Nurture, Engagement and Challenge dimensions. Contact Kristi for a free 30-minute initial consultation to assess appropriateness of match. She can be reached at and 541-224-3109.

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