Alejandra Grez Valdes

Alejandra Is originally from Chile, where she completed her Master’s degree in Clinical and Educational Psychology at Pontifical Catholic University in 2005. She has worked in Chile since then as a child clinical psychologist with a specialty in early childhood. From 2013 to 2016 she lived in Miami, Florida; where she studied the Early Childhood Education program at the University of Miami and worked as a teacher assistant. 

She is a Certified Theraplay Practitioner and a Supervisor-in-Training under the supervision of Nicole Charney.

Since 2005 Alejandra has worked as a child therapist – at a school as a counselor and in private practice supporting parents and families with Theraplay. She has worked with both individuals and groups. She has provided courses and workshops for psychologists, teachers, parents and other professionals working with children. She is also part of an investigation group called Cuidemos a Nuestros Niños studying the pandemic impact on Chilean children’s mental health. Alejandra can be reached at [email protected].

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Catalina Grez Valdés

Is originally from Chile, where she completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology, Pontifical Catholic University in 2015, and works since then as a child clinical psychologist.
She is Certified Theraplay Practitioner, Trainer-in-Training and Supervisor.
Catalina has worked as a child therapist since 2015, at school, with vulnerable population, parents and family interventions as a Theraplay Therapist, and programs for adoption and foster families.

Since 2014 she has been working with Nicole Charney, first assistant training Level 1, 2 and groups, and then as co-trainer and developing Theraplay in Chile. Catalina has provided several courses and workshops for teachers, parents and different professionals that work with children. She can be reached at [email protected].

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Nicole Charney


is originally from Chile, where she completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology and works as a child clinical psychologist. She is a Certified Theraplay® Practitioner and Trainer. Nicole has worked in a child clinic for 15 years, and also spent 10 years in the United States where she trained and specialized in the topic of child brain development. She has been applying Theraplay in her work with emotionally disturbed children, in early childhood prevention programs and in community playgroups. Nicole was employed as a Behavioral Specialist at San Diego Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA before returning to her home country of Chile in 2011 where she has organized Level One and Level Two Theraplay trainings, and also formed supervision and consultancy groups. She can be reached at [email protected]

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