Dr. Lucinda “Cindy” Grapenthin is a licensed psychologist, National Certified School Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and Certified Theraplay Practitioner. Dr. Grapenthin is the founder of the Child and Family Development Center, where she provides a variety of clinical services including psychotherapy, play therapy, psychological testing, and clinical supervision. Areas of specialization include Autism Spectrum Disorders, attachment issues, childhood trauma, learning and development issues, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and emotional/behavioral issues. Dr. Grapenthin conducts professional workshops on a variety of topics including play therapy, childhood trauma, expressive therapy, and attachment issues. Additionally, she serves as an Assistant Professor, Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology and Adolescent Counseling at Brenau University, as well as the Director of the Brenau Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, and Director of the Brenau Institute for Play therapy training.
CURRIER is a handsome Golden Retriever who will serve as a wonderful asset to both the clinical setting and the classroom with Dr. Grapenthin. He will help her clients by enhancing therapeutic interventions, and encouraging them to feel safe and calm. At the University, he will help demonstrate the wide range of functions Service Dogs can do to help benefit those experiencing physical and mental health issues. He will also enhance the services provided through the University’s Play Therapy room as he interacts with patients. This team is doing wonderful things and we are thrilled to have them as part of the paws4people family.
CURRIER is an Honor Puppy named in honor of PFC Eric Currier, USMC.