It’s important to note that all board members and regional leadership are volunteer based. Each one of our board member dedicates their time to Missouri Association for Play Therapy.
If you would like to be involved on the board, as an area rep, or helping with other parts of the organization, please contact the board president.
Tara Huber (Northeast)
Tara Huber received her Bachelor of the Arts in psychology and Bachelors of Music Education degree from Culver-Stockton College and her Masters of Education degree with emphasis in Community Counseling from Quincy University. She has 10 years experience as a music educator and has been a counselor with White Oak Counseling since 2007 where she works in the private practice setting. She also has 10 years past experience as a foster and adoptive parent and continues to receive continued education in play therapy, trauma, and marriage and family counseling. Tara is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Missouri, is an Autplay Level II therapist and has specialized training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Alternatives for Families Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(AF-CBT. Tara is also an adjunct instructor at MACC Hannibal location where she teaches General Psychology, Lifespan Human Development, and Abnormal psychology. She specializes in working with all ages of individuals dealing with a variety issues ranging from anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, family problems, relationship problems, behavioral deregulation, LGBTQ community, among various other issues for children, teenagers, adult, couples, and families.' class='small-button smallblue'>Email Tara
Amber Schilb (Central)
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Solcollin Aliscia Heard (Central)
Aliscia Heard received her Bachelor of the Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri and a Masters of Education degree with emphasis in Professional Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from Stephens College . Since receiving her education, she has worked at Boys and Girls Town of Missouri, Inc. as both a Transitional Living Therapist and a Family Therapist. She has since spent over six years working in the private practice setting and receiving continued education regarding play therapy, trauma, and marital and family therapy. Aliscia is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marital and Family Therapist Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, AutPlay® Level II Certified Therapist, and on the roster as a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. She specializes in working with children, teenagers, adults, couples, and families' class='small-button smallblue'>Email Aliscia
Member at Large
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Heather Ransom (Central)
Heather is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing at Lawrence Oliver & Associates, a private practice, in Columbia, Mo. In the private practice setting, she enjoys interacting with families, children, adolescents and adults. She received her masters degree in 2014 from Brigham Young University. Heather has worked at the Utah State Prison providing individual counseling services, at Wasatch Mental Health working with families and individuals, and as an outreach therapist to the Nebo UT school district.
Jessica Beasley (Central)
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Lena Sheets (Central)
Lena is an Licensed Professional Counselor and K-12 certified school counselor. She is currently an Elementary School Counselor in Columbia, MO. Lena has seen the impact of play therapy and is eager to learn more to support her work with children both in and outside of the school setting. Lena plans to be fully engaged in the play therapy community as well as advocate for school-based play therapy and trauma-sensitive practices. When Lena is not working or attending a training, she is spending time with her family playing cards or reading with her son.' class='small-button smallblue'>Email Lena
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