Known for her warm, playfully dynamic, and inspirational style, Dr. Joyce C. Mills, is a nationally and internationally recognized storyteller, keynote presenter, workshop leader, consultant, trauma specialist, and program developer for health-care, psychological, educational, and community organizations. Founder of The StoryPlay® Center, Dr. Mills is the recipient of the 1997 Play Therapy International Award for outstanding career contributions to the field of Play Therapy and Child Psychology. A licensed and certified Marriage and Family Therapist, and Registered Play Therapy Supervisor, Dr. Mills is the author and co-author of seven books including the award-winning Therapeutic Metaphors for Children and the Child Within, Reconnecting to the Magic of Life, Sammy the Elephant and Mr. Camel, Gentle Willow, and Little Tree.
For close to two decades, Dr. Mills has been on the Board of Directors of the Turtle Island Project, a non-profit organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. Through this project, Dr. Mills co-leads healing retreats for women along with Native American spiritual and educational leaders. Dr. Mills currently provides workshops and consulting nationally and internationally, and is in private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Dr. Mills is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. The founder and executive director of The StoryPlay® Center, she is also a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor. Dr. Mills is the recipient of the 1997 Annual Play Therapy International Award for “Outstanding career contribution to the field of child psychology and play therapy.”
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