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Our Facilitators
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Dominique Begnaud, ATR, IL-LCPC, MO-LPC, NCC

Dominique is a graduate of Southern Illinois University’s Master’s in Art Therapy Counseling program, and has gained a variety of clinical experiences over her last nine years. Dominique has experience working with preschool aged children, geriatric persons suffering with memory loss, and individuals struggling with eating disorders, severe mental illness, and domestic violence. Dominique opened her private practice, Create Play Grow Therapy Services, in January of 2021, & has been providing mental health support using creative techniques such as art, play, and gardening therapy to support individuals as young as three years of age throughout the lifespan. Dominique works with individuals, groups, and families in St. Louis city and the surrounding areas. Dominique is passionate about collaborations and engagement within her local and broader communities.

Jasmine Berger, MSW, LCSW, RPT

Jasmine is a graduate of the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St Louis. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist that is a compassionate and fun clinician for children of all ages. Jasmine’s experience includes working in St Louis schools from early childhood through high school, as well as special education. These experiences make her a passionate advocate for you child’s needs. By using play and activities in therapy children are able to communicate and process feelings in a way that works for them.


She believes play can be healing and helpful for not only children, but across ages and communities. She hopes to bring some playfulness to your life.

Kristen Borgmeyer, MSW, LCSW, RPT

Kristen is a Certified Theraplay Practitioner, Certified Group Theraplay Practitioner, & Certified Group Theraplay Trainer. She is also a Registered Play Therapist and EMDR trained. Kristen earned a Masters in Child Development from the Erikson Institute and a Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. Kristen has had extensive experience working with children and families in a variety of capacities such as Head Start Early Childhood Educator, Child Mental Health Advocate, and Child Advocacy worker in the Child Welfare System, Family Support Specialist and as a Child and Family Clinician in shelters, schools, and clinic settings.


Kristin has specialized training in Attachment modalities such as Theraplay®, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), and Circle of Security®. She is passionate about sharing this knowledge and expertise with others as an engaging and thoughtful trainer..

Kira Collins, MSW, LCSW, RPT

Kira has a passion for working with children, youth, and families. She is obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology, with a minor in Family Studies, from the University of Missouri - Kansas City, and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Kansas. Kira is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, as well as a Registered Play Therapist, and currently works for the Special School District of St. Louis County providing individualized and group counseling services to students with Individualized Educational Plans. In previous roles, Kira has provided individual, group, and family counseling to preschool, elementary, and middle school aged students, as well as young adults in various school districts and non-profit agencies. Kira has clinical expertise in trauma, grief, and loss; child development; peer relationships; and addressing symptoms of anxiety, ADHD, and depression.

Tranae Harris- Bingham, PhD, LAPC

Tranae is a licensed associate professional counselor and certified school counselor in Georgia. Tranae earned her Master of Arts in School Counseling from Clark Atlanta University and Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision from Capella University. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy, Child Centered Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. In addition to her training in counseling, Tranae is certified as a mindfulness ambassador by Mindfulness Without Borders; and certified as a yoga instructor and social/emotional learning facilitator by Breathe For Change. Tranae specializes in early childhood and adolescence mental health and currently works for an Atlanta based Head Start program.  Her background includes working with children, families, and educators in schools, post-secondary institutions, group homes, and private practice.

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Yuvelqui Rattigan, LCSW-C, RPT

Yuvelqui Rattigan, also known as Yuvi, is an experienced bilingual Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical and Registered Play Therapist. She is a strong psychotherapist with specialized training in EMDR, Play Therapy, Grief & Bereavement, CBT, TF-CBT, and Family Therapy.


Yuvi currently serves as Mental Health Program Manager at the Center for Hope, formerly known as the Baltimore Child Abuse Center, and as a Member of The Board of Advisors for the National Science and Technology Medals Foundation's inSTEM program. Yuvi also actively promotes restoring the emotional health of Black children who suffer from higher rates of stress related to racial discrimination in the United States as a member of the Black Mental Health Connect Clinical Advisory Team.

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