Certified AAPT Professionals

Jodi Smith, LCSW, RPT-S, CAAPT

Jodi Smith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. She has been working with children, teenagers and their families, in various capacities, for over 25 years. Jodi is currently the Director of Norton-Fisher Child & Family Programs for West End Family Counseling and maintains a private practice called Play Is Powerful! in Claremont, California. Jodi is also certified with one of her dogs for animal-assisted disaster work by HOPE Animal Assisted Crisis Response. She is also a recipient of the IIAAPT Kirrie Award for her contributions to AAPT.

Jodi has two Australian Labradoodles, Daltrey and Daenerys (AKA Dani), who work with her. Jodi and her canine partners specialize in providing play therapy and Animal Assisted Play Therapy® to children, teenagers and families. Both Daltrey and Dani love people, but are particularly fond of children and enjoying working with them in their play therapy sessions. Daltrey will do anything for a treat and loves showing off. Dani is sweet and docile and will greet with exuberant kisses if allowed.

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