Why We Use Play
Paolo Fusilier is a trauma therapist with years of experience working with children, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds. She works with little clients as young as 2 years old, parents, adults of any age, and families. Her experience at various non-profits and private practice settings has allowed her to serve clients that have experienced intimate partner or family violence, sexual violence and abuse, childhood trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, family dynamics issues, depression, anxiety, foster care & adoption, educational issues, racial trauma, immigration and acculturation issues, grief and loss, ADHD, and other psychiatric disorders. Paoloa has worked collaboratively with support systems, psychiatrists, hospitals, teachers and school officials.
Paola believes in the therapeutic power of play and sees play as a child’s language with which they process life’s struggles. She is passionate about adoption, foster care, and serving children from hard places.
Paola is a first-generation Mexican American, a child of immigrant parents, and have a deep understanding of cultural identity. Her passion to help others began as a young girl and she believes it is God’s calling on her life.