​The Therapeutic Play Foundation is a non profit organization seeking to transform the world for the better by building resiliency and healthier communities; one family at a time.

What Is Therapeutic Play?

​Therapeutic play is a technique utilized to help improve the emotional well being of communities by using games, creative arts, nature based play, expressive therapies, yoga, mixed media, movement and storytelling to improve resiliency, attention, and focus. Therapy comes in many different forms. But most imperative to the healing process is to feel heard and be connected.

Play is for all ages.
Art is for everyone.
Healing is for us ALL.

We are what we give our attention to. When we enjoy ourselves and engage in playful interactions, we allow healing and restoration. We are resilient and can recover from any moment that passes.

Self-care starts with Play.

​Our Mission

Our mission is to build group esteem and collective liberation in under-resourced communities to empower a healthier, more resilient world through empowerment, education, mindfulness, art and play.

We seek to build awareness of inequities in access to safety, resources and healthcare. Without equitable access, our ability to cope and build resilience is limited. With this in mind, we focus on mommies, daddies, babies, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Our families matter. And our health matters.

We seek to empower innovative strategies to make community-based outreach for the betterment of whole families and future generations.

Definition of Resilience

1: the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress
2: an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change

“Resilience.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster,https:// Accessed 01 Jun. 2020.


Therapeutic Play Foundation offers workshops, consultation and community outreach to empower families.

Services include:

- Mental health counseling
- Doula/maternal mental health supports
- Wellness retreats
- Community advocacy support
- Restorative yoga for trauma
- Parenting education
- Sound baths/healing
- Wellness educational curriculums
- Healing art

Additional Services

Mental Health Counseling
Wellness Retreats
Community Advocacy Support
Restorative Yoga for Trauma
Parenting Education
Holistic Interventions
Wellness Educational Curriculums
Healing Art Workshops
Private/Small Group Yoga
Ayurveda Consultations
Sound Healing

When we become stuck, it is often because our life balance is out of whack. There is some component that is no longer serving us is our routine.

An occupational therapist can act as a support to help us shift focus, build skills and routines that benefits our wellness. Occupational Therapist (OT) can support your family as a group or do individual lifestyle Re-Imagining consults to help develop a life plan (nutrition, movement, sensory, etc) that helps us feel intentional, ready and supported. 

Patricia Motus, OTR/L, RYT helps our clients focus on long term health and life management by empowering clients to build healthy habits that promote health and prevent injury, illness or disability.

OT services can be in-home. To start OT services, established clients can call us at (323) 924-9084 or email us in order to schedule your 1st appointment for lifestyle restructuring.

We partner with Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Education Program to support the needs of men, women and transitional aged youth who have been marginalized by addiction, trauma, homelessness and incarceration.

Additional Services

Our services are aimed specifically at addressing the maladaptive trends around health outcomes in under-resourced communities.

We hope to de-pathologize individual suffering and address the social determinants of health that impact those suffering from adverse childhood experiences, intergenerational trauma due to lack of resources and systemic bias. We seek to explore and educate about where improvements can be made systematically.

We also provide linkage services to participating families identified as needing resource provision for services such as mental health counseling, substance abuse resources, housing, re-entry services, crisis intervention, etc. No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay; and there is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available based on family size and income.


The Therapeutic Play Foundation is funded by medical billing, grants, donations and volunteer efforts.

We need your continued support to make change and reach our communities.

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