Lindsay Ishman, LCSW, LAC, RPT-SLindsay Ishman

Lindsay Ishman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) through the International Association for Play Therapy, and Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC). She is also a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist, Synergetic Play Therapist Supervisor, and trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) Therapist.

Ms. Ishman has over six years experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults as a mental health practitioner. She has extensive background in play therapy, family systems, attachment, child development, and the neurobiology of healing trauma. She combines mind-body principles to offer a more integrated approach and is guided by the belief that we all have an inherent capacity for health and healing. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is a shared journey towards accessing our inner courage, strength, and knowing.

Ms. Ishman provides therapy and/or consultation services for:

Children, adolescents and families struggling with:

  • ADHD, Autism, disruptive mood dysregulation, substance abuse disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma (PTSD and developmental trauma), self-harm
  • Early childhood mental health
  • Foster care, post-adoption struggles, attachment issues
  • Change in life issues (family conflict, blended family, separation/divorce, grief/loss, behavioral challenges)

Adults of all ages struggling with:

  • Trauma/PTSD, Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective, Anxiety/OCD, Depression and Bipolar disorders
  • Change in Life issues (cultural, relocation, physical health challenges, divorce, grief/loss)
  • Dual Diagnosis (mental health and substance use disorders)
  • Addiction/Substance Use Disorders

Ms. Ishman provides the following types of assessments:

  • Social-Emotional Assessment
  • Parent-Child Interactional Assessment



Master of Social Work from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO in 2009
Master of Arts, International Human Rights from University of Denver, Denver, CO in 2002
Bachelor of Arts, International Development, French from Hamline University, St. Paul, MN in 2000


Ms. Ishman has worked with children, adolescents, families and adults in community mental health settings, DUI court, early childhood intervention programs, and as a crisis response clinician.

Professional Licensure, Affiliations & Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). State of Colorado. Issue Date: Mar 13, 2012. #2057
Licensed Addiction Counselor (ACD). State of Colorado. Issue Date: Oct 30, 2014. #507
Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor (RPT-S). Association for Play Therapy. Issue Date: Sept 22, 2016. #S1989
Registered Play Therapist (RPT). Association for Play Therapy (APT). Issue Date: Sept 2015
Certified Synergetic Play Therapist. Play Therapy Institute of Colorado. Issue Date: Jul 2016
Association for Play Therapy (APT). Member since 2012