Firefly Institute of Research and Education
Firefly Institute of Research and Education

Research and Professional Education Programs in Mental Health: Understanding the Mind and Body in Connection with Holistic Care


We are committed to advancing the field of mental health through research of innovative care practices which connect the mind and body within holistic practice.

Professional Education

 We offer professional education  and certification courses  throughout the year for mental  health professionals. 

Graduate Internship Program

Our graduate internship program works in partner with Firefly Counseling Services, P.C. and is designed for students to engage in rigorous study applying theory to practice. Our graduate internship program offers placement for students seeking advanced practice in expressive therapies including play therapy and therapeutic art, interpersonal neurobiology, animal assisted human health, movement and other holistic practices.


We are conducting research focusing on the application of theory into practice highlighting the importance of training for the healthcare professional. 

APT Approved Provider #17-510

Clinical Supervision

We offer clinical supervision for those working towards licensing as a licensed professional counselor (LPC), licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in addition to supervision for those interested in pursuing credentialing as a registered play therapist (RPT) or registered play therapy supervisor (RPT-S). 




Our educators and professionals at the institute continue to work towards dissemination of knowledge within mental health practices. Upcoming publications include "Integrating Yoga and Play Therapy: The Mind Body Approach for Healing Adverse Childhood Experiences" due to be released in Fall 2018. 



Firefly Knowledge

Firefly Institute of Research and Education is focused on contributing to the field of mental health through advancing holistic theories of practice in solving complex challenges and issues facing children and adults due to adverse life experiences. The institute works in partnership with Firefly Counseling Services, P.C. as a training site for professionals seeking to advance their training and education.


The institute is committed to advancing the practice of mental health care and does so through conducting ongoing research on methodology and practice. We seek to support new and innovative care practices for contribution to evidenced based knowledge.

Firefly Institute of Research and Education offers ongoing support to professionals through continuing education and training along with supervision towards their professional goals. Supervisors at the institute have advanced certifications and training in their respective discipline.

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