Nicole Krasner, LCSW-C, RPT-S, is a mental health professional in Maryland (Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Supervisor; Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor; Certified Trauma Practitioner; Certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; and Facilitator of Circle of Security Parenting) who has completed the requirements as a Certified Filial Therapy Instructor. She has worked primarily with children and their families for the last 20 +years. Upon graduating with her master’s degree in social work (1995) from the University of Pennsylvania, she my worked at a Day Treatment Center for emotionally disturbed children ages 3-6 and it was there that she was introduced to the world of play as a window into the lives of helping children heal. As she furthered her training in play therapy, she worked with highly traumatized children with attachment disruptions and realized that their caregivers were in need of assistance, too, as the entire family was reeling from the impact of the child’s traumatic history. In search of a modality that would be more useful to the entire family, she attended a lecture given by Dr. Risë VanFleet on Filial Therapy, and knew she had found something meaningful that she could bring to families. She has been involved with Dr. VanFleet and the Filial Therapy community ever since. Filial Therapy is a powerful, strengths-based, playful, healing intervention that has as its core a respect for the power of the parent- child relationship, and a deep respect for the difficult place that parents can sometimes find themselves. In Filial Therapy, parents are true partners in the process, and it is through strengthening the parent- child relationship that healing takes place.