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Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, LCSW Founder of The Center for Connection and The Play Strong Institute

Tina Payne Bryson is the founder and executive director of The Center for Connection, a multidisciplinary clinical practice. She's also the founder and executive director of The Play Strong Institute, a center devoted to the study, research, and practice of play therapy through a neurodevelopmental and relational lens.

Tina is a licensed clinical social worker, providing pediatric and adolescent psychotherapy and parenting consultations. She keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for parents, educators, clinicians, and industry leaders around the world.

Tina earned her doctorate from the University of Southern California and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.

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