of Albuquerque

Karen Wheeler, LCSW, RPT-S, CST-T

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Sandplay Teaching Member

[email protected]


Ms. Wheeler is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist & Supervisor and a Sandplay Teaching Member. She has been providing treatment to adults and children since 1994 in various residential, psychiatric and outpatient settings. She has mentored and supervised clinicians since 1998. She is a national play therapy and Sandplay trainer, having provided training at the National Association for Play Therapy annual conferences, Sandplay Therapists of America national conferences, as well as for numerous local APT chapters around the country. Ms. Wheeler is known for her development of The Water and Mud Tray Technique which she first presented nationally in 2008. In 2022 she created the Play Therapy Developmental Journey Map which will be launched at a conference in Raleigh, NC on 9/30 & 10/2/2022. 

Services Available

(distance and in-person)


Clinical Supervision for Registered Play Therapist Certification

Play Therapy Case Consultation for Professional Development

Clinical Supervision for Social Work or Counselor Licensure

(Licensed in North Carolina and New Mexico)

Sandplay Case Consultation

Sandplay Process (in-person only)

Call or email for fees and availability‚Äč