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TheraPlay Associates

Our Staff

Ashley Civello

Ashley Civello, MA, OTR (Owner)

Supermom to the family. Superboss to the therapists. Superduper to the kids.

Ashley received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. Ashley also completed an advanced Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University, with a specialization in treating children with Emotional and Behavior Disorders. With an extensive pediatric background in inpatient, outpatient, home health and private practice, she is dedicated to providing evidence based therapy and showing effective results. She is active in the professional community providing numerous in-services and lectures to local parent groups and schools. In addition to clinical work, Ashley also serves as an adjunct instructor for pediatric coursework at the School of Occupational Therapy at TWU. She continually presents at national, state and local conferences on various topics related to occupational therapy. Ashley has served in various state board positions for the Texas Occupational Therapy Association and is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She is passionate about pediatric occupational therapy. Outside of the office, Ashley is the proud mother of two sons, Hogan and Griffin. She and her husband Sam are active members in the St. Rita and Jesuit communities in Dallas. Ashley is a die hard Longhorn fan who is likely to be found in Austin at a game or biking to the local donut shop on the weekends.

Courtney Haire Griffith

Courtney Haire Griffith, MOT, OTR

She can tell you who will win the game tonight and where you can celebrate it.

Courtney received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M. She also completed her Masters in Occupational Therapy at Texas Woman’s University. Courtney has attended numerous workshops on handwriting, social skills and working with children with Autism. Throughout college, Courtney worked at Theraplay as an assistant. She is dedicated to individualized and holistic treatment of her clients. Courtney is experienced with children of all ages and enjoys working with children in their natural environments. She is actively involved in group therapy activities at Theraplay. Courtney maintains professional working relationships with numerous public and private schools throughout the Dallas area. When not playing with children, Courtney is likely to be found tearing up the water at Lake Kiowa with her husband Brian.

Keelie Washer

Keelie Washer, Office Assistant

She can be described with two words: glue and sunshine.

Keelie received her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood from Texas Tech University. Keelie is currently completing her Masters in Occupational Therapy at Texas Woman’s University. Keelie has been an active staff member at Theraplay for the past three years managing our front office and coordinating individual and group therapy sessions. Ask Keelie her favorite places and she’d say Amarillo with her family or a Rangers game.

Doreen Civello

Doreen Civello, MEd

She loves teaching kids to read and write, but hates making it homework.

Doreen received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Texas at Austin. Doreen also completed her Masters in Education from Texas A&M University Commerce. She is certified as a Gifted and Talented Teacher. She has 15 years of experience teaching first and second grade in Dallas private schools. In addition, Doreen has spent the last 15 years in the Mesquite Independent School District. She is currently serving as an ESL teacher for grades K-6, specializing in literacy, fluency and comprehension of the English language. Doreen received the distinguished Apple Corp award from the Mesquite ISD, which is a peer and administrator acknowledgement of outstanding district teachers. Doreen has been involved at Theraplay since 2008 leading summer reading and math camps and providing individual tutoring to elementary age students. Her love for learning and passion for reading resonates through everything that she does. When not working, Doreen is likely to be found hunting the shelves Half Price Books or joyfully playing with her grandchildren.