Dr. Robert Jason Grant is a licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor.
Dr. Grant specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families, including working with neurodivergent children (autism, ADHD, sensory differences, learning disorders, and developmental disabilities). He is the creator of AutPlay® Therapy, an integrative family play therapy framework designed to help address the mental health needs of neurodivergent children and adolescents. He is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/trauma related therapy for children and adults.
Dr. Grant utilizes several years of clinical experience and his own lived neurodivergent experience to work with children and their families. Dr. Grant is committed to provided affirming resources to help address the mental health needs of neurodivergent children and their families. He owns and operates the AutPlay® Therapy Clinic in Southwest Missouri, providing play therapy, trauma informed therapy, and educational resources for the neurodivergent population. Dr. Grant is an international speaker and keynote presenter having presented for the American Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, American Mental Health Counselors Association, and The World Autism Congress. He is a multi-published author of several articles, book chapters, and books including the following titles:
- The AutPlay® Therapy Handbook: Integrative Family Play Therapy with Neurodivergent Children
- Play-Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Understanding sensory Differences: A Neurodiversity Affirming Guidebook for Children and Teens
- Understanding Autism: A Neurodiversity Affirming Guidebook for Children and Teens
- Understanding ADHD: A Neurodiversity Affirming Guidebook for Children and Teens
- AutPlay® Therapy Play and Social Skills Groups: A Ten Session Model
- Implementing Play Therapy with Groups: Contemporary Issues in Practice
- Play Therapy Theories and Perspectives: Diversity of Thought in the Field
In 2015, Dr. Grant was awarded Play Therapist of the Year by the Missouri Association for Play Therapy. In 2017, Dr. Grant was presented with the APT Service Award by the National Association for Play Therapy. He is currently serving as the chair on the board of directors for the Association for Play Therapy. He is also a part time instructor in the Play Therapy Certificate program at Mid America Nazarene University (MNU). Dr. Grant is also a Certified Life Coach through the PeopleKeys® program and provides life coaching, consultations, and play therapy supervision services. He is also a Board Certified Telepractice Specialist providing therapy and coaching through tele processes. You can read more about these specific services on the coaching and consultations page.
For speaking, training, and consultation inquires, you may call Dr. Grant (417)-755-9042 for more information. You may also email Dr. Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: email, phone, and social media correspondence is not typically an encrypted nor HIPAA compatible means of transferring and sharing information you might want kept confidential.