About Us

Dr. Norton

Drs. Byron and Carol Norton

In 1988, while Dr. Byron Norton was teaching at the University of Northern Colorado, we noticed there were never enough openings in the play therapy classes for all the people who wanted to take it. So, we thought of offering the content part of the class at an off-campus location. The workshop filled to overflowing. We had to turn people away. Thus began the training program that quickly spread across the country and into Canada and now into Turkey. In the beginning, we taught a general “Theories of Play Therapy”, but over time, it evolved into presenting only the “Experiential Play Therapy” model as more interest drew us in that direction. Over the course of the years since inception, the model and training have evolved into a more in-depth approach to helping children who find themselves emotionally unequipped to work through life’s struggles.

Our office and practice remains in Greeley, Colorado. Our work, however, carries us to other locations across the country and the world.  But we are always happy to return to beautiful Colorado.

EPT Consulting Board Members

Carol Norton, EdD, LP, RPT-S, EPT/D, Executive Director    Colorado
Joyce Arendt, MSW, LICSW, RPT-S, EPT/D   Minnesota
Sue Coffey, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S, EPT/S   Colorado
Daniel Gallegos, PhD, LP RPT-S, EPT/D      New Mexico
Mark Hald, PhD, LP, RPT-S, EPT/S   Nebraska
Rose Harriet, MA, LPC, RPT-S, EPT/S   Wyoming
JoEllen Jorgensen, MEd, LPC, RPT-S, EPT/S   Wyoming
Darla Kraft, MA, LPC, RPT-S, EPT/S   Colorado
Ken Schwartzenberger, LCSW, RPT-S, EPT/D  California




Center for Experiential Play Therapy
Dr. Byron Norton & Dr. Carol Norton
1750 25th Avenue, Suite 200
Greeley, CO 80634-4945
Phone: (970) 351-6697
Voice Mail: (970) 351-6688
Fax: (970) 351-6687



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