The Psychotherapy Practice of Kimberly Bartlett, LCSW, RPT-S (949) 872-7454

The Psychotherapy Practice of Kimberly Bartlett, LCSW, RPT-S (949) 872-7454

Caring Hearts Play Therapy is the psychotherapy practice of Kimberly Bartlett. She helps children and families heal through play therapy. Specialty therapy services for children, teens and families are provided in Newport Beach, Orange County, California.

About Kimberly Bartlett, LCSW, RPT-S

After seventeen years of providing treatment, I am endlessly moved by the healing young people and families achieve and for allowing me to work with them as a guide to achieve their success. Some of my sub-specialties include trauma, PTSD, behavioral problems, anxiety, childhood depression, divorce, blended families, abuse and others.  

I am a child and play therapy specialist and international speaker on a wide range of issues impacting children, teens and families. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor I've undergone extensive training to understand and help children and families. I am an Adjunct Faculty at the graduate level for Master of Science Counseling and Master of Science Marriage, Family and Child Therapy degree programsAs an Adjunct Faculty, Therapist Supervisor and International Speaker, I've had the opportunity to meet and train many dedicated child therapists and be inspired by the power of therapy.

In addition to seventeen years of direct treatment services, Kimberly has managed therapeutic programs for high-risk youth in outpatient mental health settings for over five years. She was licensed Wilderness Therapist/Coordinator for Childhelp, a national organization for abused children and an 84 bed facility. Kimberly has served as the President for the Riverside Chapter California Association for Play Therapy in 2012-2013 and Immediate Past President for the Riverside Chapter in 2013-2014. Certification as a Registered Play Therapist requires a Master's or Doctorate degree in a mental health field with considerable general clinical experience and supervision with advanced, specialized training, experience, and supervision, and a mental health professional license.

About Kimberly's Treatment Approach

People have the power within to make the changes to live healthy, peaceful lives. I tap into each person's natural abilities and strengths in order to help them make the needed and desired growth in their lives through a compassionate, individualized and fun approach. There are many ways that I assist people of all ages to accomplish their personal needs by drawing on my background in Integrative Play Therapy. Integrative Play Therapy is a treatment approach that considers the a person's presenting problems, research-based interventions for those problems and my personal areas of expertise to individualize the best treatment approach for each person. My treatment approach draws largely from an understanding of Developmental Psychology, trauma research, Attachment, Psychodynamic and Humanistic Theory, Family Systems Model, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. I complete a thorough assessment to find out the needs and strengths of each child and their family in order to design a plan for treatment. 


The mission of Caring Hearts Play Therapy is to provide a non-judgmental, caring environment wherein everyone treated can explore their potential for healthy emotional living through individualized and collaborative treatment with a specialist in the field of child and family therapy.


In-office appointments are available Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Additional appointments available on a case by case basis. In-home appointments are available on a case by case basis for an additional travel charge.