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ABOUT US

Wally’s Club is a group of independent service providers committed to providing opportunities for children to increase their social emotional intelligence.

 

Our Team

 

  Karrin Grutz

Karrin Grutz holds a B.A. in Psychology with graduate work in Educational Psychology and Special Education. She is a certified child group leader. She has been leading social skills groups in school, clinical, and home settings since 1993. She worked for 12 years as a child therapist and research coordinator at the U.W. Parenting Clinic and as a case manager in the Dept. of Psychosocial Nursing and has led groups at Group Health’s ADHD Clinic and several public and private school classrooms. Karrin also leads play groups with an emphasis on social skills, works privately with children and families as a social skills coach, and is a Sibshop facilitator and playroom coordinator at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Karrin has been with Wally's Club since it's inception, helping to create the program. She is the founder of Wally's Play Group

Contact: (206) 898-1433, karrin@wallysplaygroups.com

 

 

Photo Terri Hollinsworth  Terri Hollinsworth

Terri Hollinsworth, MSW, LICSW is a licensed clinical social worker. Over the past 45 years she has provided support and therapy to children, adolescents and their families. She has worked in a variety of settings which include a psychiatric hospital, a correctional institution, mental health agencies, private and public elementary school settings and a lead therapist for the U.W. Parenting Clinic and Dinosaur School. She has been in private practice for the past twenty years. She is the founder of Wally's Club. 

Beginning in September 2016, Terri will move from her role as group therapist and co-founder to a role as consultant and occasional sub.

Contact: terri@wallysclub.com

 

 

 

 

  Kristin Miller

Registration and Billing

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Maria Gerea

Maria Gerea is a Mother of a former play group member, Coach, and Business Consultant who is      joining the Wally's Club team this Summer to help launch the Design Wizards camps. She is passionate about social-emotional education and the idea of using basic Design Thinking techniques as a vehicle to teach collaboration to children. She is in the exploratory phase of opening a middle school built around Design Thinking. To sign up for updates go here: https://www.innovationschool.info/ She will be available the week of August 7, Monday - Wednesday between 9 am and 11 am in the Conference Room as a parent support partner. 

 

 

  Ursula Schwenn MSW

Sibshop facilitator and play group substitute

 

 

 

 

 

                                      Elizabeth Swarny MA,

Play group cofacilitator and substitute

                    

                                      Anna

Student Assistant, University of Washington

 

 

  

  Claire

Student Assistant, Northern Arizona University

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Nicole Hollingsworth 

  Nicole Hollinsworth

Nicole Hollinsworth, M.S.W., LICSW. Nicole is a licensed clinical social worker and certified school social worker.  She has been working with children, adolescents and families for the past 12 years in agency and school settings. She has been a co-leader with Wally's Club for the past 5 years, teaching us many social games and improv. Currently she is in private practice at the Mindful Clinic in Lynwood. Beginning in September, Nicole will move from her role as co-therapist to a role as consultant and sub.