Child Life
& Consulting Services

Empowering children and families to cope with life’s challenging experiences utilizing creative expression, education, preparation, and therapeutic play.

Annie Gunning,

Annie is a Certified Child Life Specialist with over 22 years of experience working with infants, children, teens, and families. As a CCLS, she supports the entire family system through child life interventions that aim to minimize the immediate and long-term effects of stress, anxiety, and psychosocial trauma related to significant life experiences. While Child Life Specialists are historically found in hospitals, the field has expanded to include hospice programs, dental offices, schools, and Private Practices. Annie aims to help your family develop a personalized treatment plan with a family-centered approach in the comfort of your own home.

Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.

- Fred Rogers

What Our Clients are Saying

“Annie has played an important role in transforming my daughter's overall demeanor and mental health during this phase of her life. She no longer talks about pain but gets excited about the time she spends with Annie. I needed Annie more than she knows. She has been the biggest cheerleader for my daughter because she never stopped caring.”
“Annie is an expert in not just dealing with the patients but also with the caregivers. She has a unique ability to connect with the parents and the children, so that the whole family is able to feel supported.”
“Annie has been one of the most compassionate, supportive and insightful Child Life Specialists my daughter, Kate, and I have gotten to know during Kate's cancer journey. Annie engages so thoughtfully and deliberately with Kate and always seeks to understand how Kate is doing and where she is emotionally. Annie provides such a joyful outlet for Kate to express herself and to learn what is happening in her treatment.”
“Annie would talk to me while my daughter was going through procedures and has calmed me while being my biggest support. She has an amazing way of approaching children who are dealing with a life-changing diagnosis and talking courage into the little warriors’ minds. She would let the children open up to her and lead the conversations which was a major turning point in my daughter’s treatment.”

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How We Can Help?

Get in touch today for a consultation and let’s discuss how we can help your child and family.