Carla Sharp is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Child Psychiatric Nursing, a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and a Certified Sandplay Therapist-Teacher who offers:

  • Child Psychotherapy Using Play Therapy and Sandplay
  • Family Play Therapy
  • Assistance for parents
  • Training for therapists
  • Consultation and supervision.
  • Manager, Play Therapy Center of Hawaii, LLC. Go to www.playtherapycenterofhawaii.com.

She has created the Build-a-House technique which allows the therapist to use play in family assessment.

The Build-a-House technique is a non-threatening and yet powerful way to observe family dynamics, communication patterns, problem-solving skills and each family’s strengths. This family assessment technique, which can be performed in 50 minutes, assists me to develop the treatment plan and provides the necessary data upon which to base my decision to use individual play therapy and/or family play therapy.

To view the table of contents of my 50 page booklet, “The Build-a-House Technique”, and/or to purchase a copy, please click here.


315 Uluniu Street, Suite 207, Kailua, Hawaii 96734    *    Phone: 808-261-0066    *    Fax: 808-261-0096    *    carlasharp@hawaii.rr.com