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Fostering Psychological Safety...

Engage the Whole Person

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I create innovatively and think outside the box facilitation, training, consulting, and coaching experiences for individuals, teams, organizations, and corporate groups that lead to insights and solutions that deliver greater value and satisfaction. Are you ready to bring LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® to your organization?

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Experience the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method on an individual, team or organizational level.

Services Powered By LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® 

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LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitation

LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® can be used as a facilitative tool for reflective practice in many industries. Using storytelling and metaphors, individuals and teams are able to conceptualize situations by forming a working model of them.

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LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Certification Training

In this 3-day workshop (1-day Live Online), you’ll learn the history and science behind the LEGO® Serious Play® method as well as advanced techniques that can be adapted to your authentic self as a facilitator, coach, consultant, or leader that wants creatively engage employees to tackle business problems, foster knowledge sharing, or improve team communications.


Integrating the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method into coaching practices makes it easier for clients to externalize internal processes. The playfulness of LSP allows coaches the opportunity to explore more in-depth conversations in an intrinsically motivating and psychologically safe way.

LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Certification

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Get Trained in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method 

LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method Facilitator Certification Training

Learn creative problem-solving strategies to use on an individual, team and organizational level.

In this, certification program you will learn:

  • History of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method
  • Science & Theory Behind LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®
  • ​LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Core Four Steps
  • ​LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Models & Techniques
  • ​Design LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Workshops
  • ​LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Kits & Equipment
  • ​Trademark Guidelines for the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method


Magical Reviews

"As play therapists, we are always looking for the next creative way to engage clients in our very serious work. Althea takes this to the next level with her unique LEGO®-based approach to play. Trained in this business-inspired certification, she combines solid theoretical approaches with a wealth of play therapy expertise, presented through the creative use of LEGO® play. She provides a resource-rich environment that motivates participants to practice new ideas and gain confidence in their use of this unique play-based approach."

Jan Williamson, VA

"Althea Simpson is the quintessential using LEGO®. Ms. Simpson, while remaining true to her authentic self, has the unique expertise to deliver training with comprehensive LEGO® methodologies mixed with a plethora of experiential learning. Her passion for providing mental health care for 20-plus years is obvious if you ever get a chance to meet her. I am extremely fortunate to take LEGO® training from a pioneer in the field of expressive therapies. She encourages and empowers me to be a better clinician. I plan to garner as much knowledge as possible from Ms. Simpson through her training and consultations."

Sean Meyers, GA

"Althea is a highly skilled trainer who makes learning about the use of LEGO® bricks easy to understand. Althea was able to demonstrate directives and prompts that assist clinicians in learning that using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is serious work and not just building for fun. She provides insights into play therapy themes and therapeutic powers of play, all while using directive prompts and LEGO® bricks. Althea is knowledgeable and engaging in brick building, play therapy, and making it all make sense."

Juliet Fortino, AZ


Imagine the Possibilities 


Creatively Generate New Knowledge

Learning is embedded and individuals get a firsthand kinesthetic experience of how using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® opens up new perspectives, directions, and opportunities.

  • ​Stimulate Critical Thinking...
  • ​Engaged in Reflective Practice...
  • Create Dynamic Group Environments...
  • ​Generate Feedback...
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Althea T. Simpson, MBA, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S™


Did you know that Althea's passion, creativity, and imagination can light a spark in you or your workplace environment?

Althea has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing. Althea holds a Master of Social Work with dual functions in organizational leadership and development and clinical social work. Althea also has business psychology consulting experience and leverages her experience as a licensed psychotherapist and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™ to utilize play in the workplace to aid in the development of individuals, teams, and organizations.

As a Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator and trainer, Althea regularly uses this innovative methodology to help individuals and groups to foster creativity and connection in the work environment. LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshops and coaching is designed to meet organizational needs, including but not limited to team development, leadership development, problem-solving, and change management. Althea is also an expert trainer in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method, offering an innovative hands-on facilitator certification training experience both in-person and online to help you infuse creative problem-solving in the lives of others.


Experience the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method on an individual, team or organizational level.

Services Powered By LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® 

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EAP Counseling & Critical Incident Response

Integrating LEGO® bricks into mental health treatment can help individuals and families enhance communication and problem-solving skills by building models to externalize thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Critical incident response supports employees and groups within organizations impacted directly or indirectly by workplace grief or trauma. These crisis response services help minimize disruption by providing counseling guidance and support to employees and managers.

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Professional Mental Health Coaching & Consultation

Coaching and consultation is NOT supervision, rather a respectful and collaborative professional environment to creatively explore opportunities that are available and waiting to be introduced to your mental health knowledge and skills. Mental health professionals can provide training and advice for methods of improving employee performance within organizations. Mental health coaching and consultation can support you in identifying gaps in skills, defining business opportunities, and mapping and prioritizing goals.

Workplace Mental Health & Wellness Training

Workplace training about employee mental health and well-being is crucial to an organization's success. What conversations about mental health are you having within your organization? Good employee mental health can mitigate presenteeism and absenteeism. I can facilitate a discussion about positive mental health in the workplace and provide employees with evidence-based and practical skills to increase mental and emotional well-being. I bring play into the workplace because it can have numerous benefits for employees, teams, and organizations.

Mental Health Services

Everyone may not have a mental illness but 100% of people have mental health. Mental health is a part of an individual’s overall well-being. Utilizing my knowledge and skills as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™ I have transformed the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method into a powerful psychotherapeutic tool to support individuals, couples, and families with diverse backgrounds and a range of concerns that cause significant problems or distress, like trauma, anger, substance use, domestic violence, anxiety, and depression. My mental health services extend beyond individuals and into the workforce to support organizations and groups to create positive workplace mental health environments.

Play along with other expressive activities is a powerful vehicle of change to help individuals and families go from hurt to healing and achieve a restored sense of safety and security. Play has incredible therapeutic benefits and effectively treats mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. It is sheer Magic to witness the therapeutic healing power of play instill hope and increase resiliency in individuals and groups.

Schedule a call today to embark on a positive path to growth and well-being.

I am committed to understanding the needs of clients and assisting them in achieving their personal or professional goals. Individual and organizational services aim to meet clients’ diverse needs by utilizing prescriptive, client-centered, and culturally responsive approaches. My goal is to support clients in enhancing and maintaining psychological safety to improve emotional, behavioral, and social functioning within their environments.

My career in the mental health field spans more than 18 years in the provision of research and diagnosis, behavioral mental health, and employee assistance services and workplace solutions. I bring a range of educational, professional, and life experiences to my work as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, mental health trainer, and mental health consultant.