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Play Solutions INC.

Sherry M. Waters, MSW, LCSW, RPT

We Work With Families To Achieve Their 

Childs Fullest Potential

Every child is unique. Let’s do everything that we can to make sure 

they become the best they can be.

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About Us 

Play Solutions INC. in Hampstead, North Carolina is owned and led by 

Ms. Sherry M. Waters, a passionate child therapist who has years of experience under her belt. 

Continue reading to learn more about her background and personal story.

Meet Sherry M. Waters, MSW, LCSW, RPT

Sherry was born and raised in Eastern North Carolina. She lives in Surf City with her daughter, fiance', three rescue cats, a rescued Chi mix named "Chipper", "Leo" the Collie, and Dachshund, "Riley."


She graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a BA in Psychology in 1995 and received her Master's Degree in Social Work from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina in 2001.


She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed by the State of North Carolina, and a Registered Play Therapist. She is also a member of the North Carolina Association of Play Therapists.


Sherry began her career in 1996 in community mental health. Over the past 25 years, she has worked in a variety of clinical and administrative settings.


Her love for children with special needs led her to pursue licensure as a Play Consultant with the PLAY Project, where she trained directly with Dr. Richard Solomon, the founder.


Sherry has been in private practice since 2012 under the business name of Play Solutions INC. She has worked with children 2-13 years of age who have experienced the following issues:

  • Autism
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Separation / Divorce
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Foster Care and Adoption

In her spare time, Sherry enjoys spending time with her daughter and fur babies. She loves hunting for sea glass and creating artwork from her treasures. Additionally, she enjoys reading and gardening and can usually be found on the beach on a sunny weekend.

Below is a representative sample of training Ms. Sherry 

has obtained in recent years:


  • Trauma and Attachment in Children
  • Child Centered Play Therapy
  • Theraplay
  • Play-based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Attachment Security Intervention with Caregivers
  • Art Strategies in Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy Strategies
  • Play Therapy with the Angry and Frustrated Child
  • Play Therapy and Sibling Rivalry
  • Play Therapy and Nighttime Anxiety
  • Play Therapy with Grief and Loss
  • Play Therapy with Selective Mutism
  • Play Therapy with ADHD
  • Play Therapy with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Child Maltreatment on Brain Development
  • Nurturing Healthy Brains in Infants
  • Play Therapy to address Dysregulation
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Sensational Play Therapy
  • The Impact of Deployment and Combat Stress on Families
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Play Therapy with Traumatized Children 

COMING in APRIL 2022

Ms. Sherry will be advancing her credentials and working towards her EMDR certification.  Services will be available at that time.  More to come!!

Services Offered