Child Therapists

Meet Our Therapists

Here at the Bridge Center it is very important to us that you work with someone who is able to meet your needs and expectations. Our therapists all have a variety of experience and expertise, in addition to extensive training with children, parents and families. We invite you to get to know all our therapists and make a suggestion who you may feel is the best fit to work with you, your child, or family. 

Founder, CEO

Bridget Tedeschi

Bridget started the practice with the intention of bringing health and wellbeing to children and their families. She has worked with a variety of issues and challenges, and has found the work with self-acceptance, confidence building, and parents to be the most fulfilling. Personal growth and development is her passion, not only with families, but also in coaching, instructing, and mentoring therapists, teachers, alike. 

Jamie Quail


Jamie has a warmth and ability to relate to children that has guided her life’s work towards play therapy. From play therapy to working with children in the transitions between foster care, adoption, and reunification with their families, Jamie has developed a deep passion for supporting kids and their families through life’s various struggles. Her main focus in the playroom has been helping children through challenges with boundaries & defiance, emotional sensitivity, aggression, fears & anxiety, and self-confidence. She believes that all children have the ability for growth, emotional awareness, and healing should we simply allow them to explore their emotional experience in a safe, empowering, and therapeutic environment. Jamie is committed to supporting the entire family system so that goals and resolution are reached not only in the playroom, but in your daily lives too.

Jess Chambers


Jess has always been passionate about working with children and has an innate ability to meet the child where they are at. From being a pre-school teacher, exercise physiologist for children, assisting clients in meeting health and behavioral goals, working with the behavioral health population, working in school and home settings as a speech language pathologist assistant, and nannying, this diverse background of everchanging environments is how play therapy found Jess. She creates a safe and supportive space for children to become aware of their emotions, be themselves, and continue to grow and connect.

Lizzy White


Lizzy has had direct experience working with adolescents of all ages since she can remember. From babysitting at a young age to working in a teen boys group home, she enjoys helping children embrace themselves just as they are. She has also gained experience providing animal-assisted and horticultural therapeutic activities for at-risk children and has had experience working in a special education classroom. She loves everything about children and enjoys being around them, regardless of the emotions they exhibit. Currently, Lizzy is finishing up a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy. She hopes to pursue her passion by integrating the natural world into her professional career. 

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Chana Halberg

Therapist & Intake Cordinator

Chana has loved working with children all her life. She comes from a large family with many nieces and nephews of all ages. Her love of children has translated into her volunteer work in afterschool programs for children living in homeless shelters as well as her time as an assistant teacher in a nature preschool. Her approach to therapy involves energy, authenticity, and a focus on working towards regulation and tolerance of body sensation. She is currently finishing her Masters degree in Somatic Counseling at Naropa University and is excited to utilize her body-based education to augment play therapy and parent-child relationship building.

Matthew Mercier


Matthew is passionate about working with children and adolescents of all ages. He has a deep capacity to create an accepting, supportive container in which children can explore their full range of challenges and follow their natural inclination towards growth. His approach focuses on building awareness and self-regulation skills around challenging moments and emotions, including intense anger and sadness. He also recognizes the importance of engaging families throughout the process to help children, adolescents, and their families better connect with one another. Matthew believes that no feeling or experience is too big to engage with and work through.