Michelle Heaven

Play Therapist

Michelle comes to the world of Play Therapy through dance and movement after completing her Master of Child Play Therapy at Deakin University. Her extensive experience in the field of non-verbal expression is accompanied by decades of teaching movement, improvisation, creative expression, and working collaboratively with different ages and abilities. Her artistic background, knowledge of play, and therapeutic skills allow unique insight towards supporting and empowering others to unravel their inner thoughts, feelings, and ideas. She is well practised in the art of symbolism and working within the metaphor. She enjoys working collaboratively with parents/caregivers, educators, and allied health professionals to develop greater understanding of children’s lives and help them meet their full potential. Michelle is delighted to join the Play Therapy Melbourne team, supporting the positive development of children and families.


  • Master of Child Play Therapy, Deakin University
  • MDancePerf, Melbourne University