Jessica Stone (she/her)
Psychologist and CEO
Virtual Sandtray, LLC
Jessica Stone, Ph.D., RPT-S, is a licensed psychologist working in private practice in Colorado. She has been a practitioner, professor, presenter, mentor, and author for over 25 years.
Dr. Stone’s interest in therapeutic digital tools, specifically virtual reality, tablets, and consoles, has culminated in clinical mental health use and research for mental health, medical, and crisis settings. She is the co-creator of the Virtual Sandtray App for iPad (VSA) and the Virtual Sandtray for Virtual Reality (VSA-VR). Dr. Stone has numerous publications, including Integrating Technology into Modern Therapies, Game Play, Play Therapy Theory and Perspectives, Play Therapy and Telemental Health, and Digital Play Therapy, and numerous chapters in various books.
She has served as the president of the California Association for Play Therapy branch, the APT Leadership Academy Chair, on the Association for Play Therapy Nominations committee, is a member of the AutPlay and Digital Play Therapy Advisory Boards, and serves as an affiliate of the East Carolina University College of Education Neurocognition Science Laboratory.