At Lighthouse Institute for Training & Parenting (Lighthouse), we are passionate in assisting professionals and parents with more successful relationships and interactions with children and adults with mental health diagnoses. We are working to create an environment that is both supportive and informative and one that promotes learning from a professional and personal point of view.
At Lighthouse, we offer trainings and workshops for parents and professionals to address anxiety, depression, ADHD, and various other diagnoses. We also offer trainings on trauma, what it looks like in the home, school setting, and community. If there is a training that you would like to offer either to your staff or to participate as a professional, we are always available to customize a training for you. Please access the link to contact us.




Y. Mimi Ryans, LCSW-C, RPT-S, CCTP is the owner of Lighthouse Center for Therapy & Play, LLC located in Columbia, MD. Mimi has extensive experience working with children and families and has, for the last four years owned and operated an insurance-based private group practice.
She has been involved with providing and integrating play therapy interventions in school settings including HeadStart classrooms and Early Childhood centers. She has completed training and is credentialed with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) in Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (SEFEL) and a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Trainer for both adults and children.
Mrs. Ryans has worked with the University of Maryland School of Social Work’s Continued Professional Education Department, University of West Indies – Kingston, in Kingston, Jamaica and Little Hands Family Services in NJ to provide trainings in play therapy and trauma interventions.