Annie Seal, MS, CCLS

Children's Program Director
aseal@kumc.edu

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a Master of Science degree in Family Therapy, Annie has spent her entire career working with children and families affected by illness. She worked as a Pediatric Hematology Oncology Child Life Specialist for 10 years and since 2007 has served as the Children’s Program Director at Turning Point. In keeping with her deep knowledge of child development, Annie creates a safe environment where children and teens feel comfortable expressing their thoughts, feelings and concerns related to illness. She employs methods of self-expression, therapeutic play, medical play and parent consultation to help families develop positive coping strategies for managing the emotions that accompany illness.