Child Counseling and
Play Therapy

FOR CHILDREN AGES 4 TO 9

Houston, Texas + Online

ALL OPENINGS FOR CHILD CLIENTS ARE FULL

August 2021 Update

Therapy Openings and Availability

I'm not accepting new child clients at this time, and I do not maintain a waiting list.
If you'd like help finding a second option, please fill out a contact form to get in touch with me.

Helping you and your child navigate life's uncertainties, so you can both enjoy the adventure of childhood.

When you're the parent of a child with intense emotions, life often feels like a whirlwind of confusion and challenges. Your child's emotional meltdowns have become exhausting, and it seems like nothing you say or do is helping anymore. Play therapy can help your child work through challenges in the here-and-now and gain healthy skills to take care of their big feelings.

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You're here to find a therapist you and your child can connect with.

A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH

Parents are a crucial part of play therapy. I'll work with you from the very beginning to gain insight into what the struggles are and how I can help. By working with your child individually and meeting with you for parent-only consultations, I'll help you understand your child's emotions and behaviors, and collaborate with you to build practical and healthy parenting skills to respond to the rollercoasters of early childhood.

You want to be supported as a parent, not judged. 

It really does take a village. I believe that connecting with a community of helpers and seeking support is an act of love. Deciding to start child counseling does not mean you have failed as a parent, or that something is inherently "wrong" with your child. I’m here to support you and help you and your child move beyond the day-to-day struggles of childhood.

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DON'T LET THE NAME FOOL YOU,

play therapy is serious work!

I'm a licensed professional counselor and play therapist that works with little kids who have big feelings. Through child counseling and play therapy, I'll help your child gain self-control, awareness, and confidence to be who they are.

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LET'S WORK TOGETHER
Child Counseling Descriptor

How It Works

ONE

 

Schedule a parent-only intake session online HERE by selecting the option "Child Client-Psychotherapy Intake.Once your appointment is confirmed, you'll receive an email inviting you to the client portal to complete your paperwork before the intake session.

Please fill out a
CONTACT FORM if you have any questions or want to learn more about child counseling + play therapy. 

TWO

We'll meet for a 1-hour parent-only intake session to discuss current concerns, your child's history and background, and other relevant information. We'll also get clear on the goals for therapy and talk about how you can support your child throughout this process.

THREE

I'll meet with your child for three 50-minute individual sessions. I prioritize building a strong, positive child-therapist relationship from the very beginning. These sessions are also focused on understanding your child's strengths and challenges, and learning more about the ways they think, act, and feel.

FOUR

We'll meet again for a parent-only consultation to share feedback, insights, and recommendations based on the initial sessions. We'll also collaborate on a plan that will support your child's growth and progress.

I'll continue to meet with your child weekly for 50-minute individual sessions until they're ready to move forward without regular sessions. Parent consultations are scheduled after every 3-4 child sessions. This is a time for us to discuss how your child is doing, both in and outside their sessions. We'll also troubleshoot parenting challenges, and I'll share insights on developmentally appropriate strategies to incorporate at home.

Child Counseling + Play Therapy at Expand Life Counseling in Houston, Texas

Bring more joy into childhood and parenthood

Take the first step by scheduling your first session online, or get in touch with me by filling out a contact form.