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Kelsey Backes
Kelsey Backes
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, RPT, MEd

Kelsey Backes

Counselor, LPC, LMHC, RPT, MEd

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed
18965 F.M. 2252, Suite III & IV, Garden Ridge, TX 78266
Let's Connect (210) 625-4433
Life is a journey and everyone's trial and tribulations are different. In life, it is inevitable that change occurs and that can be an overwhelming venture to embark on alone. I can be a tool and a resource for you during your time of need. I am passionate about helping others; it is a calling in my life. As Elisabeth Kubler-Ross stated, "Beautiful people do not just happen." Ross's statement has always sparked a fire within me, as I know from personal and professional experience that strength comes from within and growth comes from pain, sometimes we just need a little help.
I have my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and I am also a Registered Play Therapist. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have worked extensively with trauma and other issues through my involvement with domestic violence/sexual assault centers, child protective services, and community mental health.
My purpose at Illume is to shed light. My therapeutic approach is integrative using methods such as: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Trauma FocusedCBT, Client-Centered, Attachment Theory, Play Therapy, & Family Systems. My goal is to create a safe environment for you to begin your healing process. You have taken the first step; l would be honored to join you.
Call or Kelsey Backes now for a free 15 minute consultation - (210) 625-4433

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Illume Counseling & Play Therapy LLC

18965 F.M. 2252

Suite III & IV

Garden Ridge, TX 78266

(210) 625-4433

Destin, FL 32541

Hi! Residents of TX, sessions can be in-person (chx 3yo & up, teens, adults) or teletherapy sessions. For FL, sessions will be teletherapy.
$135 Per Session  
I see individuals and families  
Let's Connect (210) 625-4433

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Illume Counseling & Play Therapy LLC

18965 F.M. 2252

Suite III & IV

Garden Ridge, TX 78266

(210) 625-4433

Destin, FL 32541

Hi! Residents of TX, sessions can be in-person (chx 3yo & up, teens, adults) or teletherapy sessions. For FL, sessions will be teletherapy.
$135 Per Session  
I see individuals and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $135
  • Couple Sessions $150
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Insurance

  • Out of Network
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Illume is OutofNetwork. If you would like to file for reimbursement from your ins, I can provide a super bill. Pls ask me ab this process!
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (210) 625-4433
Kelsey Backes
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, RPT, MEd
"
Illume is OutofNetwork. If you would like to file for reimbursement from your ins, I can provide a super bill. Pls ask me ab this process!
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (210) 625-4433
Kelsey Backes
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, RPT, MEd

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Florida / MH14883
    License state differs from primary location state.
  • In Practice for 12 Years
  • Certificate from Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council License: 88334 / 2022
  • Certificate from Assoc. of Play Therapy Registered Play Therapist / 2019
  • Certificate from Association for Play Therapy #39731984 / 2015
  • Attended Auburn University, Graduated 2012
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I am licensed to see clients in both Florida and Texas. FL License: MH14883; TX License: 88334. I am also a Registered Play Therapist.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (210) 625-4433
Kelsey Backes
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, RPT, MEd
"
I am licensed to see clients in both Florida and Texas. FL License: MH14883; TX License: 88334. I am also a Registered Play Therapist.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (210) 625-4433
Kelsey Backes
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, RPT, MEd

Specialties and Expertise

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (210) 625-4433
Kelsey Backes
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, RPT, MEd
Do these issues align with your needs? or (210) 625-4433
Kelsey Backes
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, RPT, MEd

Client Focus

Age

Toddler
Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Family

Age

Toddler
Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Family

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Child-Centered Play Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
  • Use of Sand Tray Therapy
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (210) 625-4433
Kelsey Backes
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, RPT, MEd
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (210) 625-4433
Kelsey Backes
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, RPT, MEd

Location

Primary Location

Illume Counseling & Play Therapy LLC

18965 F.M. 2252

Suite III & IV

Garden Ridge, TX 78266

(210) 625-4433

Additional Location

Destin, FL 32541

(210) 625-4433
"
Hi! Residents of TX, sessions can be in-person (chx 3yo & up, teens, adults) or teletherapy sessions. For FL, sessions will be teletherapy.
Call for a free consultation now - (210) 625-4433
Kelsey Backes
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, RPT, MEd
"
Hi! Residents of TX, sessions can be in-person (chx 3yo & up, teens, adults) or teletherapy sessions. For FL, sessions will be teletherapy.
Call for a free consultation now - (210) 625-4433
Kelsey Backes
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, RPT, MEd
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2023