Play Therapy in San Marcos, TX

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Photo of Elizabeth Barnard, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Marcos, TX
Elizabeth Barnard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have extensive training in play therapy and believe it is the most developmentally appropriate approach for young children.
It’s hard to be vulnerable. Especially with someone you don’t know. I work hard to establish a therapeutic relationship built on trust. I provide a holistic approach exploring all parts of a person’s past and current circumstances so that the process can help in giving insight for healing and growth.
(830) 500-5618
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San Marcos, TX 78666
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Jazmin Crookes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You're an overwhelmed parent at a loss for what to do next. Teachers are calling trying to set up a meeting concerning your child. "Family time", " play ", and "fun" are becoming harder and harder to fit into your busy schedule. You feel a strange sense of emotional distance growing between you and your child. You love them so much, want nothing but the best for them and yet sometimes are so stressed you lose control of your emotions and overreact. As much as your try, you can't quite seem to get back the closeness you so desperately crave in your relationship. No one taught you how to be a parent but you're doing your absolute best.
(512) 729-3162
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San Marcos, TX 78666
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Elizabeth Kjellstrand Hartwig
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S™
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Play therapy is a developmentally-based approach to working with kids and teens.
As a solution-focused therapist, I believe that people have innate strengths and resources that can help them work toward goals in counseling. I provide individual, couples, and family counseling. Specialization areas include self worth, depression, relationship concerns, divorce recovery, military family issues, grief, trauma, and women's issues.
(210) 987-9868
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San Marcos, TX 78666
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Jill A Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When you are struggling, one of the most difficult things to do is ask for help. It takes courage, faith, and trust to reach out when life feels unmanageable or overwhelming. Yet taking that one step is often the very best thing you can do for yourself and those you love. I provide compassionate, competent counseling to teens and adults in individual, and family/group settings. I use individualized talk, play , and EMDR techniques to help clients set therapeutic goals and reach them.
(830) 266-5584
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San Marcos, TX 78666
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Carlos Ayala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My approach uses a blend of many therapeutic modalities including, EMDR, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Play Therapy , Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and mindfulness and relaxation.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including structured outpatient programs, inpatient psychiatric facilities, and the jail setting. I graduated from Baylor University and have extensive experience treating childhood trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and grief. I have a broad range of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.
(254) 613-9949
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San Marcos, TX 78666
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Amanda Arriola
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT, AAC
Verified
Verified
Play therapy is a developmentally appropriate way for children to process and express their feelings.
I have a passion for working with children and have worked with kiddos of all ages as a public school teacher and a counselor since 2011. I love incorporating play , art therapy techniques, and animal assisted interventions in my sessions. I strive to create a trusting relationship with each child and their family and create a safe and fun space for processing feelings. I believe that each client has innate strengths and abilities that can help them work toward therapeutic goals. I provide play therapy , individual counseling and canine assisted counseling for children, adolescents and teens ages 3-18.
(830) 402-6913
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San Marcos, TX 78666
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San Marcos Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have been a therapist since 2001, and I truly love what I do. My hope for you is that you will find a safe and comfortable environment in my office, where you are able to speak your mind, face your fears, and achieve your personal goals. I am only doing virtual sessions at this time.
(512) 271-5175
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San Marcos, TX 78666
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Stan Harlan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MEd, LPC, LMFT, CART
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use a conversational therapy where the patient and therapist collaborate together to find solutions. I believe the patient knows best where they want to go, and I as a therapist help to clarify how to get there. It is my belief that though in a given moment there may be overwhelming, confused or just frustrated feelings, the human spirit and personal resources provide the tools to find meaning and growth.
(512) 831-4858
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San Marcos, TX 78666
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Psychological Associates of Central Texas (PACT)
Psychologist, LP, LSSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our providers offer a range of services from psychological consultations to therapy. We all have extensive expertise in working with school-aged children and their families. Our comprehensive psychological evaluation services are able to identify potential neurodevelopmental or other emotional or behavioral difficulties. We have experience in educational as well as community and hospital settings and are able to assist individuals and families presenting with a wide range of concerns.
(512) 812-7995
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San Marcos, TX 78666
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Amy Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I’m glad you’re here! A counseling relationship is built on trust. Our therapeutic interactions will be caring, empathetic, and humorous. I am a human being and I make mistakes. I care WAY too much. I love that I get to be a counselor every day! And there are days when I feel like I am passing myself in the hallway, because life moves fast. I am a recovering perfectionist - I try to leave my bed unmade here and there just to prove to myself that I can do it. Lifelong learning about myself continues daily. My personal journey, training, and education allow me to apply skills to help and develop trusting relationships with you.
(830) 465-4201
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San Marcos, TX 78666
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Ashley Mendoza
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! I am accepting new clients, both in person and online. Therapy is a supportive tool that can start as early as 4 and as seasoned as someone in their 80's. Perhaps you are navigating a life transition and are unsure of where to go next? Or you feel ready to process that traumatic experience? In a collaborative environment you can discover your inner strength and realize within you is the ability to heal.
(830) 415-0425
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San Marcos, TX 78666
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Mallory Hall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
I work with a variety of clients: children, teens and adults. Issues that I work with are: anxiety, depression, coping with moving and other transitional life situations. I also work with clients on communication and relaxation techniques.
(830) 282-3307
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San Marcos, TX 78667
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Amy Donegan Bethel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMFT, LPC
Verified
Verified
Unavoidable tragedies occur. We make choices we regret. Opening up to a stranger in therapy can seem so unsettling that we wait until it is a last resort. But with a qualified therapist, we can cultivate something purposeful from even the most painful of experiences. While transforming our futures, we are transforming our past experiences. Therapy is magical, mystical, effective - and surprising. Dare to envision yourself in more hopeful circumstances, to discover what you want, and - to CREATE what you have never believed is possible. Let me help. Lean on my faith - until you find yours.
(830) 261-3030
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San Marcos, TX 78666
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Samaritan Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCSW, LMFT, LPC, LAC
Samaritan Center has been saving lives and giving hope to Central Texas families for more than 45 years. We envision a healthy and compassionate community where every individual achieves mental, physical, spiritual and social well-being. We heal hearts, provide hope, and enhance lives with a holistic approach to mental health for all ages, whole families and the military community. Since 2007, we have supported veterans and military families through our Hope for Heroes program. With 14 counselors and 2 acupuncturists, we have a unique approach to treating individuals and families.
(512) 271-4072
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San Marcos, TX 78666
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Amy Birchill Lavergne
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT-S, LPC-S, CTMH, CCATP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Have you decided to make positive changes in your life, relationship, family? Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? I can help. I believe that we all have strengths and my job is to help people achieve their goals by using their strengths. Everyone needs support at some point in their lives. Whether it's a loss - death or divorce, relationship distress, difficulty making a big decision, anxiety caused by a life transition, parenting a child experiencing behavioral challenges, no matter what the circumstance, it's okay to talk to someone who is trained to provide support and assistance.
(830) 428-2329
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San Marcos, TX 78666
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Red Apple Therapy, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
We believe that mind, body, and spirit are interconnected; we will help you take inventory of your mental health, physical health, and emotional health to find what works for you. When working towards a goal, people struggle with balance; they stop drinking, but start binge eating; end a toxic relationship, begin isolation; gain financial independence, lose family time. We offer alternative therapies for those searching for a holistic and eclectic approach to counseling, including creative arts, mindfulness meditation, and logotherapy, the belief that we can find meaning in suffering.
(512) 975-2793
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San Marcos, TX 78666
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Frontline Strong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
Frontline Strong is Nonprofit organization. Frontline Strong’s mission is to serve those who make selfless service their life’s work. Our goal is to decrease the impact of trauma on the lives of first responders, frontline healthcare workers, veterans, and their families through access to FREE counseling service with therapists and social workers with a passion for working with those on the frontline. We provide in person therapy as well as Tela-health therapy.
(210) 934-3183
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San Marcos, TX 78666
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Katelyn Preston
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT A, MA
Verified
Verified
I am so happy you are here! As a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, I love supporting couples and families through life phase challenges such as moving in/out, premarital changes, gaining new family, separation, co-parenting, grief and loss, and trauma. I also have experience and enjoy supporting adults and teens through challenges such as anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self esteem building, sexual abuse trauma, and anger management. I am thankful for the opportunity to learn, grow, and guide you in the ways necessary to help you (and your family) become your most successful & authentic self.
(830) 429-5262
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San Marcos, TX 78666
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Vida Clinic
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Vida Clinic partners with organizations and individuals to provide a range of high quality mental health services. Our approach is designed to provide accessible services so people can feel comfortable getting the care they need in order to live healthy and fulfilling lives. Vida Clinic therapists have a master’s degree or higher in social work (LCSW), counseling (LPC) or PhD/PsyD in psychology (LP). We are trained in a variety of evidence-based strategies and can work on issues related to stress, grief, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, depression, persistent mental illness, relationships, school problems, and more.
(844) 938-2961
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San Marcos, TX 78666
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Gayle Rice
Licensed Professional Counselor, JD, LCDC, LPC
Verified
Verified
Square One Services helps individuals find hope for the future by balancing the many parts of everyday life - family, kids, parenting, marriage/divorce, work, spirituality. Additionally, if you are thinking about, are going through, or have been though the legal process of divorce, custody, child support, adoption, criminal charges or probate - and feel overwhelmed and lost, I can help you find peace, purpose and stability. Chaos fades (eventually!) as you get closer to Square One.
(830) 251-4273
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San Marcos, TX 78666
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Play Therapy
Generally for children ages 3 to 11, play therapy is a form of counseling that relies on play to help therapists communicate with children and understand their mental health. Because children develop cognitive skills before language skills, play is an effective way to understand a child. The therapist may observe a child playing with toys--such as playhouses and dolls--to understand the child's behavior and identify issues.