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Amanda Myers, M.Ed., LPC, RPT

I’m Amanda! I’m a mom of two young children, so spending my day on the floor playing with children is part of my regular day. I love playing with children because I get to see them transform, connect, grow and evolve right before my eyes. The time children spend playing is hard, ground-breaking work for them, and I feel lucky being able to do it alongside them.

The child and teen years see biological, social, and psychological changes – all at once! Your child will view me as their non-judgmental confidante who takes into account what is most important to them: the culture of mobile phones, iPods, popular music, movies, television programs, web sites, sports, video games, and clothing.

Child Whisperer

I provide a safe and warm environment where children and teens can open up and share thoughts feelings and wishes about their life and talk about struggles.Not only do I help children feel validated, heard, supported and encouraged to reach goals and face problems, but I also help them identify feelings and learn coping strategies to feel better.

Relationship Builder

The relationship you have with your child is among the most important. I provide parental support throughout the counseling process while helping with school adjustment and life transitions. I also foster healthy boundaries between parent and child while strengthening relationships your relationship. Parental support and involvement is crucial in the therapeutic process.

Feelings Translator

It can be hard to know what children are feeling – this is where I come in! In my play room, children and teens alike (yes, even teens!) choose how they want to spend their time – with toys (kids) or objects of distraction (teens), and that’s because play to children (and adults, actually), is a way for them to express how they feel. I can show you how to interpret those feelings, too. From dress up clothes, sand tray, swords, and a play kitchen, to puzzles, darts and drawing, we spend our 40-45 minutes imagining, processing and playing as a way for them to process through what is happening in their lives. Your child will feel at home at my space.

My Therapy Space is Your Child’s Space

MORE ABOUT ME

I believe our life is altered from childhood from our own experience, impressions, and perceived successes and failures. In our sessions, I’ll offer suggestions on how to help your child and teen reach new goals. I will help them feel like they’ve succeeded!

My true passion is working with children and teens. While I engage in Child-Centered Play Therapy with many of my kiddos, and am a true believer in its process, I am more directive when your child needs it, especially with teens. Getting you, the parent involved is very important in my work with your child.

  • As a group counselor for Camp COPE I had the privilege of providing travelling the country providing fun, therapeutic activities for children whose parents or a loved one have been deployed or returned injured in the military.
  • At Journey of Hope, I helped children, teens and families who have lost a loved one to death.
  • As a crisis counselor to homeless, abused, or neglected teens who entered City House Shelter, I helped teens get up on their feet, feel support they’ve never had, and create a stable living environment for a lifetime.
  • I’m a graduate of University of North Texas, where world-renowned work is produced by some of the best researchers in the country.
  • I am a Registered Play Therapist, which means I have an extra designation which provides extra training above and beyond my Master level program.

THE FINE PRINT

WHO I SERVE: Children and Teens
FEE: $135 for 50-minute session
Insurance: BCBS

Licensed Professional Counselor #64029
Texas Department of State Health Services

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