Here’s How It Works
You click below to pick a convenient time we can talk
We’ll talk by phone for ~20 minutes
You’ll fill out forms securely online
We’ll meet for “Intake” (the first session about your history & setting goals/expectations)
Then depending on what you need:
You’ll come for 50 minute weekly sessions OR bring your child for 40-50 minute weekly play therapy sessions OR be matched with a therapy group
We’ll transition to meeting less often when specific goals are reached
We’ll celebrate your growth & wrap up
You’ll go forward with your personal support system!
Okay, some of these steps are quicker and more
straightforward than others. That’s why you won’t do this alone.
Q: Do you accept insurance?
A: No I am not in network, but I can provide forms that you may file with your insurance company for out of network benefits.
Q: How long will I be in therapy?
A: Difficult to say. It’s a range from a few months to sometimes a few years. I cannot promise results at any time, but I will be honest about the limits of my expertise.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: $140 for Individual counseling and play therapy sessions. Group rates and therapist event rates vary. Please see the flyers on the services page.
Q: What are Joy’s qualifications?
A: Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Texas State University 2017, State of Texas Licensed Professional Counselor #78759, National Certified Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, 2022 President Elect for Hill Country Chapter of Texas Association for Play Therapy
Q: What are Solution-Focused Play Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy?
A: This strengths-based approach to psychotherapy is based on solution-building rather than problems. With a present & future orientation, I focus on exceptions and encourage clients to do more of what works. Scaling helps assess progress towards observable goals of the client’s preferred future.