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Here’s How It Works

  • You click below to give your contact info and basic details

  • 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 45 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: $160 for Individual Counseling and Play Therapy Sessions. $195 for the Initial Intake Session. 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, President 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.


3407 W. Slaughter Ln, Suite C
Austin, TX 78748


Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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