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Kellie Garcia

M.A., LPC-S, RPT™

Owner / Clinical Therapist

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Welcome!

 

I am Kellie Garcia, a bilingual (Yo hablo español!) Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist™. I earned my Master’s of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University. I have been a clinical therapist since 2013 and enjoy working with kids, teens, and their families on their journey towards growth and healing. I have experience working with trauma from abuse and neglect, foster and adoptive families, attachment issues, behavioral issues, problematic sexual behaviors in children, and family conflict.

 

I use play therapy while working with children as play is the language that best meets them at their developmental level. I work closely with caregivers because caregivers need just as much support when kiddos are struggling! While working with teens, I use a prescriptive approach. This means that I will meet with your child, evaluate their needs, and (with caregiver collaboration) create a treatment plan that will help meet your goals. Are you an adult struggling with depression, anxiety, or life stress? You deserve to take care of your mental health too! I would be honored to walk along side you as you tackle this thing called “life.”

Specialties:
Trauma
Play Therapy
Foster and adoption
Family Conflict

Anxiety and ADHD

Fee per appointment: $150 for 45-55 minute appointment

Insurances accepted by Kellie: Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, and Oxford (through Headway)

Fun facts:
Kellie is known as a “bubbly” person and has been told she has a contagious laugh. She loves spending time with her husband and family, particularly her nieces and nephews. Kellie enjoys playing with her dog Sunnie, games of all types, reading and watching anything in the thriller genre, bicycling, and exploring new places.

Career Accomplishments:
-Trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

- Earned Registered Play Therapist™ certification
-Member of the Association for Play Therapy
-Trained in Problematic Sexual Behavior Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
-Trained in Alternative for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
-Presented on Coping with Anxiety for Children for Wellness Alliance for Total Children’s Health in
Denton County
-Presented on Trauma in Children for Lewisville ISD
-Presented on Talking to Children about Death to the Children’s Advocacy Center for North Texas’ multi-disciplinary team

-Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Working towards certification through supervision.

-Member of the Wellness Alliance for Total Children's Health in Denton County

-Opened private practice in March 2022

-Chapter Representative for the North Texas Chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy 2022-2023

-Earned LPC Supervisor status in the state of Texas 

-President Elect for the North Texas Chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy 2023-2024

-Presented Current Trends in Anxiety for Wellness Alliance for Total Children’s Health in Denton County March 2024

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